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Idrissa Ou├ędraogo

Highest Rated: 87% Yaaba (1989)

Lowest Rated: 77% 11-09-01: September 11 (2002)

Birthday: Jan 21, 1954

Birthplace: Banfora, Upper Volta

One of the first directors from Burkina Faso, among the world's poorest nations, to gain international attention. After graduating from the film institute of the University of Ouagadougou, Ouedraogo began to make short films under the auspices of the Burkina Faso government. After several of these ("Les Ecuelles" 1983, "Issa le Tisserand" 1985) won international awards, Ouedraogo successfully ventured into feature-length films co-produced with French and/or Swiss support. His "Yam Daabo/The Choice" (1986), about a desert family's migration to more fertile land, and "Yaaba/Grandmother" (1989), exploring the friendship which develops between a young boy and an old woman scorned by their village, won similar acclaim and are distinguished by their concern for the frailty of the rural impoverished and a skillful mixture of reality and folk mythology.



No Score Yet No Score Yet Film, the Living Record of Our Memory Self - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sacred Places Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anger of the Gods Director - 2003
77% 66% 11-09-01: September 11 Director,
$120.0K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kini & Adams Director,
- 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guimba the Tyrant Producer - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heart's Cry Director - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le Cri du Coeur Director - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Samba Traore Director,
- 1993
No Score Yet 62% Tilai Director,
- 1990
87% 92% Yaaba Director,
- 1989