Burkina Faso independence day

Today, Burkina Faso celebrates 50 years of independence (50 is a popular anniversary for the continent this year!)

In many ways the home of African cinema, Burkina Faso hosts the film festival FESPACO (Festival Panafrican du Cinéma et de la Télévison de Ouagadougou) every 2 years. Several Burkinabè have earned international recognition and acclaim, including Gaston Kaboré, Idrissa Ouedraogo, S. Pierre Yameogo and Dani Kouyaté.

The following are short clips from movies by Burkinabè filmmakers:



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