Saaba

Digital mini-series. A 6-part docuseries following the personal stories of community members in a small town in Burkina Faso working toward greater security.

This new six-part digital docu-series explores a community-based attempt to fight violence in Burkina Faso in the Sahel region of West Africa. Each episode profiles a community member in the small town of SAABA: a police officer, a Muslim cleric, a leader of a vigilante security group, a women's activist, and the tribal chief. The final episode follows everyone as they come together to build security and resilience in a community on the border of Boko Haram and ISIS strongholds in West Africa. The series is an honest, authentic, people-centered view of a peace-building effort in an area drawing increasing international attention for its role in combating violent extremism.

Directed by Brandon Kramer
Produced by Lance Kramer
Executive produced by Katy Chevigny

A Co-Production of Meridian Hill Pictures and Big Mouth Productions


World Premiere at AFI DOCS SCREENING SERIES at the United States Institute of Peace on October 25, 2017

AWARDS

Best Web Series: NYC Independent Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Washington DC International Film Festival/FilmFestDC
NYC Independent Film Festival
DC Web Fest
Near Nazareth Film Festival
Africa World Film Festival

SCREENINGS

April 11, 2018 — Columbia University (New York, NY)
April 7, 2018 — International Studies Association Annual Conference (San Francisco, CA)
April 6, 2018 — Amazon.com Offices (East Palo Alto, CA)
April 6, 2018 — Terra Nova High School (Pacifica, CA)
April 5, 2018 — San Francisco Film School (San Francisco, CA)
April 5, 2018 — San Francisco State University (San Francisco, CA)
April 4, 2018 — The Roxie Theater (San Francisco, CA)
March 29, 2018 — USAID Headquarters (Washington, DC)
December 20, 2017 — ACDI/VOCA Headquarters (Washington, DC)

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