Directed by Apolline Traoré
After a brutal attack, a young nomad named Sira refuses to surrender to her fate without a fight and instead takes a stand against Islamist terror. A feminist counterpoint to current reporting from the Sahel region.
DRAMA HD - 2023 - Burkina Faso, France, Germany, Senegal - 120 min
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE French, Peule
CAST Nafissatou Cisse, Mike Danon, Lazare Minoungou
PRODUCED BY Les Films Selmon & Araucania Films
Apolline TRAORE, is a Burkinabé director, winner of several distinctions
After traveling the world with her father who was a diplomat, she enters the
prestigious Emerson College School of Art in Boston, United States. In 1998, she
obtains her bachelor’s degree in Fine Art. Her graduation film: "The Price of
Ignorance" won the Jury Prize at Fespaco 2001.
At 25, she directs and produces the cult series “Monia and Rama” and a few years later “The Testament”. Her first short film "Kounandi" was selected at the
Sundance Film Festival and the Toronto film festival in 2004. She works for a
few years on independent films in Hollywood, and then decides to return to the
country in 2008.
Her work places a particular emphasis on the voice of women and the scourges
that plague the African continent.
After “Frontières” in 2017, “Desrances” in 2019, “Sira” in 2023 is her fifth
She was distinguished in 2019, Knight of the Order of Merit, Arts, Letters
and Communication and in 2020, she was installed Ambassador of the National