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The Fruitless Tree

Author/Director Aicha Macky
Producer Solent Production
Country Niger
Length 52'
Year 2016

Married but childless, Aicha finds herself in a situation that is totally “out of the ordinary” in her country, Niger. Just like everywhere else in the world today, Niger also experiences problems with infertility.

Relying on her personal experience – and addressing her thoughts to her mother who died in childbirth - Aicha Macki explores the private suffering of women with great sensitivity. Speaking openly as a childless woman among mothers, Aicha breaks a taboo in Nigerien society...

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