Guardians of the Sacred Crocodiles

Bazoule village in Burkina Faso, West Africa, is a lake side village that has become world famous for a unique tradition, it is here that many generations of humans have lived side by side with wild crocodiles.

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Bazoule village in Burkina Faso, West Africa, is a lake side village that has become world famous for a unique tradition, it is here that many generations of humans have lived side by side with wild crocodiles.

This documentary follows Prosper Kabore, the “keeper of the sacred crocodiles” of Bazoule and it is his job to keep a very delicate harmony in place. A harmony between people and animals that has endured for centuries and it is up to him to make sure the legend continues by handing down the story to the next generation.

The story goes that back in the 14th Century then chief Koud Nabu began believing that Nile crocodiles brought with them the Blessing of seasonal rains. These rains were and are vital to the community which would otherwise fall into drought and starvation.