"By accepting this nomination I am responding to the call of my country and Africa. Our ambition is to put our cinema in dialogue with its continent and the rest of the world by making it speak the language of economy and diversity.
The global context on which we are dependent, obliges us for our survival to adapt our cultural events, to re-examine our capacity for creation and imagination.
Today's Africa is young, dynamic and creative. It is also feminine. It speaks to us, it speaks to the world. Our mission would be to listen to her, to listen to her breaths, her dreams and her aspirations. This is because I am firmly convinced that FESPACO, Burkina Faso's gift to Africa and the world, still has the strength and magic to make this film and television festival a festival of its time.
For us, enchanted by the imagination, it means putting cinema at the heart of FESPACO. We are counting on the commitment of everyone and the presence at our side of the friends of Burkina Faso for the realisation of this great market".
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