Film Festival Fosters Hope in Violence-Torn Burkina Faso

As conflict and violence spread across the Sahel, Africa's biggest film festival, hosted in Burkina Faso, promotes fellowship in times of crisis, writes Richard Tiene for Deutsche Welle.

The West African nation is hosting the 28th edition of the Ouagadougou Film and Television Festival (FESPACO) - Africa's biggest film festival - which takes place every two years, honouring and promoting African filmmakers, and showcasing hundreds of African films in various categories.

RFI reports that Tunisian director Youssef Chebbi won the coveted Stallion of Yennenga award at the festival for his murder mystery Ashkal.


FESPACO HQ in Ouagadougou shows the commitment to pan-African cinema.. and the people who do the filming!

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