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Films By Idrissa Ouedraogo

The 2008 Jeonju Digital Project continues to showcase innovative work of established filmmakers working in the digital format. This year the project brings us three shorts from the dark continent.Expectations, by Chad's Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Dry Season, MIFF'07), sees a man return to his village ... Read more
One of the best known directors from West Africa (his lyrical films Yabba, and Tilia have screened to delighted festival audiences in previous years), Idrissa Ouedraogo's new feature is a visually lush, finely honed morality tale that moves between the city and village worlds of Burkina Faso. ... Read more
In Burkina Faso, the concept of honour is essential in the structure of traditional societies. It rules over any notion of family, of blood. . . "Ya tilai", that is the law. . . ... From the director of Yabba, and direct from the Cannes Film Festival where it shared the Grand Prix for best film, we ... Read more
Yaaba means grandmother in Moorea. It is the name given by Bila, a wide-eyed 12 year old boy to the wizened Sana, an old woman who is treated as an outcast by the rest of the village. Yaaba is a delightful and beautifully crafted film depicting life in a dusty village on the barren, flat plains of ... Read more
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