Cheick Fantamady Camara, Guinean film director, Died at 57

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Cheick Fantamady Camara was born in 1960, in Conakry, Guinea, and died on January 7, 2017.

He was an award-winning Guinean film director.

Camara was the director of two short films and two feature films.

Fantamady Camara’s 2006 film Il va pleuvoir sur Conakry won the 2007 Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso and the 2008 Prix Ousmane Sembène at the Khouribga African Cinema Festival in Morocco.

He had resided in France in his 40s, he took a course in screenwriting at the Institut national de l’audiovisuel, graduating in 1997.

After a year, in 1998, Cheick studied film directing at the Louis Lumière College.

He started out by directing two short films: Konorofili in 2000 and Bé Kunko in 2004.

Subsequently, Cheick directed two feature films: Il va pleuvoir sur Conakry in 2006 and Morbayssa in 2010.

He won the Prix RFI du Public at the 2007 Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.

Cheick Fantamady Camara passed away 57 years old.

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