Burundi (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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Gito, l'ingrat (1992)

90 min

Gito is a young African intellectual returning home from France with numerous academic degrees and ministerial ambitions. Gradually his ambitions are crushed by the daily realities of his ... See full summary »

Director: Léonce Ngabo | Stars: Joseph Kumbela, Marie Bunel, Aoua Sangare, Eric Depreter

Votes: 24

Journal d'un coopérant (2010)

91 min | Drama

Jean-Marc Phaneuf, an unmarried electrical engineer, travels to Burundi as a volunteer for the NGO Radio du Monde. He finds a country ruined by grinding poverty, famine, war, disease and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Morin | Stars: Jani Alban, Rémi Muhirwa Ciza, Patrice Faye, Chantal Gatore

Votes: 51

Ishyaka, la volonté de vivre (2016)

57 min | Documentary

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Director: Joseph Bitamba

Suzana (2011)

91 min | Romance

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Director: Mpawenimana Juma Jabibu | Stars: Mpawenimana Juma Jabibu, Munezero Shemsa

Uncertain Future (2018)

69 min | Documentary

June 2015, Burundi, thousands gather in the streets of Bujumbura to manifest against Pierre Nkurunziza's third mandate. As I film the first acts of violence and the victims therefrom ... See full summary »

Director: Eddy Munyaneza

Kivumvu: Basket Boy (2008)

12 min | Short

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Director: Pacifique Nzitonda

Abuse (2008)

7 min | Short

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Director: Didier Armand Ruyuku | Star: Lydia Rusake

We Will Win Peace (2015)

98 min | Documentary | Completed

An American film maker specializing in African advocacy videos goes behind the scenes of humanitarian aid and activism to see the intricacies of good intentions. The unexpected story that ... See full summary »

Director: Seth Chase | Stars: Seth Chase, Séverine Autesserre, Eric Kajemba, Jason Stearns

L'armée des anges (2002 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Joseph Bitamba

The AC Project: To the Ends of the Earth (2014)

94 min | Documentary, Adventure

Through what began as a group of college guys dissatisfied with the pursuit of the American Dream, The AC Project is simply a one-year journey of experimental living. Growing up as ... See full summary »

Director: Brandon Lied | Stars: Matthew Fons, Ethan Matott, Doug Wekenman, Ryan Wekenman

Votes: 6

Le meilleur choix (2001)


Covers peace and reconciliation processes in the Republic of Burundi.

Director: Evode Nduwimana

Le triomphe de l'amour (2015)

70 min

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Director: Joseph Bitamba

Ni-Ni (1980)

15 min | Short

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Director: Jean-Michel Hussi Nyamusimba

Kamenge, Northern Quarters (2010)

59 min | Documentary, War

Kamenge, Northern Quarters is the picture of a whole country, Burundi, which asks for freedom and justice, the ideals Alexis Sinduhije is fighting for. The Northern Quarters of the capital ... See full summary »

Directors: Manu Gerosa, Salva Muñoz

Suzana 2 (2014)

97 min | Romance

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Director: Mpawenimana Juma Jabibu | Stars: Nibigira Bethy, Mpawenimana Juma Jabibu, Munezero Shemsa

Les oubliés vivants (1995)

12 min | Documentary, Short

A short documentary on pygmy people in Burundi produced by the French Cooperation in Bujumbura (Burundi).

Director: Joseph Bitamba

Mu Ruhongore (1990)


Tells the story of a young orphan, Deo Gratias, who is rescued by Rosa, an old woman always looking after abandoned children in the Republic of Burundi, a country where reconciliation is now predominant.

Director: Constantin Kimoshori Nahayo | Stars: Deo Gratias, Rosa

Bigger Plans (2008)

11 min | Short

Moma is a young man who dreams of being an architect to build a better life for him and his family.

Director: Cynthia Niyonsaba

Mission: Montreal (2010)

9 min | Short, Drama

Lionel sells out his family and friends in a desperate attempt to move to Canada.

Director: Natcha Songore | Stars: Angelo Arakaza, Francis Muhire

Bang for Your Buck (2010)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

In post conflict Burundi one thing remains affordable to all: the grenade. Journalist Teddy Mazina follows the stories behind the headlines of never-ending explosive lethal attacks. The ... See full summary »

Director: Seth Chase | Star: Teddy Mazina

Tambours sacrés (2013)

52 min | Documentary

Investigates the sacred and artistic similarities between the Burundian people and the First Nations in Canada.

Director: Joseph Bitamba

Les tambours de la paix (1996)

60 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

A music documentary following the Burundian drummers from "Les Maîtres-Tambours du Burundi" (The Drums of Burundi) during their 1996 tour in France.

Director: Joseph Bitamba | Star: Les Maîtres-Tambours du Burundi

Inkingi Z'Ubuntu - The Search for a Common Ground Studio Ijambio (2004)

Documentary, Short

Describes the work of a radio station (Studio Ijambo) in Burundi which brings together Hutu and Tutsi reporters and demonstrates the role of communications media in promoting tribal peace.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Aimé Harerimana, Pascal Nyabubu, Lena Slachmuijlder | Stars: Charles Ndayisenga, Christophe Nkurunziza, Tite Rwasa, Adrien Sindayigaya

Reveal Yourself (2008)

10 min | Short

Congolese refugees camped out in the city of Bujumbura are either ignored or feared by those who pass by. One day. a five dollar bill forces these worlds to collide in unexpected ways.

Director: Ginette Mahoro | Star: Linda Kamuntu

Easy Call (2010)

9 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

A young woman's foray into prostitution bring shocking consequences to her family.

Director: Angelo Arakaza | Stars: Lynda Brown Kana, Nadia Harushimana, Francis Muhire, Baltazar Mukenuzi

Gezaho (2000)

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Visages du Burundi (1999)

26 min | Documentary

A five-part documentary mini-series focusing on heroic persons who preferred peace to war in their actions during - or in the aftermath of - the long Burundian Civil War.

Stars: Marguerite Barankitse, Idri

Devoir de mémoires (2000 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

Focuses on African writers facing the Rwandan genocide.

Director: Joseph Bitamba

Umuganuro (1986)

10 min | Animation, Short

Animation and live action short film mixing real characters and puppets telling the story of the annual Umuganuro (sorghum festival), which was a huge display of pomp, festivities, and dances for the royal court of Burundi.

Director: Joseph Bitamba

Deo (2014)

21 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

The harrowing story of one young man's escape from the 1993 genocide in Burundi East Africa. Deo Niyizonkiza was a 20 year old medical student when a genocidal civil war began ending life ... See full summary »

Director: Ole Schell

In Another Life (2019)

77 min | Documentary

« 1991 - Burundi. They were six African street children. I was a young European filmmaker. I promised them I would film them all my life, until we would all be dead. Today, the survivors ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Pierpont

Maggy, mère des orphelins (1999)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Joseph Bitamba | Star: Marguerite Barankitse

Les parcs du Burundi (1992)

30 min | Documentary

Short documentary focusing on the environmental situation and the conservation of nature in the National Parks in the Republic of Burundi.

Director: Joseph Bitamba

Clay Pot Melody

12 min | Documentary, Short | Post-production

In the regional town of Katanning, Western Australia, refugees are being being lured by the promise of work. This is the story of a group of Burundian refugees who are trying their best to ... See full summary »

Director: Coel Healy

Home Free (2009)

22 min | Documentary, Short

In 1972, civil war and ethnic massacres forced hundreds of thousands of Burundians from their homes. Most fled to Tanzania, where they would live as refugees for generations. Thirty ... See full summary »

Directors: Christopher Redmond, Raymond Kalisa, Jessie Thomson

Pigfoot (2010)

7 min | Short, Drama

A porter in Bujumbura tries to make a name for himself by working for a slaughterhouse.

Director: Aster Ntirampeba | Star: Francis Muhire

Students Activities in Mahama Camp (2017)

6 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Joseph Bitamba | Stars: Emery Emerimana, Alexis Irakoze, Moise Iteriteka, Mélissa Ndayishimiye

Demokarasi (2012)

72 min | Documentary, Action, Drama

DEMOKARASI is a journey at the heart of the 2010 electoral race in Burundi, a little East African country, struggling to get out of 16 years of civil war. DEMOKARASI is the story of Alexis ... See full summary »

Director: Marie-Claude Dupont | Stars: Marie-Claude Dupont, Patti Schmidt

Non au troisième mandat (2017)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Joseph Bitamba

Nzokira Ntevye, Umuhungu Wizuba N'Ukwezi (2007)

70 min | Drama

A village is assaulted by rebels. Everybody flees except for little Fabrice. He is first taken care of by the government army but subsequently dressed in uniform. With other children he is ... See full summary »

Directors: Jean-Pierre Aimé Harerimana, Evode Nduwimana

Nothing's the Same (2008)

10 min | Short

Anémone, a girl raised with strict Christian values, must deal with a harsh new reality on the eve of her wedding.

Director: Linda Kamuntu | Stars: Abdul Karim Bakundukize, Sarah Bitupwa, Nadia Harushimana, Linda Kamuntu

Votes: 11

Africa on Your Screens (2012 Video)

78 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Shorts from five African nations. In Burundi, a young woman faces wedding jitters in the worst way in "Nothing is The Same". Fall in love under the rain in Egypt with "Atef". A young woman ... See full summary »

Directors: Nicola Barbour, Rahal Eks, Imraan Ismail, Emad Maher | Stars: Miriam A., Sara Elhawary, Luke Heaney, Richard Lunkhunku

Inarugo (1995)

25 min | Documentary, Short

A short documentary focusing on the status of women in the Republic of Burundi.

Director: Joseph Bitamba

La victoire de l'amour sur la haine (2014)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Joseph Bitamba

Vivre séropositif (2001 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

Burundi is one of two countries (with Mali) in East and West Africa where the HIV infection rate has remained stagnant or has risen in the past decade. The documentary focuses on Burundian patients living with AIDS.

Director: Joseph Bitamba

The Return of Old Man Kabura (2010)

7 min | Short, Biography, Drama

An 82-year-old refugee comes home to Burundi and tries to rebuild his life after 38 years in exile.

Director: Patrick Ngendakumana

Connexions Bujumbura (2012)

64 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama | Completed

Connexions Bujumbura is a documentary film based on the testimonies that the four protagonists convey about their life experiences, reflecting on their past, their craving of future and ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Cordoba

La pédophilie (2001 TV Short)

30 min | Documentary, Short

Focuses on the subject of pedophilia in the Republic of Burundi.

Director: Joseph Bitamba

Revivre à Kinama (1999)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Joseph Bitamba | Star: Idri

Histoire du Burundi (2010)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Léonce Ngabo

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