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. Kaboré tells the poignant story of a village family swept up in the current tide of urbanization. In doing so, «Zan Boko» expertly reveals the transformation of an agrarian, subsistence society into an industrialized commodity economy.

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Original Title Zan Boko
German Title Zan Boko
French Title Zan Boko
Other Titles Zan Boko
Directed by Gaston Kaboré
Country Burkina Faso
Available Formats 35mm
Screenplay Gaston Kaboré
Film Editing Andrée Davanture, Marie-Jeanne Kanyala
Soundtrack Henri Guédon
Cinematography Sekou Ouedraogo
Sound Joanny N. Traoré
Production Gaston Kaboré
Runtime 98 Min.
Language More/d/f
Joseph Nikiema Tinga
Colette Kaboré Nopoko
Célestin Zongo Yabre
Hippolyte Wangrawa Boy

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