“In this scene there are no dialogues, just music and editing,” says in the video Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, director of A mother, a daughter. “It’s my idea of cinema”.
The film tells about Amina and her 15-year-old daughter Maria. They live together on the outskirts of N’Djamena, in Chad, a country where abortion is condemned by religion and the law. So when she finds out that the girl has become pregnant and she wants to terminate the pregnancy, she must fight a battle that seems to have already been lost.
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun is a Chadian director and screenwriter, who has lived in France since 1982. The latest films he has directed are Grigris (2013) e A screaming man (2010).