Africa outraged, Africa broken, but Africa liberated?
A film by Louis Campana
Mysterious, bewitching Africa. Rustling savannah, white sun clouded by the harmattan wind, birds singing and animals roaming in the wild, red tracks and confusing landscapes.
Fickle Africa, torn between its cultural richness and its attraction for the West, dispossessed of its mining and agricultural assets by the all-powerful market of liberalism which fixes prices, entangled in its own conflicts of power to the point of absurd limits.
Exhausted Africa, trapped in many places in ancestral rites like forced marriages, excisions and sorcery. Beautiful Africa, thriving through its abundant primary arts, its tam-tams and djembes. Africa searching for its own freedom, between colonialism and liberalism, between an outrageously wealthy oligarchy and forever poor peoples.
On a continent where poverty is chased by misery, we chose to go to Burkina, one of the poorest countries, to witness its desire for freedom, to face the scourges that wound it and to look for signs of hope.
The title is a reference to De Gaulle’s speech: « Paris outragé, Paris brisé, Paris martyrisé mais Paris libéré ! » (August 25th, 1944)
Language : French