2012 Edition's Fanta Régina Nacro

Fanta Régina Nacro

Fanta Régina Nacro

  • Section :Short Films
  • Burkina Faso

    Nacro was born on 4 September 1962, she is a filmmaker who received her first degree in audiovisual science and techniques from Institut Africain d’education Cinématographique (INAFEC) in 1986. She earned her Master’s degree in Film and Audiovisual Studies from the Sorbonne. Now, she holds a PhD in education field. In 1993 she founded her own production company based in Ouagadougou. She was the first woman in the cinema industry in her country when she worked as a director assistant for famous filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo in his film Le Choix (The Choice).

    The short film Un Certain Matin (The Certain Morning) in 1992, which was her first production, the film was awarded the Carthage Film Festival the silver Tanit (the second prize) for short films.

    Nacro produced a number of short films, often taking a humorous perspective on the traditions of her country and the complexity of relations between tradition and modernity. However, Nacro made many short films about the disease of HIV and the suffering of its patients in Africa. Her film Buchi was produced within a series of films titled Mother Africa to acknowledge women’s contribution in society. The film won over twenty prizes in various international film festivals among them were FESPACO award for best short film in 2001. Nacro’s first feature film was La Nuit de la Vérité (Night of Truth) in 2004.

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