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Film Production Outside Francophone Africa

Non Francophone African film production is relatively limited, except in South Africa. Among the other former British colonies, only Nigeria has built a sizable film industry.The growth of cinema in this country was due...


Say What? Afronauts: Africans In Space!

I had the great pleasure of watching the Late Night Shorts showcase during this year’s Dallas International Film Festival. The segment was a compilation of fantastically eccentric set of films from new talents.Waiting with...


Griot and Filmmaker: Dani Kouyaté

Dani Kouyate (b. 1961 in Bobodioulasso) is a  Burkinabè filmmaker and son of the actor and griot Sotigui Kouyaté. Studied filmmaking at the University of Paris VIII and at the Sorbonne.In addition to his work...


Who is Gaston Kaboré? Let’s Find Out

JEAN-MARIE GASTON (Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 1951). Gaston Kabore is one of a group of filmmakers who emerged from the small country of Burkina Faso with feature films in the late seventies and early...


What You should know About Colonial Period Cinema

A brief history lesson extracted just for you from Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience. Check it out and share your 2 cents! According to popular legend, cinema was first introduced to...


African Movies on Netflix

  You can indeed find African movies on Netflix! They don’t have a wide palette of choices but there’s some great ones. To make your life easier from hunting, you can be sure they...