L’Inconnu /The Unknown


Cinema is Simplice’s passion. In Burkina Faso, he usually focuses on human relationships. This project leads him to Switzerland where he has difficulty making contacts. How do you find a story if no one wants to talk to you?  He loses his sleep in these worries. Until he comes up with a new idea on how to overcome his fear of the unknown.


Director and scriptwriter Simplice Herman worked as street child educator. He holds a Masters in Sociology and a Degree in Art, and obtained a Masters in documentary filmmaking in 2010 from Gaston Berger University of Saint-Louis. Bakoroman (2011) is his debut professional film. In 2017, he won the Golden Tanit at Carthage Film Festival with Le Koro de Bakoro, les Survivants du Faso / Le Koro du Bakoro, naufragés du Faso, which premiered in 2017 at Visions du Réel, Nyon. In 2019, he showed Organisme Religieusement Modifié at Cannes Film Festival.