Born on June 11th 1974 in Koudougou, Burkina Faso, Michel K. Zongo is a director, a cameraman and a scriptwriter. He followed a video-shoot training course at the Burkina Faso National Cinematography Center (CNC), an on-set and reporting cameraman training course at the Burkina Faso National Television (TNB), and a training course as first assistant operator at Cinédoc Films, a production firm in France.
From 2003 to 2008, he was responsible for the Interactive Debate-Cinema at Cinomade, an association based in Burkina Faso whose objective is to create and distribute tools to increase awareness, notably through the cinema.
He's also worked as a cinematographer for the films "Ceux de la colline", "Mokili" & "Poussières de femmes".
After having worked as cameraman and assistant director for many films and different producers, among whom Christian Lelong in all his films since 2002, he writes and directs his first documentary "Sibi, l'âme du violon" produced by Les Films du Djabadjah. "Ti-tiimou (Nos sols)" follows, produced by Cinomade.
In 2010, with a partner he creates the firm Diam Production, a structure for documentary film production, that co-produces with Cinédoc Films his full-length documentary film "Espoir-Voyage". This film was developed during an invitation from Cinedoc Films to a director/producer workshop, from October 2009 to June 2010.
full-length documentary film. Production: Diam Production (Burkina Faso) & Cinédoc (France)
Selected at 62nd Berlinale 2012 (Forum Section), in 2012.
2011: "Sibi, l'âme du violon"
Documentary, 40 mins, video. Production: Les Films du Djabadjah (Burkina Faso)
Special mention from the jury - FESPACO 2011
2009: "Ti Tiimou"
Documentary, 30 mn, video. Production: CINOMADE and RIBios (Burkina Faso)
Short-film Award - 8th Edition of the Terra Festival 2011 - Environmental Film Festival of Guadeloupe
Award for the Best African Documentary - 26th Edition of the International "Médias Nord Sud" Forum 2010, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Geboren am 11. Juni 1974 in Koudougou, Burkina Faso. Von 2003 bis 2008 war er für die Einrichtung Cinomade in Burkina Faso tätig, die sich der politischen Aufklärungsarbeit mit den Mitteln des Kinos widmet. Parallel dazu arbeitete er als Kamera - mann und Regieassistent. Nach den Kurz - filmen SIBI, L'ÂME DU VIOLON und TI TIIMOU (beide 2009) ist ESPOIR VOYAGE sein erster abendfüllender Film.
Source: Berlinale 2012