Bintou in Paris

Direction
Year 
1995
Country
  • United States 
Runtime
17min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

Recently arrived in Paris from Mali, Bintou stands up to her husband and her mother-in-law, who want to excise her young daughter Aïssata. The community then becomes involved, between the weight of tradition and progressive arguments to stop this mutilating practice. This fictional documentary is Kirsten Johnson’s first film, shot when she was studying at La Fémis. (Visions du Réel)

Details

  • Original Title
    Bintou in Paris
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Kirsten Johnson
  • Editing
    Nels Bangerter
  • Sound
    David Matorin
  • Runtime
    17 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
    1995
  • Country
    • United States
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Visions du Réel

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