IMAGINE, created in 2005 and based in Burkina Faso, is an international training institute of film, TV and multimedia. An initiative of Burkinabe filmmaker Gaston J.M. Kaboré, its main objective is to rebuild a strong African identity through the arts, cultures and traditions of its people.
In 2007, Kadiatou Konaté of Mali, attended an audio and special effects workshop for professionals. Among the members of the Young Talents Workshop held in 2009, five women participated and produced short films: Betelem Abate, Yetnayet Bahru, Aster Bedane Nagawo from Ethiopia; Adaobi Obiegbosi from Nigeria; and Esley Anne Philander from South Africa.
The films produced from these workshops may be viewed in their entirety on the Imagine Institute's Channel on YouTube.
Kadiatou Konate | Mali: Nene and Aba
Betelem Abate| Ethiopia: Mama
Yetnayet Bahru | Ethiopia: Lipstick
Aster Bedane Nagawo | Ethiopia: Phenomena
Adaobi Obiegbosi | Nigeria: L’Idiot
Esley Anne Philander | South Africa: Peut-être un jour