Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35436/all en Pan-African Fespaco film festival opens in Burkina Faso http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/pan-african-fespaco-film-festival-opens-burkina-faso <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Africa's biggest film festival Fespaco opened its 23rd edition in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou Sunday, with 101 films vying for the top Etalon d'Or prize.</p> <p>Nearly 170 films from all over the continent will be shown during the week-long bi-annual festival which ends on March 2.</p> <p>Opening the festival Sunday night was "Yema", a tale of the life of a mother who suspects jihad to be infiltrating her family, the main character is played by the Algerian director Djamila Sahraoui.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/pan-african-fespaco-film-festival-opens-burkina-faso" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Ouagadougou Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 23:01:10 +0000 5765415 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Today' takes top prize at Africa's largest film festival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/today-takes-top-prize-at-africas-largest-film-festival <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A French-Senegalese director's film about a man who knows he will die at the end of the day took the top prize Saturday at Africa's largest film festival, Fespaco in Burkina Faso.</p> <p>"Aujourd'hui" (Today) by director Alain Gomis follows Satche, played by American hip hop musician and slam poet Saul Williams, on what he and those close to him somehow know will be the last day of his life.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/today-takes-top-prize-at-africas-largest-film-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aujourd'hui Entertainment Human Interest Ouagadougou Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 23:00:04 +0000 5771887 at http://www.globalpost.com