The Chameleon

Idrissa Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso

In memory of Idrissa Ouedraogo (1954-2018), Leader of the Second Generation of the African Directors, Commander of the National Order of Burkina Faso and Knight of the French Order of Arts and Letters.

Biodiversity

The Chameleon by Idrissa Ouedraogo
The Chameleon by Idrissa Ouedraogo

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The Chameleon by Idrissa Ouedraogo
The Chameleon by Idrissa Ouedraogo

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The Chameleon by Idrissa Ouedraogo
The Chameleon by Idrissa Ouedraogo

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The sacred side of traditional beliefs regarding the wild life. Where do these beliefs come from, how were they born and especially, how are they expressed in the behaviors, customs or traditions related to the relationship between man and the chameleon?

Biography

Born in Burkina Faso (former-Upper Volta) in 1954 and died in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 2018. One of the most important African directors, he studied cinema between his native country, as well as in Paris and Kiev. In 1989 he won the Fipresci Award at the Cannes Film Festival for his film Yaaba, before being granted with the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in 1990 for Tilai and, in 1992, Samba Traoré was awarded Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. In 1997, he was a Member of the jury of the Venice Film Festival. In 2008, he participated in the short movies anthology Stories on Human Rights with his film La Mangue. The Burkinabe Director was also Commander of the National Order of Burkina Faso and Knight of the French Order of Arts and Letters.