A BURKINABE FAMILY

UNE FAMILLE BURKINABÈ

By Victorien VIALAR

L'ARGENT - as PROD

Biography - Post-Production 2015

This is a unique burkinabe family in 2015 : the Tous from Tengrela, from the 54 years old patriarch to the 14 years old skilled daughter, best pupil in the village. Come and meet them.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Biography, First film, Documentary
    • Countries
    • BURKINA FASO, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 89 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Victorien VIALAR
    • Writer(s)
    • Virginie SCARBEL, Victorien VIALAR
    • Producer(s)
    • Nicolas PRADAL (L'ARGENT), Victorien VIALAR (L'ARGENT), Brice VIALAR (V&V Productions), Florian VIALAR (V&V Productions), Seydou TOU (Kegnigohi Production)
    • Synopsis
    • Burkina Faso, land of the upright men, makes history once again with a revolution led by the people, in October 2014. The president since 1987 was inclined to resign of his position. People’s expectations are great for the November 2015 election.
      In Tengrela, village of farmers and fishermen mostly muslim, it is the time of the rice harvest. People of all ages are working in the fields. Seydou is the patriarch, once fisherman on the lake Tengrela, today president of the House of agriculture of the province. The values passed are hard work, solidarity, courage, sharing and tolerance.
      The identity of each individual of the family is strong and reveals itself in the course of the confidences and looks shared by them about their lives and the world surrounding them.
      Seydou, the muslim polygamist patriarch is giving most of his income to send his daughter Orokia in a private catholic school because she is the most brilliant student in the village. He and his first wife, the catalyst, are the family main foundations. Adama, the older son, has passed 10 years with a marabout in Mali learning Koran. He is illiterate but shines with his values of tolerance and love, he is for each of his brothers and sisters an humble and pious role model. Siaka, Seydou’s nephew, huge worker, has a powerful and brotherly relationship with Adama and Drissa, who, at 22, started again the night school to learn the work of electrician. The three of them work together in the fields and eat in the same dish since their childhood. The new generation, including the 14 year old Lassina and Orokia, is lucky to be send to school. They are trying their best to pursue their studies and make proud their parents. This is a unique burkinabe family : the Tous from Tengrela.
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