Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  13 minutes
Date:  2017
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English; French / English subtitles
Color/BW:  Color
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A Day with... Ato [Burkina Faso]

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Eight African filmmakers each contribute a documentary portrait of the life of a different West African child.

A Day with... Ato [Burkina Faso]

At age 10, Ato already knows he is not cut out for school. He likes walking the streets of his hometown of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, playing soccer with his best friends, and, above all, spending his afternoons learning how to repair cars so that he can one day open his own garage.

A DAY WITH... is a series of eight short documentary portraits of African children, each made by a different African filmmaker. The children are between seven and twelve years old. They live in Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. Each short film tells the story of an ordinary day-at school, at home-from a different child's point of view. Each day has its upbeats and offbeats, its routine and surprises. The collection offers an insight into different types of education and questions the influence of culture in the shaping of daily life.

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Main credits

Herman, Simplice Ganou (film director)
Treutlein, Gabrielle (film producer)
Planty, Claudine (film producer)
Kouyate, Abdoulaye (narrator)

Other credits

Image, Sibiri Sayouba Sawadogo; montage, Emma Augier.

Distributor credits

A film by Simplice Ganou Herman

Docuseek2 subjects

Burkina Faso
Youth Issues
African Studies

Distributor subjects

African Studies
Central Africa
High School Use
Native People
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Youth Issues


africa; children; omnibus; school; home; short film; "A Day with... Ato"; Icarus Films

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