FESPACO 2021: Africa’s largest film festival returns after delay

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Africa’s biggest film festival has opened in Burkina Faso’s capital after an eight-month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Pan-African Film and Television Festival has been running for more than 50 years – and represents a rare opportunity for storytellers to showcase their creations on a global stage.

Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Ouagadougou.

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