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Kouyaté, Dani

Overview
Works: 42 works in 114 publications in 11 languages and 1,264 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Internet videos  Educational films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Motion pictures  Interviews  Melodrama 
Roles: Director, Interviewee, Restager , Author of screenplay, Author of dialog, Adapter, Scenarist, Author, Film editor, Performer, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Most widely held works by Dani Kouyaté
Keita : the Heritage of the Griot( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keita creates a unique world where the West Africa of the 13th Century Sundjata Epic and the West Africa of today co-exist and interpenetrate. Director Dani Kouyati's frames his dramatization of the epic within the story of Mabo Keita, contemporary boy from Burkina Faso, learning the history of his family. During the film, Mabo and his distant ancestor, Sundjata, engage in parallel quests to understand their destinies, to "know the meaning of their names." In so doing, Keita makes the case for an "Afrocentric" education, where African tradition, not an imported Western curricula is the necessary starting point for African development. Both ancient and modern storylines are initiated by the mysterious appearance of a hunter, a passerby representing destiny who intervenes at strategic moments to propel Sundjata and Mabo on their journeys. The hunter both foretells the birth of Sundjata to the Mande court and, eight centuries later, rouses Djiliba (or Great Griot) Kouyate to go to the city and initiate young Mabo into the secrets of his origin. The Kouyate's have always served as the Keitas' griots, bards (jeli) belonging to a discrete Mande caste or endogamous occupational group, who alone perform certain types of poetry and divination
Keïta! : l'héritage du griot = The heritage of the griot( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film presents a dramatization of one of the most important works of African oral tradition, the Sundjata Epic, framed in the story of a djéliba, a master griot or bard, who arrives at the home of a young boy to teach him "the meaning of his name." The legend of the boy's distant ancestor, Sundjata Keïta, who rose from unpromising beginnings to found the great of Milian trading empire of the 13th cent., initiates the boy into the traditions his family has rejected
Keïta!, l'héritage du griot = Keita!, the heritage of the griot( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in Dyula and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on one of the most important works of African oral literature, the Sundjata epic. When a djéliba, a master griot or bard, arrives mysteriously at the home of Mabo Keïta to teach him "the meaning of his name," the boy and griot are inevitably brought into conflict with his Westernized mother and schoolteacher, who have rejected African tradition. The griot reveals to Mabo the story of his distant ancestor, Sundjata Keïta, the 13th century founder of the great Malian trading empire
Great African films. a series of award-winning films from the continent of Africa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sia: Kombi is a poverty-stricken city dominated by a tyrant king. In order to bring back prosperity, the king is advised by his priests to make the traditional human sacrifice of a young virgin to a mystical snake god. Sia, the most beautiful young woman in the village, is chosen. Lieutenant Mamadi, her fiancé, rebels against the decision to perform this ritual, and the village becomes divided. Struggles and revelations follow as the villagers confront issues of honor, corruption and power
Sia, the dream of the python( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kombi is a poverty-stricken city dominated by a tyrant king. In order to bring back prosperity, the king is advised by his priests to make the traditional human sacrifice of a young virgin to a mystical snake god. Sia, the most beautiful young woman of the village, has been designated. Lieutenant Mamadi, her fiancé, rebels against the decision
Keïta! : l'héritage du griot by Dany Kouyate( Visual )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on an important work of African oral literature, the Sundjata epic. When a djéliba, a master griot or bard, arrives mysteriously at the home of Mabo Keïta to teach him "the meaning of his name," the boy and griot are inevitably brought into conflict with his Westernized mother and schoolteacher, who have rejected African tradition. The griot reveals to Mabo the story of his distant ancestor, Sundjata Keïta, the 13th century founder of the great Malian trading empire
Cinémas d'Afrique by Djibril Diop Mambety( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Multiple languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Petite vendeuse de soleil
Ouaga saga( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in French and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans la capitale d'un pays d'Afrique, le Burkina Faso, une bande de jeunes tente de survivre et de prospérer face aux mille et une tentations. Aventures d'une bande de débrouillards, vivant dans un quartier démuni de Ouagadougou, qui cherche des espoirs plus ou moins fous. L'astuce et l'ingéniosité compensent l'argent qui manque souvent. La tristesse est bannie d'un mode de vie résolument optimiste. Rapines et petits boulots constituent le quotidien de cette lutte pour la vie. Les uns réussiront modestement, les autres sombreront plus ou moins sans que, pour autant, ne se démente une grande solidarité de groupe
Sia, le rêve du python by Dani Kouyaté( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indiqué sur la jaquetteL'empire du Wagadu est guetté par la famine. Pour retrouver la prospérité, l'empereur demande aux prêtres de pratiquer un sacrifice humain au Dieu-Python. Sia, la jeune vierge désignée se rebelle et s'enfuit. Mais les prêtres la rattrapent. Fou de colère, Mamadi, son fiancé, se dresse contre l'empereur et le destitue. Il sauve Sia, mais celle-ci a été violée par les prêtres : le sacrifice n'était qu'une mascarade. Mamadi devenu empereur, hésite à dénoncer la supercherie. Sia, lucide, refuse le trône et parcourt le pays, incitant le peuple à plus de clairvoyance
Sia : le rêve du python = Sia, the dream of the python( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in Bambara and French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this modern adaptation of a seventh-century African legend, a poverty-stricken city in Kombi is dominated by a tyrant king who, in order to bring back prosperity, is advised to sacrifice Sia, the most beautiful young virgin of the village, to a mystical snake god - but her fiancé rebels, the village becomes divided, and in the struggles which follow, characters confront issues of honor, corruption, and power
Sia, le rêve du python = Sia, the dream of the python( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Australian languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic drama about Kombi where is a poverty-stricken city dominated by a tyrant king. Struggles and revelations follow as the characters confront issues of honour, corruption and power
Sia : le rêve du python = the dream of the python( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Australian languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic drama set in Kombi, a poverty-stricken city dominated by a tyrant king, who in order to bring back prosperity, is advised to sacrifice Sia, the most beautiful young virgin of the village, to a mystical snake god. Her fiancé rebels, the village becomes divided, and in the struggles which follow, characters confront issues of honor, corruption, and power
Keïta! : l'héritage du griot = Keita! : the heritage of a griot( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in Dyula and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of one of the most important works of African oral literature, the Sundjata epic, framed by the history of a contemporary child's initiation into the history of his family. When a djéliba, a master griot or bard, arrives mysteriously at the home of Mabo Keïta to teach him about his namesake, Sundjata Keïta, the 13th century founder of the great Malian trading empire, the young boy and the griot are brought into conflict with his Westernized mother and schoolteacher, who have rejected African tradition
Keita( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in Dyula and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of one of the most important works of African oral literature, the Sundjata epic, framed by the history of a contemporary child's initiation into the history of his family. When a djéliba, a master griot or bard, arrives mysteriously at the home of Mabo Keïta to teach him about his namesake, Sundjata Keïta, the 13th century founder of the great Malian trading empire, the young boy and the griot are brought into conflict with his Westernized mother and schoolteacher, who have rejected African tradition
Regards d'Afriques : 15ème Fespaco by Anne-Claude Riche( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary of how Africa is seen through the eyes of African and French films presented at the 15th Fespaco film festival. There are shorts from some films and interviews with film makers
Joseph Ki-Zerbo : Identités/Identité pour l'Afrique( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with historian and politician Joseph Ki-Zerbo (with contributions from others) about African identity and globalization
Bilakoro( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Femmes, entièrement femmes by Philippe Baqué( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Moor and French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From now on mutilated women have hope: a surgical technique of the restoration of the clitoris has been created by a French urologist. Burkina Faso is the first African country where it is practised. But because of prevalent taboos, it is still diffictul for women to benefit from it. Our documentary follows women for several years, in Burkina Faso and Fance, that have decided to go through with the operation. They testify openly about their combat to become women completely. -- container
Keïta! l'héritage du griot = Keïta! : the heritage of the griot( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in Dyula and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Récitation par le griot burkinabé Djéliba Kouyaté de l'épopée de Son-Jara sur l'origine du peuple Mandé et sa division ultérieure en castes et clans familiaux. Cette performance partielle raconte la naissance, l'enfance et l'exil de Sundjata ; une performance complète du récit, avec accompagnement musical, peut durer une soixante d'heures
Tasuma = Le feu by Sanou Kollo Daniel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tasuma: Sogo Sanou, also known as Tasuma, is a war veteran who has attempted to claim his military pension for over 50 years. When he buys a mill for his village, hoping to pay for it with his pension money, and the money doesn't arrive, he is imprisoned for failing to pay his debt. The women of the village organize to free him
 
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Alternative Names
Dani Kouyaté Burkinabé film director

Dani Kouyaté burkinischer Regisseur

Dani Kouyaté director de cine burkinés

Dani Kouyaté filmregisseur uit Burkina Faso

Dani Kouyate regista burkiniano

Dany Kouyate regista burkiniano

Kouyaté, Dani 1961-...

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