DISCOVER AFRICAN CINEMA Blog

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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...

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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...