Numuya is a short documentary on the gunsmiths of Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. Boubacar Traoré takes the viewer for a tour of his family's workshop, from black powder muskets to modern guns, showing a lively example of tradition and creativity.
Boubacar Traoré speaks of his work as a taxidermist in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, and of the rituals and beliefs connected to hunting hippos, that he knows from a very personal experience.
When animals and spirits from the bush bring disorder in the village. A donso masquerade in Samogohiri, Burkina Faso.
WARNING: STRONG IMAGES A piece of sensory ethnography from the Abattoir Frigorifique de Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso - 27 June 2012. With thanks to Norbert Baniné Ido and Assibidi (Sidi) Lankoande.