She received a degree in audiovisual science and techniques from institut africain d’éducation cinématographique (INAFEC) in 1986, then a Master’s Degree in Film and Audiovisual Studies from the Sorbonne and also a PhD in education. Nacro was the first woman to work as an assistant director to Idrissa Ouedraogo during the shooting of The Choice. As a director, her short film Un Certain Matin (1992), was awarded The Silver Tanit at Carthage Film Festival. Nacro then produced a number of short films, often taking a humorous perspective on the traditions of her country and the complexity of relations between tradition and modernity. Her film Buchi that was produced within a series of films titled Mother Africa to acknowledge women’s contribution in society, won over twenty prizes in various international film festivals including FESPACO. In 2004, she wrote and directed La Nuit de la Verité, her feature debut.