Never broadcast on Canal + Horizons, one of its producers, never selected for the Fespaco, “Bayiri, the homeland” is a cursed film.
Although he did not appear to be a victim of real censorship, it is true that the sixth feature by S. Pierre Yameogo addresses a very sensitive subject in Côte d’Ivoire as in Burkina Faso. In the story of a young woman suffering from racketeering and rape, he tells what the families of Burkinabe planters who lived in the villages of Côte d’Ivoire “Ivoirité“, during the crisis of the early 2000s.
Without hiding any exactions against civilians to which various protagonists of the conflict, including the soldiers of the New Forces in rebellion against the regime of Laurent Gbagbo. A beautiful film that, in spite of sometimes simplisticdialogues, evokes in a touching way the drama of the refugees and attacks the profiteers of the crisis and the perpetrators of “war crimes”. The spectator, in France, will be able to judge on documentaries, in cinemas, this feature-length film which can provoke debate but certainly does not deserve to be condemned to oblivion.
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