Zin’naariyâ! (The Wedding Ring) (Burkina Faso, Niger: 2016)


Rahmatou Keïta

Cast list

Magaajyia Silberfeld ... Tiyaa (lead character)
Mariam Kaba ...
Aïchatou Moussa ...
Ali Nuhu ...
Aïchatou Lamine Fofana ...
Salamatou Kimba Farinwata ...
Harouna Amoud ...
Yazi Dogo ...
Kudzo Do Tobias ...
Theo Kleiner ...


Written by: Rahmatou Keïta
Produced by: Maryam Keïta
Music by: Philippe Miller
Cinematography by: Philippe Radoux-Bazzini


After studying abroad in Paris and falling in love, aristocratic Tiyaa has returned home to the Sultanate of Daagaran in Niger, and is waiting and pining for her love. Concerned, her friend takes her to consult a zimma (wise man) and she is advised that in order to heal she must find a wedding ring when the new moon comes. The women that Tiyaa meets in the days leading up to the new moon share with her their stories of love, marriage, and divorce. What unfolds is a simple yet touching tale of love, female empowerment, and healing.


Powell, Jeanne. "SFFILM: ‘The Wedding Ring’ a welcome and joyous remembrance (Review)." Stark Insider, April 2017. http://www.starkinsider.com/2017/04/the-wedding-ring-sffilm-review.html

Tuwe, Makanaka. "ZIN’NAARIYÂ! – The Wedding Ring – reviewed by Africa On My Sleeve." African Film Festival New Zealand, March 2017. https://africanfilmfestivalnz.org.nz/zinnaariya-wedding-ring-review/

Vijn, Ard. "Rotterdam 2017 Review: THE WEDDING RING Allows A Beautiful Peek At A Different Culture." Screen Anarchy, February 2017. http://screenanarchy.com/2017/02/rotterdam-2017-review-the-wedding-ring-allows-a-beautiful-peek-at-a-different-culture.html 




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