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Safi, the Little Mother

A Short film by Rasò Ganemtore

Produced by Porte Rouge

Production year : 2004

    Synopsis

    When her mother dies in childbirth, eight-year-old Safi finds herself with a newborn baby brother on her hands and has to flee her village where, according to a cruel tradition, he would have been condemned to death in order to stave off the evil eye. She takes refuge in a large city where she faces a double problem of survival for herself and her brother. However, an understanding family takes her in and the sellers at the market transform into a multitude of mothers ready to give their milk to the baby...

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Porte Rouge

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Kenzi

    Co-production :

    Kenzi

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Christine Meunier

    Co-producer :

    Annamaria Gallone

    Sound Recordist :

    Martin Boissau

    Production Designer :

    Malick Boro

    Costume designer :

    Mariam Sidibé

    Screenwriter :

    Rasò Ganemtore

    Director of Photography :

    Lionel Cousin

    Editor :

    Guiseppe Pagano

    Music Composers :

    Rasò Ganemtore, Gabin Dabiré

    Sales agent :

    Annamaria Gallone

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Society, Traditions

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, Burkina Faso

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Italy, Burkina Faso)

    Production year :

    2004

    Runtime :

    30 min

    Visa number :

    108.561

    Visa issue date :

    16/09/2004

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Director

    Festival Selections (13)

    Message to Man - 2005

    Message to Man (Russia, 2005)

    Selection

    International Competition

    Vues d'Afrique Montréal Film Festival - 2005

    Vues d'Afrique Montréal Film Festival (Canada, 2005)

    Selection

    International Competition

    FIFF - 2004

    FIFF (Belgium, 2004)

    Selection

    Special Progams

    Locarno International Film Festival - 2004

    Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland, 2004)

    Selection

    International Competition: Leopards of Tomorrow

    Awards (4)

    Larissa Mediterranean Festival of New Directors - 2006

    Larissa Mediterranean Festival of New Directors (Greece, 2006)

    Awards

    Jury Mention - Mediterranean Competition

    Rome International Festival of Short Films & New Images (Arcipelago) - 2005

    Rome International Festival of Short Films & New Images (Arcipelago) (Italy, 2005)

    Awards

    Award for Best Film in the Short Waves Competition

    Vues d'Afrique Montréal Film Festival - 2005

    Vues d'Afrique Montréal Film Festival (Canada, 2005)

    Awards

    Special Mention from the Fiction Film Jury