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Tunisian director Youssef Chebbi received the coveted Stallion of Yennenga award Saturday on the biennial pan-African Fespaco movie pageant for his homicide thriller oeuvre “Ashkal”.
Tunis-born Chebbi, whose movie centres on the investigation into the killing of a caretaker on a building web site at Carthage on the outskirts of his hometown, didn’t attend the ceremony in Burkina Faso, presided over by army chief Ibrahim Traore.
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Chebbi received out over Burkinabe rival Apolline Traore, who picked up a comfort Silver Stallion award for “Sira”, whereas the bronze went to Kenya’s Angela Wamai for “Shimoni”.
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