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A new year of film festivals begins later this month with the grand-daddy of them all (here in the USA anyway) the Sundance Film Festival, opening its doors on January 15.

In February, however, in addition to the Pan African Film Festival that takes place in Los Angeles, CA, here in the USA, there will also be the Pan-African Film & TV Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), happening in Burkina Faso, West Africa - a festival that occurs only once every two years.

The twenty third (23rd) edition of the Pan-African Film & TV Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) will take place from February 23 to March 2, 2013 with “African Cinema and Public Policy in Africa” as this edition’s theme.

It's a major continental Africa film festival, although one that's also recently been on the receiving end of some harsh criticism from attendees; like this one from internationally celebrated Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Un Homme Qui Crie), after the last FESPACO event in 2011 CONTINUES >

 

 

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