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Bintou lives in Burkina Faso and dreams of a career as a seamstress in Europe. Her European customers are happy that she works quickly and inexpensively. Bintou films her latest creations with a small camera, chats in the Internet café and reenacts TV casting shows with her friends. But then she gets the news that she has to take her seven-year-old daughter, who has been living in a home, to live with her. This turns her life concept upside down...

Duration: 65 minutes

Production: DOMAR Film GmbH, Filmakademie BW


Director: Simone Gaul

Camera: Carina Neubohn

Sound: Dominik Leube

Editor: Jan Bihl

Music: Hannah von Hübbenet, Konomba Traoré

Producer: Martin Schwimmer & Dominik Utz


World premiere at the Hot Docs International Documentary Festival in Toronto

Winner EVA - Excellence in Visual Anthropology Award 2016 Ethnocineca

Winner of the Ken Hendricks Award for Excellence 2015, Beloit International Film Festival

Winner Qualitiy Jury Prize 2014 Vittorio Veneto Kids and Teens Festival

Nominated for the FIRST STEPS Award 2014 for Best Documentary



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