Burkinabè Bounty chronicles agricultural resistance and the fight for food sovereignty in Burkina Faso—a small, landlocked country in West Africa. Showcasing activist farmers, students, artists, and leaders in the local Slow Food movement, the film looks at how the Burkinabè people are reclaiming their land and defending their traditions against the encroachment of corporate agriculture. From women gaining economic independence by selling “dolo” beer, to youth marching in the streets against companies like Monsanto, to hip-hop musicians reviving the revolutionary spirit of Thomas Sankara, Burkinabè Bounty shows the creative tactics people are using to take back control of their food, seeds, and future.

Director: Iara Lee

Editor: Dimo Petkov

Burkinabè Bounty awards and honor mentions:

PALESTINE / GAZA, Special Jury Prize, Jerusalem International Film Festival, 2018

BANGLADESH / DHAKA, Documentary Award (Special Mention), Dhaka International Film Festival, 2019

SPAIN / TORTOSA, Documentaries – Ethnography and Society, Terres Travel Festival, 2019

UNITED STATES / DENVER, COLORADO, Award Winner, Colorado International Activism Film Festival, 2019

MOROCCO / CHEFCHAOUEN, Prix WWF Maroc, Festival International des Films d’Environnement, 2019

UNITED STATES / EUGENE, OREGON, Audience Choice, Eugene Environmental Film Festival, 2019

UNITED STATES / New York, New York, Official Selection, 26th New York African Film Festival, 2019

UNITED STATES / Denver, Colorado, Official Selection, Colorado International Activism Film Festival, 2019

RUSSIA / KHANTY-MANSIYSK, Nomination for the Work of Authorship Award, International TV Ecological Festival to Save and Preserve, 2019

KENYA / NAIROBI, Official Selection, Slum Film Festival, 2019

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO / GOMA, Official Selection, CIFF Congo International Film Festival, 2019

INDIA / SHIMLA, Official Selection, 5th International Film Festival of Shimla, 2019