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Sheffield Doc/Fest – Bakoroman

We’re pleased to screen this film as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest’s focus on director Simplice Herman Ganou. Doc/Fest describe how his films “exist as a shining piece of beauty, empathy, and absolute trust in cinema as a way of connecting with the world.”

We follow five Bakoroman on the road from their village to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital city, in pursuit of a better life. Leaving one’s family at 7, 12 or 16 years old. Taking up residence in front of a shop, in a video store, outside a bus station. Learning to do drugs, beg, steal, flee, and fight. Making friends and enemies. Integrating into a new world.