Burn It Up Djassa

Director: Lonesome Solo
Countries: Ivory Coast
Year: 2012
Running Time: 70 min.
Language: French and Nouchi (Ivorian Slang)

After his parents passed away, Tony made his way by selling cigarettes on Princess Street, famous in Abidjan for its bars, dance clubs and exciting nightlife. Now 21 years old he is desperate for a way out of the ghetto. His older brother Mike has found a job on the police force, while Ange their younger sister, is learning to become a hairdresser – but she secretly moonlights as a prostitute in order make ends meet. Looking for easy money, Tony eventually turns to gambling and is dragged further down into the seedy underworld of Wassakara – until he commits a shocking crime that irrevocably changes his life. Now an outlaw, he goes on the run and is relentlessly pursued by the police, his own brother among them.

About the Director

Lonesome Solo

Biography: Born in 1986 in Abidjan, Souleymane Bamba aka Lonesome Solo grew up in the poor suburbs of the Ivorian capital. He describes himself as a child from the “ghetto”. A real movie fan, he took correspondence courses and began making movies with friends. He also worked as an assistant director. He made his first feature film, Burn It Up Djassa, in 2012.

(Source: AFF, Inc.)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Burn It Up Djassa [Le Djassa a pris feu] (2013).

Burn It Up Djassa [Le Djassa a pris feu] (2012).