Two Haitian Films Selected For the 23rd Edition of the FESPACO

Jeux dangereux or Dangerous Game and Le chauffeur or Driver, are the two Haitian films that were officially selected (category Diaspora) for 23rd Pan-African Film & TV Festival of Ouagadougou (aka FESPACO or Festival panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou), 2013 that was held during 23rd February till 2nd March 2013 in Burkina Faso of West Africa. Antoine Boseny directed Jeux dangereux while Le chauffeur's director was Jean-Claude Bourjolly.

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The finalists for category Diaspora were selected by the jury members Carlos Aguilar from Panama, Asha Lovelace of Trinidad & Tobago, Tanya Valette from Dominican Republic, Beti Ellerson from United States of America and Arnold Antonin from Haiti. Arnold Antonin is himself a filmmaker who won three Prix Paul Robeson of Best Film award at African Diaspora FESPACO in the years 2007, 2009 and 2011.

The three films that clocked the Prix Paul Robeson of Best Film for Arnold Antonin are:
• Jacques Roumain, la passion d'un pays (Jacques Roumain, the passion of a country).
• Le président a t-il le Sida? (The president does AIDS?).
• Les amours d'un zombie (The Loves of a Zombie). This was the third film that won the award for him.

Another filmmaker from Haiti, Raoul Peck received special mention in the year 2011 for this direction of the film called Molock Tropical. This film was filmed in Northern Haiti or walls of Citadelle Laferrière.

The two films Jeux dangereux and Le chauffeur were among the 101 selected for FESPACO 2013 out of 700 films from 35 different countries across the categories Diaspora, Documentaries, Shorts and Feature Films.

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