Cheick Oumar Sissoko

  • Cheick Oumar Sissoko
Film director, Writer, Screenwriter
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One of the great African filmmakers, Cheick Oumar SISSOKO is a director and politician from Mali. He has a DEA in African History and Sociology, as well as a Diploma in History and Cinema from Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales with his further studies in cinema done at Ecole Nationale Louis Lumière. He is the winner of two Etalon de Yennenga awards at FESPACO, the first for GUIMBA (1995) and the other for LA GENESE (1999) while his adaptation of the Aminata Sow Fall's BATTU won him the RFI prize at the same festival in 2001. In 1996, he founded a political party, African Solidarity for Democracy and Independence, along with Oumar Mariko. He became the Malian Minister of Culture in 2002 and remained in this position until late 2007.


Nato in Mali nel 1945, Cheick Oumar Sissoko è cineasta e uomo politico. Ha firmato diversi lungometraggi tra cui Finzan (1992), Guimba, un tyran, une époque, con il quale ha vinto il Premio speciale della giuria a Locarno nel 1995, Genesis (1999) e Bàttu (2000).

2000 Bàttu
1999 La genèse
1995 Guimba, un tyran une époque
1992 Finzan
1987 Nyamanton

Source: Locarno 2012


Cheick Oumar Sissoko, 1945 in Mali geboren, ist Filmemacher und Politiker. Er drehte mehrere lange Filme, darunter Finzan (1992), Guimba, un tyran, une époque - der 1995 in Locarno mit dem Premio speciale della giuria ausgezeichnet wurde - sowie Genesis (1999) und Bàttu (2000).

2000 Bàttu
1999 La genèse
1995 Guimba, un tyran une époque
1992 Finzan
1987 Nyamanton

Source: Locarno 2012

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