Peter Sedufia’s ‘Keteke’ makes Yennenga Gold Standard selection at FESPACO 2019
Peter Sedufia’s ‘Keteke’ has made the Yennenga Gold Standard selection for the 2019 Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO). The organizing committee of the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) revealed on January 15, 2019, at the international press conference in Paris, France, the list of feature-length feature films selected for […]
Peter Sedufia’s ‘Keteke’ has made the Yennenga Gold Standard selection for the 2019 Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO).
The organizing committee of the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) revealed on January 15, 2019, at the international press conference in Paris, France, the list of feature-length feature films selected for the 26th edition.
A total of 20 films are selected with 16 countries represented: Mali, Burkina Faso, Tunisia, Tanzania, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Mozambique, Morocco, Sudan, Rwanda, South Africa, Algeria, and Nigeria.
Burkina Faso has the highest number of films selected (three), followed by South Africa and Tunisia, each of which has two representatives.
Speaking to Ghanaweb, Mr Sedufia said “I am truly humbled by the news and I thank the team for this recognition. It’s a prestige to see your works being acknowledged globally”.
Check out the full list of feature film fictions competing for the Yennenga Gold Standard of the 2019 Fespaco.
– Five Fingers for Marseilles , by Michael Matthews (South Africa)
– Sew The Winter To My Skin , by Jahmil XT Qubeka (South Africa)
– Ila Akhir Ezzaman (Until the end of time) , Yasmine Chouikh (South Africa)
– Desrances , by Apolline Traoré (Burkina Faso)
– Duga (The Scavengers) , Abdoulaye Dao and Hervé Eric Lengani (Burkina Faso)
– Hakilitan (Memory on the run) , by Issiaka Konaté (Burkina Faso)
– Miraculous Weapons , by Jean-Pierre Bekolo (Cameroon)
– Resolution , by Boris Oue and Marcel Sagne (Ivory Coast)
– Karma , by Khaled Youssef (Egypt)
– Keteke , Peter Sedufia (Ghana)
– Rafiki , from Wanuri Kahui (Kenya)
– Barkomo (The Cave) , Aboubacar Bablé Draba & Boucary Ombotimbé (Mali)
– Indigo , from Selma Bargach (Morocco)
– Mabata Bata , by Joao Luis Sol from Carvalho (Mozambique)
– Hakkunde , Oluseyi Asurf Amuwa (Nigeria)
– The Mercy of the Jungle , by Joel Karekezi (Rwanda)
– Akasha , from Hajooj Kuka (Sudan)
– T-Junction , by Amil Shivji (Tanzania)
– Fatwa , by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud (Tunisia)
– Look at me , from Nejib Belkadhi (Tunisia)
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“Okay Baby, Let’s Do This!” makes it obvious that Baaba has grown, both in status and in mindset. The talented ar?ste has already achieved significant milestones in her career, including being recognized as part of the Spo?fy Radr and Spo?fy EQUAL programs joining the ranks of other influen?al notable names such as Nikita Kering’, Sio, Tiwa Savage, Ayra Starr, Aṣa, and FAVE. The EQUAL campaign ended with a billboard in Times Square, solidifying her status as a rising star in the global music landscape. Baaba J is also a passionate advocate for gender equality. Her recent mee?ng with US Vice President Kamala Harris during her visit to Ghana highlights Baaba J’s commitment to crea?ng more opportuni?es and safe spaces for women in music. She envisions a future with women producers, women-owned studios, and a music scene that thrives on diversity.
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