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Night of Truth

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The Night of Truth (La Nuit de la Vérité) A Film by Fanta Régina Nacro

Burkina Faso, 2004 (100 minutes)

Synopsis
Mirroring the political strife and genocide in contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa, this film opens as preparations are being made to end a decade of civil war in a fictitiuous country. A peace agreement is about to be signed and celebrated in a night of reconciliation with a “laying down of arms”. As the powerful drumming begins, both rebels and government forces gather, bringing with them years of rage, grief, hope, suspicion, and bitterness. In this first feature film, Fanta Régina Nacro boldly presents the sometimes unintentional but inhuman behavior inherent in all people.

About the Director
Fanta Régina Nacro studied at INAFEC, the national film school of Burkina Faso, and earned master’s degrees in film and audiovisual studies at the Sorbonne in Paris. She was the first woman in Burkina Faso to direct a film, the short Un Certain Matin (1992). Among her 17 short films are Puk Nini (1995), Le Truk de Konaté (1998), and Bintou (2001). The Night of Truth is her first feature film, and it won the Best Screenplay at the San Sebastian International Film Festival 2004.

Principal Cast

 

Le Président
Colonel Theo
Edna
Tomoto
Soumari

Adama Ouédraougo
Commandant Moussa Cissé
Naky Sy Sayane
Rasmane Ouédraougo
Georgette Paré

Crew

 

Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Cinematographer
Editor
Sound
Music

 

Fanta Régina Nacro
Claire-Agnés Lajaoumard
Marc Gautron
Nara Keo Kosal
Andrée Devanture
Dana Farzanehpour
Troupe Nada Yaadega
Sami

 
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