Director: Iara Lee
Producer: CAIPIRINHA PRODUCTIONS
Burkinabè Bounty is a documentary by Cultures of Resistance Films, which narrates agricultural resistance and the fight for food sovereignty in Burkina Faso, a small landlocked country in West Africa. Presenting farmers, students, artists and activist leaders in the local Slow Food movement, the film analyzes how the Burkanibé reclaim their lands and defend their traditions against the invasion of corporate agriculture. From women gaining economic independence selling "idol" craft beer, young people marching through the streets against companies like Monsanto, to hip-hop musicians who relive the revolutionary spirit of Thomas Sankara, Burkinabè Bounty shows the creative tactics people use to recover the control of your food, seeds and future.
The director, Iara Lee, is an activist, filmmaker and founder / director of Cultures of Resistance Network, an organization that promotes global solidarity and connects and supports agitators, educators, farmers and artists to build a more just and peaceful world through of Creative Resistance and Nonviolent Action!
In Burkina Faso, the movement of resistance to food is incredibly vibrant and strong. They oppose the abuse of industrial agriculture and, instead of surrendering, they present alternatives of life, a different way of growing food and feeding their communities. With this film we hope that people in other parts of the world will follow the example of the Burkinabè movement and start using art to promote agroecology and food justice and sovereignty in their own countries.