Issa Traoré De Brahima, cofounder of SAHELIS Productions
Issa Traoré De Brahima, born on 26th march 1962 in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) is a Burkinabè citizen.
He made cinema studies in Ouagadougou (African Institute of Cinematographic Studies), where he obtained a cinematographic creation degree in 1985; then he continued his studies in Paris (Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français, University of Paris VIII) where in 1987, he obtained an editing price. He worked at the same time from 1982 to 1985, as a comedian in the theatrical company “Atelier du Théatre Burkinabè”, before becoming a film editor (notably on “Notre Collège” of Abdoul Bakary Traoré). In 1989, he codirected with Dani Kouyaté and Sékou Traoré, the short film “Bilakoro”. The next year, he met again Dani Kouyaté whom he assisted in the shooting of “Poussière de Lait”. In 1994, he signed his first short film, “Gombele”. On two occasions, in 1995 and 1997, he trained himself in script writing and wrote several screenplays.
He has also been assistant director on several films, including “Keïta! l'Héritage du Griot” of Dani Kouyaté, “La revanche de Lucie”, of J. Mrozowski, “Souko, le Cinematographe en carton”, of Issaka Konaté.
Filmography of Issa Traoré De Brahima:
- Femmes du Sahel (2004) documentary
- Siraba, la grande voie (2001) fiction (104'), 35mm, colour
- Afrique réseau 2000 (2001) documentary
- La rencontre (co-edition with Seydou Bouro, 2001) documentary
- Boubou l'intrus (1998), fiction (short film)
- Gombèle (1994), fiction (27')
- Bilakoro (co-edition with Dani Kouyaté and Sékou Traoré, 1989), fiction (15'), 16mm
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