How to get African films we should see onto our screens

Lindiwe Dovey, SOAS, University of London Confronted with questions about why the jury of the 2016 Berlin Film Festival has no people of colour, the jury president – and three-time Oscar-winner – Meryl Streep said: We are all Africans really. In the wake of the OscarsSoWhite controversy about lack of diversity in the film industry, …

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From Nollywood to New Nollywood: the story of Nigeria’s runaway success

Lizelle Bisschoff, University of Glasgow The video-film industry of Nigeria has been described as one of the greatest explosions of popular culture that Africa has ever seen. It is the first economically self-sustainable film industry in Africa. Initially through the use of video technology, and now affordable digital technology, Nigeria produces more than 2000 films …

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Africa News Headlines for 31 May 2015

Albie Sachs, South African Anti-Apartheid Activist, Discusses Peabody-Winning Doc on His Life (Q&A) Source: The Hollywood Reporter Zimbabwe Works To Restore Its Education System Source: NPR 10m Ugandans are under-fed – UN report Source: New Vision Burundi: Peace Sacrificed? Source: International Crisis Group Korea’s presence excites Africa Source: Korea Times U.S. Condemns Violence in Burundi …

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Africa News Headlines for 20 February 2015

Zimbabwe Takes Out Scenes From ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Film Source: New York Times/AP Zuckerberg stresses role of internet app to connect Africa Source: IT Web Africa Sudan rebukes former AU commission head over terrorism accusations Source: Sudan Tribune Tech-savvy ‘barefoot law’ opens doors of Ugandan justice Source: Yahoo! News/AFP Animated videos bring Ebola education …

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Africa News Headlines for 19 February 2015

Cannes: ‘Timbuktu’ Director Abderrahmane Sissako to Head Student, Short Films Jury Source: The Hollywood Reporter Earnings from mobile money in sub-Saharan Africa to hit $1.5 billion Source: The Guardian Nigeria “Morocco’s anti-extremism strategy a model to follow” Source: Z News Fake South African cops arrested in Botswana Source: Times Live Lungu urges envoys to strengthen …

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