What if there were more farmers on a museum ground than visitors inside the exhibition hall? What if a museum concept overtaken from Europe contradicted the local traditions? And what if a local community reclaimed the same piece of land on which the whole nation shall be represented? LE TERRAIN DU PEUPLE portraits the National Museum of Burkina from different angles and evokes questions about the right place and adequate strategies to conserve the cultural heritage of the country. Thereby, the film entangles poetic, performative and documentary aspects.