Le Beurre et l'argent du beurre

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Le Beurre et l'argent du beurre
Le Beuree et l'argent de beurre.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Alidou Badini & Philippe Baqué
Produced by Sahelis Productions, La SMAC
Screenplay by Philippe Baqué
Cinematography Alidou Badini
Edited by Jean-François Hautin
Release date
Running time
62 minutes
Country Burkina Faso

Le Beurre et l'argent du beurre is a 2007 documentary film directed by Alidou Badini and Philippe Baqué.[1] The title, which translates to "Butter and the money from butter", derives from a French idiom equivalent to the English phrase "Have one's cake and eat it too".


Fair trading is very much in fashion today. The concept is to help the most underprivileged populations on our planet to emerge from this state thanks to a fairer distribution of revenues. The Shea butter is produced by the poorest women of Burkina Faso, and is more and more appreciated in Europe. It is used in the cosmetic industry and as a cocoa substitute. Various fair trading experiences claim to help them but, who really profits from the money of the butter?[2][3][4]


Le Beurre et l'argent du beurre was shown at the Amiens International Film Festival and at the African Film Festival of Cordoba.[5][6] The film received the Jury Grand Prize at the International Environmental Film Festival of Niamey.[7] It has been used as the basis for discussions by groups who support fair trade.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Le Beurre et l'argent du beurre". FIPA. Archived from the original on 16 August 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "BEURRE ET L'ARGENT DU BEURRE (LE)". Voir et agir. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Le Beurre et l'argent du beurre" (PDF). Bordeaux, France: Cinema Utopia. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Commerce "équitable": le beurre et l'argent du beurre (docu)". International News. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "LE BEURRE ET L'ARGENT DU BEURRE". Amiens International Film Festival. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  6. ^ "Le Beurre et l'argent du beurre". FCAT. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  7. ^ "The African water and films event". Montreal: International Secretariat for Water. Archived from the original on 2012-02-26. 
  8. ^ "Film/Conférence/débat " pour une commerce équitable partout "" (PDF). Terre Des Hommes. Retrieved 2012-03-13. [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Riana Lagarde. "Potato Day". Bonjour Paris. Archived from the original on 2008-12-02. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 

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