Dodos (The)

  • Dodos (Les)
Genre : Social
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1980
Format : Short
Running time : 19 (in minutes)

The dodo is a cultural event that the Mossi from Burkina Faso inherited, since the last century, from the Hausa of Nigeria. It is similar to a carnival and is celebrated every year, during the month of the Ramadan, in different districts of Ouagadougou. Young people form troupes and dress up like animals such as elephants, lions, or monkeys, then compete in dance contests.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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