by Amina Weira

Femmes, entièrement femmes


In my hometown, Arlit, situated in the North of Niger, Areva has been mining uranium since 1976. Nowadays, a good part of the region is contaminated. Radioactivity is invisible, and the population is not informed of all the risks involved.

During the year, heavy winds blow and cover up the whole city. These dusty winds spread radioactive substances. Everyone seeks shelter. The city calms down, and all activity stops. My father, who is retired from the uranium mines, is the main character of this film. He flutters through 35 years of souvenirs spent in these mines (quarries). Thanks to him I was able to meet former workers as well as a few new ones who certainly deserve their say in this.

Documentary, 54', 2016, Niger/Benin/France
Author & Director: Amina Weira
Cinematographer: Tarek Sami
Sound: Abdoulaye Mato
Editing: Agnès Gaudet
Sound editing: Emmanuel Faivre
Color correction: Gabriel Humeau
Artistic advisor: Jean-François Hautin
Coproduction: Alternative Espace Citoyen, Merveilles Productions, TVFIL78
With the participation of Procirep - Société des Producteurs and Angoa, the Region New Aquitaine, the Department of Charente-Maritime, the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée (CNC), and the Fonds Images de l'Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
  • Premiere in Niger, Espace Frantz Fanon, Niamey, August 6th, 2016
  • Documentary Film Month, 2016: Vallabrègues (30), Buis-les-Baronnies (26), Chaniers, Pont-l'Abbé-d'Arnoult, Montpellier de Médillan, Saintes (17), Ile d'Yeu (85), Saint-Brieuc (22), Rennes (35), Morlaix (29), Brest (29), Carcassonne (11)
  • January and February 2017 French Tour : Bressuire (79), Bordeaux (33), Saint-Paul de Fenouillet (66), Toulouse (31), Aix-les-Bains (73), Le Teil (07), St-Martin-d'Hères (38), Angers (49), Saint-Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu (44), Villedieu (50)
  • Gençay Theatre - France, 2017
  • Les 7 Parnassiens Theatre - France, 2017
  • CinéLux Theatre, Geneva - Switzerland, 2017
  • Agnès Varda Theatre, Beauvais - France, 2018
  • Cinéma L'Horloge, Meximieux - France, March 25th, 2018
  • Comoedia Theatre, Sète - France, April 5th, 2018
  • House of detention, Fleury Mérogis - France, September 13th, 2018
  • House of Solidarity, Saintes - France, November 2018
  • Cosmopolithèque, Béziers - France, November 2018
  • College of Toulouse and Paris - France, April 2019
  • Festival Résistances, Foix - France, July 5th to 13th, 2019
  • Festival Millenium - The movie is available on the plateform of the festival for 3 months
  • CINOS of Berck-sur-Mer, 24th septembre at 8pm