Runtime: 64 min.
Director: Simone Catharina Gaul
Producer: Martin Schwimmer, Dominik Utz
Website : Bintou Film
Bintou is a young dressmaker, living in Burkina Faso and dreaming of a career in Europe.
Her European clients are happy with her quick and low priced work. Bintou leads her life quite happily, between work, white expats parties and sundays spent with her friends.
She is making a video diary about her newest creations and loves chatting online in the Internet café.
All the suddenly Bintous life is turned up-side-down when she has to take responsibility of her own daughter again.
Seven-year-old Christiane has been living in a children’s home so far, due to Bintou’s difficult life circumstances when Christiane was born. “Bintou” is the portrait of a strong, young woman looking for her place between traditional and modern culture, between motherhood and career.
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