Arzouma is an award-winning Multimedia production specialist, a filmmaker and a reporter with the Voice of America's Africa Division's French to Africa service. He covers the Oscars or the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), a global event for innovation in bussiness and technology in Las Vegas, in French and English. He produces captivating stories, regularly hosts two technology TV segments in French. He has interviewed celebrities and newsmakers, including Salif Keita and Martin Scorsese. Arzouma's projects include documentary films like “Braiding the dream” and “Transracial Adoptio: When the color is not enough.”
A Fulbright Scholar, Arzuma is originally from Burkina-Faso and his carrier in film started at the Burkina Faso National Film School (ISIS) as director of photography. His film debut was writing and directing HAWA, his MFA thesis film at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he graduated in film and animation.
In addition to his passion for stories, technology and the media arts, Arzouma Kompaore is a mentor and an educator on a mission: Enabling African creators around the world. For tips and inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salif Keita, star of African music, was in concert in the Washington area recently. He was born an albino, with skin that has no pigmentation, along with other ailments. And, like many in Africa, he suffered discrimination because of it. VOA's Arzouma Kompaore talked to the Malian superstar.