La Maladie du Démon

The Demon Disease

    All titles (2)
    Documentary Feature | 2016-2018 | Docu, Ethnology, Health, Society | Germany

    Shooting data

    LocationsBurkina Faso

    Project data

    Film financing
    Length of movie82 Min.
    Picture material negativeProRes
    Picture material positiveDCP


    • Trailer/Video on Vimeo

    Brief synopsis

    In West Africa, traditional society has no space for people with mental illness and epilepsy. Demons are traditionally seen as cause for their diseases which are wrongly considered contagious. They live on the outskirts of the villages, in prayer centers, or wander around unnoticed, often chained or beaten. Pastor Tankpari Guitanga has decided to help these people and has founded the local aid organization Yenfaabima - this revolutionary work is still just starting. LA MALADIE DU DÉMON (The Demon Disease) shows the situation of those affected and the everyday life of those who have decided to help within their modest possibilities.  
    Source: Lilith Kugler Filmproduktion


    director of photographyLilith Kugler
    directorLilith Kugler
    editorLilith Kugler
    composerRudolf Schmid
    composerFlorian Ehrmann
    producerLilith Kugler
    unit production managerRudolf Schmid
    post production supervisorFlorian Ehrmann
    production sound mixerRudolf Schmid
    sound re-recording mixerTobias Adam
    sound designerTim Heumesser
    sound designerMaximilian Kotzur
    sound designerMaximilian Kotzur
    colour timerJan Durst

    Production companies

    Kugler Film, Lilith Kugler [de]

    Distributing companies

    Kugler Film, Lilith Kugler [de]Germany (theatrical)


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Lilith Kugler2018Filmschau Baden-Württemberg [de]Baden-württembergischer Filmpreis – DokumentarfilmWinner
    Lilith Kugler2019Snowdance Independent Film Festival [de]Official SelectionNominated


    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 10th October, 2019