With the first KIFIFE Burkina Faso the opportunity arose to throw light also on the sub-Saharan film industry and to become a part of United Screen‘s research approach. In collaboration with United Screens we have interviewed 7 Burkinabé filmmakers and asked them about their passions and the challenges they face in showing their films.
These interviews contribute to the audiovisual archive of United Screens, a long term research, exhibition and networking project, conceived at SAVVY Contemporary. It intends to create an alliance of community cinema programmers and filmmakers loving independent film and particularly sharing a condition of economic or political vulnerability, and hence being easily subjected to unfair trade-offs within the cinema industry. It aims to work towards a future distribution platform for films and video art produced across the Global South.