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Dec 2 2017


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Fespaco is a meeting place put to good use to promote the development of black cinematography. From 1973, topics of discussion are introduced at each edition.

The general theme of the sessions is chosen taking into account the concerns of Africa and the role that African cinema must play in awakening the consciences of African peoples. From this perspective, the theme should be understood as reflecting on the concerns of our time and not a criterion for competition.

Major issues have been discussed and debated, some of which have already been answered. These meetings over the years have led to commitments and even results and contributed to the affirmation of African cultural identity.

The main purpose of this initiative is to take a look both retrospective and prospective on the role and place of the biennale in the evolution of the African film and audiovisual industries. In addition, this opportunity will be used to define the content and theme of the fiftieth anniversary and, also, identify prospects for a better organization of future editions of FESPACO.

This meeting of giving and receiving will mobilize professionals from African cinemas and its diaspora from Canada, France, England, Belgium, Cameroon, South Africa, Mali, Morocco, Senegal and Burkina Faso.

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