The Fruitless Tree

The Fruitless Tree

As a married but childless woman, Aicha finds herself in a situation that is totally out of the ordinary in her country, Niger, where women are expected to have children. But just like everywhere else in the world today, Niger also experiences problems with infertility.

Based on her personal story, Aicha Macky explores the private suffering of women in her situation with great sensitivity. Speaking openly as a childless woman among mothers, she breaks a taboo in Nigerien society. Her own mother died in childbirth. Aicha often thinks of her and addresses her silent questions to her mother as she tries to understand her own situation and that of women in general in her country.

Dir. Aicha Macky - 52min - 2016 - Niger/France - Subtitles: English

"A beautiful, heartbreaking, personal story exploring being a childless woman in Niger. Aicha Macky is both director and subject and asks the question, Is a woman still a woman if she is childless?" Letterboxd http://ow.ly/oSCT50BptOH

The Fruitless Tree
  • The Fruitless Tree

    Dir. Aicha Macky - 2016 - Niger/France - Subtitles: English

    As a married but childless woman, Aicha finds herself in a situation that is totally “out of the ordinary” in her country, Niger, where women are expected to have children. But just like everywhere else in the world today, Niger also ex...

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  • The Fruitless Tree - Trailer

    As a married but childless woman, Aicha finds herself in a situation that is totally “out of the ordinary” in her country, Niger, where women are expected to have children.

    Dir. Aicha Macky - 2016 - Niger/France - Subtitles: English