Aicha Macky – Director
I never search for faraway thematics when right next to me, there are topics that deserve to be supported and followed up.
Born in Zinder (Niger) in 1982, Aicha Macky is a filmmaker and social change activist. Having trained as a sociologist, she then turned to documentaries. She completed a Documentary Cinema Master degree in University Gaston Berger / Saint-Louis / Sénégal. In 2016 she completed the worldwide multi-awards-winning film “The Fruitless Tree” ( co-production Les films du balibari/Maggia Images) which addresses the delicate question of infertility. In 2017, she founded her own production company, Tabous production, based in Niamey.
Alongside filmmaking, Aicha is a tutor in mobile cinema, as part of the USAID program, PDEV II (Peace through development) and the NGO « Search for common Grounds ». She guides youngsters in how to facilitate debate with short films on real conflicts in 7 or the 8 regions of Niger which borders countries also in conflict (Nigeria, Libya, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Mali…). These films deal with community resilience and violent extremism.