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Event: The Power of Film to Transform Lives and Communities

Pidgin Perfect have teamed up with African film researcher Natalia Palombo, in an exciting collaboration with the British Council's Connect ZA project, and Creative Scotland to deliver the project, The Power of Film to Transform Lives and Communities: A Festival of African Storytelling, Film & Design, as part of World Design Capital 2014 in Cape Town this May. From Johannesburg to Cape Town…
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African Metropolis: Six Stories from Six African Cities

May 2014 will see the launch of African Metropolis at cinemas in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The compilation of six short fiction films, set in six major African cities, tells urban tales about life in African metropolises. Screenings start on 9 May at The Bioscope in Johannesburg and on 30 May at Labia…
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Statues Also Die

I was fortunate enough in college to take an African Popular Culture class  and African film class where there was much discussion on the beginning of African film. This is one of the films that we watched and was pleased that the film in its entirety was available on YouTube.…
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THE FUTURE WEIRD: Supra-Planetary Sovereigns

This November, the Future Weird returns loaded with the retro tropes of science fiction to pay tribute to space-age prophets, musicians and messiahs. We start with John Akomfrah’s The Last Angel of History, which packages historic Black sci-fi as a futuristic Pan-African venture. When it swaps techno-centric experiments for cosmic…
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The Maghreb

Breathtaking cinemtography of Morocco by Enrique Pacheco. Morocco is a country that awakens in the photographer a desire for adventure. From the green mountains of the northern Rif to the arid and warm desert of Erg Chebbi, Morocco offers endless opportunities to get those fantastic images that we have always…
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Wanuri Kahiu

"What’s been really great is that the majority of the filmmakers coming from Kenya are women. So, that’s broken all those barriers of “What’s it like to be a woman [in the film industry]?” ’Cause my standard answer is that I’ve never been a man." - Wanuri Kahiu: 'In Kenya,…
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Unogumbe/Noye’s Fludde

This modern adaptation of a Benjamin Britten one-act opera on the myth of Noah's flood is sung entirely in Xhosa, with South African opera star Pauline Malefane as Noah, and is a striking metaphor for man's inhumanity to man. http://youtu.be/SmOvJ3ubGRQ Found via Africa is a Country 
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Exclusive Premier: Rumpi Monde

Rumpi Mondé portrays Zumé a black young man immersed in the streets of Rio de Janeiro during a dawn unparalleled in his life. When leaving home the boy is in a mood full of symbols and situations that bring them into conflict with the medium in which he is. Zumé faced with…
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Mother of George

Trailer of the long awaited drama directed by Andrew Dosunmu, about a West African immigrant living in Brooklyn. The film tells the story of a newly-married Nigerian couple in Brooklyn who own and manage a small restaurant while struggling with fertility issues. At long last, handsome Ayodele Balogun, owner of…
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Inner Cruise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yws511nCj0 Shot in Dakar Sénégal, Inner Cruise was directed by Tom Escarmelle and stylist and creative director Selly Raby Kane. The video is inspired by Selly Raby Kane's love of fashion. Inner Cruise / Stylism by Selly Raby Kane Directed by Tom Escarmelle / White Owl Prod. Music: Tame Impala…
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Rwanda

In summer of 2012, Mammoth spent two weeks in Rwanda, Africa filming for the country's tourism department. The video provides a delightful look at Rwanda's people, landscape and culture. But I guess that would be the point of a tourism video. You get a sneak peak at how Mammoth made…
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