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The Wedding Ring

OT: Zin'naariyâ!

Rahmatou Keïta // Niger, Burkina Faso, France, 2016
Fiction Feature // FF2017



Tiyaa, a member of the aristocratic family of the sultanate of Damagaran in Niger, is studying in France. In the winter holidays, she returns home to await the visit of her fiancé, who will be officially asking for her hand in marriage. He too comes from a prestigious family and her parents cannot reject such an eligible man. Until he arrives, Tiyaa spends time with her girlfriends, telling them of her secret love in Paris and hearing other tales of passion or separation from other women. The days pass – and her fiancé doesn’t show up. Meticulously designed, The Wedding Ring goes deep into Sahelian society and tells of their relationship between men and women.


RAHMATOU KEÏTA is a film director from Niger who has long lived in France. After numerous documentaries for e.g. ARTE, she celebrated her breakthrough as a feature film director in 2004 with Al'lèèssi... une actrice africaine.




Fiction Feature

Songhay, Zarma, Hausa, Fulani, Bambara


Niger, Burkina Faso, France


96 min

OV with English subtitles

Rahmatou Keïta

Rahmatou Keïta

Magaajyia Silberfeld, Salamatou Kimba Farinwata, Harouna Amoud, Yazi Dogo, Aïchatou Moussa, Aïchatou Lamine

Maryam Keïta

Philippe Radoux-Bazzini

Camille Cotte

Ibrahima Hamma Dicko, Ali Johnny Maïga, Philippe Miller, Johann Sebastian Bach, Giacomo Puccini

Rahmatou Keïta

Sonrhay Empire Productions

Sonrhay Empire Productions

Jummah Bah, Sonrhay Empire Productions: sonrhayemp@gmail.com

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