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Burkina Faso Is the Beating Heart of African Arthouse Cinema. Can It Survive the Insurgency?

Shakespeare in Africa

Burkina Faso has, for the past 50 years, been a creative hub for cinephiles and the auteurs who create some of Africa's best arthouse films. Now, as a decade-long insurgency has upended the nation and threatens to undermine its film industry, directors are confronting those challenges — logistically and thematically — in their work.