Omar's Odyssey (The)

  • Odyssée d'Omar (L')
Genre : Social
Type : Documentary
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Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2020
Format : Feature
Running time : 77 (in minutes)

In Ouagadougou, Yves-Omar, a former schoolteacher is now an accomplished entrepreneur. Although he enjoys living with his family, his business pushes him to travel more and more to develop his company and create new partnerships in Paris, Munich, Brussels, Lomé. Drawing from her own experience, through Omar's Odyssey the director offers us another way of understanding the links between Europe and Africa. The experience of a man who-like Ulysses-returns home after long voyages. Each time experiencing the pleasure of returning to his country, Burkina Faso.

Film by Mamounata Nikièma selected for the Festival Vues d'Afrique 2021


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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