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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...

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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...

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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...

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Johnnesburg Hosts AMAA Nominations

Here are the updates on the nominations and presenters for the 2014 Africa Movie Awards! -Come the 2nd of April, The Africa Film Academy will host African filmmakers and celebrities during the 10th Africa...

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Why The State of African Cinema Sucks And How to Fix It

Let’s talk about African Cinema today. Never mind the crass title but it’s a fact: Film production and distribution has declined significantly for the continent. Yes, the Nigerian film industry, Nollywood and a few...