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Title:

ZAN BOKO

Title English:ZAN BOKO (HOMELAND)
Country:Burkina Faso 1988
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:85 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa III


Director :Kaboré, Gaston
Screenplay:Kaboré, Gaston
Cinematography:Ouedraogo, Sékou
 Thiombiano, Issaka
Editing:Davanture, Andrée
 Kanyala, Marie-Jeanne
Music:Cherry, Don
 Guédon, Henri
Sound:Traoré, Issa
  
Cast:Kaboré, Colette
 Nikiema, Joseph
 Pafadnam, Gady
Producer:Kaboré, Gaston
Production company: Atria Films


Storyline



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Zan Boko means `the place where the placenta is buried` and symbolizes the continuity between past and present in African village societies. The film tells the story of a village swallowed up by one of Africa`s sprawling cities. Through this commonplace event, the film reveals the transformation of an agrarian, subsistence society into an industrialized, commodity economy and of an oral culture into a mass media culture.
Zan Boko is also the story of two men, from different worlds but sharing a common integrity. Tinga is a peasant farmer whose ancestral land is confiscated by a wealthy businessman. Yabre is a journalist whose uncompromising television expose of Tinga`s victimization is censored by a corrupt government.


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Karthago 1988: Silberner Tanit
Amiens 1988: Spezialpreis der Jury
Berlin 1988: Interfilm-Preis

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