Cheick Fantamady Camara

Französische Filmtage Tübingen 2007Biography: Cheick Fantamady Camara was born in Conakry, Guinea, in 1960. He studied screenwriting at the French Audiovisual National Institute, and subsequently filmmaking at the École Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière in Paris, France. He made his first short film, Konorofili (Anxiety) in 2000, followed by Bè Kunko (Everybody’s Problem) in 2004. In 2006, he made his first feature film, Clouds over Conakry (Il va pleuvoir sur Conakry), which received numerous international distinctions, including the People’s Choice Award at FESPACO 2007. In 2012, he released the film Morbayassa (the name of a traditional dance).

(Sources:
– AFF, Inc.
Through African Eyes – Conversations with the Directors – Volume 2, BONETTI Mahen and SEAG Morgan (Editors), 2010, African Film Festival, Inc. and Printinfo JV LLC, Yerevan, Armenia, p.50.)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Bè Kunko [Everybody’s Problem] (2006);
Clouds over Conakry [Il va pleuvoir sur Conakry] (2008).

Filmography:
Konorofili [Anxiety] (2000);
Little John (2002);
Bè Kunko [Everybody’s Problem] (2004);
Clouds over Conakry [Il va pleuvoir sur Conakry] (2006);
Morbayassa (2012).