In rural sub-Saharan Africa, Fulani milkmaid Aisha is forced by personal circumstances to approach religious militants searching for her younger sister, Zainab. However, her quest to recapture her blithe past proves to be unexpectedly complicated. While she is determined to find her sister, Aisha falls into a world where seething conflict provides several paths to becoming a victim with typically irreversible consequences.

Screening Information

The Milkmaid (2020)
Director: Desmond Ovbiagele
Narrative | 136 minutes
Hausa with Arabic and English subtitles

Presented by Sharjah Art Foundation, this film is part of the Spring Film Series, which explore notions of passion, ambition and determination. The other films in this series are The Unknown Saint and Sun Children

Details about the full programme can be found here.

All film screenings begin at 8.30 pm in Sharjah Art Foundation’s open-air Mirage City Cinema, Al Mureijah Art Spaces.

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