The Demon Disease

a film by Lilith Kugler

The Demon Disease

Germany | 2018 | 82:00 min

Content Categories

In Burkina Faso, traditional society has no space for people with mental illness and epilepsy. Demons are 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, whose revolutionary work is still just starting. LA MALADIE DU DÉMON (The Demon Disease) shows first hand the situation of those affected and the everyday life of those who have decided to help within their modest possibilities. The protagonists stand up courageously against the believes of a whole society to fight for medical treatment, freedom and dignity.
Snowdance Independent Filmfestival Landsberg (Best Documentary)
24. Filmschau Baden-Württemberg (Special Mention)
This Human World (Panorama Selection)
Global Health Film Festival (Official Selection)
Ciné Droit Libre (Official Selection)
Cast and Crew
  • Director Lilith Kugler
  • Producer Lilith Kugler
  • Screenwriter Lilith Kugler
  • Director of Photography Lilith Kugler
  • Protagonist Tankpari Guitanga, Timothée Tindano
  • Editor Lilith Kugler
  • Sound Tobias Adam (Sound Mix), Rudolf Schmid
  • Sound Design Maximilian Kotzur, Tim Heumesser
  • Score Florian Ehrmann, Rudolf Schmid
  • Digital Colorist Jan Durst
  • Other Florian Ehrmann (Supervision Postproduktion)
Age Rating

no entry

Original Languages


Menu Icon Menu Icon Arrow Icon Arrow Icon Plus Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Minus Icon HFF Logo HFF Logo