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Set in St-Leon, a modest neighborhood tucked between the cathedral and two mosques in the city of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, where for 40 years, the world's famous FESPACO (Pan African Film Festival of Ouagadougou) showcases the best achievements of African filmmaking, Sacred Places is a film about the fight to survive and to maintain one's dignity in a hostile environment.

Through the lives of three characters: Jules Cesar, the djembé maker and player, Bouba, the video-club manager of a neighborhood movie salon that also serves as a praying place, and Abbo a fifty years old senior technician who decided to become a public letter writer, JMT skillfully lays out his rich, very complex and profound observations on many paradoxes of today's Africa.


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Les Films du Raphia

Les FILMS DU RAPHIA, SARL au capital de 49 545 €, fondée en 1987 par Jean-Marie TENO et Catherine PUISEUX, produisent et distribuent des documentaires et des fictions de court et de long-métrage, pour la télévision et le cinéma. D’abord centrée sur l’Afrique, la thématique des films s’est élargie sur une analyse du monde contemporain dans son ensemble. + plus