Tunisian filmmaker Chebbi wins Fespaco’s pan-African movie award for ‘Ashkal’


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Tunisian director Youssef Chebbi gained the coveted Stallion of Yennenga award Saturday on the biennial pan-African Fespaco movie competition for his homicide thriller oeuvre “Ashkal”.

Tunis-born Chebbi, whose movie centres at the investigation into the killing of a caretaker on a building website at Carthage at the outskirts of his native land, didn’t attend the rite in Burkina Faso, presided over by means of army chief Ibrahim Traore.

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Chebbi gained out over Burkinabe rival Apolline Traore, who picked up a comfort Silver Stallion award for “Sira”, whilst the bronze went to Kenya’s Angela Wamai for “Shimoni”.

The Stallion of Yennenga (Etalon d’or de Yennenga) is awarded for the fictitious or documentary function movie judged best possible to depict African realities.

Click on at the participant above to look at this particular document by means of FRANCE 24’s particular envoy to Ouagadougou Fatimata Wane.




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