Francis is expecting a second child, a son. He looks forward to the birth of his heir. For Francis, having a son is crucial since the destruction of his country was devastated by a horrific earthquake in January 2010. His joy of welcoming a son to his happy family is short lived. While Aissey is about to give birth, a civil war breaks out in Abidjan. His newborn son, and his wife have disappeared. Despite his refusal, his 12-year-old daughter Haïla decides to accompany him on his quest. Francis discovers the unsuspected courage of Haïla.


Principal Cast

Writer: Apolline Traoré / Benedicte
Portal Producer: Apolline TRAORÉ / Denis COUGNAUD
Cinematographer: Ali LAKROUF

Director’s Biography

Apolline Traoré was born in Burkina Faso. After traveling around the world with her father who worked for the United Nations, she ended up at Emerson College in Boston. In 1998, she obtained her Bachelor's degree in directing and then moved to Los Angeles. In 2008 she decided to return to her country to tell stories about her continent. Since then, she has made short films, television series. ‘’DESRANCES "is her third feature film.