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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
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).
M’sieur Fane (1983)
Sonatam, un quart de siècle (1990)
Faraw, une mère des sables (1997)
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