Idrissa Ouédraogo

Idrissa Ouédraogo

Idrissa Ouédraogo (Banfora, 21 de enero de 1954 – Uagadugú, 18 de febrero de 2018) fue un cineasta burkinés cuya obra a menudo exploraba el conflicto entre la vida rural y urbana y la tradición y la modernidad en su Burkina Faso natal y en otros lugares de África. Logró reconocimiento con sus largometrajes Tilaï, que ganó el Gran Premio en el Festival de Cannes de 1990, y Samba Traoré (1993), nominado para el Oso de Plata en la edición número 43 del Festival Internacional de Cine de Berlín.

  • Fecha de nacimiento: 1954-01-21
  • Falleció: 2018-05-01
  • Lugar de nacimiento: Banfora, Upper Volta [now Burkina Faso]

English

Idrissa Ouédraogo was born in Banfora, Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), in 1954. He grew up in the town of Ouahigouya in the northern region of his homeland, and in 1976 he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree. To ensure a better life his farmer parents sent him to Ouagadougou for further education, where he attended the African Institute for Cinema Studies (Institut Africain d’Etudes Cinématographiques) completing his studies in 1981 with a masters. After studying in Kiev in the USSR he moved to Paris, where he graduated from the Institut des hautes études cinématographiques (IDHEC) in 1985 with a DEA from the Sorbonne. On graduating from IAFEC in 1981, Ouédraogo set up his own independent film company, "The Future of Films", which became "Les Films de la Plaine". In 1981, before moving to Kiev, he worked for the Burkina Faso Directorate of Cinema Production (Direction de la Production Cinématographique du Burkina Faso), where he directed several short films.

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