Director: Drissa Touré
Country: Burkina Faso
Year: 1991
Running Time: 90 min.
Language: Bambara


Laada is a richly textured film about contemporary African youth torn between traditional village ways and the promise of an urban future.

About the Director

Drissa Touré

Drissa-ToureBiography: Drissa Touré was born in Banfora, Burkina Faso, in 1952. Although Touré studied film technique at ATRIA in Paris, he is largely a self-taught filmmaker. He directed several short films, including Nasabule, which powerfully depicts the disruption of rural life by “modern improvements.” Laada, his first feature film, premiered at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival to great critical acclaim and garnered the 1991 Ercidan Prize at FESPACO in Ouagadougou.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Laada (1994);
Haramuya (1997).

Laada (1991);
Haramuya (1996).