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7225: Peck Wins Film Prize Reuters030401 (fwd)

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Moroccan film wins African FESPACO film festival

OUAGADOUGOU, March 4 (Reuters) - Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch has won the 
prize for best film in Africa's FESPACO film festival with "Ali Zaoua," a 
film about the lives of street children. 

The award was announced by the organisers of the biennial festival late on 
Saturday in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou. 

"Lumumba," a film by Raoul Peck of Haiti about the life and murder of 
Congolese independence leader Patrice Lumumba, won the Paul Robeson prize for 
the best film by a director of African descent outside the continent. 

More than 200 films were shown during the 17th Pan-African Cinema and 
Television Film Festival (FESPACO), which opened on February 24. 

05:54 03-04-01

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