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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.

07 March 2011

FESPACO 2011: Women's Presence at the Awards Ceremony


The Oumarou Ganda Prize awarded to Sarah Bouyain of Burkina Faso for the film Notre étrangère/The Place In Between. The award is presented for a director's first feature film.  The award amount is two million (2,000,000) CFA and trophy. In addition, Sarah Bouyain was laureate of the Special European Union Award. The award amount is eight million (8,000,000) francs CFA.

The prize for best female actor awarded to Samia Meziane in Voyage à Alger  by Abdelkrim Bahloul of Algeria. The award amount is one million (1,000,000) francs CFA and trophy.


Meriem Riveill of Tunisia received the 2nd Prize: Special Jury Prize, the Poulain d’Argent de Yennenga for the film Tabou/Taboo. The award amount is two million (2,000,000) francs CFA and the Poulain.


The first prize for the Best Documentary Film awarded to Jane Murago-Munene of Kenya for the film Monica Wangu Wamwere: The Unbroken Spirit. The award amount is three million (3,000,000) francs CFA and trophy.

Yaba Badoe of Ghana received the second prize for the documentary film, The Witches of Gambaga/Les sorcières de Gambaga. The prize amount is two million (2,000,000) francs CFA and trophy.

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