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Excellent! Buni TV Will Release Jean-Pierre Bekolo' Banned Mockumentary 'Le President' Online

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 7, 2013 11:12 AM
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A film that screened during FESPACO 2013 (not in Official Selection, but at the Goethe Institut of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso), and which has effectively been banned in the filmmaker's country (Cameroon) due to content that's critical of the government, Jean-Pierre Bekolo's latest film, Le President (The President), has been picked up by African video-on-demand platform Buni TV (www.buni.tv, a service of Buni Media, the production company behind The XYZ Show, Kenya’s hit political satire show with an audience of 10 million), which will thankfully make the film widely-available.

Watch: Al Jazeera's 'South 2 North' Discusses Cinema Censorship, Financing, More In Africa

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 3, 2013 11:43 AM
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Following all the Film and Publications Board classification/censorship controversy surrounding the film, which was selected as the Opening Night Film at 34th edition of the Durban International Film Festival, in Durban, South Africa, Of Good Report and cinema censorship in continental Africa, is at the center of the latest episode of Al Jazeera’s global talk show South 2 North.

Jean-Pierre Bekolo Criticizes Cameroon's Leadership In Banned Mockumentary 'Le President' (Trailer, Poster)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 31, 2013 11:24 AM
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A film that premiered during FESPACO 2013 (not in Official Selection, but at the Goethe Institut of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso), and which has effectively been banned in the filmmaker's country (Cameroon) due to content that's critical of the government, here's a trailer for Jean-Pierre Bekolo's latest film, Le President (The President).