Fespaco, the biennial African film festival in Ouaga, opened yesterday. Sadly, the Fespaco website is hideously uninformative. There is no list of films competing for the Etalon d'Or. I do know that Mak Kusare's 90 degrees (see a post from a couple or so months ago about the young Nigerian director) is being shown, which will mark a change for the francophone-dominated event. In time, quality Anglophone West African film should come to challenge the French-speaking film hegemony. Meanwhile, can any film other than Bamako win (assuming its in the running)? Click here for something on the Beeb's site about this year's event.
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