Valerie Kaboré
             Burkina Faso

riginally published in Sisters of the Screen: Women of Africa on Film Video and Television. Africa World Press, Trenton, NJ,  2000.

Interview held at the 15th FESPACO, February-March 1997, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.  Translated from French.

We are here at Media 2000; I am impressed with what looks to be the result of a lot of hard work and dedication.  Could you talk about the company, your background, and how you came to cinema?

I am producer/filmmaker and general manager of Media 2000, a company that I created after finishing my studies in 1991.  I did my studies in cinema, then a Master's degree, followed by a DEA (Diplome d'études approfondies).  I am now preparing to defend my doctoral thesis; it is somewhat difficult with all the work that is to be done here.

Media 2000 is a production company for film and video as well as communication consulting for advertising.  We do technical consulting for business publicity.  On the production side, we do a television magazine for the National Television of Burkina Faso as well as television reports and other magazines for TV5 Afrique.  In addition, we do fiction films and commissioned institutional films.  We work with the United Nations systems, such as UNDP, UNESCO, and UNICEF.  When they ask for our assistance, we attempt to meet their needs.

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