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FESPACO 2015: Maïmouna N’Diaye dedicates her prize to women worldwide

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The Police Inspector, Malika, in the Burkinabe television series « Super Flics« , Maïmouna N’Diaye was crowned best actress at Fespaco 2015.

Last Saturday in Ouagadougou, the main actress of the movie « L’œil du cyclone » (The eye of the cyclone) dedicated her prize to all women worldwide within the framework of the International Women’s Day, commemorated on Sunday, 8th March.

« It is a great recognition for me and my work and I dedicate this trophy to all women, all female comedians at the eve of 8th March« , declared the Senegalese comedian.

In the movie, the Senegalese actress played the role of strong minded lawyer in a delicate justice case. She succeeded in shading light on a child soldier and diamond traffic case in which her father was involved.

We should note that « L’œil du cyclone » was crowned Bronze standard of the official prizes and the ECOWAS integration prize and the Oumarou Ganda prize.

The work won on Friday 2 special prizes (Sembène Ousmane prize and that of the WAEMU integration).

Doors closed last Saturday on the 24th edition of the FESPACO under the theme: « African Cinema: Production and broadcasting in the digital technology era« , with Egypt as guest of honor country.

Here as below the complete official prize list drawn up by the APA news agency:


– Gold: «Fièvres» by Hicham Ayouch (Morocco)
– Silver: «Fadhma N’Soumer» by Belkacem Hadjadj (Algeria)
– Bronze: «L’œil du cyclone» by Sékou Traoré (Burkina Faso)
– Best actress Prize: Maimouna N’diaye in «L’œil du cyclone» by Sékou Traoré (Burkina Faso)
– Best actor Prize: Fargass Assande in «L’œil du cyclone» by Sékou Traoré (Burkina Faso)
– Paul Robeson Prize (Best movie from the diaspora): «Morbayassa, le serment de Koumba» by Cheik Fantamady Camara (Guinea-Conakry)
– Oumarou Ganda Prize (Best first work): «L’œil du cyclone» by Sékou Traoré (Burkina Faso)
– Best script Prize: Marcel Beaulieu for «Fadhma N’Soumer» by Belkacem Hadjadj (Algeria)
– Best picture Prize: Ali Benjelloun for «C’est eux les chiens» by Hicham Lasri (Morocco)
– Best sound Prize: Phillipe Grivel and Dominique Vieillard for «Fadhma N’Soumer» by Belkacem Hadjadj
– Best music Prize: Amine Bouhafa for «Timbuktu» by Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania)
– Best scenery Prize: Sébastien Birchler for «Timbuktu» byAbderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania)
– Best editing Prize: Isabele Devinck for «Fadhma N’Soumer» by Belkacem Hadjadj (Algeria)
– Best poster Prize: « Cellule 512″ by Missa Hébié (Burkina Faso)


– Best fiction film Prize: «Sagar» by Pape Abdoulaye Seck (Audiovisual college, Morocco)
– Best documentary film: «Je danse, donc je suis» by Aïssata Ouarma (Audiovisual Institute, Burkina Faso)
– Special Prize for jury: «The Traveller» by Peter Sedufia (NAFTI, Ghana)


– Gold: «De l’eau et du sang» byAbdelilah Eljaouhary (Morocco)
– Silver: «Madame Esther» by Luck Razanajoana (Madagascar)
– Bronze: «Zakaria» by Leyla Bouzid (Tunisia)


– First prize: «Miners Shot Down» by Rehad Desai (South Africa)
– Second prize: «Devoir de mémoire» by Mahmadou Cissé (Mali)
– Third prize: «Tango Negro, les origines africaines du tango» by Dom Pedro (Angola)


– Best TV series Prize: «Chroniques africaines» by Marie-Christine Amon (Ivory Coast)
– Special Prize for jury: «Eh les hommes, Eh les femmes» by Apolline Traoré (Burkina Faso)


– ECOWAS intégration special Prize: «L’œil du cyclone» by Sékou Traoré (Burkina Faso)
– ECOWAS best West African female director: «Des étoiles» by Dyana Gaye
– European Union prize: «Avant le printemps» by Ahmed Atef (Egypt)
– Conseil de l’Entente prize: «Run» by Philippe Lacôte (Ivory Coast).

Appreciate Mouna N’Diaye in one of the episodes of Super Flics



Original text by: Blaise AKAME

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