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Ouedraogo, Idrissa 1954-2018

Overview
Works: 80 works in 345 publications in 16 languages and 3,157 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Comedy films  Silent films  Short films  Nonfiction films  Anthology films  History  Internet videos  Political films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Scenarist, Restager , Film editor, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Contributor, fmd, Author of dialog
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Idrissa Ouedraogo
Gold rush( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Little Tramp searches for gold and love in the Klondike. Includes both a restored version of the original 1925 silent film, and the 1942 re-issue, the latter featuring a new score and narration written and spoken by Charles Chaplin
Guimba : un tyran, une époque = a tyrant in his time( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in Bambara and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the most prestigious award in African cinema, the Grand Prize at FESPACO '95, Guimba has been acclaimed as one of the most visually ravishing African films ever made. This epic allegory contrasts Africa's tremendous wealth and potential with its present poverty and plunder. Director Cheick Oumar Sissoko comments, "Guimba is a political film, a fable about power, its atrocities and its absurdities. I was personally influenced by what I experienced not long ago in Mali, but the ravages of power are, unfortunately, universal." The story has obvious parallels with the 1991 overthrow of Malian dictator Moussa Traore in which Sissoko was active. Guimba tells the timeless tale of a tyrant's hubris and his downfall at the hands of his people, reminiscent of MacBeth or Richard III. The film's narrative embodies the process of revealing the truth from behind the facade of despotic power. For Guimba, the prince of a once prosperous trading city, the key to power is spectacle: humiliating court rituals, arbitrary displays of wrath, occult powers, even the terrifying mask which always covers his face. Guimba's authority begins to crumble when he demands that a nobleman divorce his wife so that his own son, the physical and moral dwarf, Janginé, can marry her. This ludicrous demand reveals him to the townspeople as a unrestrained beast not a prince; they jeer and defy him and abandon the city to join a rebel force. Isolated, his magic powers exhausted, driven-mad, Guimba is left with no alternative but to commit suicide. Guimba is thus a story of the restoration of truth and legitimate authority to Djenné, the legendary city where the film was shot, and, allegorically, of democratic, "transparent" government to present-day Africa. In its opulence and epic scale, Guimba recalls and calls for the return of the continent's own former greatness and prosperity. Even, the film's striking costumes (themselves simultaneously veilings and statements) occasioned the revival of several traditional Malian textile crafts. Sissoko notes that in Guimba he adapted to film two traditional Malian types of discourse used to "speak truth to power:" kotéba, a popular form of satiric street theatre, and baro, a virtuoso kind of public oratory. Thus Sissoko creates through his film not just an allegory of present-day African politics but a community of viewers prepared to mock illicit power whatever its trappings
11'09"01 September 11 : a film( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in Arabic and English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven acclaimed directors each make an 11 minute short film in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The result is a daring and moving global cinematic reply that "forces us to look at the entire event afresh." (The New York Times)
Lumière et compagnie = Lumière & company by Sarah Moon( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and French and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour célébrer les cent ans du cinéma, on a demandé à 40 réalisateurs et réalisatrices reconnus mondialement de se servir de la caméra originale des frères Lumière et de réaliser un film d'une durée de 52 secondes
Kounandi( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in Dyula and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kounandi, a young beauty often scorned and overlooked because of her dwarfism, earns her living and finds village favor making delicious cup cakes. Kounandi falls in love with Karim only to discover that he is married to Awa who is dying. Kounandi mystically sacrifices her lifeforce (and cup cake pan) as a gift to the couple."--Www.newreel.org
Tilaï by Idrissa Ouedraogo( Visual )

44 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saga returns to his village to find that his fiancée Nogma is now his father's second wife. Still in love, they find each other again--which the village views as incest. His brother supposedly kills him, the villagers think he's dead, but Saga and Nogma escape and live happily--until Saga has to go back to the village because his mother is dying
Yaaba by Idrissa Ouedraogo( Visual )

44 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This humanistic tale of African rural life, poised between daily life and legend, begins at a burial ground where a young girl named Nopoko and her 12-year-old cousin Bila have gone to visit the grave of Napoko's mother. Here, on the outskirts of their village, they find a proud, wizened old woman named Sana, a pariah thought to be a witch and blamed for the village's misfortunes. Fearful of her at first, the children befriend Sana and bestow upon her the nickname "Yaaba" or Grandmother. When Nopoko is stabbed in a fight with other chidlren, Sana's help is initially rebuffed by the townspeople but it is her knowledge of herbal remedies which, in the end, restores the girl's health. Through this special friendship, the maturing Bila crystallizes his position in relation to the community. The unhurried rhythm of the film, with its frequent use of earth-toned longshots, evokes a profound sense of harmony and continuity. Ouedraogo, who shot the film in his own village, has said. "Yaaba is based on the tales of my childhood and on that kind of bedtime storytelling we hear just before falling asleep." (Circulates)
September 11th : [eVideo - Films on Demand]( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven filmmakers from eleven countries reflect on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in short films each lasting 11 minutes, 9 seconds and 1 frame. Samīrā Makhmalbāf presents a female teacher, at an Afghani refugee camp in Iran, organizing the children for a minute's silence; meanwhile the adults express fears of an American bombardment. Claude Lelouch presents the tale of a World Trade Center tour guide who is on the verge of a breakup with his deaf girlfriend when the terrorist attacks occur. Yūsuf Shāhīn presents a young American soldier who comes to haunt a famous film producer and they engage in a highly conflicted dialogue. Danis Tanovič presents the women of Srebrenica (a town where thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys were massacred Serbs on July 11, 1995) continuing their monthly protests, despite the September 11th terrorist attacks. Idrissa Ouedraogo presents a young boy in Burkina Faso on the trail of a man he believes to be Osama Bin Laden. Ken Loach's presents a Chilean refugee who offers his condolences to the American victims; he then, in an open letter, describes the CIA-sponsored coup d'ťat of September 11, 1973, which installed the dictatorship of General Pinochet. Alejandro Gonzl̀ez Iñàrritu presents flashes of images of bodies falling from the World Trade Center, accompanied by chanting. Amos Gitaï presents a preening television news journalist enraged that her report about a Palestinian bombing in Tel Aviv will not be broadcast because of late breaking news about the attacks. Mira Nair presents a New York Muslim suspected of being a terrorist, but who is actually a heroic rescue worker. Sean Penn presents a lonley widower who lives in an apartment that is shaded by the World Trade Center. Shōhei Imamura presents a Japanese soldier who returns home from fighting in World War II. He is convinced that he is a snake, and he refuses to eat anything other than live rats
Samba Traore by Idrissa Ouedraogo( Visual )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After having participated in a robbery, Samba returns to his rural hometown with his fortune. He opens a bar and convinces Saratou to marry him. When the police arrive looking for the robbers, Samba abandons Saratou and goes on the run
11'09"01 : September 11 by Samīrā Makhmalbāf( Visual )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven filmmakers from eleven countries reflect on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in short films each lasting 11 minutes, 9 seconds and 1 frame. Samīrā Makhmalbāf presents a female teacher, at an Afghani refugee camp in Iran, organizing the children for a minute's silence; meanwhile the adults express fears of an American bombardment. Claude Lelouch presents the tale of a World Trade Center tour guide who is on the verge of a breakup with his deaf girlfriend when the terrorist attacks occur. Yūsuf Shāhīn presents a young American soldier who comes to haunt a famous film producer and they engage in a highly conflicted dialogue. Danis Tanovič presents the women of Srebrenica (a town where thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys were massacred Serbs on July 11, 1995) continuing their monthly protests, despite the September 11th terrorist attacks. Idrissa Ouedraogo presents a young boy in Burkina Faso on the trail of a man he believes to be Osama Bin Laden. Ken Loach's presents a Chilean refugee who offers his condolences to the American victims; he then, in an open letter, describes the CIA-sponsored coup d'ťat of September 11, 1973, which installed the dictatorship of General Pinochet. Alejandro Gonzl̀ez Iñàrritu presents flashes of images of bodies falling from the World Trade Center, accompanied by chanting. Amos Gitaï presents a preening television news journalist enraged that her report about a Palestinian bombing in Tel Aviv will not be broadcast because of late breaking news about the attacks. Mira Nair presents a New York Muslim suspected of being a terrorist, but who is actually a heroic rescue worker. Sean Penn presents a lonley widower who lives in an apartment that is shaded by the World Trade Center. Shōhei Imamura presents a Japanese soldier who returns home from fighting in World War II. He is convinced that he is a snake, and he refuses to eat anything other than live rats
11ʹ09ʺ01 : September 11 : a film( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour évoquer l'ampleur de l'onde de choc du 11 septembre, pour témoigner de la résonance de l'événement dans le monde entier, pour mieux saisir la dimension humaine de cette tragédie, pour que la réflexion accompagne l'émotion, pour donner la parole à chacun, un film collectif : onze réalisateurs d'origine et de culture différentes, onze regards sur les événements tragiques survenus à New York le 11 septembre 2001, onze points de vue engageant leur conscience individuelle
Le cri du cœur by Idrissa Ouedraogo( Visual )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Moktar must leave his village in Mali and emigrate to France to live with his father. His fears cause him to have visions of a hyena until Paulo, a generous, likeable 60-year-old Frenchman, helps him overcome his fears and confront the hyena
Kini & Adams by Idrissa Ouedraogo( Visual )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two men in a village in Zimbabwe who dream of escaping rural life for the big city while they work on an old car. Their friendship is shattered by jealousy over a woman
Guimba : un tyran, une époque by Cheick Oumar Sissoko( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in Bambara and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic set in the legendary past of Mali (West Africa) to provide a biting allegory of present-day African politics. Through the story of the downfall of Guimba the tyrant, the filmmaker foretells a similar fate for the many dictators who still pillage the continent. He frames his film with the appearance of a griot, a traditional African storyteller who passes down the "wisdom of the ancestors", looking to the values and legends of the African past for inspiration and guidance in reconstructing well-governed, self-sufficient nations
Sacred Places by Lloyd R Bailey( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and Multiple languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through the lives of Bouba, the video club operator, and Jules Cesar, the djembe maker and player who sees the djembe, a skin-covered hand drum, as the big brother of cinema, Jean-Marie Teno turns the portrait of the Ouagadougou neighborhood of St. Leon into an introspection on his craft as a filmmaker, as well as a personal reflection on art, popular culture, and business in Africa today."--Website
Yam daabo = Le choix by Idrissa Ouedraogo( Visual )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Burkina Faso poverty and misery are a way of life, forcing villagers to make a choice between staying and relying on international food aid, or moving further inland to the more fertile, richer areas. This film follows the lives of one family who make the latter choice and on the way rediscover life
11'09''01, September 11 : un film de 11 réalisateurs by Samīrā Makhmalbāf( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Onze minutes, neuf secondes, une image. Pour évoquer l'ampleur de l'onde de choc du 11 septembre. Pour témoigner de la résonance de l'événement dans le monde entier. Pour mieux saisir la dimension humaine de cette tragédie. Pour que la réflexion accompagne l'émotion. Pour donner la parole à chacun. Un film collectif : 11 réalisateurs d'origine et de cultures différentes. 11 regards sur les événements tragiques survenus à New York le 11 septembre 2001. 11 points de vue engageant leur conscience individuelle. Une entière liberté d'expression." [Source : jaquette]
Yaaba = La grand-mère = Die Grossmutter( Visual )

6 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mots-clés : enfant ; sorcellerie ; Burkina Faso
La colère des dieux by Idrissa Ouedraogo( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Moor and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seizing power, despite his father's dying plea that the council of the wise elect the new king, Tanga begins a reign of terror. From a nearby village he seizes Awa, betrothed to Rasmane. Nine months later, she gives him an heir, Salam. Awa and Halyare (Tanga's uncle) nurture and educate the boy, and know his secret. When Salam is twelve, truth and the fates turn against Tanga with the revelation that Salam is not his son, but Rasmane's. Now Tanga or Salam must die. Freighted with myth and ancient cultural beliefs-- this masterly work by great Burkinese director Idrissa Ouedraogo has the power, pathos and eternal truth of a Greek tragedy."--Films for Africa web site, viewed April 23, 2009
11'09"01 - September 11 ein Film von 11 Regisseuren. Samira Makhmalbaf, Claude Lelouch, Youssef Chahine, Danis Tanović, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Ken Loach, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Amos Gitaï, Mira Nair, Sean Penn, Shohei Imamura. Künstlerischer Produzent: Alain Brigand( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Terror-Anschlag auf das World Trade Center in New York am 11. September 2001 sprengte alle Grenzen der Vorstellungskraft. Alain Brigand: "In einem Augenblick wurde Trauer weltumspannend. Um das Echo auf dieses Ereignis auf andere Art als durch diese entsetzlichen Bilder festzuhalten, wurde mir sehr bald klar, dass wir die Pflicht der Reflexion hatten. Diese Reflexion sollte nicht der Gegenwart verhaftet sein, sondern sich ausdrücklich der Zukunft zuwenden. So bat ich elf bekannte Regisseure und Regisseurinnen um einen Beitrag - einen Blick auf ihre eigene Kultur, ihre eigene Erinnerung. Die Vorgabe lautete: "Ein Film, der 11 Minuten, 9 Sekunden und 1 Bild - 11'09''01 - dauert und sich um die Ereignisse des 11. September und ihre Folgen dreht." (Quelle: Umschlag)
 
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Alternative Names
Idrissa Ouédraogo Burkinabe film director, screenwriter and producer

Idrissa Ouédraogo burkinafasolainen elokuvaohjaaja, käsikirjoittaja ja tuottaja

Idrissa Ouédraogo burkinischer Filmemacher

Idrissa Ouedraogo filmregisseur uit Burkina Faso

Idrissa Ouédraogo regista burkinabè

Ouédraogo, Idrissa 1954-

Ouédraogo, Idrissa 1954-2018

Уэдраого, Идрисса

אידריסה וודראוגו

ادريسا ويدراوغو

ایدریسا اودرائوگو

イドリッサ・ウエドラオゴ

伊德沙·屋德瑞古

伊德里萨·乌埃德拉奥戈

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