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Burkina Faso

Interview with Burkinabe Projectionist Boureima Ouédraogo

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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

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

A Closer Look At Burkinabe Cinema

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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

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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.

Interview: Berni Goldblat, director of “Wallay”

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Berni Goldblat is the director of "Wallay", which tells a moving coming-of-age story set in Burkina Faso.

Review: Wallay (Burkina Faso/France, 2017)

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This Burkinabe-French coproduction offers an endearing look at a French problem child sent to live with relatives in Burkina Faso.