Burundi under Terror | Alexis Cordesse

  • France
  • fr
  • en
  • 12'
Burundi under Terror | Alexis Cordesse


Burundi, three years after the assassination of the democratically elected president, and the subsequent racial hatred and violence, Alexis Cordesse photographs a country torn apart, the refugee camps, the vestiges of terror. His images are combined with testimonies gathered in situ, as justice waits to be done..

What you will learn in this film…

A poorly documented story • Close-ups of the refugees • The voice of refugees • Burundi youth • What remains of the years of violence • A rostrum-camera film • Sound creation in the service of photography

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Further exploration



• 2010 LUCIEN & RODOLPHE HERVÉ PRICE CATALOGUE - artist: Alexis Cordesse ; 2010 ; Vimagies editions ; French 

• DES TAMBOURS DANS L’OREILLE D’UN SOURD - artist: Teddy Mazina ; 2015 ; Exhibitions International ; bilingual: English-French

• SMALL COUNTRY - author: Gaël Faye ; translator: Sarah Ardizzone ; 2019 ; Vintage

• BURUNDI: ETHNIC CONFLICT AND GENOCIDE - author: Rene Lemarchand ; 1996 ; Cambridge University Press