Category: Directors Series

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Ousmane Sembène’s Awesome Quotes

  “L’Afrique ne se développera pas sans la participation concrète de la femme. La conception que nos pères avaient de la femme doit être enterrée une fois pour toutes. [The development of Africa will...

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Djibril Diop Mambety and Touki Bouki

Film author and editot Richard Porton wrote an excellent essay on Senegalese director, Djibril Diop Mambety’s bold experimental style of film-making. Via: The Criterion Collection Touki bouki: Mambéty and Modernity By Richard Porton It’s...

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Kwaw Ansah Movies

  Although Kwaw Ansah has only made two feature films, he has achieved a reputation as an independent filmmaker who engages in important issues and whose films reflect a concern with the future of...

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Watch out for Animator Abdul Ndadi!

I want to shine the spotlight on animator extraordinaire Abdul Ndadi. He not only was one of the first followers of Discover African Cinema, but also reached out to me in appreciation.It really is...

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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...

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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...

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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...