Locarno open doors to Sub-Saharan Africa

Guests include Idrissa Ouedraogo, Gaston Kabore

ROME Switzerland’s Locarno Film Festival has selected pics for its Open Doors co-production mart, dedicated this year to French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa.

Prominent African directors on hand will include Burkina Faso helmer Idrissa Ouedraogo, known for “Yaaba” and “Tilai,” among other films; his compatriot Gaston Kabore (“Buud Yam”); Mali’s Oumar Sissoko (“Genesis”); and Abderrahmane Sissako (“Bamako”), from Mauritania.

The Open Doors projects, from 17 African nations, are: “Ailleurs” (Away) by Leslie To (Burkina Faso); “Black Sunshine,” by Akosua Adoma Owusu (Senegal/Ghana); “De la rue a l’ecole” (From Street to School) by Pape Tall (Senegal); “Faso Fani, la fin du reve” (Faso Fani, the End of the Dream) by Michel K. Zongo (Burkina Faso); “Fragments de vies” (Pieces of Lives) by Laza (Madagascar); “Il faut quitter Bamako” (We’ve Got to Leave Bamako) by Aissa Maiga (Mali); “La prochaine fois, le feu” (Fire Next Time) by Mati Diop (Senegal); “Le President” (The President) by Jean-Pierre Bekolo (Cameroon); “Lombraz kan” (Shadows of the Sugarcane) by David Constantin (Mauritius); “Nye” (The Eye) by Daouda Coulibaly (Mali); “Pakitalaki, portrait d’une famille” (Pakitalaki, Portrait of a Family) by Adama Salle (Burkina Faso); “Toutes voiles dehors” (Secret Faces) by Jean-Marie Teno (Cameroon).

Open Doors will run Aug. 4-7 during the Aug. 1-11 Locarno fest.

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