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Who's Who

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Who's Who at Fespaco

No film festival would exist without them - directors, actors, actresses, producers, agents and more.

Every other year, many people in the African film industry make their way to Ouagadougou for the Pan-African Film and Television festival.

The financing of films and the problems with distribution, especially within Africa, has meant the continent does not have its own big stars as such; blockbusters from Hollywood or Bollywood make up much of the staple diet for African cinema goers.

Whilst the flourishing video film industry provides some exposure for the performers, few are recognisable stars out of Africa.

Our special report profiles those both in front and behind the camera.

We discover how they came to work in the film business and what they have to offer this year at Fespaco.
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