Also Known As: Sijiri Bakaba / Siriki Bakaba
Biography: Sidiki Bakaba (born in Abengourou, Côte d’Ivoire, in 1949) is an actor, a scenario writer and a director from Côte d’Ivoire. He lives and works in Abidjan. After studying at the National School of Drama of Abidjan, he conducted training at the Living Theatre and with Grotowski. In 2000, he became the director of the Palace of Culture of Abidjan (Palais de la Culture d’Abidjan) located at Treichville. He also founded the Actor’s Studio (an actor training school in the Palace of Culture). Along with a significant acting career, he produced fiction films, documentaries such as Les Guérisseurs (1988) which won the award for best music at the Francophone Film Festival, as well as the Voice of Hope at FESPACO, Ouagadougou in 1989. His filmography includes Le Nord est tombé sur la tête (1995-1998) for TV5, La Parole (1992), L’Anniversaire de Daymio (1992) and documentaries such as Los Palenqueros du Pacifique colombien: cinq siècles de solitude in 2000 and La victoire aux mains nues in 2005.
Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Aduefue, the Lords of the Street [Les Guérisseurs] (1996, 2006);
Free Wheels [Roues libres] (2006).
Aduefue, the Lords of the Street [Les Guérisseurs] (1988);
La Parole (1992);
L’Anniversaire de Daymio (1992);
Tanoé des lagunes [Tanowé des lagunes] (1993);
Le Nord est tombé sur la tête (1995-1998);
Los Palenqueros du Pacifique colombien: cinq siècles de solitude (2000);
Caravane de la paix (2002);
Free Wheels [Roues libres] (2002);
Côte d’Ivoire terre d’espérance (2002);
Bare Hands Victory [La Victoire aux mains nues] (2005).