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Articles by Boukary Sawadogo

Boukary Sawadogo is a Staff Writer focusing on African cinema. He is also Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies at the City College of New York.

Interview with Burkinabe Projectionist Boureima Ou├ędraogo


Boukary Sawadogo has been out interviewing key cinematic figures in Africa. Here's his interview with a Burkinabe projectionist.

Review: “Medan vi Lever” Showcases Complex Identity Crises


The struggle of finding your place in an increasingly globalized world is examined in this Gambian-Swedish dramedy.

A Closer Look At Burkinabe Cinema


Boukary Sawadogo provides an insight into Burkino Faso: one of the African continent's most important countries for cinema.

Why and How FESPACO Needs To Reform


Africa's most important film festival is fast approaching its 50th anniversary. Boukary Sawadogo suggests how it can improve and better prepare for the future.


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