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Who's Who
 

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- Ben Diogaye Beye

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- David Hickson

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- Dani Kouyate

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- Zola Maseko

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- Teddy Mattera

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- Ismael Ferroukhi

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- Mweze Ngangura

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- Zeze Gamboa

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- Jean - Marie Teno

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- Raoul Peck

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- Michael Caton - Jones

Dani Kouyaté

 

Dani Kouyaté is an award-winning director from Burkina Faso, Africa's most important film-making country.

Didier Bergonhoux copyright
Dani Kouyate

He had only five weeks to film Ouaga Saga, though inevitably it did not go strictly to schedule or budget - which in a country as poor as Burkina can be a major problem.

Ouaga Saga tells the story of 11 characters fighting poverty to realise their dreams.

The making of the film is a parallel tale of battling against the odds in one of the poorest countries on earth.

As government funding has dried up, Dani Kouyaté and other film-makers have become increasingly dependent on the West - particularly France - for cash.

About 80% of the money for films in Burkina now comes from Europe.

Kouyaté himself, the son of one of the first ever Burkinabé actors, Sotigui Kouyaté, spent five years at the Sorbonne after studying film in Burkina Faso.
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