Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa 榮譽人文學博士

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One of Africa’s most important film directors, educators and institution builders, Dr Gaston Kaboré has contributed award-winning films to our international cultural heritage, as well as a powerful vision of film’s place within society, as a vehicle for cultural memory and cross-cultural understanding. His vision is one that contrasts starkly with that of industries promoting a conception of film as merely a commercial product and means of entertainment. With the support of his wife, pharmacist and businesswoman Edith Ouédraogo, Dr Kaboré established a truly visionary alternative film school IMAGINE in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in 2003. As a vital site for film training, IMAGINE mounts exhibitions devoted to African visual arts, performances by African dancers and musicians, and academic conferences focusing on film and human rights, on Africa’s contributions to world culture, and on film education, among many other topics. Dr Kaboré was conferred the degree of Doctor of Humanities honoris causa.



Dr Gaston Kaboré 加斯頓•吉恩-瑪麗•卡波里先生