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Sacred Places

Lieux Saints

Directed by Jean-Marie Téno
Cameroon, France, 2009


Cameroonian filmmaker Jean-Marie Téno profiles a poor but lively neighborhood in the capital of Burkina Faso, where a cine club proprietor tries to include Burkinabe films among the action and Bollywood fare.

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Sacred Places Directed by Jean-Marie Téno

Awards & Festivals

Dubai International Film Festival

2009 | 2nd place: Documentary (Muhr AsiaAfrica Award)

What are people saying?

  • El Biffo's rating of the film Sacred Places

    Click on the screenshot of folks sitting on benches, watching a TV screen. That is what a cinema house looks like in West Africa. Even these low price cine-clubs can rarely afford to show authentic African cinema, as the DVDs they run them on are either expensive, or completely unavailable. Just try to get a copy of this film, for instance! Good luck. The only cinema in Dakar shows only Bollywood or kung fu films :(

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