• Aicha Maki Amadou
    • Niger, France, Germany
    idfaberthafund_01 IDFA Bertha Fund


    In the town of Zinder in Niger, in the poor area of Kara-Kara which used to be the lepers’ district, a culture of gang violence reigns. A group of youths is trying to break free from this violence, some are trying to start a family and make a life for themselves rather than end up in prison. Aicha Macky, who comes from Zinder, films their daily lives divided between their gangs and their families. We discover how they skilfully cope with life’s challenges and witness their desire to break free from the cycle of violence which has built their identities.

    Project information

    Countries of production
    Niger, France, Germany
    Production status
    Estimated length
    84 min


    Aicha Maki Amadou
    Clara Vuillermoz for Point du Jour - Les films du Balibari
    Ousmane Samassekou for Tabous production, Erik Winker for Corso Film

    About IDFA Bertha Fund


    The IDFA Bertha Fund aims to stimulate and empower the creative documentary sector in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe by supporting remarkable and innovative documentary projects by talented filmmakers from these countries.

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