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The History of Burkinabe Cinema from 1960 to the Present Day

     
     
  1960  
     
  Aug - A Minuit ... L’Indépendance, the first film produced in Burkina Faso (then Upper Volta), is released. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1969  
     
   

– French distributors boycott the country’s cinemas after their monopoly of the market is destroyed when the government nationalises the cinemas. [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

– The first Pan-African Film Festival is held at Ouagadougou.  [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1971  
     
   

Films of Note

   

 

   

Le Sang des Parias (Mamadou Djimkola) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1981  
     
    Finye (1981)
     
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Souleymane Cissé's Finyé (The Wind) wins the top award award at the eighth Ouagadougou Film Festival.   Gaston Kaboré’s Wend Kuni (The Gift of God) also receives a special prize. [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1989  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Yaaba (Idrissa Ouedraogo) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1991  
     
    Tilai (1991)
 

 

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Idrissa Ouedraogo’s film Tilai wins the Best Film award at the 12th Pan-African Film Festival in Ouagadougou.   The jury at this year’s awards is presided over by Malian director Souleymane Cissé. [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
   

Burkina Faso 1991: Films of Note

   

 

   

With Karim and Sala (Idrissa Ouedraogo) [MORE] [ADD]

     
   
   
  1992  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Samba Traore (Idrissa Ouedraogo) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1993  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Wendemi, Child of the Good God (S. Pierre Yameogo) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1997  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Buud Yam (Gaston Kabore) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Kini and Adams (Idrissa Ouedraogo) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1998  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Silmande Tourbillon (Pierre Yamégo) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Le Truc De Konate (Fanta Regina Nacro) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1999  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Bambini d'Africa (AR Ganemtoré, Alessandro Soetje) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Souko, le cinematographe en Carton (Issiak Konaté) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2000  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Close Up of Bintou (Fanta Regina Nacro) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Sya, le rêve du python (Dany Kouyaté) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2002  
     
   

Films of Note

     
   

Le Retour de la main habile (Tassere Ouedraodo)  [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2009  
     
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Following its success at the Venice Film Festival in 2008, Haile Gerima’s Teza wins the Golden Yennenga Stallion prize at the 40th Fespaco film festival.   The South African film Nothing But The Truth wins second prize. [MORE] [ADD]

 

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