“The script in African cinema” is the theme of the main conference of the 19th edition of the African Film Festival of Khouribga (FCAK), scheduled from July 16 to 23, under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI.
The symposium, to be held July 17 at the Library of Khouribga, will be hosted by the President of the Foundation of African cinema of Khouribga Festival, Noureddine Sail, with the participation of Senegalese filmmakers Mansour Sora Wade, Burkina Faso’s Idrissa Ouedraogo and Moroccan Hicham Lasri said a statement of the Foundation, initiator of the festival.
This meeting is a continuation of a series of conferences organised since the first festival in 1977 around issues related to African cinema, in order to provide answers to many issues relating to the production, distribution, processing and cinematographic writing, the statement said.
The Senegalese Mansour Sora Wade belongs to the second generation of filmmakers who carried the torch of Senegalese cinema. He was chosen by the organisers in particular to its efforts to build a national cinema that addresses the concerns of the African citizen, says the same source.
On his part, Idrissa Ouédraogo is a pioneer of Burkinabe cinema that helped, along with other filmmakers,with the radiation of African cinema through the Pan-African Festival of Cinema and Television of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), by discovering the world through its multi-awards and critically acclaimed films, issues lying at the heart of African society, notes the same source.
The choice of the organisers also focused on the Moroccan filmmaker Hicham Lasri for his many contributions to film and television.
The jury of the official competition of the 19th edition of the African Film Festival of Khouribga, chaired by the French sociologist and philosopher Edgar Morin, will decide the films vying representing 12 African countries (Tunisia, Ethiopia, Algeria, Guinea, Rwanda, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Benin and Morocco).