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8th(2006)



Konate’s Gift / Le Truc de Konaté

Fanta Régina Nacro

  • Burkina Faso
  • 1998
  • 33min
  • 35mm
  • color

After she returns from the city, Konate’s wife presents him with condoms and declares that she will not have sex with him unless he wears one. Afraid of losing his authority as a husband once he succumbs to his wife’s demands, Konate refuses to do this. But this in turn robs him of his ability to get an erection, and the cure suggested by a witchdoctor is to find the magic tree that made the condom. Konate sets out on a journey in search of the magic tree, a journey which not only restores his sexual ability but also presents him with a more precious gift he brings back to his village. A humorous short film on preventing AIDS, a serious social problem in Africa. The director, Fanta Régina Nacro, reveals a glimpse of a rapidly changing Africa with her uniquely comic and witty dialogue and fantasy-like scenes. (Billy Choi)

Director

  • Fanta Régina NacroFanta Régina Nacro

    Fanta Régina Nacro was born in 1962 in Burkina Faso. With her short films Puk Nini (1995) and Un Certain Matin (1992), Fanta Régina Nacro is considered one of the representative directors of a “New African Wave”. Her last short film Bintou (2001) has won more than twenty prizes in International Festivals including Cannes, Montreal and Clermont-Ferrand. She also directed several documentaries and short films. The Night of Truth is her first feature.

Credit

  • ProducerKouka H. Ouedraogo
  • Cinematography Nara Keo Kosal
  • Editor Andrée Davanture