Frontieres Film

Apolline Traoré | Burkina Faso 2017 | 1h30m | French with English subtitles | 15



In this female road movie, award-winning Burkinabe director Apolline Traoré poignantly explores the developing friendships among four women from different African countries as they travel by bus across a gorgeous West African landscape. Hadjara is a Senegalese traveller buying goods for the women’s association she is part of. Her paths cross with Emma, a merchant from Ivory Coast who has been on the road for 15 years and Micha, a Nigerian living in Burkina Faso, travelling home for her sister’s wedding and a reconciliation with her family. Finally they meet up with Sali, a young student from southern Burkina Faso who is unknowingly transporting drugs for her deceitful fiance. While it is an everyday journey for the women it is nonetheless fraught with peril, but through their friendship and solidarity they find strength and resilience.

This screening is part of the ECAS Conference hosted by the University of Edinburgh, but is open to all. 

Past Showings

Edinburgh / Fri 14 Jun 2019 / 2.15pm
Screening Room G.04, 50 George Square