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Series

Wara

( Season 1 )
After years of exile, Moutari Wara is allowed to return to his home country but on one condition: that he doesn't get involved in politics. But when the municipal elections are organised early, Aïcha, one of his law students, pushes him to get involved personally against corruption and cronyism.

Episodes

Episode
5
L'épidémie
Episode 5: The epidemic

Moutari decides to get back in touch with the UPLD and, after his unifying speech, becomes party leader. Aïcha puts him in touch with the youth movement. Ganka makes the most of International Women's Day to visit to women prisoners and announce his candidacy for the forthcoming municipal elections.

Directed by: Toumani Sangaré, Oumar Diack (France/Senegal/Niger, 2020)
Cast: Issaka Sawadogo (Moutari Wara), France Nancy Goulian (Aïcha Diallo), Souleymane Seye Ndiaye (Ganka Barry), Maïmouna Ndiaye (Mariam Shugger)
Genre: drama
Episode
6
Bintou
Episode 6: Bintou

Moutari explains his past to Aïcha and decides to announce he's standing for the local elections against Ganka, under the UPLD banner. It's discovered that Bintou, a cyber-activist blogger with an eye on everything that's going on at the town hall, has been violently assaulted. All eyes turn to Ganka.

Directed by: Toumani Sangaré, Oumar Diack (France/Senegal/Niger, 2020)
Cast: Issaka Sawadogo (Moutari Wara), France Nancy Goulian (Aïcha Diallo), Souleymane Seye Ndiaye (Ganka Barry), Maïmouna Ndiaye (Mariam Shugger)
Genre: drama

Episode
7
Kidnapping
Episode 7: The kidnapping

Moutari's electoral programme centres on revising family law, which leads to threats being made against his wife and daughter. His family is then kidnapped and taken to a community of nomads living far away in the midst of the desert.

Directed by: Toumani Sangaré, Oumar Diack (France/Senegal/Niger, 2020)
Cast: Issaka Sawadogo (Moutari Wara), France Nancy Goulian (Aïcha Diallo), Souleymane Seye Ndiaye (Ganka Barry), Maïmouna Ndiaye (Mariam Shugger)
Genre: drama

Episode
8
La décharge
Episode 8: The release

Moutari successfully faces his challengers and has the accusations against him dropped, thanks to Aïcha. She pointed out a corruption scandal lead by Ganka, amongst others. The kidnapping of Moutari's family becomes more complicated due to the clashes between extremist groups and the nomadic community.

Directed by: Toumani Sangaré, Oumar Diack (France/Senegal/Niger, 2020)
Cast: Issaka Sawadogo (Moutari Wara), France Nancy Goulian (Aïcha Diallo), Souleymane Seye Ndiaye (Ganka Barry), Maïmouna Ndiaye (Mariam Shugger)
Genre: drama