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Framed

A new documentary film that examines the western fascination with “saving” Africa, through the lens of image-making and activism. Support the project on Kickstarter.   What’s behind the West’s fascination…..

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Event: The Power of Film to Transform Lives and Communities

Pidgin Perfect have teamed up with African film researcher Natalia Palombo, in an exciting collaboration with the British Council’s Connect ZA project, and Creative Scotland to deliver the project, The Power of Film to Transform Lives and Communities: A Festival of…..

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Un Homme Sans l’Occident

Un Homme Sans l’Occident 2002, ‘A man without the West’, is a french film directed by Raymond Depardon. Depardon is renowned for his photography and film making in the Sahara……

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Statues Also Die

I was fortunate enough in college to take an African Popular Culture class  and African film class where there was much discussion on the beginning of African film. This is…..

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ONOMOllywood: Recreating Hollywood

In case you missed it. One of our favorite projects from last year. ONOMOllywood is a collaborative project between Omar Victor Diop and Antoine Tempé. The project was commisioned by…..

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On Filming Chad: Mahamat Saleh Haroun

“This view of the world, from this country where there aren’t film-makers, is very important… I make films in solidarity, and because I feel a responsibility to not leave this country…..

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Moustapha Alassane: Father of African Animation

Moustapha Alassane is hailed as the father of African animation. Born in 1942 in N’Dougou Niger, Alassane is one of the first filmmakers in Africa contributing to African Cinema since…..

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THE FUTURE WEIRD: Supra-Planetary Sovereigns

This November, the Future Weird returns loaded with the retro tropes of science fiction to pay tribute to space-age prophets, musicians and messiahs. We start with John Akomfrah’s The Last…..

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Moshanyana

Moshanyana (2013) is part of a three film sequence entitled Journey To The Centre of Capricorn directed by Rui Tenreiro, a Mozambican author, illustrator and art director. I felt in love with Moshanyana many times and for…..

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The Maghreb

Breathtaking cinemtography of Morocco by Enrique Pacheco. Morocco is a country that awakens in the photographer a desire for adventure. From the green mountains of the northern Rif to the…..

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Wanuri Kahiu

“What’s been really great is that the majority of the filmmakers coming from Kenya are women. So, that’s broken all those barriers of “What’s it like to be a woman…..

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Unogumbe/Noye’s Fludde

This modern adaptation of a Benjamin Britten one-act opera on the myth of Noah’s flood is sung entirely in Xhosa, with South African opera star Pauline Malefane as Noah, and…..

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Exclusive Premier: Rumpi Monde

Rumpi Mondé portrays Zumé a black young man immersed in the streets of Rio de Janeiro during a dawn unparalleled in his life. When leaving home the boy is in a mood…..