I, Zaphira! (Moi, Zaphira!)

Synopsis:  

A young mother fights against the rigid traditions of her village in order to secure a better life for her daughter. She blieves that her beauty may win her a way to success through a career as a fashion model. As the mother sets the young girl on the path toward the dream of stardom, she becomes so obsessed with the dream that she fails to notice her daughter’s own misgivings.

Director:  

Apolline Traoré

Country:  

Burkina Faso

Year:  

2013

Length:  

105 mins

Lan:  

English

Logline:  

No sacrifice is too great for a mother?