|Inhalt||"The director, Idrissou Morai Kpai, 33 is a member of the Wassangari tribe of northern Benin. Once a tribe of fierce warriors ruled by rigid traditions, the Wassangari people have maintained their strict patriarchy to this day.|
Following the death of his father, the director returns to his village after a ten-year of absence. He is disheartened to see his sisters and nieces suffering from the wassangariâ€™s enduring traditions of female oppression. But he is surprised to find his mother liberated. When Mora Kpai was a child, his mother, a stranger to him, was simply one of his fatherâ€™s wives, a mere shadow in the family compoundâ€¦Today, she has received the title, Si-Gueriki, 'the queen mother', the female equivalent of a king.
Si-Gueriki â€śThe queen motherâ€ť is the story of a young manâ€™s confrontation with his culture and traditions. Itâ€™s an intimate, personal filmâ€¦an insiderâ€™s view of this ancient culture. The film is also the belated meeting between a son and his two 'mothers'." (Synopsis Produktionsfirma)