by Joël Akafou

Femmes, entièrement femmes


He survived the crossing.
Coming from Ivory Coast, he now lives in Italy.
But he dreams of France and is prepared to do anything to get across.

Documentary 77' - 2020, France / Burkina-Faso / Belgique
Writer-Director : Joël Akafou
Photography: Joël Akafou, Matteo Tortone
Sound: Joël Akafou
Editing: Jeanne Oberson
Editing Assistant: Rémy Ratynska
Sound Editing and Mixing: Ivan Broussegoutte
Color Grading: Loup Brenta
Writing Consultant: Olivier Daunizeau

Co-production: Les Films du Djabadjah - Burkina-Faso, Dancing Dog - Belgique, RTBF

With the support of the department of Charente-Maritime and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in partnership with the CNC, the Procirep-Société des Producteurs and Angoa, the F.I.L.M. de la région Nouvelle-Aquitaine Fund, the 'Fonds Jeune Création Francophone' (Young Francophone Creation Fund), the Fonds Image de la Francophonie (Image Fund of the Francophonie), and Africadoc as part of the Lumière d'Afrique collections, with the participation of TV5 Monde.


Since January 5, 2022, Traverser has been programmed in about thirty theaters throughout France. Special Screenings have been organized in partnership with Médecins du monde and with Festival Entrevues de Belfort, Documentaire sur grand écran, and L'Usage du Monde.