African movies to be screened in Vietnam for first time

VOV.VN - The Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), the first of its kind in Vietnam, is set to be held between March 11 - 14 in Hanoi, providing a chance for local audiences to gain a greater understanding of the African cinema industry.

As part of the event, four special feature films from Morocco, Burkina Faso, Senegal, and Rwanda will be introduced to local moviegoers.

The four films have been selected from the best works of the recent FESPACO film festivals. They have received many awards at prestigious film festivals from around the world.

All of the films will feature Vietnamese and French subtitles and free entry is available at the National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio (NDSFS) on 465 Hoang Hoa Tham Street, starting at 7:30 p.m.

The screenings will be organised by the National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio, the Wallonie-Bruxelles delegation to Vietnam, the Embassies of Belgium and Morocco in Vietnam, and the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF)’s Asia-Pacific Office.

FESPACO represents the largest film festival in Africa. It started back in 1969 and takes place every two years in Burkina Faso.