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Ethiopian wins in Ouagadougou Film Festival
Daniel Taye Workou from Ethiopia was overwhelmed when his film Menged, which tells the story of a trip to the market by a father and son, won the short film competition. In his acceptance speech, Workou expressed the hope that Africans would have the opportunity to view more films by Africans.
The Nigerian film Ezra has won the top prize at the biennial African Film Festival, Fespaco, in Burkina Faso.
The festival is the major showcase for the continent's films, many of which are not widely distributed.
Ezra, the story of a child soldier in the decade-long Sierra Leone civil war, was a popular winner at a lively closing ceremony.
The film, directed by Newton Aduaka, was awarded the top prize, known as the Yennenga Stallion.
Thousands of people connected with the world of African cinema attended the awards ceremony, including many Africans now living outside the continent, as well as a small number of non-African filmmakers. Over the course of the week-long festival more than 200 films from 44 countries were shown. When the festival first opened in 1969, five countries participated.
Held every two years, the next festival will be 2009 in Ouagadougou, which will mark the 40th anniversary of Africa's largest film festival.
Daniel Taye Workou good job.Congratulations on your film festival competition to be the first Ethiopian winer ever.But becareful from the loser CUD/Derguest forgotten elements.
Yeha, what does winning an award on a film has to do with politics? I would be so surprized if you were someone who at least influence decisions. You are just a layman who just keeps crying. Please, leave the politics for the politicians and keep winning your daily bread. Do not mix the oil and the water as you will never succeed.
On the other hand, good job Daniel. It is so nice to hear about some outstanding performances. Hoping to see some more in the camming years.
Yeha :- DEDEB neger neh. Kemeles bizum atishalim. Demo sira yelehim ende. U r good for nothing!
Congratulations! Please be careful of the poisonous Weyane/TPLF elements who hate to see Ethiopians succeed, except people from their own tribe.
Death for the racist Weyane.
keep the good job done bro. It is also for the second time, i believe, the film received international award. Being one last years’ prize at Cannes’ film festival for the foreign film diretor!?
Thank you for the serious glory and hope your Film Company in Addis succeds further bridging the gap between Ethiopian, European and African Cinemas! Another expa, living in the Netherlands also has got an award from Ougadougou which is a blessed act by itself. I hope also other serious contendors, cineasts living in Paris and the US will bring us - some more pleasing music to the ears - home more successes. Like Ghiorghis, Lucy, Salem, and Yemane.
But the main thing is work must be done, sucess is second and it is only welcome if it comes.
Cheers again ato daniel Taye.
Congratulation Brother Daniel Taye…
You should see a doctor but just to point out what you are going to tell the doctor when you visit him…
Your sicknesses are:
5. Attention Deficiency
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How come you forgot to mention the “The Last King of Woyane,” staring Meles Zarawi?
people be ware of minority tplfite propagandists who dont seem to have a brain of thier own to think with.but sing like a parrot their inferiority complex and hate filled songs till they drop dead!
yeha and yirgacheffe are you guys full time propagandists? for gods sake get a job!!!!
Yirgacheffee: It is with great admiration and respect that i read your priceless contribution, comments, and pieces. Your talent and high IQ can be noted by all who’re non-biased and honest. The talented Neftegnas comment sounds funny but as the same time it teachs us all Ethiopians how the Neftegnas has to be dealt for once and all. Most Neftegnas has a dream of comming back to power and impose their will upon us. Although, i have no doubt they have no chance at this life time to take power back from the people. The Ethiopian people have spoken on the last election, except that of Neftegna region and some Gurage areas CUD has no legitemacy as EPRDF did throughout the country. We all have to safe guard our freedom from these people who thinks Ethiopia is belong to Amharas only. I support Meles and EPRDF 1000% the Hailu Shawels and the Neftegnas has to be told in clear language that their time has been up long time ago. Ethiopia is marching forward to become a case study economic success and democracy in Africa. LONG Live to EPRDF !!
“How come you forgot to mention the “The Last King of Woyane,” staring Meles Zarawi?”
omar, I thought of making a film by that title but my producers insisted that all the films be based on true story! But thatnks for your input.
Hey Mr. Clown did you run-out of jokes or what? You are repeating the same “shaggy-dog-story” over-and-over-again. You need to be a bit more creative than that if you want me to chuckle. For-now I’m bored-to-death.
Good job Brother.
Any idea where or when we can see this movi?
thank you for the inspiring words brother!
Don’t be mad because you got replaced by Che Guivera as the leading Neftegna Star in most of the films.
Your comments are amusing and hilairous.I love them all. I think you are a very talented man and should be proud of yourself.
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