Director: Michel k. Zongo
Country: Burkina Faso, France, Germany, Qatar
Year: 2015
Duration: 89 min

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Musgrave 6 17 July 2015 17:45 PM
Musgrave 6 19 July 2015 11:30 AM
Musgrave 6 25 July 2015 15:45 PM

The Siren of Faso Fani explores the disastrous consequences of global economic policies that are blind to local realities. The shutdown of the once-famous cotton factory in Burkina Faso in 2001 put hundreds out of work, plunged thousands into poverty and left an entire city reeling in Koudougou. A decade after this economic and social disaster, Zongo return to a city that is now a shadow of its former self, and to the silent factory that was so central to his childhood. But most of all he comes to see the workers. Stripped of their livelihood and of their pride, they remain convinced that reviving the cotton industry can offer a viable future for the whole community.

DIRECTOR BIO
Michel K. Zongo is a director, cameraman and scriptwriter. After working as cameraman and assistant director on many films with various producers, including Christian Lelong, Zongo wrote and directed his first documentary, ‘Sibi, l’âme du violon followed by Ti-tiimou s’ in 2010.

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