Roger Gnoan M’Bala

Biography: Roger Gnoan M’Bala was born in Grand-Bassam, Ivory Coast, in 1943. He studied in Sweden and at the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma in Paris. In 1970 he directed Koundoum, his first black and white documentary on traditional dance, and two years later his film Amanié won several prizes, including the FIFEF. Since then, he has produced and directed feature films, notably the award-winning Ablakon.

(Source: Through African Eyes – Dialogues with the Directors, BONETTI Mahen and REDDY Prerana (Editors), 2003, African Film Festival, Inc. and Printinfo JV LLC, Yerevan, Armenia, p.64)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Au nom du Christ [In the Name of Christ] (1994);
Adanggaman (2000).

Filmography:
Koundoum (1970);
La Biche (1971);
Amanié (1972);
Valisy (1973);
Le Bardo de San Pédro (1974);
Gboundo (1974);
The Hat (1975);
Élevage moderne (1980);
France – Côte d’Ivoire (1982);
Ablakon (1986);
Bouka (1988);
Au nom du Christ [In the Name of Christ] (1993);
Adanggaman (2000);
Le Peuple Niambwa (2009);
Le Dipri (2009).