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For the Best and for the Onion

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Directed by  Sani Elhadj Magori
Written by  Sani Elhadj Magori
Release date  October 2009
Director  Sani Elhadj Magori
Producer  Malam Saguirou
Produced by  Malam Saguirou
Edited by  François Pit
Initial release  October 2009
Screenplay  Sani Elhadj Magori
Production company  Adalios Dangarama Les Films du Kutus TV Rennes 35
Awards  Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Documentary
Cinematography  Malam Saguirou, Salissou Rabé
Similar  A Night of Love, Mussorgsky, For the Sake of My Intemper, Los Isleros, Yes - But

For the Best and for the Onion (French: Pour le meilleur et pour l'oignon) is a 2008 Nigerien documentary film about onion farmers in Galmi, Niger, written and directed by Sani Elhadj Magori.



Filmed in the director's hometown over the course of a single growing season, the film follows how the price of onions affects the lives of two young villagers who wish to wed, while the father of the would-be bride, Yaro, struggles to make enough from his crop to be able to offer his daughter a fitting marriage.

Awards and festivals

  • 2008, Prix Jean Rouch, Forum Africain du Film Documentaire de Niamey
  • 2009, International Jury Prize and Prix du jury jeunes lycéen, Festival international de films sur la ruralité de Ville-sur-Yron (France)
  • 2009, African Movie Academy Awards, Best Documentary Feature
  • 2009, Terra di Tutti Film Festival (Italy), Best Foreign Film Award
  • 2010, Pan African Film & Arts Festival (Los Angeles), Best Short Documentary
  • 2010 Cannes Film Festival, Selected to Cinémas du monde section
  • References

    For the Best and for the Onion Wikipedia

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