The film ‘Ashkal’ which was directed by Tunisian director, Youssef Chebbi won the coveted stallion of Yennenga award during the biennial Pan Africa.

The film centers on the Investigation into the killing of a caretaker on a construction site at Carthage, on the outskirts of his hometown.

Youssef Chebbi did not attend the ceremony in Burkina Faso which was presided by military leader Ibrahim Traore.

The stallion of Yennenga is awarded for the fictional or documentary feature film judged Best to depicted  African Realities. A number of 170 entries were made into FESPACO festival in the capital of Burkina Faso.

In addition, 15 fiction films contested for the Yennenga Golden Award and for a prize of around 30 000.

The festival was hosted under the theme of African Cinemas and peace cultures.

The Golden Stallion of Yennenga is awarded to the Best Film Director in Africa every two years at the PAN African Film and Television Festival.

Other winners last Saturday winners include:Burkina Faso’s Film Director who walked away with 10 million, Kenyan Director walked away with 5 million.

The festival was first held in 1969 in Burkina Faso.

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