Aicha Elhaj Macky
Aicha Macky: Herself
Co producers: Sani Magori and Clara Vuillermoz
Editing: Aurélie Jourdan
Cinematography: Julien Bossé
Sound: Corneillie Houssou
Music: Dominique Peter
This is a documentary Aicha Macky made about her own life and her struggles with infertility. She discusses how it is customary for women to be frowned upon for being infertile. A woman, Macky says, is like a tree producing fruits for her husband, but as an infertile woman she gets referred to as a tree without its fruits. There is much discussion of how women are meant to suggest a second wife to a man that they cannot give a child to. This is one of the many implications that Macky discusses that infertile women face.
New York African Film Festival. “The Fruitless Tree.” African Film Festival, Inc., 10 May 2018.
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Barlet, Olivier & Ellerson, Beti. “L’Arbre sans fruit / The Fruitless Tree by Aïcha Elhadj Macky: Woman among Mothers.” Black Camera, vol. 8 no. 2, 2017, pp. 267-268. Project MUSE.