Al Djanat (Paradis Originel)


The death of my uncle, a religious authority in the region, led to a Western-inspired court case, breaking with a centuries-old tradition of oral legacy : a “social bomb” in the making in West African societies. Our courtyard becomes the theatre where the future of an iconic family is at stake.


Chloé Aïcha BORO is a French-Burkinabé writer and director. After studying modern literature, she began working as a journalist in the press, radio and television. Her novel “Paroles d’orpheline” was published by L’Harmattan and she directed her first feature documentary “Farafin ko“, which won awards at several festivals and was broadcast on Public Sénat and TV5 Monde. Then “France goodbye, le nouveau commerce triangulaire” – Best Documentary Film at the Vues d’Afrique Festival in Montreal. Her latest film “Le loup d’or de Balolé” was awarded best documentary film at FESPACO 2019.