"A punchy, visually potent story of survival and revenge, Apolline Traoré’s Sira offers a female-centred take on current tensions in northern Africa..." - Jonathan Romney, Screen International

Sira is a feminist survival thriller and a visually stunning adventure film set in the sun-baked sands of the Sahel region of North Africa. Seventeen year old Fulani nomad Sira is on the way to meet her intended husband when she is kidnapped in a brutal attack by an Islamist militant group. She is transformed by her fight for survival and Nafissatou Cissé’s committed performance commands the screen. Director Apolline Traoré has crafted an exciting thriller that critiques male brutality and religious intolerance, a confident bid for international crossover success.

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