S. Pierre Yameogo

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S. Pierre Yameogo
Born(1955-05-15)15 May 1955
Died1 April 2019(2019-04-01) (aged 63)
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Occupation Film director
Years active1987–2019

S. Pierre Yameogo (15 May 1955 – 1 April 2019) [1] was a Burkinabé film director and screenwriter. He directed six films since 1987. His film Delwende was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Prize of Hope award. [2]

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  1. Page triste: décès du cinéaste burkinabè Saint Pierre Yaméogo (in French)
  2. "Festival de Cannes: Delwende". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-12-06.