By RFI Posted on 19-04-2016
On Monday, April 18, 2016, Afiba festival, a tribute festival to filmmaker Henri Duparc who died about ten years ago, was opened in Abidjan. It is Henriette Duparc, the widow of the director, who is behind this initiative. The seven feature films by Henri Duparc will be screened in various halls of the city while training workshops and debates will be looking, for a week, on the future of the film industry in Ivory Coast.
The Ivorian Henri Duparc reinvented comedy. He was making humor-packed movies movies, with hilarious dialogue, squeaky and popular movies that have marked their era. This legacy, Henriette Duparc, his widow, intends to bring to life through Afiba festival.
The seven feature films by Henri Duparc like Bal Poussière, une Couleur Café or Caramel will be screened this week at the French Institute and in the neighborhoods of Koumassi and Yopougon for free sessions and outdoor.
Parallel workshops will examine the state of the film industry in the Ivory Coast while thanks to the Gobelins school, young designers will be able to improve or be trained in animation. A sector in full development.
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