DOC NYC (2023) – Nominated: Grand Jury Prize: International Competition

DOC NYC (2023) – Nominated: Special Jury Prize: International Competition

Visions du Réel (Nyon, Switzerland) (2023) – Nominated: Grand Prix International Feature Film Competition

13 L Feature African
African Premiere SA Premiere

Screenings – CT
Screenings – JHB

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Film Poster

Upon the passing of her Uncle Ousmane during his pilgrimage to Mecca, director Chloé Aïcha Boro returns to her home country of Burkina Faso to document the familial disputes surrounding land ownership and the inheritance of his Coulibaly estate. The passing of Ousmane, who was a respected elder in the community and a figure of Mandingo Islam, becomes a catalyst for exploring the conflicts between traditional Islamic values and imported European law. Filmed over five years, the Al Djanat follows the lives of Ousmane’s family members as they navigate the conflict of deciding the fate of his legacy. Boro provides a tender and complex portrayal of family, faith and tradition in the face of the shifting values and priorities of the modern age.

Previous Festivals

DOC NYC (2023)

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (2023)

International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA) (Amsterdam) (2023)

Visions du Réel (Nyon, Switzerland) (2023)