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Yaaba (1989)

90 min | Drama, Family

A small African village. The story focuses on Bila, a ten year old boy who befriends an old woman, Sana. Everybody calls her 'Witch' but Bila himself calls her 'Yaaba' (grandmother). When ... See full summary »

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Fatimata Sanga, Noufou Ouédraogo, Roukietou Barry, Adama Ouédraogo

Votes: 605

The Law (1990)

81 min | Drama, Romance

Set in a pre-colonial African past, Tilai is about an illicit love affair and its consequences. Saga returns to his village after an extended absence to discover that his father has taken ... See full summary »

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Rasmané Ouédraogo, Ina Cissé, Roukietou Barry, Assane Ouedraogo

Votes: 534

Chateau (2017)

81 min | Comedy, Drama

An agile and colorful comedy about the lives of African immigrants in Paris. Charles is the most skilled and elegant among the sellers used by hairdressers in the populated district of ... See full summary »

Directors: Modi Barry, Cédric Ido | Stars: Jacky Ido, Tatiana Rojo, Jean-Baptiste Anoumon, Zirek

Votes: 69

The Night of Truth (2004)

100 min | Drama

La Nuit de la Vérité is situated in an imaginary West African country. After ten years of civil war between the government army of the Nayak, led by 'Le président', and the Bonande rebels ... See full summary »

Director: Fanta Régina Nacro | Stars: Moussa Cissé, Georgette Paré, Adama Ouédraogo, Naky Sy Savane

Votes: 274

God's Gift (1982)

75 min | Drama

In pre-colonial times a peddler crossing the savanna discovers a child lying unconscious in the bush. When the boy comes to, he is mute and cannot explain who he is. The peddler leaves him ... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré | Stars: Serge Yanogo, Rosine Yanogo, Joseph Nikiema, Colette Kaboré

Votes: 215

No Gold for Kalsaka (2019)

80 min | Documentary

Since the dawn of times, the inhabitants of a small village in Burkina Faso had been living with gold. But today, there is no longer any, a multinational company exploiting all natural ... See full summary »

Director: Michel K. Zongo

Votes: 12

Samba Traoré (1992)

85 min | Drama

Samba Traore returns to his village flush with funds. Soon enough he manages to charm the beautiful Saratou into marrying him and, along with another friend, builds the first bar their ... See full summary »

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Bakary Sangaré, Mariam Kaba, Abdoulaye Komboudri, Irène Tassembedo

Votes: 186

Ouaga Girls (2017)

82 min | Documentary

A group of young women from the outskirts of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, meet at the feminist education centre to study to become car mechanics. Ouaga Girls is a poetic ... See full summary »

Director: Theresa Traoré Dahlberg

Votes: 89

The Man Who Stopped the Desert (2010)

Not Rated | 64 min | Documentary, Biography

Yacouba Sawadogo, an illiterate farmer from Burkina Faso has transformed the lives of thousands of people across West Africa. Over cinematic reconstruction Sawadogo tells his incredible story of his battle with nature and man.

Director: Mark Dodd

Votes: 26

Buud Yam (1997)

97 min | Drama, Family

In an early 19th century African village, Wend Kuuni - a young man, lives with his adopted family after his mother was killed as a witch. When Pughneere - his adopted sister - becomes ill, ... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré | Stars: Colette Kaboré, Joséphine Kaboré, Mariama Ly, Amssatou Maïga

Votes: 186

Eye of the Storm (2015)

100 min | Drama

In an African country plagued by civil war, a young idealistic lawyer is officially assigned to defend a rebel accused of war crimes.

Director: Sekou Traoré | Stars: Maimouna N'Diaye, Fargass Assandé, Abidine Dioari

Votes: 55

Let Each One Go Where He May (2009)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama

The film traces the extensive journey of two unidentified brothers who venture from the outskirts of Paramaribo, Suriname, on land and through rapids, past a Maroon village on the Upper ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Russell | Stars: Benjen Pansa, Monie Pansa

Votes: 67

Duga, les charognards (2019)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

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Directors: Abdoulaye Dao, Hervé Eric Lengani | Stars: Charles Wattara, Orockya Alorabou, Serge Henry, Abdoulaye Komboudri

Votes: 11

Yam Daabo (1987)

80 min | Drama

Poverty and misery are rife in Gourga, a village in the Sahel. The inhabitants must choose: stay and await international assistance or leave for more fertile regions in the country.

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Moussa Blogo, Aoua Guiraud, Assita Ouedraogo, Fatima Ouedraogo

Votes: 64

Animal (II) (2017)

17 min | Short, Sci-Fi

Karl hopes to settle a score with Marcel at a "cock fight", where cocks are replaced with mutated animals from the radioactive area, where their friendship ended decades earlier.

Directors: Jules Janaud, Fabrice Le Nezet | Stars: Issaka Sawadogo, Bass Dhem, Lazare Minoungou, Ibrahim Burama Darboe

Votes: 17

Amour, sexe et mobylette (2008)

95 min | Documentary

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Directors: Maria Silvia Bazzoli, Christian Lelong | Stars: Jean-Marie Zoumoré, Marie Aline Zoumoré, Ousmane, Robert Kaboré

Votes: 7

Wendemi, l'enfant du bon Dieu (1993)

95 min | Drama

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Director: S. Pierre Yameogo | Stars: Aïda Diallo, Abdoulaye Komboudri, Sylvain Minoungou, Sylvie Yameogo

Votes: 7

The Boda Boda Thieves (2015)

85 min | Crime, Drama

Even though he is only 15 years old, when his father is injured in a road accident Abel takes up the responsibility of manning the family 'boda boda' to provide for the family. Abel however... See full summary »

Directors: Donald Mugisha, James Tayler | Stars: Hassan 'Spike' Insingoma, Saul Mwesigwa, Prossy Rukundo, Michael Wawuyo

Votes: 19

Het ondergronds orkest (1998)
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Het ondergronds orkest (1998)

108 min | Documentary, History, Music

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Director: Heddy Honigmann

Votes: 71 | Gross: $0.01M

Twaaga (2013)

30 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

Burkina Faso in 1987 is a country in the throes of revolution. Manu, an eight-year-old who loves comics, tags along with Albert, his big brother. When Albert decides to undergo a magic ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Ido | Stars: Sabourou Bamogo, Harouna Ouedraogo, Sidiki Diarra, Parfait Oubda

Votes: 30

Laafi - Tout va bien (1991)

98 min | Drama

After obtaining their Secondary School diplomas, some young people plan to continue their education but are not sure which area to choose.

Director: S. Pierre Yameogo | Stars: Yolande Belem, Laure Kaho, Cheick Kone, Denis Yameogo

Votes: 14

Batad (2006)

90 min | Drama

A 14-year old Batad Boy, a high school dropout, is forced to sell produce in the Banawe market to augment the family income while his father pursues the philantrophic mission of repairing ... See full summary »

Director: Benji Garcia | Stars: Gina Alajar, Nonie Buencamino, Alchris Galura, Hiedi Morata

Votes: 27

Tour du Faso (2014)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Wilm Huygen

Votes: 10

Der chinesische Markt (2001)

93 min | Documentary

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Directors: Vladimir Blazevski, Zoran Solomun

Votes: 10

The Siren of Faso Fani (2015)

90 min | Documentary

After it was shut down in 2001, the Faso Fani textile factory in Koudougou, Burkina Faso's third-largest city, was left to rot. It probably figures in the World Bank and IMF archives as one... See full summary »

Director: Michel K. Zongo

Votes: 14

Delwende (2005)

90 min | Drama

Delwende draws on a true story of a mother and daughter who are accused of witchcraft following the death of a boy who had meningitis. Despite the knowledge that there is an epidemic of ... See full summary »

Director: S. Pierre Yameogo | Stars: Blandine Yaméogo, Claire Ilboudo, Célestin Zongo, Abdoulaye Komboudri

Votes: 78

BURKINABÈ RISING: the art of resistance in Burkina Faso (2018)

72 min | Documentary

Burkinabè Rising, a new documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, showcases creative nonviolent resistance in Burkina Faso. A small, landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is ... See full synopsis »

Director: Iara Lee

Votes: 12

Tenga (2018)

34 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Fanta Régina Nacro, Djibril Ouédraogo

Espoir voyage (2012)

81 min

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Director: Michel K. Zongo

Votes: 11

Yiri Kan (1989)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Issiaka Konaté

Votes: 10

Dunia (1987)

52 min

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Directors: Sekou Traoré, S. Pierre Yameogo | Stars: Sylvie Ouadba, Marie Yameogo

Reel 17 (2017)

1 min | Short

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Director: Roy Shtayim

Zan Boko (1988)

95 min | Drama

In the Mossi culture, one of the rites attending the birth of a child and its induction as a new member of the community involves the burial of the placenta. The space in which the placenta... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré | Stars: Mathias Bayili, Colette Kaboré, Joseph Nikiema, Gady Pafadnam

Votes: 65

Le périmètre de Kamsé (2020)

90 min | Documentary

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Rajamati (1995)


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Director: Neer Bikram Shah | Stars: Hari Bansha Acharya, Shree Krishna Shrestha, Hisila Maharjan, Madan Krishna Shrestha

Votes: 7

Playgirl: Always on Fire (2007 Video)

X | 97 min | Adult, Romance

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Stars: Johnny Castle, Pandora Dreams, Manuel Ferrara, Tommy Gunn

Qui es-tu Octobre? (2017)

56 min | Documentary

A documentary that focuses on two events that occurred on separate dates in October, nearly thirty years apart, have impacted the life in Burkina Faso.

Director: Julie Jaroszewski | Stars: Africalia Belgium, Assia Siata Derra, Gladys Dondassé, Nabaloum Kibsa

Al'Amar (2018)


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Director: Nata Moreno | Star: Astrid Jones

Si yo tuviera una vaca (2013)

20 min | Short

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Director: Norma Nebot

Farewell, Mother-in-law (2017)

When Fatou meets Issa, little does she know that her mother-in-law will be moving in with them few days after the wedding. From then on, Fatou's days become increasingly fraught with ... See full summary »

Director: Yacouba Napon | Stars: Gérald Somé, Charlène B. Toé, Kady Zerbo

Waiting for the (t)rain (2015)

24 min | Documentary, Short

A small village lost in a dusty desert in Burkina's bush. Two times a week passes the train. Various food items and water bottles thrown by the passengers while passing by constitute the ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Panay

In good company, at Boromo's Grandes Personnes place (2020)

80 min | Documentary | Completed

Telling the story of the giant puppets of Africa, is telling the story of an entire community. Artists and above all men and women who, are inhabitants of this multi-ethnic land that unites them, the Burkina Faso.

Directors: Elodie Dondaine, Mathieu Villard | Stars: Ousséni Zongo, Aïcha Koné, Boniface Kagambega, Lamoussa Yao

Le sang des parias (1973)

90 min

A young student from a family which considers itself "progressive" cannot marry the boy she loves as he comes from the caste of the smiths who are viewed as pariahs.

Director: Mamadou Djim Kola | Stars: Aminata Diawara, Mariam Fofana, Georges Ouedraogo

Ouaga, c'est pas forcé ! (2012)


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Director: Violaine Baraduc

The Street Is Ours! (1987)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

After school closes, the street children roam the streets playing games, an inexhaustible source of learning. First larceny, street fights, the first feelings of love, football, cinema, dance, cooking, making toys or musical instruments.

Director: Moustapha Dao | Stars: Oumar Konange, Awa Ouedraogo, Ludovic Ouedraogo, Rose Sare

Who Is Your Grandfather? (2017)

24 min | Documentary, Short

Inspired by the writings and field studies of the Japanese anthropologist Junzo Kawada, this short documentary unfolds the aesthetic and mythical power of a musical narrative, in context of the ritual, via the drum language of the Mossi.

Directors: Sunjha Kim, Rikisaburo Sato | Stars: Naaba Goumbanéga, Pascal Yaugma

Sous la clarté de la lune (2004)


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Director: Apolline Traoré | Stars: Amadou Ouattara, Rasmané Ouédraogo, Moussa Sanou

Le caïman de Boromo (2015)

23 min | Short

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Director: Fabrice Dao | Stars: Saïdou Pacotogo, Hamza Konaté, Saphia Dao

Kononga (2006)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Christophe Cupelin

Toiles d'araignées (2011)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Ibrahima Touré | Stars: Viviane Sidibé, N'Tji Yacouba Traoré, Boubacar Belco Diallo, Hamadoun Kassogué

Votes: 6

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