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Al Djanat, the Original Paradise

Chloé Aïcha Boro

Burkina Faso


When her uncle dies, director Chloé Aïcha Boro films her family’s courtyard in Dédougou, Burkina Faso. Framed by her camera, the shared space becomes the stage of the inheritance dispute that unfolds. A conflict between the gatekeepers of family tradition and those defending property interests, advocating for a modernity inherited from Western colonisation.


CHF 10'000 for postproduction documentary

Festivals and Awards

in competition at FESPACO, Visions du Réel, Hot Docs 2023

World Sales

Andana Films

Distribution Switzerland

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