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Biography of Abdoulaye ASCOFARé

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Abdoulaye ASCOFARé
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Born on 20/04/1949 (format : day/month/year)

Biography :

Abdoulaye Ascofaré (b.April 20, 1949 in Gao - ) is a Malian poet and filmmaker.

Ascofaré was a radio host until 1978, at which point he became a teacher at the Institut National des Arts in Bamako. In 1984, he received a diploma in film studies from the Moscow State Institute of Cinematography, and in 1985 he joined the Centre National de Production Cinématographique in Bamako as a director.

Beginning in 1991, he produced several short films, and in 1997 he produced his first full-length film, "Faraw, une mère des sables (Faraw, a mother of the sands)", which retraces twenty-four hours in the life of a Songhaï woman. Faraw won the Golden Bayard for Artistic Creation at the 1997 Namur Film festival.

As a poet, he has published Domestiquer le rêve (Domesticating the Dream).


Welcome (1981)
M’sieur Fane (1983)
L’Hôte (1984)
Sonatam, un quart de siècle (1990)
Faraw, une mère des sables (1997)

Last update : 07/08/2008

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