My friend was on the phone speaking with her mother and told her she was going to Ouagadougou for the weekend. Her mother replied, "Now how do you pronounce that."
|Basket of carrots taking a short break from a woman's head while she talks to a friend at the Ghanaian Embassy.|
Spent the weekend in Ouaga with a lovely group of expats (french, dutch, australian, american) for Fespaco, the pan-african film festival of Ouagadougou. It was a really good weekend. Once I got over the initial overwhelming bustle of a city like that, I was able to get to know Ouaga a little better and enjoy it. Not well enough to get around, by any means, but enough to want to maybe someday learn.
|My friend Cara excels at selecting hotels.|
|Sunny and calm morning at the Ghanaian Embassy|
|Gabonese filmmaker Nadine Otsobogo made a short film called Dialemi, Elle s'amuse about a sculptor and his muse.|
|Lula Ali Ismail from Djibouti directed and starred in Laan, another short film which I sort of understood.|
|Touring the bronze workshop. Melting down some faucets and things.|
|A form for bronze|