Article published on the 2009-02-20 Latest update 2009-03-06 09:26 TU
Checking out RFI from a distance, Place de la Nation
RFI's Juan Gomez, with guests and a crowd, recording Appels sur l'actualité, RFI's phone-in programme, live on Ouagadougou's Place de la Nation.
Nadege Batou, of Congo Brazzaville, made a film about children who are surrounded by rivers, but without any clean drinking water. The film was pulled at home, so Batou is showing it at the Film Professionals fair at Fespaco.
Mali's much-treasured Maïmouna Helène Diarra. After roles in Mooladé and Bamako, she's here with Ladji Diakité's television series Duel à Dafa.
Appie Matere, producer of Killer necklace from Kenya.
Judy Kibinge, director of "Killer necklace" after the screening.
Dignitaries waiting to declare everything open at Fespaco's MICA salon for cinema professionals
Musicians waiting for the dignitaries to stop talking and starting cutting the ribbon.
Scrap metal sculpture in front of the Fespaco HQ
A small elephant wearing armour, or perhaps simply more scrap metal sculpture.
At the festival's opening, an artist uses an imitation camera. (Photo: AFP/Georges Gobet)
"I told you we should have turned left..." RFI set up in Ouagadougou for the last Fespaco, in 2007
Broadcasting from the festival, 2005.