En attendant les homme

Screening by Katy Lena N’diaye

This visually beautiful documentary explores the tradition of female wall painting in the village of Oualata, a Mauritanian town on the edge of the Sahara. While speaking about and demonstrating their decorative art, the women also talk about their views on marriage, motherhood, sexuality and desire, in a society where many of the menfolk are absent due to labour migration. The women’s openness and candor results in an intimate portrait of lives spent on much more than merely waiting for their men.