African film industry

 
The global messenger: ​Tebogo Malope
The global messenger: ​Tebogo Malope
Tebogo Malope’s interest in the visual medium began unconsciously in his tender years.
Cinema in Africa makes a ‘third-reel comeback’
Cinema in Africa makes a ‘third-reel comeback’
Like the plot of an old-fashioned movie, cinemas in Africa are making a third-reel comeback after years of worrying decline.
The weekly pop sack: Winter is here
The weekly pop sack: Winter is here
Temperatures may be dropping outside but they have been climbing on Facebook and Twitter. And while the weather makes for soul-crushing small talk,...
The rise of Rwanda’s women filmmakers
The rise of Rwanda’s women filmmakers
When the week-long Pan-African Film and Television Festival (Fespaco) drew to a close in Ouagadougou at the start of March, it was a night of many...
​Joburg Film Festival tackles controversy head on
​Joburg Film Festival tackles controversy head on
The Joburg Film Festival packs some of the diaspora’s most controversial and coveted films into its 60 screenings.
Wonderboy mockumentary on the ANC: 'I don't know what will happen when JZ sees this'
Wonderboy mockumentary on the ANC: 'I don't know what will happen when JZ sees this'
The second question came from the very back of Durban’s Playhouse theatre and it made Kagiso Lediga angry.
Dreams of a Pan-African film revolution unrealised
Dreams of a Pan-African film revolution unrealised
Before their ninth congress from May 3 to 5, I was largely unaware of the Federation of Pan-African Filmmakers. Formed in 1969 as a revolutionary...
Committed to art and country
Committed to art and country
When Mahamat Saleh Haroun left Chad as a young man in the 1980s, the country was being torn apart by a brutal and seemingly endless civil war.
Charm mingles with chaos at Ouagadougou’s film festival
Charm mingles with chaos at Ouagadougou’s film festival
Pulled in a horse-drawn carriage through the streets of Ouagadougou and decked out in an ostentatious gown, Apolline Traoré arrived at the...
David and Goliath battle between casting agencies
David and Goliath battle between casting agencies
Scratch a South African industry and too often, it seems, a cartel is exposed. Now a war of words has broken out over the supply of extras, the...
Africa's movie factory foreman
Africa's movie factory foreman
Many foreign business people find Nigeria an enigma, offering as many opportunities as it does risks. For some companies the costs outweigh the...

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