Directed by Sékou Traoré
Burkina Faso, 2015, 100 min.
Sponsored by Willamette University
In this psychological thriller set in an unknown African country, an idealistic young female lawyer agrees to take the case of an unrepentant war criminal known as The Rebel, who became a child soldier at the age of eight. A careful and tentative game ensues as she tries to get to the truth and find a human connection with her defendant. A compelling look into the issue of child soldiers and the gray area between victim and perpetrator.
Winner of the Best Film Award at AMAA 2016 (Nigeria’s African Movie Academy Awards).
In French with English subtitles.
(Recommended for age 17 and up)