Director: Lonesome Solo
Country: Ivory Coast / France
Year: 2012
Language: French / Nouchi
Runtime: 70 minutes
Cast: Abdoul Karim Konaté, Adélaïde Ouattara, Mamadou Diomandé, Mohamed Bamba

November 8
Fiction Competition

   Burn it up Djassa / Le djassa a pris feu

Filmed in the Abidjan neighborhood of Wassakara, only a few months before the Ivorian civil war broke out, Burn It Up Djassa is a labor of love.  Lonesome Solo’s Burn It Up Djassa’s has remarkable staying power and, despite of the dark tenor of the story, brims with hope.

A raw, noir-tinged urban legend set to the cadence of slam poetry and the beat of street dance, Burn It Up Djassa signals the arrival of an exciting new artistic movement from Africa's Ivory Coast.

“Bringing Cinema back to the streets has never felt more real.”