Director Zola Maseko becomes the first South African to win the top prize at Africa’s premier film festival for “Drum”, a film

Saturday, 5 March 2005

Director Zola Maseko becomes the first South African to win the top prize at Africa's premier film festival for "Drum", a film about apartheid set amid the jazz clubs of 1950s Johannesburg. Maseko is awarded the Etalon d'Or de Yennenga, the Golden Stallion of Yennenga, and a cash prize of 10 million CFA francs ($20,000) at the closing ceremony of the Fespaco film festival in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou.

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Last updated : 24-Feb-2012

This article was produced for South African History Online on 24-Feb-2012