Bubi. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
A Ghanaian living in Burkina Faso, He writes, directs, shoots and edits his films (something he’s not proud of). He has been in lockdown for 25 days now.
“Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso is trying its best to deal with this pandemic like every other city in the world, by imposing curfews, social distancing, closing of public places (and social gatherings) and enforcing the wearing of face masks. But the major hindrance is the people. Traditionally, they’re a fun-loving folks. They love their social gatherings like, drinking bars, parties, nightclub bing and most importantly, religious meets. The adaptation of the situation is very difficult for most of them. When you drive around town during the day, you’ll see no difference in their daily routine. Maybe it’s because, unlike Europe and the US, the pandemic has not escalated enough to scare the people off.
We just hope it doesn’t. During this pandemic time, one has no option but to respect the directives of the government. And being a creative, you can take advantage by honing your skills in confinement. But sometimes the financial shortfall makes things difficult. I’m managing by working hard to complete the post-production of my award winning TV Series. All things being equal, we hope for the best”.