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Official competiton feature documentaries - JCC 2017
JCC 2017 du 4 au 11 novembre 2017



Simplice Ganou Herman - Burkina Faso


Polo has been roaming in the streets of Ougadougou since the age of 12. Today he is 29 and is desperately looking for a job. Any job requires having an ID. To have an identity card requires a birth certificate which was left behind with his uncle in the village.

Technical details

Genre: Feature documentary
Duration: 78 minutes
Production year: 2017
Country: Burkina Faso
Script: Simplice Herman Ganou
DOP: Oumar Ba; SimpliceGanou
Editing: Isabelle Feder
Director: Simplice Ganou Herman
Production company: Tilé Fari Docs Productions - Quilombo films
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Simplice Herman Ganou was born in August 1974. He is director and screenwriter in Burkina Faso and worked as an educator of street children. He joined an MA in Documentary Filmaking at the Gaston Bergé University of Saint Louis in Senegal in 2010.