Mama Africa: Bintou

Against all odds and her husband's wishes, a downtrodden housewife in Burkina Faso sets out to earn enough money to educate her daughter.

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Premiere Date
March 1, 2003
Length
30 minutes
Funding Initiative
Series and Special Projects

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The Film

Against all odds and her husband's wishes, a downtrodden housewife in Burkina Faso sets out to earn enough money to educate her daughter. But just when success seems to be in reach, she is forced to confront a saboteur — as well as the prejudices and expectations of society where women are discouraged from working. Based on a true story, Bintou casts a comic spotlight on the classic battle between the sexes.

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