Zakari Yaou Hamza
Zakari Yaou Hamza is an independent filmmaker born in 1978 in Niamey, Niger. A self-educated man, he took his first steps in cinema in 2008 by co-directing with Édouard Lompo, writer and playwright, and Josué Bertolino, an independent Canadian filmmaker, the movie Bouk City, selected at the Vues d’Afrique International Film Festival in 2009 and the Clap Ivoire Festival in 2013. Thanks to his involvement in that project and the support of the journalist Nathalie Prévost, he received training in the production of awareness-raising films from the French association Contrechamps. In 2012, he founded Vues du Niger, a production company based in Niamey, where he has directed a large number of narrative films and audiovisual programs. He is currently doing a professional development internship with Funambules Médias.