Maimouna and Hélène
2018 ;

A documentary by Julius Schmitt

“Since the literacy course I can write my own name”, Maimouna Zaongo lives in the small Bam-Village in Burkina Faso in western Africa. The film shows the everyday life. “Maimouna” is a commissioned work for the citiy of Ludwigsburg, which is involved in Burkina Faso. The film shows how much impact their various activities have in and around Kongoussi.

4 min / HD / 16:9 / color

Script: Julius Schmitt, Rebecca Barthel

Dircetor, producer, D.o.P., editing: Julius Schmitt

Assistent: Césaire Ismael Nebyinga Kafando

Sound: Constant Habib Soubeaga

Film music: Noufou Kabore

A documentary by Rebecca Barthel and Julius Schmitt

“I don’t get paid for my work, the boss doesn’t pay us”; Hélène Ouédraogo is 24 years old and is studying to become a tailor in West African Kongoussi. “Hélène” is a commissioned work by the city of Ludwigsburg. In addition to Hélène’s everyday life, the film shows how important the various activities of Ludwigsburg are in and around Kongoussi.

5 min / HD / 16:9 / Colour

Script: Rebecca Barthel, Julius Schmitt

Director, D.o.P.: Julius Schmitt

Production, editing: Rebecca Barthel

Assistant: Césaire Ismael Nebyinga Kafando

Sound: Constant Habib Soubeaga

Film music: Max Clouth


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