The film from Abidjan that made it to Toronto Int’l Film Festival now on AfricaFilms.tv
'Burn it up Djassa', a film shot in 11 days for a budget of only 15,000 USD created a buzz at the TIFF, the main film event in North America, with sold-out screenings and numerous reviews in the press.
Today, this film is legally watchable on AfricaFilms.tv for 7 days only.
In order to allow a wide audience to enjoy the film as the festival's visitors could, 'Burn it up Djassa' will be available online on the legal VoD portal AfricaFilms.tv as of tonight Friday September 14, 2012 from 4 P.M. Toronto time.
This is a time-limited offer, starting right after the last world-première at TIFF - until Friday 21st. September, 2012.
Buy or rent the film for 4 USD here
The film takes place in Wassakara, a ghetto in Abidjan (Ivory Coast). Tony, 25, lives with his sister Ange, 23. As a cigarette street vendor, he blows his luck gambling and loses all his money. He will drift down into gangsterhood, and as a result into serious problems. On the other side of the law stands Mike, the ghetto cop, who happens to be his elder brother.
Toronto Star wrote: "The music is hot and the steel is cold in this ghetto tragedy".
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