AFFNZ Archive

Burkinabè Rising

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Length: 72 minutes
  • Locations: Burkina Faso
  • Director: Iara Lee
  • Languages: English, French, Moore with English subtitles
  • Rating: NZ rating TBC


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 home to a vibrant community of artists and engaged citizens.

Using the country’s artistic traditions to propel forward a message of resistance, they provide an example of the type of political change that can be achieved when people come together. It is an inspiration, not only to the rest of Africa but also to the rest of the world.