final adjustments ahead of the opening of the biggest festival


At Ouagadougou Sports Palace, Serge Aimé Coulibaly makes the final adjustments to Fespaco’s opening show, which will take place on Saturday 16 October. For this 27th edition of the Pan-African Film and Television Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the choreographer, his 80 dancers, acrobats and actors, has decided to pay tribute to women through the show “Yennenga Leguessi” or the anthem of resilience.

“We pay tribute to women, the Amazon, those who are fighting,” explains Burkinabè choreographer Serge Aimé Coulibaly. hostage. “

Far from the sports palace, Aboubacar Ouango ensures that all exhibition rooms have the appropriate equipment. For this adviser to the General Delegate, the success of this edition of Fespaco is the main goal until the last pat: “Currently, we have programmed the films. Movies held at the various screening locations. We have also received preview copies of movies, all categories together, whether it is in DCP (Digital Cinema Package) or as a digital file. When it comes to screening rooms, we have no problems. ”

Sets mica

At least 8,000 directors, producers, critics or journalists will officially participate in this edition of Fespaco. At the PR department level, the team led by Lucie Tiendrebeogo has already worked on accreditation requests. At the last minute, there are always people who have decided at the last minute. They are also taken care of. At our level, there are no major problems. ”

The organizing committee had to work, day and night, to set up the equipment. In the large courtyard at the festival’s headquarters, several tents have been installed to accommodate mica, the international market for African film and television. Issiaka Guiré and his men check that the projection booths are working as planned: “We are currently almost 2,600 square meters from the tent at Mica, with exhibition stands. We also have 300 square meters of tents that will accommodate various activities such as conferences. ”

The honor goes to Senegal, a host country, to inaugurate the screening session, with the film Atlantique by Mati Diop.


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