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Kaboré, Gaston 1951-

Works: 52 works in 171 publications in 12 languages and 1,510 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Short films  Experimental films  Anthology films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Interviews  Juvenile works  Children's films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Restager , Author, Interviewee, Film editor, Producer, Commentator, Adapter
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gaston Kaboré
Wênd Kûuni = Le don de Dieu by Gaston Kaboré( Visual )

43 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 506 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
Zan Boko by Gaston Kaboré( Visual )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 472 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
Lumière et compagnie = Lumière & company by Sarah Moon( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in French and English and held by 254 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
Cinémas d'Afrique by Djibril Diop Mambéty( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in Multiple languages and French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Petite vendeuse de soleil
Rabi by Gaston Kaboré( Visual )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nine-year-old Rabi acquires a pet tortoise after his after falls off his bicycle swerving to avoid it. The boy's fascination with nature manifests itself in turning his pet on its back and watching it struggle. The boy is heartbroken when the tortoise is taken away from him, but his grandfather helps him find his own tortoise which speaks to him so eloquently about his abuse that the boy eventually sets it free"--Container
Buud Yam by Gaston Kaboré( Visual )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 21 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 Kaboré( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cora player : le joueur de cora( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 18 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
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

Six years in the making, this 15-part series covers the film landscape from silent cinema to the modern day digital era. In the first three episodes the new art form of cinema gave rise to a myriad of inventive individuals who each imposed their own unique stamp. Stars were born and by the 1920's the new medium became a fully-fledged art that delighted audiences and entranced its makers such as the D.W. Griffith, Alfred Hitchcock and Sergei Eisenstein. From episodes four to six sounds come to the cinema and sends the medium into a spin, as old stars fade and the new ones burn brighter. Glamour reigns supreme, genre cinema is born and masterpieces of the medium emerge across the globe, as the devastation of war brings startling and daring approaches to cinema. The story of film becomes global. In episodes seven to nine cinema screens of the late fifties and sixties blazed with the shock of new cinema styles. In Europe names like Bertolucci, Godard, Pasolini, Bergman, Polanski, Tarkovsky and Oshima gained familiarity. African and Indian cinema continued to rise and American films, such as Easy Rider, heralded a new dawn. In episodes ten to twelve national cinemas produced extraordinary talents, including Germany's Wim Wenders, the Australian New Wave filmmakers and audacious new offerings from South America. The 1970s also introduced Bruce Lee and the new American cinema. In the late 1980s, brave filmmakers around the world challenged and protested social and political norms by speaking the truth through film. In episodes thirteen and fourteen a new decade brought with it a wealth of new discoveries as Quentin Tarantino blasted the landscape, Baz Luhrmann's madcap frenetic film language sat alongside Iranian cinema, and new Japanese horror terrified global audiences. And in the final episode in a post 9-11 world the medium itself underwent massive industrial changes propelling films into a bold new direction. Episode one: (1895-1918) The world discovers a new art form. Episode two: (1918-1928) The triumph of American film. Episode three: (1918-1932) The great rebel filmmakers. Episode four: (1930s) The great American movie genres. Episode five: (1939-1952) The devastation of war. Episode six: (1953-1957) The swollen story. Episode seven: (1957-1964) The shock of the new. Episode eight: (1965-1969) New waves. Episode nine: (1967-1979) New American cinema. Episode ten: (1969-1979) Radical directors in the 70s. Episode eleven: (1970s and onwards) Innovation in popular culture. Episode twelve: (1980s) Moviemaking and protest. Episode thirteen: (1990-1998) The last days of celluloid. Episode fourteen: (1990s) The first days of digital. Episode fifteen: (2000 onwards) Film moves full circle. Offair, SBS2, 8/1, 9/1, 10/1, 11/1, 15/1, 16/1, 17/1, 18/1, 22/1,23/1, 24/1, 25/1, 29/1, 30/1, 31/1/2013, (62 min. each)
Gaston Kaboré : conteur et visionnaire du cinéma africain by Marie-Magdeleine Chirol( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stadt aus Sand by Pierdomenico Baccalario( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinéastes africains : volume 2 by Gaston Kaboré( Visual )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in French and Multiple languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wariko, le gros lot : Ali, jeune fonctionnaire de police, vit paisiblement avec sa modeste famille dans un quartier périphérique d'une grande ville africaine, avec une épouse courageuse, Awa, qui l'aide à joindre les deux bouts grâce à son commerce de pagnes. Pour une question de monnaie, Awa est obligée de prendre un billet de loterie, qu'elle confie à son époux. La radio annonce le résultat du tirage : Ali et sa femme ont gagné le gros lot : 3 millions. C'est la grande joie dans la famille qui se voit déjà sortie du cercle des pauvres et aussi au village où l'on espère tirer profit de la manne. Hélas, au moment de toucher les millions, le billet a disparu! Ironie du sort, malédiction des ancêtres qui se sentent quelque peu oubliés par ces citadins trop absorbés par leurs problèmes quotidiens ou simplement vol du billet?
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
Quel public?( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 4 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

A fascinating overview of African cinema past, present and future. Directors, producers and actors from different African countries discuss their problems, hopes and expectations
Référence Sembene by Yacouba Traoré( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un reportage sur le tournage de MOOLAADE, le dernier film de Sembene Ousmane consacré à la femme africaine confrontée à l'excision. A partir de septembre 2002, le réalisateur, âgé de 79 ans, s'est isolé dans un petit village de la brousse burkinabée pendant cinq mois. On l'y surprend dirigeant ses acteurs avec la célèbre autorité qui est la sienne, discutant avec eux du sujet du film ou livrant quelques passionnants points de vue, pendant les moments de repos. A ses côtés, son équipe ainsi que Gaston Kaboré, célèbre réalisateur burkinabé et Baba Hama, directeur du Fespaco, témoignent de leur attachement à Sembene et expliquent sa réussite par un travail acharné, effectué "pas à pas."
Den tavse dreng Wênd kûuni( Visual )

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

Fortælling fra Øvre Volta (nuværende Burkina Faso) om en dreng, der bliver stum efter chokket over morens død. Han adopteres af en bondefamilie i en fremmed landsby, og efter en tragisk hændelse i den nye landsby genvinder han talens brug
Wênd Kuuni [Bildtonträger] = Le Don de Dieu = Das Geschenk Gottes by Gaston Kaboré( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in French and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zan boko by Gaston Kaboré( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zan boko : un film( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in Moor and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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. It is also the story of two men, from different worlds but sharing a common integrity: one is a peasant farmer whose land is confiscated by a wealthy businessman; the other is a journalist whose uncompromising exposé of the facts is censored by a corrupt government
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Lumière et compagnie = Lumière & company
Alternative Names
Gaston Kaboré Burkinabe film director

Gaston Kaboré burkinischer Filmemacher

Gaston Kaboré director de cine burkinés

Gaston Kaboré director de cinema burkinès

Gaston Kaboré filmregisseur uit Burkina Faso

Gaston Kaboré regista burkinabè

Kaboré, G. 1951-

Kaboré, Gaston J. - M.

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Kaboré, J.- M. Gaston

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Kaboré, Jean-Marie Gaston 1951-