Published 5 years ago
Laafi, tout va bien (1991)
Laafi, tout va bien
S. Pierre Yameogo – Burkina Faso
A great day for Joe: he has graduated from his bachelor degree with honours. All that is left for him, is to choose his professional orientation. Joe wants to study medicine in France. But the authority agreement depends on available places. At the Ministry of Education in Ouagadougou, Joe agrees to seek advice at the university office. And that is where he goes. There, unable to satisfy his request, he is advised to address the ministry … This is followed by a string of administrative proceedings, leading to delays, anomalies, contradictions. And also, the fact that in Burkina Faso – as anywhere else in the world – it’s connections that set the bureaucratic machine in motion.