The Nigerien cinema has a remarkable tradition. Tarbiyya Tatali shows Nigerien films and organizes debates with Nigerien directors.
On March 3rd, 2013, the Sevigne cinema showed ‘Sand Wind, Stone Woman’, by Nathalie Borgers, with Amina Ahmed, Mariama Badi.
Debate with Hussam Hindi, artistic director of the Dinard Film Festival, and Marie-Françoise Roy, President of the Cesson-Dankassari Solidarity Exchange Association.
In 2014, ‘For better and for Onion’ by the Nigerien director Sani Magori was shown on November 19th, in presence of the director, at the Rennes International Center. A debate followed on November 19th. Sani Magori was then interviewed by Joris Le Guidart.
In 2015, on the occasion of the Nigerien director Aïcha Macky’s visit in Rennes:
‘Koukan Kurcia, the Go-Between ’, by Aïcha Maky was shown. A debate followed, with Aïcha Macky and Marie-Françoise Roy, president of Cesson-Dankassari Solidarity Exchanges Association.
“Knowing how to make the bed”, by Aïcha Macky was shown at the Rennes International Center on Tuesday March 3rd and Saturday March 7th, a debate with the director followed. Two further shows took place, in St Brieuc, at the Beaufeuillage school and at the La Bobine Cinema in Bréal sous Montfort, during the Africa Screen Festival.
On November 16th, 2016, when Amina Weira, the Nigerien film director, came to Rennes, her film Anger in the Wind was shown at a cinema in Rennes, l’Arvor, followed by a debate with Amina Weira.
In 2018, at the Arvor Cinema in Rennes, on Tuesday November 27th at 8p.m, and at 6pm at EPI Condorcet, at St Jacques de la Lande on Wedesday november 28th, Appoline Traore’s film, Frontières, was shown, as part of the Solidarity Festival. This film was awarded twice at Fespaco 2017; it deals with the obstacles to free travel in West Africa through the odyssey of several girls.