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


Best Web Series: NYC Independent Film Festival


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


April 11, 2018 — Columbia University (New York, NY)
April 7, 2018 — International Studies Association Annual Conference (San Francisco, CA)
April 6, 2018 — 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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