Moumouni Sanou’s Garderie Nocturne To Close IREP DocuFest Tommorrow
Moumouni Sanou’s award-winning documentary Garderie Nocturne (Night Nursery) is the closing film for the 2022 iREP International Documentary Film Festival, which ends Tomorow in Lagos. The festival opened on March 17 in Lagos and virtually with the critically acclaimed film, President, by Camilla Nielsson at the Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos.
In its 12th edition, iREP 2022 explored the theme, UNFILTERED: African Stories. It focused on stories from Africa, which is another iteration from its conceptual framework of
Africa in Self-Conversation, Sanou’s 67-minute documentary won the Best Documentary film grand prize at the 2021 Pan African Film Festival, FESPACO in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The film is the last of the over 60 films that was screened in the course of the 4-day festival, which featured conversations, training, workshops, mentorship session and producers’ roundtable among other niche programmes.
Night Nursery, which drew popular appeal after it was announced at the winner of the FESPACO 2021 Stallion of Gold of Yennenga Prize, is a fascinating story of the lives and activities at a popular ‘social’ centre in Bobo Dioulasso, one of Burkina Faso’s major cities. Produced by Berni Goldblat, juror at the African Movie Award Academy (AMAA), the documentary is co-produced by Les Films Du Djabadjah (Burkina Faso), Vrai Vrai Films (France), and Blinker Filmproduktion (Germany).