Women: Challenges & Empowerment
Awaiting for Men/En Attendant les Hommes
DVD, Color, 56 minutes, 2007 (Senegal / Mauritania / Belgium)
Directed by Katy Léna N’diaye
In Hassania with English subtitles
In the haven of Oualata, in a society apparently dominated by tradition, religion and men, three women practice traditional painting by decorating the walls of the city and unabashedly express themselves. They freely discuss the relationship between men and women.
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