Fans, stars and film-makers travel to Burkina Faso for 25th Fespaco, the biggest and most popular African film event in the world
The audience were taking no chances: as the sky brightened over the city in the morning, they lined up outside Cin Burkina in scarves and horn-rimmed glasses, keen to be the first to catch Frontires.
The film is the poignant tale of the multiple dangers faced by four African women trying to get across west Africa to Lagos by bus including rape, extortion, hijacking and road accidents and their developing friendship along the way.
Most of those attending had crossed borders themselves to be there, albeit less hazardous ones than the Frontires characters, so it was a fitting start for the 25th edition of the pan-African festival of cinema and television (Fespaco) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the biggest and most popular African film event in the world.
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