AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL NEW ZEALAND

JULY 18, 2024 TO JULY 28, 2024

Choose me (Amchilini)(Chad)

GENRE: Documentary | Feature
LENGTH: 69 Minutes
LOCATIONS: Chad
DIRECTOR: Moussa Tidjani Ousman
LANGUAGES: Arabic/English Subtitles
RATING:

Synopsis

Screenings/Awards: FESPACO 2023, Sheffield DocFest 2023

The Director Allamine kadar Kora visits his mother’s village on the edge of the Chadian desert where there has been a drought. The male village elders and religious figures believe that the source of this calamity is caused by all the unmarried women in the village. The men convene and decide to remedy the situation by resurrecting Amchilini, a long disused custom requiring unmarried women to publicly choose a husband from a selection of candidates. We see the women revolt, questioning authority, and expressing distaste of what they see as an attack on their dignity. The seemingly tranquil fabric of the community is changed by this debate between the generations about the tension existing between genders with regards to autonomy, equal rights and freedom to choose.

Ticket Info

auckland
Sun, 21 July
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5:40 pm

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