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29 April 2011

Aminata Diallo-Glez: 3 femmes, 1 village (3 women, 1 village)

©Aminata Diallo-Glez
Vues d'Afrique 2011 Watch: Digital Series Category
Aminata Diallo-Glez (Burkina Faso) 3 femmes, 1 village, 3x26 mn (2009)

Text translated from French to English by Beti Ellerson

Franco-Burkinabé Aminata Diallo-Glez was born in 1972 in Dori, Burkina Faso. It was in the theater that she began her acting career: six years in the Fraternité de Jean-Pierre Guingané Theatre in Ouagadougou, coordinator of the theatre school of the Union des ensembles dramatiques of Ouagadougou and in 1996, co-creator of the company Les bon contes font les bons amis (good stories make good friends), which organizes storytelling presentations in Ouaga. In the cinema she played roles in Puk Nini by Fanta Régina Nacro and in Le pardon by Antoine Yougbaré. But it was in television that she achieved celebrity with the sitcom A nous la vie directed by Dani Kouyaté, and particularly in Kadi Jolie directed by Idrissa Ouédraogo. Looking for a way to realize her goal, in 1999 she co-founded and is currently director of Jovial Productions, which also co-produces Kadi Jolie.

3 femmes, 1 village
Synopsis of Three Women, One Village:

Brotherly adversaries, the village chief, the priest, and Ladji squabble with each other as they deal with the daily problems of Kikideni, a little West African village in the middle of nowhere. But behind these great men the women keep watch: quietly, they unravel the mess. After the series "3 men, 1 village", they take control of the plot in "3 women, 1 village."

"It is a retort to the series "Three men, one village". The plot has not changed, nor have the actors, only this time, the women are in the forefront. Beyond the fact that it is a comedy, there is a message to galvanize women to take responsibility for themselves. I have a lot of respect for women who dare, who take charge." Aminata Diallo-Glez in an interview with Issa Sanogo



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