Safi, the Little Mother

Safi, the Little Mother

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Production year2004
Safi, the Little Mother


    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...


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    • Film exports/foreign sales : Kenzi

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    • Type : Short film
    • Genres : Fiction
    • Sub-genre : Drama
    • Themes : Society, Traditions
    • Production language : French
    • Coproducer countries : Italy, Burkina Faso
    • Original French-language productions : Unspecified
    • 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

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