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    The Carnival Of Kwen - Extract 7'

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    Fred Hilgemann

    par Fred Hilgemann

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    Days of Ethnographic Films, Ljubjana (Slovénia), 2011.
    The International Ethnographic Film Festival of Quebec, 2011.
    PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL, LOS ANGELES, 2010.
    Every two years, the farmers of the African village of Kwen, Burkina Faso, organize a strange Carnival. Over three days and two nights, the locals dress up as the officials of the nation - the President, Prime Minister, Ministers of Justice, Security and Agriculture, and the King and Queen. The young farmers act out their country's political leaders on stage. The plots are quasi-Shakespearian, but at the same time, close to African realities...