One of Burkina Faso’s top filmmakers talks about African film art. What is displayed on the screen and what is omitted.
“Making a movie is easy. Making a good movie is a war,” said Oscar-winning director Alejandro Gonzalez Inaritu. And for filmmakers in countries like Burkina Faso, the challenges are even greater as they suffer from years of conflict and instability.
However, despite continued violence, the Pan-African Film Festival in the capital Ouagadougou brought together hopes through art, bringing together filmmakers who are resilient in the face of conflict.
So we caught up with one of Burkina Faso’s top filmmakers and explored African film art. What is displayed on the screen and what is omitted. Apollin Traore talks to Al Jazeera.