A still image from the film of a woman in the desert in a full headscarf looking pensive.

A still from Apolline Traoré's film, 'Sira.'

Photo: Berlinale

With Her Films, Apolline Traoré Wants to Highlight Stories That Often Go Ignored

The Burkinabè director has picked up prizes at the Berlin Film Festival and Fespaco for her latest film, 'Sira,' but it's the need to bear witness and highlight what is going on in her own home country that drives her work.