Espoir Voyage
Michel K. Zongo
2011 - 81 min - Digital vidéo - Couleur - France, Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, the young people emigration towards Ivory Coast is like a ritual, a passage to the state of adult… If, usually, the rule is to leave to come back, many of them never come back in this adventure, for various reasons. Joanny, my older brother, suddenly left our family one morning of 1978.
After eighteen years of absence, as we were still without news from him, we learn Joanny died. To try to understand what drives my brother to leave at forteen years old, I make the same travel, looking for his traces and his history.

Author-Director : Michel K. Zongo
Photography : Michel K. Zongo
Sound : Moumouni Jupiter Sodré, Fanny Lelong
Editing : François Sculier
Original Music : Pierre Sanwindi
Delegate Producer : Cinédoc films
Co-producer : Diam Production
Broadcasting Co-producer : TV8 Mont-Blanc
Broadcasting Co-producer : Lyon Capitale TV


Distributor : Cinédoc films
Circulation-Consultation : BPI (Bibliothèque publique d'information)
Disponible au Club du doc


2012 - Cinéma du réel, Paris (France) : Compétition premier film
2012 - Berlin documentary forum, Berlin (Allemagne) : Sélection
2012 - Images en bibliothèques, Paris (France) : Film soutenu par la Commission nationale de sélection des médiathèques