Alidou Badini

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Alidou Badini
Nationality Burkino Faso
Occupation Filmmaker
Known for Le Beurre et l'argent du beurre

Alidou Badini is a filmmaker from Burkina Faso who has worked on many films and TV productions. He co-directed the widely discussed Le Beurre et l'argent du beurre, which documents the realities of free trade.[1]

Badini has been cameraman or assistant director on various films for the cinema and TV, starting with Keïta! l'Héritage du griot (1994) directed by Dani Kouyaté. His short film Fleurs d'épines (Flowers of thorns) was nominated for a prize at the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou in 2001.[1]

Badini was co-director of Le Beurre et l'argent du beurre, which explores the trade in shea butter made from the nuts of the shea tree, a source of cash to subsistence farmers in Burkina Faso. The almonds and the butter extracted from the nuts are used in cooking and body care. Although attempts have been made to apply "fair trade" principles, the film questions whether the villagers can in practice escape the implacable force of the market.[2] Le Beurre et l'argent du beurre was shown at the Amiens International Film Festival.[3] The film received the Jury Grand Prize at the International Environmental Film Festival of Niamey.[4] It has been used as the basis for discussions by groups who support fair trade.[5][6]


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Keïta! l'Héritage du griot (Keita's griot heritage) Assistant Director Dani Kouyaté. Fiction. 90 minutes
1995 Les enfants du soleil (Children of the Sun) Assistant Director Issiaka Konate . 26 minutes fiction
1995 Mare d'Ourcy, Merveille du Burkina (Mare Ourcy, Burkina Wonder) Assistant Director TV by Lacina Ouedraogo, 15min Documentary,
1995 Protection du cours d'eau du Mouhoun (Protection of the Black Volta river) Assistant Director TV of Lacina Ouedraogo, 26 min documentary,
1995 Yaango, l'émigratio (Yaango, emigration) Assistant Director TV of Adama Roamba, Fiction 26 minutes
1995 Voyage à Ouaga (Journey to Ouaga)' Assistant Director Camille Mouyéké. Fiction, 15 min.
1995 Si longue que soit la nuit (However long the night is) Assistant Director Guy Désiré Yaméogo Fiction 24 minutes
1998 Faire face (Coping) Assistant Director TV Guy Désiré Yameogo, Fiction 26 minutes
1999 Boutons la polio Camera Director: Issiaka Ouedraogo, Fiction 26 minutes
2000 Le poisson Camera Director: Sénéfa Coulibaly, Documentary, 26 minutes
2000 Le gingembre Camera Director: Arsène Kafando, Documentary, 15 minutes
2001 INA Camera Director: Issa Traore de Brahima, Fiction 26 minutes
2001 Fleurs d'épines (Flowers of thorns) Director Fiction 26 minutes, Official selection in competition at FESPACO
in Ouagadougou in February 2001. Sahelis Productions[7]
2002 Source d'histoires (Source of stories) Assistant Director Adama Roamba, Fiction 26 minutes
2004 Wande Camera Director: Rédo Porgo, Documentary, 26 minutes
2004 Le nouveau royaume d’Abou Camera Series of 20 episodes
2004 Rencontre en Ligne (Online Dating) Assistant Director Adama Roamba, Fiction, 15 minutes
2005 Du venin dans la soupe (Venom in the soup) Sahelis Productions[7] Special mention at
International Environmental Film Festival of Niamey.[4]
2007 Le Beurre et l'argent du beurre (Butter and Butter Money) Co-Director With Philippe Baqué. Sahelis Productions[7]


  1. ^ a b "Alidou BADINI". Africultures. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  2. ^ "Le Beurre et l'argent du beurre". Clapnoir. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  3. ^ "LE BEURRE ET L'ARGENT DU BEURRE". Amiens International Film Festival. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  4. ^ a b "The African water and films event". Montreal: International Secretariat for Water. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  5. ^ "Film/Conférence/débat " pour une commerce équitable partout "" (PDF). Terre Des Hommes. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  6. ^ Riana Lagarde. "Potato Day". Bonjour Paris. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  7. ^ a b c "Here are some of our achievements that make us proud". Sahelis Productions. Retrieved 2012-03-13.