9 films Found
Under Blaise Compaore's leadership, Burkina Faso's unregulated gold rush has had a devastating effect on mining conditions. This report digs deep into the industry, exposing the corruption beneath Compaore's ruling.
Millions of people - including children as young as fourteen - mine in an unregulated industry for a few golden grams of hope. Marcel toils underground to support his family - b...
In Africa, more than half a million people die from malaria every year. In Burkina Faso, we meet those who are suffering from the disease, as well as the scientists who are urgently trying to eradicate it.
"We told them that the mission was to get Compaore to leave." With these words the youth of Burkina Faso took to the streets and brought an end to the rule of a military junta that had governed for twenty-seven years. One year later and a transitional government is in place, but with many former ministers still in power and the IMF pulling the strings, has revolutionary fervour given way to Rea...
Africa faces an environmental disaster: a mountain of plastic waste is contaminating farmland and poisoning the environment. Now, with a pioneering project, Burkina Faso is leading the way to a cleaner future.
In Burkina Faso the rapid desertification of once fertile plains caused droughts and ruined harvests, sparking a mass exodus of inhabitants and famines that decimated populations. Yet one illiterate peasant farmer and his ingenious farming methods have proved the key to achieving what experts have failed to do: stop the desert. This doc tells the unique story of Yacouba Sawadogo, whose years of...
Burkino Faso is one of the world's poorest nations, plagued by drought and disease. Yet its ethnically diverse population is determined to pull together and help themselves to change their situation.
Many African refugees refused entry into Europe are environmental migrants, forced from their once fertile homes by spreading deserts. A Swiss aid agency has launched a new initiative to stem the sands.
Scenic Zaire and Blaise Campoure footage