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 28 May 2015

Abderrahmane Sissako: the vanguard of African cinema Source: The Guardian ‘It is absurd that dagga is still illegal in SA’ Source: BD Live Africa to work together for education on peace Source: Cihan 10 Positive Developments in Africa 2014-2015 Source: Freedom House KENYA: President Calls for Religious Tolerance Source: Crossmap What’s Happening With Boko Haram? …

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Africa News Headlines for 23 May 2015

Burundi opposition figure Zedi Feruzi shot dead Source: Aljazeera Kenyan offers Obama 50 cows, 30 goats to marry Malia Source: Saturday Post SA hit in US-China trade battle Source: IOL Africa’s booming e-commerce economy Source: Business Tech Thousands Attend Italian Nun’s Beatification in Kenya Source: New York Times/AP Learn from Blessed Irene, President Uhuru tells …

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Africa News Headlines for 22 March 2015

Zambia to Sell Corn From Record Crop as Neighbors Hit by Drought Source: Bloomberg The GM crops debate moves to Africa – and it’s just as noisy Source: The Independent High-Tech to the Rescue of Southern Africa’s Smallholder Farmers Source: Inter Press Service Are Ugandan actors really better than Nigerians? Source: The Independent Former premier, …

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