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Encyclopedia > Cinema of Burkina Faso
African cinema

The film industry in Burkina Faso is the most advanced in West Africa and the nation is considered one of the key players in the African film industry.[citation needed] Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... The term African cinema usually refers to the film production in countries south of the Sahara since they gained formal independence, which for many countries happened in the 1960s. ... The success of Imarat Yacoubian (The Yacoubian Building, 2006), starring Adel Emam, Youssra, and Nour El-Sherif, is a sign of the continuing vigor of the Egyptian film industry. ... Morocco knew cinema since 1897 through the filming of Le chevalier Marocain (The Moroccan knight) by Louis Lumière. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Chopper scene from the Movie Rajo. ... Cry, the Beloved Country (1995) Drum (2004) Fiela se Kind (1988) Forgiveness (2004) Inside Out (2000) Jump the Gun (1997) Mr Bones (2001) Paljas (1998) Promised Land (2002) Sarafina (1992) Story of an African Farm (2004) Yesterday (2004) In My Country (2005) This is an incomplete list. ...  Western Africa (UN subregion)  Maghreb[1] West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. ...

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Facilities

Burkina Faso has the most advanced production and distribution facilities in West Africa, if not Africa as a whole. However, while Burkina Faso has several production companies and some camera and production equipment available in the nation, it has no post-production facilities or film laboratories.[citation needed] A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ...


Distribution

Many films shot in Burkina Faso by local directors have found distribution in Francophone Europe and several have received assistance from the French Ministry of Co-operation. However, while these films have won awards in Europe and are regularly featured in African Studies courses, in Africa itself they are little known outside of academic circles.[citation needed] Look up Francophone in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Festivals and schools

Burkina Faso hosts the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) every two years in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital. The Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (Festival panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou or FESPACO) is the largest African film festival. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


In 2005 director Gaston Kaboré, who won the top prize at FESPACO in 1997 for his film Buud Yam, opened a training school for new filmmakers in Ouagadougou. The school, named Imagine, was built with millions of CFA of Kaboré's own money and opened its doors for the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou 2005. Gaston Kaboré is a Burkinabé film director. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CFA may refer to: Call For Action Cape Field Artillery Country Fire Authority, in Victoria, Australia Carrier Facility Assignment Cat Fanciers Association Ceasefire Agreement Cairo Friendship Association Increases knowledge of Cairos history and heritage, ancient and modern life, and culture and tradition. ...


Recent feature films

  • Silmande Tourbillon (1998), directed by S.PierreYamégo.
  • Garba (1998), directed by Adama Roamba.
  • Buud Yam (1997), directed by Gaston Kaboré.
  • Kini and Adams (1997), directed by Idrissa Ouedraogo.
  • Le Truc De Konate (1998), directed by Fanta Regina Nacro.
  • Delwende, lève-toi e marche ("get up and walk") (2005), directed by Pierre Yameogo.

1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gaston Kaboré is a Burkinabé film director. ... Idriissa Ouédraogo is a film director born 21 January 1954 in Banfora, Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso). ... Fanta Régina Nacro (born 4 September 1962) is a film director from Burkina Faso. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Burkina_Faso (1803 words)
Burkina Faso was a very important economic region for the Songhai Empire during the 15th and 16th centuries.
Burkina Faso has a primarily tropical climate with two very distinct seasons: the rainy season with between 600 and 900 mm (24-35 inches) of rainfall, and the dry season during which the harmattan blows, a hot dry wind from the Sahara.
A relatively dry tropical savanna, the Sahel extends beyond the borders of Burkina Faso, from the Horn of Africa to the Atlantic Ocean, and borders the Sahara to its north, and the fertile region of the Sudan to the South.
African cinema - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1171 words)
The term African cinema usually refers to the film production in countries south of the Sahara since they gained formal independence, which for many countries happened in the 1960s.
Many of the ethnographic films produced in the colonial era by Jean Rouch and others were rejected by African film makers because (at least in their view) they distorted African realities.
African cinema is often seen a part of Third Cinema.
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