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Kaboré, Gaston 1951-

Overview
Works: 63 works in 166 publications in 12 languages and 1,453 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Experimental films  Short films  Juvenile works  Motion pictures  Documentary films  History  Biography  Television programs  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Interviewee, Film editor, Producer, Adapter
Classifications: PN1995.9.E96, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Gaston Kaboré
Zan Boko by Gaston Kabor( Visual )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zan boko means "the place where the placenta is buried" and symbolizes the continuity between past and present in African village societies. Tells the story of one village swallowed up by one of Africa's large cities and the change from agrarian society to a mass media culture
Wênd Kûuni Le don de Dieu( Visual )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wend Kuuni is a landmark in African filmmakers' attempts to "return to the sources" of their culture, to recover a "usable" African past to solve the problems of the African present. Filmmaker Gaston Kaboré adapts the measured rhythms of traditional African storytelling to create an authentically African cinematic language. He retells an ancient fable about a mute, memoryless orphan, driven from his homeland, who is renamed Wend Kuuni ("God's Gift") by the grateful village which adopts him. Kaboré uses this simple tale to demonstrate that traditional Mossi values can still provide answers to many problems besetting modern Africa, fractured by rural dislocation, refugees and political conflict
Lumière et compagnie Lumière & company( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To commemorate the Centennial of the Lumière Brothers' first motion picture, leading international filmmakers created their own one minute Lumière Film, using the restored original camera
Wênd Kûuni = Le don de Dieu by Gaston Kabor( Visual )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mute foundling is raised in an African village by a weaver and his family. The mute regains his powers of speech only after a shock, then reveals his origins and reasons for dumbness
Il principe della città di sabbia by Pierdomenico Baccalario( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to save her grandfather Rokia must desend upon a long and dangerous journey through the desert. Tthe help of a fennec, a desert fox, amber amulets of a jackal, and an eagle will help materialize Rokia in the "final battle"
Cinémas d'Afrique by Djibril Diop Mambty( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in French and Multiple languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study and teaching films portraying African culture
Zan Boko (Homeland)( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in Moor and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story of a village family caught up in the transformation of an agrarian, subsistence economy into an industrialized commodity economy. Gaston Kaboré's film Zan Boko explores the conflict between tradition and modernity, a central theme in many contemporary African films, such as Keita and Ta Dona. It tells the poignant story of a village family swept up in the current tide of urbanization. In doing so, Zan Boko expertly reveals the transformation of an agrarian, subsistence society into an industrialized commodity economy. Zan Boko is also one of the first African films to explore the impact of the mass media in changing an oral society into one where information is packaged and sold. The film provides viewers with a unique opportunity to see our own televised civilization through the eyes of the traditional societies it is replacing. "Zan Boko says everything that needs to be said about an endangered way of life." - New York Times. "The critical camera becomes an instrument of resistance in the face of the technocrats. Zan Boko tells the story of modern Africa." - Cahier du Cinema
Rabi by Gaston Kabor( Visual )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using traditional African story-telling techniques, this tale explores the relationships that a nine-year-old boy builds with his father, a tortoise, a wise old man, and his own conscience. Rabi's father falls off his bicycle when he tries to avoid a tortoise that crosses his path and brings the animal home. Rabi becomes so fascinated with it that he neglects his chores. When his angry father returns the tortoise to the bush, a wise, elderly neighbor finds another one to console the boy. The story is set in a small village in Burkina Faso
Buud Yam by Gaston Kabor( Visual )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an early 19th century African village, Wend Kuuni, a young man, lives with his adopted family because his mother was killed as a result of being accused of witchcraft. When his adopted sister becomes ill, the villagers suspect Wend Kuuni. In order to save his sister and his own lives, Wend Kuuni sets out on a journey to find a healer
Cinéastes africains by Gaston Kabor( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Undetermined and French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of film Une histoire du cinéma by Mark Cousins( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaston Kaboré : conteur et visionnaire du cinéma africain by Marie-Magdeleine Chirol( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Joueur de cora The Cora Player( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young Africans from different social backgrounds want to defy tradition and be free to love each other. This Burkina Faso/Canada co-production is based on Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which particularly upholds the right to love freely, blind to convention and social class. An animated film without words for twelve to seventeen yers olds
Hado( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in Moor and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A day in the life of a popular singer from Burkina Faso. Hado is 'an ordinary Mossi woman' -- a mother, entrepreneur, artist, and dancer who sings about every aspect of life and trains others to maintain their heritage of music and dance"--Distributor's catalog
Cinéastes africains( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quel public ?( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le joueur de cora( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in Undetermined and French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Y'a pas de problème ! fragments de cinémas africains( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le don de Dieu by Gaston Kabor( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in Moor and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den tavse dreng Wênd kûuni( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Nilo-Saharan and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fortlling fra vre Volta (nuvrende Burkina Faso) om en dreng, der bliver stum efter chokket over morens dd. Han adopteres af en bondefamilie i en fremmed landsby, og efter en tragisk hndelse i den nye landsby genvinder han talens brug
 
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Lumière et compagnie Lumière & company
Alternative Names
Gaston Kabor Burkinabe film director

Gaston Kabor burkinischer Filmemacher

Gaston Kabor regista burkinab

Kabor, G. 1951-

Kabor, Gaston J.M. 1951-

Kabor, Jean-Marie Gaston 1951-

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