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Confinée à Ouagadougou, la cinéaste et productrice burkinabè Fanta Régina Nacro partage son regard sur la crise sanitaire. Pour la réalisatrice, la solidarité et la conscience de notre humanité commune nous permettront de remporter la bataille contre le coronavirus. (27 Mai 2020)
Fanta Régina Nacro, filmmaker and producer from Burkina Faso reflects on the Covid-19 pandemic (May 2020) Translation from French.
Here I am confined to Ouagadougou. This pandemic plunged me into a feeling of sadness and terrible frustration, of not being able to experience the warmth of human contact and the expression of African solidarity during social events. The frustration of the contradictions and the discordance regarding the urgency for developing a Covid-19 vaccine, and the disregard towards the efforts of African researchers. Covid-19 made me think of three essential elements: the fragility of our world in terms of health, the inequality when dealing with this pandemic, the fragility of life, isolation from family, the fragility of the economy. We have seen the lack of solidarity especially in Europe towards health personnel, and in Africa the rediscovery of healthy living. There is the element of death, the impotence when confronting this illness, this feeling of fear. For me the most important confirmation is that we are all human beings, confronted with the same anguish, destined to come together in solidarity and reciprocity.