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Le Blog sur les femmes africaines dans le cinéma est un espace pour l'échange d'informations concernant les réalisatrices, comédiennes, productrices, critiques et toutes professionnelles dans ce domaine. Ceci sert de forum public du Centre pour l'étude et la recherche des femmes africaines dans le cinémas.

06 February 2011

FESPACO 2011 Watch: Women at the 22nd Edition

Women are represented in all categories at the 22nd Edition of the pan-African film festival FESPACO. The emblematic festival of African cinema will open its doors from 28 February to 5 March 2011 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. During the next month, the Blog's FESPACO WATCH will feature the women whose films are included in the official selection. Below is a listing by category of the filmmakers and their films.

Feature fiction film competition section: 
Sarah Bouyain | Burkina Faso | Notre étrangère - The Place in Between

Short fiction film competition section:

Dyana Gaye  Senegal | Un transport en commun - St. Louis Blues
Meriem Riveill | Tunisia | Tabou - Taboo
Documentary film competition section: 
Yaba Badoe  | Ghana | The witches of Gambaga
Annette Kouamba Matondo | Congo-Brazzaville | On n'oublie pas, on pardonne
Jane Murago-Munene | Kenya | Monica Wangu Wamwere-the unbroken spirit 
Mariama Sylla Faye | Senegal  | Tirailleur Marc Gueye, ma plume, mon combat
Iman Kamel | Egypt | Beit Sha'ar (Nomad Home)
Eléonore Yameogo | Burkina Faso | Paris mon paradis
Diaspora film competition section: 
Barbara Allen | USA | Dusable to Obama : Chicago's black metropolis
Laura A. Guzman and Israèl Cardenas | Dominican Republic | Jean gentil
Tetchena Bellange | Canada | Les mains noires, procès de l'esclave incendiaire

Video competition section:
Tsitsi Dangarembga | Zimbabwe | I Want a Wedding Dress
Hawa Essuman | Kenya | Soul Boy
Zipporah Nyaruri | Kenya | Zebu and the Photo Fish

Serials competition section:
Aida Mady Diallo | Mali | Karim et Doussou 
Apolline Traoré | Burkina Faso | Le Testament

Panorama TV/Video:

Marie Louise Asseu | Cote d'Ivoire | Les infidèles 
Jenna Bass | South Africa | The Tunnel
Marie-Laurentine Bayala | Burkina Faso | Jusqu'au bout
Tiana Rafidy | Madagascar | Lorety sy Mardy

Special Screenings:

Gentille Assih | Togo | Bideman : The Hope of a Village
Winnie Gamisha | Uganda | The Painter
Oshosheni Hiveluah | Namibia | Cries at night
Wanuri Kahiu | Kenya | Pumzi (The outside is dead)

CORRECTION: Imam Kamel, omitted in error, has been added to the list

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