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Ouedraogo, Idrissa 1954-

Works: 46 works in 250 publications in 16 languages and 1,750 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Comedy films  Interviews  Short films  History  Anthology films  Political films  Experimental films  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Director, Scenarist, Restager , Film editor, Interviewee, Producer, Author of dialog, Contributor
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Idrissa Ouedraogo
Most widely held works by Idrissa Ouedraogo
11'09"01 September 11 a film by Yūsuf Shāhīn( Visual )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven filmmakers from eleven countries reflect on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in short films each lasting 11 minutes, 9 seconds and 1 frame. Samīrā Makhmalbāf presents a female teacher, at an Afghani refugee camp in Iran, organizing the children for a minute's silence; meanwhile the adults express fears of an American bombardment. Claude Lelouch presents the tale of a World Trade Center tour guide who is on the verge of a breakup with his deaf girlfriend when the terrorist attacks occur. Yūsuf Shāhīn presents a young American soldier who comes to haunt a famous film producer and they engage in a highly conflicted dialogue. Danis Tanovič presents the women of Srebrenica (a town where thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys were massacred Serbs on July 11, 1995) continuing their monthly protests, despite the September 11th terrorist attacks. Idrissa Ouedraogo presents a young boy in Burkina Faso on the trail of a man he believes to be Osama Bin Laden. Ken Loach's presents a Chilean refugee who offers his condolences to the American victims; he then, in an open letter, describes the CIA-sponsored coup d'ťat of September 11, 1973, which installed the dictatorship of General Pinochet. Alejandro Gonzl̀ez Iñàrritu presents flashes of images of bodies falling from the World Trade Center, accompanied by chanting. Amos Gitaï presents a preening television news journalist enraged that her report about a Palestinian bombing in Tel Aviv will not be broadcast because of late breaking news about the attacks. Mira Nair presents a New York Muslim suspected of being a terrorist, but who is actually a heroic rescue worker. Sean Penn presents a lonley widower who lives in an apartment that is shaded by the World Trade Center. Shōhei Imamura presents a Japanese soldier who returns home from fighting in World War II. He is convinced that he is a snake, and he refuses to eat anything other than live rats
Guimba : un tyran, une époque = a tyrant in his time by Cheick Oumar Sissoko( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in Bambara and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tyrant throws his city into conflict and chaos when he allows his randy, dwarf son to reject an arranged marriage to the slim local beauty in order for him to pursue the girl's larger, married mother. The tyrant then sets his own eyes on the girl, making the situation even worse. An epic set in the legendary past of Mali (West Africa) to provide a biting allegory of present-day African politics. Through the story of the downfall of Guimba the tyrant, the filmmaker foretells a similar fate for the many dictators who still pillage the continent. He frames his film with the appearance of a griot, a traditional African storyteller who passes down the "wisdom of the ancestors," looking to the values and legends of the African past for inspiration and guidance in reconstructing well-governed, self-sufficient nations
Lumière et compagnie Lumière & company by Sarah Moon( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in French and English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour célébrer les cent ans du cinéma, on a demandé à 40 réalisateurs et réalisatrices reconnus mondialement de se servir de la caméra originale des frères Lumière et de réaliser un film d'une durée de 52 secondes
Kounandi( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in Dyula and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kounandi, a young beauty often scorned and overlooked because of her dwarfism, earns her living and finds village favor making delicious cup cakes. Kounandi falls in love with Karim only to discover that he is married to Awa who is dying. Kounandi mystically sacrifices her lifeforce (and cup cake pan) as a gift to the couple."
Yaaba by Idrissa Ouedraogo( Visual )

45 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This humanistic tale of African rural life, poised between daily life and legend, begins at a burial ground where a young girl named Nopoko and her 12-year-old cousin Bila have gone to visit the grave of Napoko's mother. Here, on the outskirts of their village, they find a proud, wizened old woman named Sana, a pariah thought to be a witch and blamed for the village's misfortunes. Fearful of her at first, the children befriend Sana and bestow upon her the nickname "Yaaba" or Grandmother. When Nopoko is stabbed in a fight with other chidlren, Sana's help is initially rebuffed by the townspeople but it is her knowledge of herbal remedies which, in the end, restores the girl's health. Through this special friendship, the maturing Bila crystallizes his position in relation to the community. The unhurried rhythm of the film, with its frequent use of earth-toned longshots, evokes a profound sense of harmony and continuity. Ouedraogo, who shot the film in his own village, has said. "Yaaba is based on the tales of my childhood and on that kind of bedtime storytelling we hear just before falling asleep." (Circulates)
Samba Traore by Idrissa Ouedraogo( Visual )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After having participated in a robbery, Samba returns to his hometown with his fortune. He opens a bar and convinces Saratou to marry him. When the police arrive looking for the robbers, Samba abandons Saratou and goes on the run
Le cri du cœur by Idrissa Ouedraogo( Visual )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Moktar must leave his village in Mali and emigrate to France to live with his father. His fears cause him to have visions of a hyena until Paulo, a generous, likeable 60-year-old Frenchman, helps him overcome his fears and confront the hyena
Kini & Adams La traversée du jour by Idrissa Ouedraogo( Visual )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a friendship between two men which is shattered by jealousy over a woman
Le choix by Idrissa Ouedraogo( Visual )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Burkina Faso poverty and misery are a way of life, forcing villagers to make a choice between staying and relying on international food aid, or moving further inland to the more fertile, richer areas. This film follows the lives of one family who make the latter choice and on the way, rediscover life
Sacred Places by Jean-Marie Téno( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through the lives of Bouba, the video club operator, and Jules Cesar, the djembe maker and player who sees the djembe, a skin-covered hand drum, as the big brother of cinema, Jean-Marie Teno turns the portrait of the Ouagadougou neighborhood of St. Leon into an introspection on his craft as a filmmaker, as well as a personal reflection on art, popular culture, and business in Africa today."--Website
Tilaï by Idrissa Ouedraogo( Visual )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saga est de retour après deux années d'absence. Il découvre que Nogma, sa promise, est devenue la seconde femme de son père. Furieux, il quitte le village. Nogma qui l'aime toujours le retrouve en cachette
La colère des dieux by Idrissa Ouedraogo( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Moor and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seizing power, despite his father's dying plea that the council of the wise elect the new king, Tanga begins a reign of terror. From a nearby village he seizes Awa, betrothed to Rasmane. Nine months later, she gives him an heir, Salam. Awa and Halyare (Tanga's uncle) nurture and educate the boy, and know his secret. When Salam is twelve, truth and the fates turn against Tanga with the revelation that Salam is not his son, but Rasmane's. Now Tanga or Salam must die. Freighted with myth and ancient cultural beliefs-- this masterly work by great Burkinese director Idrissa Ouedraogo has the power, pathos and eternal truth of a Greek tragedy."--Films for Africa web site, viewed April 23, 2009
A Karim na Sala by Idrissa Ouedraogo( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karim, un jeune paysan de 12 ans, offre une petite gazelle à Sala, une jeune citadine... Une histoire d'amitié qui se déroule en Afrique, un regard tendre et universel sur l'enfance
Le monde à l'endroit by Idrissa Ouedraogo( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nous sommes dans un petit village d'Afrique où l'homme est roi : il a tous les pouvoirs sur la femme grâce à un fétiche que les dieux lui ont donné. Chaque homme doit garder ce fétiche pendant dix ans et cela depuis des générations. Viens le tour d'Adama, un étudiant fraîchement revenu de France, qui va tomber dans le piège tendu par les femmes du village
Courts métrages plusieurs films courts by Idrissa Ouedraogo( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in French and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 jours pour convaincre: 100 1-min. public service spots fighting against AIDS
Gold rush by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Little Tramp searches for gold and love in the Klondike. Includes both a restored version of the original 1925 silent film, and the 1942 re-issue, the latter featuring a new score and narration written and spoken by Charles Chaplin
Les fespakistes by Érich Münch( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Producteurs, comédiens, cinéastes, documentaristes... une cinquantaine de personnalités témoignent à loccasion des éditions 1999 et 2001 du Fespaco, le Festival panafricain de cinéma et de télévision à Ouagadougou au Burkina Faso. Remarquablement portraiturés par François Kotlarski et Eric Münch, tous livrent leur vision de ce cinéma du continent noir, de ses enjeux humains et politiques, de ses difficultés et de sa soif de liberté."Cest un combat, lance un cinéaste, lessentiel est que je ne tombe pas." Kaya Touba, Issa Traore, Adama Drabo, Totcha Balin, Mark Nekaïtar, Nasser Ktari viennent du Cameroun, de Tunisie, du Sénégal, de Côte dIvoire... ou de Bruxelles et de Paris. Ils scénarisent, réalisent, produisent. Ils font et sont le cinéma africain, le "plus difficile à faire au monde", dit lun. Cest pourquoi, "la passion lui est essentielle", renchérit une réalisatrice dAfrique du Sud. Le Fespaco réunit tous les métiers dun cinéma fictions et documentaires - qui souffre de manque de moyens sur tout le continent, dabsence de circuits de distribution et de production, et particulièrement dindépendance. "Faire un film en Afrique ? Une gageure !" lâche un réalisateur. Art métissé, "négropolitain" car en majorité produit en France, ce cinéma sinscrit pourtant dans la tradition ancestrale des griots. Comme toute forme dexpression, il semble devenu ici le dernier rempart contre les dérives des dirigeants
Le marché des deux roues au Burkina by Idrissa Ouedraogo( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the bicycle and motorcycle industries in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, and the economic activities that have grown up around two-wheeled transport
11'09"01 Septiembre 11( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinta compuesta de 11 cotrometrajes filmados por los más destacados cineastas del mundo, bajo la inspiración de un hecho común: la tragedia del 11 de septiembre que conmocionó a todo el orbe, cambiando por completo el panorama mundial. Con total libertad artística cada director plasmó 11 mensajes únicos de paz y tolerancia entre todos los pueblos, independientemente de su religión o raza
September 11( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are told from different points of view around the world." IMDB
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Alternative Names
Idrissa Ouedraogo Burkinabe film director, screenwriter and producer

Idrissa Ouédraogo burkinischer Filmemacher

Idrissa Ouedraogo filmregisseur uit Burkina Faso

Idrissa Ouédraogo regista burkinabè

Ouédraogo, Idrissa 1954-

Уэдраого, Идрисса

ادريسا ويدراوغو

ایدریسا اودرائوگو


Gold rush