A tribute night to honour deceased filmmakers.
After the official opening of the 27th edition of the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou, and the screening of the inaugural film, filmmakers met at Ciné Burkina to pay tribute to late filmmakers since the last edition of FESPACO in 2019. “This is a tribute night organized at each FESPACO edition to remember a beautiful trajectory of African cinema, magnify those who have departed, and who committed themselves to the development of African cinema. They are some of the pioneers of the FESPACO, the film library, institutions, the visions of African cinema”, Aboubacar SANOGO, cinema lecturer a teacher of cinema and presenter of the ceremony, said.The highlights of this event were the various testimonies of collaborators of the deceased filmmakers, and a screening of documentary film “Caméra d’Afrique” by Tunisian Férid BOUGHEDIR. Made in 1983, the film gives voice to the pioneers who have worked for an African auteur cinema to emerge.