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What is Fespaco


Fespaco, the African film festival, has become the biggest regular cultural event on the continent - thanks to the efforts of a few serious film enthusiasts, who founded the festival in 1969.

For one week every two years, the city of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso is flooded with people as cinemas there screen scores of newly-released African films.

The Pan-African film and television festival is a must for movie industry professionals, offering them the chance to establish working relationships, exchange ideas and promote their work.

Fespaco's stated aim is to "contribute to the expansion and development of African cinema as a means of expression, education and awareness-raising."
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