Faro: Goddess of the Waters (2007)

Faro: Goddess of the Waters
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords fable
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Fily Traore Actor Zan 1 1000001
Djeneba Kone Actor Penda 1 1000002
Michel Mpambara Actor Boura 1 1000003
Helene Diarra Actor Kouta 1 1000004
Kardigue Laico Traore Actor Griot 1 1000005
Sidy Doumbia Actor Bilal 1 1000006
Sotigui Kouyate Actor Village Chief 1 1000007
Rokia Traore Actor Niele 1 1000008
Salif Traore Director n/a 2 2000001
Philippe Quinsac Producer n/a 3 3000001
Daniel Morin Co-Producer n/a 170 3000002
Salif Traore Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Barbel Mauch Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Salif Traore Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Olivier Lorelle Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Jean-Pierre Gauthier Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Laure Budin Editor n/a 172 7000001
Bassekou Kouyate Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Jean-Sebastien Roy Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Zanga is driven away from his village on the Niger River as a boy because he was born out of wedlock. After living in the city for a long time and studying there, he returns to his village, now an adult. His return triggers a series of conflicts. He encounters a closed Malinese village community on the Niger River, deeply steeped in African traditions, superstition, and the belief in the spiritual power of the river. "La reine des eaux", the spirit of the river, supposedly turns against the returned intruder. The hierarchical mechanism of a male dominated, misogynist and child-hating society comes to light, which the women in the community eventually rebel against.