S. Pierre Yaméogo


BAYIRI – LA PATRIE shows the life of people who once had to leave Burkina Faso and tried to start a new life in Côte d’Ivoire. When civil war starts in Côte d’Ivoire in 2002, the Burkinese have to flee again. They are brought to the refugee camp Operation Bayiri in Burkina Faso, where particularly the women have to endure hunger, violence and arbitrariness by rebels and policemen. Biba, a strong young woman also has to stay in Bayiri. Despite her unwanted pregnancy due to rape commited by a rebel boss she tries her best to provide for her friends and herself. Zodo, a tug, helps her as good as he can. Burkina Faso/Congo/France 2011 Regie: S. Pierre Yaméogo 90 min, 35mm, OmeU

DELWENDE (Lève-toi et marche)

The small village of Saaba in Burkina Faso is struck by misfortune. Every day children die inexplicably. The elders evoke a curse and decide to wear the Siongho to discover the evildoer. Meanwhile, Pugbila, a pretty young girl, confesses to her mother, Napoko, that she has been raped, but refuses to designate the culprit. During the ceremony the spirits of the departed point out Napoko, and she is banished from the village. Burkina Faso/France/Switzerland 2005 Regie: S. Pierre Yaméogo 90 min, 35 mm, Farbe, OF mit dt. UT Festivals: Rotterdam 06, Fribourg 06; In Anwesenheit von S. Pierre Yaméogo; In Kooperation mit CARITAS


Mamadi is a student in Paris. He has not received his student grant from his country for six months, so he cannot renew his permit in France. To survive, he starts working illegally as a night security guard in a parking lot. Mamadi discovers a world of prostitution and drug dealing. The discovery of a forgotten envelope will change his existence. Burkina Faso/F 2003 Regie: S. Pierre Yameogo 90 min, 35 mm, Farbe, OF mit dt./franz. UT Festivals: Ouagadougou 04, Fribourg 04, Viennale 04; In Kooperation mit Südwind Tirol


„Filmpreis des Landes Tirol“ 2000 Burkina Faso 1998 Regie: S. Pierre Yaméogo