Category: Directors Series

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Griot and Filmmaker: Dani Kouyaté

Dani Kouyate (b. 1961 in Bobodioulasso) is a  Burkinabè filmmaker and son of the actor and griot Sotigui Kouyaté. Studied filmmaking at the University of Paris VIII and at the Sorbonne.In addition to his work...

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Who is Gaston Kaboré? Let’s Find Out

JEAN-MARIE GASTON (Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 1951). Gaston Kabore is one of a group of filmmakers who emerged from the small country of Burkina Faso with feature films in the late seventies and early...

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Med Hondo: The Multifaceted Talent

Med Hondo, whose full name is Abid Mohamed Medoun Hondo is an expatriate Mauritanian film director. His films mainly focus on the experiences of Africans abroad. The son of farmers, Med Hondo (b.May 4,1936)...

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Haile Gerima: The Mythmaker

Haile Gerima is an Ethiopian film director, critic and professor. Raised in Gondar, Ethiopia, as a child, he acted in his father’s troupe performing across the country.In 1967, he moved to the United States...

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Filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo

Burkina Faso film director Idrissa Ouedraogo, born in 1954, is widely considered one the top members of a new generation of African filmmakers.The son of a civil servant, Ouedraogo studied English at the University...

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Safi Faye Film Director, Ethnologist

Safi Faye, born in Senegal (1943), is one the few independent women filmmakers in Africa. Also the first African woman to complete a feature length film. She specializes in ethnographic films and learned a...