by Joël Akafou

Femmes, entièrement femmes


Ivorian Inza has come a long way – from the Ivory Coast through Libya and across the Mediterranean to Italy. Now he’s stuck there with his girlfriend, her child and other refugees and is trying to cross the mountains either by train or on foot to get to France, where a friend and another woman are waiting for him. Joël Richmond Mathieu Akafou stays very close to his protagonist, following him wherever he goes and whatever he does – organising things by phone, watching football, calling his family back home.

Documentaire 77' - 2020, France / Burkina-Faso / Belgique
Auteur-réalisateur : Joël Akafou
Coproduction: Les Films du Djabadjah - Burkina-Faso, Dancing Dog - Belgique, RTBF
Avec le soutien du département de la Charente-Maritime et de la région Nouvelle-Aquitaine en partenariat avec le CNC, de la Procirep-Société des Producteurs et de l'Angoa, du fonds F.I.L.M. de la région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, du Fonds Jeune Création Francophone, du Fonds Image de la Francophonie, d'Africadoc dans le cadre des collections Lumière d'Afrique, avec la participation de TV5 Monde
  • World premiere at Berlinale Forum - Berlin, Germany - 2020
  • Festival Cinema Africano americano de Milan - Mila, Italy - 2020
  • Open City Documentary Festival - London, England - 2020
  • Olhar de Cinema - Curitiba, Brazil -2020
  • Festival de ciné Africano (FCAT) - Tarifa, Spain - 2020
  • Terra Di Tutti Film - Bologna, Italy - 2020
  • International film festival of Entrevues de Belfort - Belfort, France - 2020
  • Janine Bazin Grand Prize at the International Film Festival Entrevues de Belfort, Belfort, France - 2020

National release in cinemas on 15 December 2021

Tour of previews in New Aquitaine with the presence of the director rescheduled for June 2021:

  • Friday 25th of june, cinéma Le Gallia à Saintes
  • Saturday 26th of june, clôture du festival Afriques en vision - Saison Africa2020 at the cinéma Utopia de Bordeaux, in partnership with l'Institut des Afriques de Bordeaux
  • Thursday 1st of july, Festival Entrevues de Belfort