Awa, a 15-year-old schoolgirl, enjoys her teenage years with her twin brother Adama who dreams of Europe. When their grandmother dies, her aunt Fatou and uncle Atoumane promise to marry to preserve the family union. But Fatou does not like Atoumane and the latter, tired of waiting to consummate his marriage, commits the irreparable.


Moussa Sène Absa made his film debut writing the screenplay of the film Les enfants de Dieu. His debut short film, Le prix du mensonge, won the Silver Tanit at Carthage Film Festival in 1988. In 1991, he made Ken Buguli, a feature film, followed in 1992 by the internationally acclaimed feature film Ça twiste à Popenguine. In 1996, he made Tableau Ferraille (Best Camera at FESPACO 1997), the first of his trilogy on women, followed by Madame Brouette (Silver Bear at Berlinale 2002) and Xalé (2022). His last two feature films Teranga Blues and Yoole were selected in competition at FESPACO in 2007 and 2013.