BURKINABÈ BOUNTY: agroecology in Burkina Faso


Photo credit: Iara Lee

Original Title: BURKINABÈ BOUNTY: agroecology in Burkina Faso
Languages of the original work: French, English, Moore


Burkinabè Bounty, a documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, chronicles agricultural resistance and the fight for food sovereignty in Burkina Faso—a small, landlocked country in West Africa. Showcasing activist farmers, students, artists, and leaders in the local Slow Food movement, the film looks at how the Burkinabè people are reclaiming their land and defending their traditions against the encroachment of corporate agriculture. From women gaining economic independence by selling “dolo” beer, to youth marching in the streets against companies like Monsanto, to hip-hop musicians reviving the revolutionary spirit of Thomas Sankara, Burkinabè Bounty shows the creative tactics people are using to take back control of their food, seeds, and future.


Director/Producer / Réalisatrice/Productrice : iara lee


Editor / Monteur: Dimo Petkov
Cinematographer / Directeur de la Photographie: Yeray Martin Perdomo
Associate Producer / Additional Cameraman: Gualbert Thiombiano
Second Cameraman / Deuxième Caméraman: Issa Pafdnam
Sound Recording / Preneur de Son: Halassane Sanfo
Music/Sound Mixer / Musique: Kaloyan Dimitrov
Production Manager / Directrice de Production: Amelia White

Country of Production: Burkina Faso/USA/Brazil/Bulgaria/Italy
Date of Production: April 2018
Original Format: HDV
Running Time: 36:37
Number of Tapes/Discs: 1
Black and White or Color: Color
Screen Format: 2.35; DVD; Quicktime file: HD 1080p 25fps
Sound: Stereo
Genre: Documentary
Themes: Burkina Faso, food, agroecology, farming, agriculture, resistance, Thomas Sankara

Production Team / Équipe:
Issaka Yanogo
Risto Petkov
Candice Chantalou
Danny Kim
Gabrielle Sferra
Mark Engler
Matt Dalton
Rebecca Nathanson
Young Lim


Bouda Blandine
Serge Bayala
Ima Hado
Congo Kalifa
Jean Marie Koalga
Art Melody
Alif Naaba
Bonsouindé Ouedraogo
Lassane Ouédraogo
Moussa Ouedraogo
Raphaeli Ouedraogo
Hamidou Samba
Blandine Sankara
Mady Sankara
Sophie Sedgho
Ali Tapsoba
Djakaridia Tiama
Flora Tognoli
Onasis Wendker


Gabin Dabiré, Photos of Thomas Sankara, Ouagadougou 1987
Moving Angel Film Production & Jean Christopher Blavier, “Labyrinthe (Cie Ladji Kone)”
Pathfinder Press, “Thomas Sankara Speaks”
Raissa Compaoré
Volandno Vay, Drone Footage
Wouter Elsen, “The Cotton Connection”


Performed by Alif Naaba
Courtesy of Alif Naaba

“Et Maintenant”
Performed by Alif Naaba
Courtesy of Alif Naaba

“Ki Kanga” by Art Melody
Directed by Bastien Papillier & Wouter Elsen
Courtesy of Tentacule Records and Akwaaba Music
Produced by Minimal Konstruktion

Cheik Yazib

“Sogoma Daraka”
Performed by Dri Djibasso
From the album HINNE

“Koob Beneere” (live)
Performed by Ima Hado
Courtesy of Ima Hado

Performed by Joey le Soldat
From the album: Burkina Bâ
Courtesy of Akwaaba Music & Tentacule Records

(Mamadou Konkobo & Atambire Ayuungu)
Performed by Mabiisi
Published by Akwaaba Music
Courtesy of Akwaaba Music

“Manin Zemse”
Martin N’Terry
From the album: Nonga
Courtesy of Martin N’Terry

Martin N’Terry
From the album: Nonga
Courtesy of Martin N’Terry

“Burkina Faso”
Performed by Onasis Wendker
Courtesy of Onasis Wendker

“Ma lettre au president”
Performed by Petit Docteur feat. Ocean
Courtesy of Petit Docteur

Performed by Petit Docteur
Courtesy of Petit Docteur


Worldwide copyright: 2017 © Caipirinha Productions Inc.
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