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Burkina Faso

12 trigon movies

 2005  Ouaga Saga

 2005  Delwende

 2004  Moi et mon blanc

 2001  Sia - le rêve du python

 2001  Amílcar Cabral

 1993  Sankofa

 1992  Samba Traoré

 1991  Laafi - Tout va bien

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Ouaga Saga (Flyer)

Ouaga Saga

Dani Kouyaté – 2005

In the capital of Burkina Faso, a band of young people tries to survive and thrive vis-a-vis the thousand and one temptations. Adventures of a band of youngsters, living in a stripped district of Ouagadougou, who seek hopes. The easy way and ingeniousness compensate for the money which often is lacking. Sadness is banished of a resolutely optimistic way of life. Plunders and odd jobs constitute the daily newspaper of this struggle for life. The ones will succeed modestly, the others will fail more or less, but a great solidarity of group remains... More

Delwende (Flyer)

Delwende

S. Pierre Yameogo – 2005

This mother-daughter tale focuses on the injustice of some traditional African practices and women’s struggle for equality. A small village in Burkino Faso is devastated by the sudden death of many of its children. Fearing the worst, Diarrha sends his daughter Pougbila to get married in another village despite the objections of his wife Napoko. She learns that their daughter has been raped, possibly by her own husband and therefore she accepts the arranged marriage despite her own reservations. More

Moi et mon blanc (Flyer)

Moi et mon blanc

S. Pierre Yameogo – 2004

Mamadi is struggling to complete a doctorate at a Parisian university after the government of his country has stopped paying his scholarship. Thanks to his acquaintances in the African community, he finds a job as night watchman in an underground car park. There, a French colleague, Franck, helps the friendly African academic getting around. However, the car park is also a meeting point for dubious characters, and when Mamadi accidentally wrecks a drug trafficking operation, Franck is really hard-pressed to put his pal and himself out of harm's way. More

Amílcar Cabral

Ana Ramos Lisboa – 2001

Amílcar Cabral was born in Guinea Bissau in 1924 and assassinated in Conakry in 1973. He was the leader of the Liberation Movement of Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau and founded the African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC). He is regarded as an icon of African history.This documentary depicts the revolutionary giant from Cape Verde in several dimensions: as a man, as a father, as a politician, as a humanist and as a poet. More

Sankofa (Flyer)

Sankofa

Haile Gerima – 1993

Powerful, moving and highly acclaimed, director Haile Gerima’s Sankofa is a masterpiece of cinema that has had a transformative impact on audiences since its release in 1993.  This empowering film tells a story of slavery and of the African Diaspora from the perspective of the enslaved, challenging the romanticizing of slavery prevalent in American culture. More

Tilaï - The Law (Flyer)

Tilaï - The Law

Idrissa Ouedraogo – 1990

Saga revient au village après deux ans d'absence et n'accepte pas le remariage de son père avec sa fiancée Nogma qu'il aime toujours. Transgressant les lois, Saga revoit Nogma en cachette. Ils font l'amour... ce qui est considéré comme un inceste puisque Nogma est la deuxième femme de son père. Saga est alors obligé de fuir. More

Yaaba (Flyer)

Yaaba

Idrissa Ouedraogo – 1989

Ten year old Bila and his cousin Nopoko live happily in their Sahelian village. Bila is taken with an elderly woman, Sana, whom he calls «Yaaba», although the rest of the village treats her as a witch. One day, Nopoko falls ill with tetanus; her condition worsens. Nobody in the village, not even the healer, can help her – except, perhaps, Sana. More

Zan Boko (Flyer)

Zan Boko

Gaston Kaboré – 1988

Gaston Kaboré’s movie «Zan Boko explores the conflict between tradition and modernity with a family in a rural contexr. It has been for long time a central theme in many African films. Kaboré tells the poignant story of a village family swept up in the current tide of urbanization. In doing so, «Zan Boko» expertly reveals the transformation of an agrarian, subsistence society into an industrialized commodity economy. More

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trigon-film is a foundation with outstanding films from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, pursuing the aim to dismantle cultural barriers and prejudices. Since its foundation in 1988, trigon has distributed more than 500 titles to Swiss cinema houses, on DVD and in its online cinema. Most of these titles remain in the trigon collection so that the access to this visual legacy is maintained. Learn more