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8-year-old Aida and her family's lives are overwhelmed when her father returns home to Paris from Senegal with a second wife. In response to her mother's distress, Aida decides then to get rid of the new visitor.

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Director: Maïmouna Doucouré
France, 2015
20 min
About the director: 
Maïmouna Doucouré previously directed the prize-winning short "Hide and Seek" in 2013. Her latest film "Maman(s)," depicting a child confronted with polygamy, was inspired by her personal experiences. It has won several awards, including top honors at the Sundance Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.
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Bénédicte Kermadec
Sokhna Diallo, Maïmouna Gueye, Azize Diabaté, Mareme N’Diaye
Film Details Left: 
  • Best Short Film International, Sundance Film Festival
  • Best Short Film Award, Toronto International Film Festival
  • Jury Award, Leuvun International Short Films Festival
  • Grand Prix du Jury, Colcoa French Film Festival
  • Prix International des Étudiants, Prix France Culture Cinéma
  • Winner Best Short Film, Tetova International Film Festival ODA
  • Winner Audience Award, Tetova International Film Festival ODA
  • Aduna Award for Short Film, Africa in Motion Scotland African Film Festival
  • Audience Choice Award, Africa in Motion Scotland African Film Festival
  • Grand Prix du Jury, Festival International de Contis
  • Prix du Jury Jeune, Festival International de Contis
  • Prix du Meilleure Court-Métrage, Hendaia Film Festival
  • Prix du Jury Fiction, Festival de courts-métrages de la Côte Bleue
  • Prix de la Meilleure Fiction, Festival International de Vébron
  • Grand Prix Cinébanlieue, Festival Cinébanlieue
  • Prix Fiction, Mulhouse tout court, festival de courts-métrages
  • Best Dramatic Fiction, Taos Shortz Film Fest
  • 2ème Prix du Meilleur court-métrage, Festival du Film de Sarlat
  • Prix du Public, Festival Court sur Pattes
  • Special Jury Mention, BFI London Film Festival
  • Special Jury Mention, Nashville Film Festival
  • Mention Spéciale du Jury, Prix court métrage France Télévisions
  • Mention du jury, Festival Short of the Year
  • Mention spéciale du jury lycéens, Panorama des Cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient
  • Prix de la Meilleure Actrice pour Sokhna Diallo, Mecal Barcelona International short and animation Film Festival
  • Prix de la Meilleure Actrice pour Sokhna Diallo, FestShort Berlin
  • Special mention for Best Actress for Sokhna Diallo, Vienna Independant Short Film Festival
Film Details Right: 
  • AFI Fest
  • 10th African in Motion Film Festival
  • Alcine Festival International de Cine (Alcala de Henares)
  • Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival
  • Festival du court métrage méditerranéen de Tanger
  • Tetova International Film Festival
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Kyiv International Film Festival « Molodist »
  • Festival International du Film de Vébron
  • Young French Cinema
  • Court en Champagne
  • The International Short Film Festival ZUBROFFKA
  • Toutes en short
  • Festival international du film de Leeds
  • Seoul International Women Film Festival
  • French Cinepanorama Hong Kong
  • Festival Version Originale
  • Sundance Film festival
  • Ciné Junior
  • Busan International Film festival
  • Festival International du court-métrage de Clermont-Ferrand
  • Mecal, Barcelona International Short and Animation Film festival
  • Portland International Film Festival
  • Luxor Arab & European Film Festival
  • Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers 2016
  • Festival du film francophone de Kampala
  • Visioni Italiane
  • Festival Regard de femmes
  • New French Shorts
  • Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen
  • Mulhouse Tous Courts 2016
  • Les Nuits MED
  • Best of Sundance
  • Festival du Cinéma Européen de Lille
  • Akbank Short Film Festival
  • Young African Filmmaker Award
  • Cinema Jam Session
  • The Atlanta Film Festival
  • Las Cruces International Film Festival
  • Human Rights Arts and Film Festival
  • Festival Africain de Paris 8
  • Green Mountain Film Festival
  • Festival International du film d'Al Hoceima
  • Rencontres Ciné en Herbe
  • Tel Aviv International Children's Film Festival
  • Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt International
  • FestShortBerlin
  • Dallas International Film Festival
  • Vive Le Cinéma
  • FilmInitiativ Köln – Festival des films Africains
  • Nashville Film Festival
  • Printemps Français Ukraine – Nuit du court-métrage
  • DC International Film Festival
  • International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
  • Panorama des cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient
  • Festival du Film Français d’Almaty
  • Congo International Film Festival
  • Taos Shortz Film Fest
  • International Eskisehir Film Festival
  • Rooftop films
  • International Best of festival 2016
  • Festival du cinéma féminin de Kinshasa
  • Twister Alley Film Festival
  • VIS - Vienna Independent Shorts
  • LA Film Festival
  • Festival Short Shorts
  • Seattle International Film Festival
  • Festival des Cultures du Monde
  • The Norwegian Short film festival
  • Festival Séquence Court-Métrage
  • Euganea Film Festival
  • Rencontres Cinémas Martinique
  • Palm Springs International ShortFest
  • iShorts
  • Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent
  • Festival Internacional de Cinema de Realizadoras
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