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Mahamat-Saleh Haroun


Edition 2021
87' - 2021 - Drama - Dialogue: Arabic, French
Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Composer: Wasis Diop With: Achouackh Abakar, Youssouof Djaoro, Rihane Khalil Alio
On the outskirts of N'Djamena in Chad, Amina lives alone with her only 15-year-old daughter Maria.
Set on the outskirts of N’djamena in Chad, where Amina lives with her 15-year-old daughter Maria. Her fragile world collapses when she discovers that her daughter is pregnant and does not want the pregnancy, in a country where abortion is not only condemned by religion, but also by law.
“Fierce stabs of sexuality and violence cut through the stoic calm of Chadian filmmaker Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s urgent drama. The intense performances from the two central women keep this drama hyper-alert: we are intensely aware of how mother and daughter are battling for survival.” - The Guardian

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Mahamat-Saleh Haroun


Wasis Diop


Achouackh Abakar, Youssouof Djaoro, Rihane Khalil Alio


Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Director of Photography

Mathieu Giombini


Marie-Hélène Dozo


Melanie Andernach, Diana Elbaum, Florence Stern

Production studios

Pili Films


Imagine Film Distribution

More information


Arabic, French

Countries of production

Belgium, Chad, Germany, France




Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Maral Tanié (short, 1994), Sotigui Kouyaté, a modern griot (1995), Goï-Goï (1995), Bord'Africa (1995), B 400 (short, 1997), Un thé au sahel (short, 1998), Bye Be Africa (1999), Letter from New York (short, 2001), Our Father (2002), Scenarios from Africa The Tree and the wind (short, 2004), Scenarios from Africa: African Solidarity (short, 2004), Kalala (2006), Dry Season (2006), Sex, Okra & Salted Butter (TV-Movie, 2008), Expectations (short, 2008), On bosse ici! On vit ici! On reste ici! (short, 2010), A Screaming Man (2010), Grigris (2013), Les 18 du 57, Boulevard de Strasbourg (short, 2014), Hissein Habre, A Chadian Tragedy (short, 2016), A Season in France (2017), Interdependence Film (2019)

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