Children Nightcare

Director: Moumouni SANOU / Burkina Faso


In the courtyard of Mrs. Coda, around 8 pm, Odile and Farida come in, holding hands of their children. They are prostitutes who entrust their kids to this old lady before going to the “Black”, a festive street that never sleeps. Odile, Farida and some of their comrades navigate from bar to bar, from man to man. In the early morning, when the “Black” starts to empty, Odile and Farida pick up their children. Once at home, tired, they rest. When they wake up, they take us in the intimacy of their life as mothers, between domestic activities, caring for children and coquetry. As a routine, at night, the “Black” recalls its faithful while Odile drops her child in the night-care.

Producer: Lamissa OUATTARA / Burkina Faso

Producer’s note

Moumouni Sanou and I have worked for several years in the production company Les Films du Djabadjah in Bobo-Dioulasso. Children Nightcare is the title of his new project. He is a young filmmaker who is very committed, curious and respectful of differences, and wanting to explore the daily life of two young mothers and prostitutes, Odile and Farida, through their testimonies, the society’s perception, and their relationship with the nightcare. Filmmaker rooted in reality, his knowledge of the world of prostitution is a guarantee for the success of the film. We have already spotted locations and we now need funds for development: we will apply to the Fonds Image de la Francophonie, the Bertha Fund, UNICEF, some NGOs and Embassies in Burkina Faso and our Ministry of Culture.