Call for Support in Burkina Faso: A CITY WITHOUT A CINEMA


Help raise essential funds
for the future of cinema
in Burkina Faso



Despite strong demand from the Bobolese community, access to an adapted and accessible cinematographic experience is lacking today in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso’s second largest city.

Given this situation, in 2013 a film support association in Burkina Faso (ASCBF) launched the rehabilitation of the former Cine Guimbi. With the money raise the goal is to open a mini-plex with two rooms, a coffee shop, a multipurpose room, a resource center and offices.

More than just a cinema, with a varied daily program, Ciné Guimbi also wants to be a place of welcome, exchange, debate and action.

It will host an image education program dedicated to young people, schoolchildren and the general public.


Jean-Marc Lalo, Ciné Guimbi’s architect, tells the story of the project here!

Guimbi rehabilitation project is engaged in a civic and environmental approach. Erected with local resources, craftsmen and entrepreneurs, the Guimbi is an ecological model, in its construction and operation, with its green roof and solar equipment.

Find out more about the project, what the funding goes towards, and the stages of building here


Building work on Ciné Guimbi, Bobo


Created in Burkina Faso in 2013, this association now owns the 1,400 m2 plot of the future Ciné Guimbi. Its objective is to help safeguard, support, distribute and promote cinema in Burkina Faso, by allowing the distribution of films in theaters, especially those produced in the country, but also to showcase other artistic and cultural forms of Burkina and elsewhere.


The Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism of Burkina Faso , the Hauts-Bassins region of Burkina Faso, the Michèle Berset Foundation,  Wallonia-Brussels International ,  FIFF Namur , the Province of Namur ,  Africalia ,  Cannes Cinema ,  Unifrance ,  TV5 Monde ,  Regent Lighting ,  Films of Djabadjah , the city of Geneva .


Please follow the link and donate here

Every small donation helps! Thankyou for your support!!






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