FMTV - Burkinabè Bounty

Burkinabè Bounty

Runtime: 36m 41s | Release date: 2018

BURKINABÈ BOUNTY, a documentary from director Iara Lee, 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.


Serge Bayala
Bouda Blandine
Jean-Marie Koalga
Moussa Ouedraogo
Hamidou Samba
Mady Sankara


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Sally Davidow | 2 weeks ago
What an amazing community, we can all learn from this documentary. This little village not only understand about nature and the destruction of our plant, but they are taking action to be part of the change; building a strong resilient community, teaching their children the importance of seed saving and land cultivation without chemicals and empowering women and their community, all the while fighting against the evil Monsanto/Bayer...people power at its!
If every other nation followed in their footsteps we may have a chance at saving our planet. I feel like they should be offering courses for “The West” to learn how to do things the right way and how much power a community have when they all stand together for the common good!
I feel so inspired and humbled. Thank you FMTV for adding this beautiful documentary
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Karelle | FMTV | 1 week, 6 days ago
You can say that again, Sally! We appreciate your thoughts and this lovely feedback! 💛 ~ Karelle@FMTV
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Pamela Hall | 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Inspiration and deeper understanding of caring for food grown naturally, culture, community, climate change and the greater world concerns bringing natural solutions. Also loved the music and arts. Opens your mind to see true vision of our world green lush healthy and joyous in connection to all there is. Thank you for sharing deepest gratitude. Blessings in love and light Pamela
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Love this feedback, Pamela! Thank you for sharing :) ~ Pauline@FMTV