The Bus Stop / L’Arret d’autobus

Director: Cilia Sawadogo
Country: Burkina Faso and Canada
Year: 1994
Running Time: 2 min.
Language: French


This short explores the thoughts and fantasies of people waiting for a bus, while taking a broader approach towards the study of ignorance.

Whether positive or negative, fear and awe toward the unknown trap human beings in many different caves of prejudice. Endless clouds of thoughts, which are brand new and already existing, are floating in the sky. Human beings are not really aware of diversity of their own, while they are acknowledging it of all the living forms including cosmic materials, flowers and even dogs.

About the Director

Cilia Sawadogo

Cilia Sawadogo pictureBiography: Cilia Sawadogo studied communication, specializing in cinema animation at Concordia University in Montréal. She started her career in 1989, and made many cartoons for Sesame Street. She made her first animated film, La femme mariée à trios hommes, in 1993, for which she has won many awards. Her other animated films include L’Arrêt d’autobus / The Bus Stop and Naissance / Birth. In 1999, she directed her latest film, Le Joueur de cora. Sawadogo also produces video-clips, designs posters, and illustrates books.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
La femme mariée à trios hommes (1997);
Naissance (1997);
L’Arrêt d’autobus (1997);
Le Joueur de cora (2004);
Christopher Changes His Name (2004).

La femme mariée à trios hommes (1993);
Naissance (1993);
L’Arrêt d’autobus (1994);
Le Joueur de cora (1996);
Christopher Changes His Name (2000).