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Fespaco 2009 on Africa Today, page last updated: Monday 9th March

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The Stallion of Yennenga

Haile Gerima's film "Teza" won Fespaco's top award - he talks to Audrey Brown.

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Saturday: James Copnall rounds up the major awards and the Fespaco closing ceremony.

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Now the 21st edition of Fespaco is underway in Ouagadougou, attention has turned to the films in competition.

Friday: Audrey and friends are up late reminiscing about going to the movies as children.

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Thursday: Details of a highly rated Algerian feature and a top Moroccan documentary

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Wednesday: Documentaries and shorts

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Tuesday viewing at Fespaco

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Morocco is well represented, with three films in the running for the Yennenga Stallion, which is awarded to Africa's best movie, and several others also on show.

One film in the main competition is Les Jardins de Samira or Samira's Gardens, by Latif Lahlou. James Copnall watched the film.

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Cameroonian film, Mah Saah Saah, is directed by Daniel Kamwa; Jenny Horrocks went to a viewing.

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James Copnall joined the 35,00 revellers at the festival's opening ceremony.

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