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FESPACO INDEX
Fespaco 2005 sees the largest shortlist for the grand prize. Twenty feature films are competing for the Yennenga stallion award for the best film of the festival. The films from ten countries representing all parts of the continent will be hoping to scoop the main award.
NORTH AFRICA
La Chambre NoireLa Chambre Noire
 
Based on a true story, The Black Room tells of one mans struggle when his political past catches up with him.
 
La Danse du VentLa Danse du Vent
 
Reality and fiction collide as an aging film maker finds himself stranded on location.
 
El ManaraEl Manara
 
A brutally direct depiction of Algerian society during the rise of fundamentalist Islam.
Le Grande VoyageLe Grande Voyage
 
A pilgrimage to Mecca brings a father and son closer to realising how similar they really are.
 
Le PrinceLe Prince
 
A hapless young man falls in love with an older woman he's only seen from afar.
 
Les SuspectsLes Suspects
 
A tale of an invention that raises suspicion among a local Algerian community.
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EAST & CENTRAL AFRICA
Les Habits neufs du GouverneurLes Habits neufs du Gouverneur
 
An African spin on the children's story, the Emperor's New Clothes.
 
Le Jardin de PapaLe Jardin de Papa
 
The honeymoon from hell takes French newly weds back to Africa.
 
Le Malentendu ColonialLe Malentendu Colonial
 
An account of Germany’s time as a colonial master in Africa.
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WEST AFRICA
Amour d'enfantAmour d'enfant
 
A band of Senegalese school boys discover the realities and injustices of life.
 
La Nuit de la VeriteLa Nuit de la Verite
 
Coups and conflicts dominate this tense tale set in an imaginary country in Africa.
 
Ouaga SagaOuaga Saga
 
A lottery win turns a group of feckless children into budding entrepreneurs.
Sous la Clarte de la LuneSous la Clarte de la Lune
 
An emotional tale about a mother who is reunited with the daughter she thought had died at birth.
 
Tasuma le FeuTasuma le Feu
 
In this humorous and touching film, Kollo Daniel tells the story of a Senegalese rifleman in search of his retirement pension.
 
Valley of the InnocentValley of the Innocent
 
A police detective in search of the truth about her past is reunited with her birth mother but it's not a happy reunion.
 
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SOUTHERN AFRICA
>Beat the DrumBeat the Drum
 
A Zulu boy embarks on a journey of discovery as he confronts the realities of urban life.
 
DrumDrum
 
A hard drinking journalist has his conscience pricked when he reports on a ruthless prison system in Johannesburg.
 
O HeróiO Herói
 
O Herói (The Hero) is the story of Angola, a nation torn apart by 40 years of war, and now trying to piece itself back together.
Max and MonaMax and Mona
 
A quirky tale of Johannesburg township life.
 
Zulu Love LetterZulu Love Letter
 
Suffering from writer’s block, a young South African journalist embarks on repairing damaged relationships.
 
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