Burkinabè Rising: Awards & Mentions

Burkinabé Rising
Photo credit: Benjamin Lebrave, Akwaaba Music


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We are honored by the thoughtful and enthusiastic feedback that we have received from audiences of Burkinabè Rising. The following is a list of laurels that the documentary has received at film festivals throughout the world.


  • EGYPT / LUXOR, Official Selection, Luxor African Film Festival, 2018
  • UNITED STATES / NEW YORK, NY, Best Documentary, Winter Films Awards, 2018
  • ITALY / FLORENCE, Official Selection, African Diaspora Cinema Festival, 2018
  • CROATIA / ZAGREB, Audience Award, Festival of Tolerance, 2018
  • BELGIUM / LEUVEN, UNESCO Special Award, Afrika Filmfestival, 2018
  • CANADA / Montreal, Special Mention, Vues d'Afrique, 2018
  • ITALY / Ischia, Best Documentary, 16th Ischia Film Festival, 2018
  • ITALY / Florence, Villa Romana Award, African Diaspora Cinema Festival, 2018
  • ITALY / San Vito, Human Rights Award, SiciliAmbiente Documentary Film Festival and Amnesty International Italia, 2018