FESPACO 2005: Fifty Years of African film

The 2005 edition of Africa’s most important film festival, the FESPACO in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, is under way (Feb. 26 – March 5). Twenty films compete for the grand prize: The Stallion of Yennenga.

FESPACO 2005 is celebrating 50 years of African Cinema. The first truly African film – a film made by Africans about Africans – apparently was the 1955 film Afrique sur Seine, by Soumanou Vieyra.

FESPACO website

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