The Wedding Ring


The Main 3 Tue, Apr 18, 2017 4:40 PM
The Main 2 Thu, Apr 20, 2017 9:40 PM
Capri Theater Fri, Apr 28, 2017 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
$6.00 Earlybird
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Images of Africa
Women and Film
Black Cinema: Under the Skin
Women Directors
Culture & Society
Family Drama
Women's Issues
Voice Category:Show me the Love
Release Year:2016
Runtime:96 min
Burkina Faso
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Sonrhay
Director:Rahmatou Keïta
Producer:Maryam Keïta
Cinematographer:Philippe Radoux-Bazzini
Screenwriter:Rahmatou Keïta
Editor:Camille Cotte
Composer:Philippe Miller
Principal Cast:Magaajyia Silberfeld
Aïchatou Moussa
Aïchatou Lamine Fofana
Salamatou Kimba Farinwata
Harouna Amoud
Yazi Dogo
Mariam Kaba
Kudzo Do Tobias
Theo Kleiner
Filmography:Al'lèèssi... Une actrice africaine ('05)


Tiyaa, a member of an aristocratic family, returns home to the Sultanate of Zinder in Niger after completing a degree abroad. She is formally bound to wed a young man from a prestigious family, a match that she cannot oppose. But Tiyaa’s heart aches over the memory of a lost love. Reluctantly, she speaks with a zimma, a Zarma Songhay wise man, who urges her to find a plain gold wedding band on the eve of the new moon, which will ease her pain. Skeptical, Tiyaa decides that she not only has the time, but nothing to lose, and so wanders her community before the new moon. On her travels, she meets other women who share their stories of love and passion, and of how they coped with pain and compromise.

The Wedding Ring is director Rahmatou Keïta’s first narrative feature.

Director’s Biography

Rahmatou Keïta: “I want to pay tribute to beauty, to age-long and sumptuous architecture and costumes.” So speaks Rahmatou Keïta, of her film The Wedding Ring (in the Women and Hollywood blog). Keïta was born in Niger and studied philosophy and linguistics in Paris, and there began a career as a journalist.

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