En Attendant Les Hommes (2007)

Waiting for Men

Women's Issues / 56m / Feature / Documentary

Synopsis

Waiting for Men explores the tradition of female wall painting in the village of Oualata, a Mauritanian town on the edge of the Sahara. While speaking about and demonstrating their beautiful decorative art, the women also talk about their views on marriage, motherhood, sexuality and desire, in a society where many of the menfolk are absent due to labour migration. In a culture dominated by patriarchy, religion and tradition, the women express themselves freely, resulting in an intimate portrait of the women’s lives in which it becomes clear that they do much more than merely waiting for their men

Directed by Katy Lena Ndiaye

Info

Languages
Arabic
English Subtitles
Location
Mauritania
Produced
Mauritania
Regions
West Africa

Distribution

Aurelien Bodinaux: aurelien@neonrouge.com