Gaston Kaboré

2 Films in Collection
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Biography

Born in 1951 in Burkina Faso, Gaston Jean-Marie Kaboré took a master’s degree in history at the Sorbonne before going on to study film at the Ecole Supérieure d'Etudes Cinématographiques (ESEC). It was seeing Xala (1975), directed by the Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembene that first made him consider film as a means to depict African culture. Wend Kuuni was acclaimed on release for its cinematic transposition of the oral tradition in Burkina Faso. This first feature was followed by Zan Boko (1988), Rabi (1992) and Buud Yam (1997), which continued in the same vein and won numerous international prizes. Scriptwriter, director and producer, Gaston Jean-Marie Kaboré has also made several documentaries as well as a segment of Lumière et compagnie (1995), a collaborative film celebrating the cinema’s centenary.

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Movies by Gaston Kaboré in Collection:

Zan Boko (Flyer)

Zan Boko (1988)

Gaston Kaboré’s movie «Zan Boko explores the conflict between tradition and modernity with a family in a rural contexr. It has been for long time a central theme in many African films. More