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Top 50 Western Movies Set In Africa

Movies set in Africa Westerners have been gravitating towards locations in Africa for quite a while. Whether it’s for the exotic backgrounds or historical insights, many films with foreigners as the protagonists define what...

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Ousmane Sembene VS Jean Rouch

You look at us like insects The following document is a  translation of the now infamous exchange which took place between Jean Rouch and Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène in 1965 by Jamie Berthe. The dialogue...

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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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Go To These African Film Festivals!

If I could attend all the film festivals in existence, believe me I would. African film festivals held in Africa is what this list is about. Granted there’s a lot of events around the world...

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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...

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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...