Douleurs de vies de femmes


Obstetric fistula is characterized by chronic incontinence in women. In Burkina Faso, this pathology affects hundreds of women. Known as the “disease of the shadow”, it affects the dignity and physical integrity of women and is the nightmare of many women around the world. In Ouagadougou, the RAMA Foundation supports and provides medical care and counseling to women with fistula. This document is a collection of testimonies from women who have suffered from fistula and who are mostly residents of the RAMA Foundation. They tell us about their experiences.


Habibou ZOUNGRANA is an editor, director and trainer. Born in Burkina Faso, her path crosses the cinema which she studied at the International School of Cinema and Television of San Antonio de los Banos in Cuba. With a degree in editing, she returned to Burkina Faso in 1992 where she edited several documentary and fiction films, commercials and television series. In 2001, she directed her first documentary film, “A moi la pilule”, which was followed by other short films. Her documentary film “Nous aussi” (2004) and her fictions “Rupture à froid”, “Quelqu’un à la porte” (2013) were selected in competition at FESPACO. In 2015 she directed her first feature film “The Conspiracy”, in 2016 a documentary film “Judith, femme hirondelle”, in 2017 a documentary film on female genital mutilation entitled “Générations sans excision”, in 2020? a documentary film entitled “Moi Anne -Marie”, and in 2021 a fiction film entitled “Une si longue attente…”. Currently, she works at the Ministry of Communication and devotes herself to training young people in editing in film schools (ISIS, ISTIC), writing and directing her film projects.