Women’s Experiences in
Ecrans d’Afrique/African Screen

 



                                            Ecrans d’Afrique/African Screen was the first pan-African revue of its kind dedicated to cinema, television and audiovisual producers in Africa. Created  by FEPACI, the Pan-African Federation of Filmmakers, it was in existence from 1991 to 1998.


Women were visible both on the covers and in the pages of the revue. Following are citations of and links to articles, profiles and tidbits highlighting African women in all areas of cinema: filmmakers, editors, actors, producers, make-up artists, and other posts.


Ecrans d’Afrique/African Screen N°1 - 1992

Profile of Fanta Nacro, Burkina Faso-Director, p35


Cinema africain au féminin. Un difficile enfantement/African women in cinema. A difficult childbirth. Summary of the Historical African Women in the Cinema Workshop, FESPACO 1991, by Emmanuel Sama - p69


LINK TO: Ecrans d'Afrique/African Screen - n°1



Ecrans d’Afrique/African Screen N°2 - 1992

At a Glance: Film review of Saikati by Kenyan filmmaker Anne Mungai, p29


Profile of Funmi Osoba, Nigerian director by Françoise Kaboré, p70


Interview with Oumou Sy, Senegalese costume designer by Alessandra Speciale, p104


Profile of Anne-Laure Folly, Togolese director by Clément Tapsoba, p36


LINK TO: Ecrans d'Afrique/African Screen - n°2



Ecrans d’Afrique/African Screen N°3 - 1993

Flash: African Women in Film and Video - Kenya section, p5


Profile of Nadia El Fani, Tunisia-Director, p45

Profile of Mouna Fettou, Moroccoan actress by Amadou Gaye, p43


Profile of Aminata Zouré, Burkinabé make-up artist by Cheick Kolla Maiga, p87


LINK TO: Ecrans d'Afrique/African Screen - n°3



Ecrans d’Afrique/African Screen N°4 - 1993





Interview with Akosua Busia, Ghanaian actress, by Macy Domingo and Klevor Abo, p6


LINK TO: Ecrans d'Afrique/African Screen - n°4








Akosua Busia, Ghana, on cover




Ecrans d’Afrique/African Screen N°5-6 - 1993


Interview with Izza Genini, Moroccoan director by Thérèse-Marie Deffontaines, p8


Women filmmakers in Morocco. Profiles of Farida Benlyazid, Touda Bouanani, Farida Bourquia, Izza Genini, Imane Mesbahi, by Amadou Gaye, p10-11


N'daw, Aly N'Keury “Zalika Souley: Star of Niger Films”, p28


Profile of Joyce Makwenda, Zimbabwean director by Clément Tapsoba, p39

Profile of Franceline Oubda, Burkinabé director by Clément Tapsoba, p40

LINK TO: Ecrans d'Afrique/African Screen - n°5-6




Ecrans d’Afrique/African Screen N°7 - 1994






A Threefold Trial: African, Female and Actress. Portrait of Naky Sy Savane, of Côte d’Ivoire and Félicité Wouassi, Cameroon, by Alessandra Speciale, p24


LINK TO: Ecrans d'Afrique/African Screen - n°7







Naky Sy Savané, Côte d’Ivoire, left, Félicité Wouassi, Cameroon, right, on cover



Ecrans d’Afrique/African Screen N°8 - 1994


Profile of Margaret Fombé Fobé, Cameroonian director by Clément Tapsoba, p27

Profile of Kadiatou Konaté, Malian director  by Jadot Sezirahiga, p28


Interview with Kahena Attia, Tunisian Chief Film Editor by Françoise Kaboré, p67


LINK TO: Ecrans d'Afrique/African Screen - n°8



Ecrans d’Afrique/African Screen N°9-10 - 1994



Flash: "Fifth Women's Regional Conference in preparation for the Beijing Conference, p5

At a Glance: Film review of Retrouver Oulad Moumen by Izza Genini, Moroccan director, p26

Profile of Viola Shafik, Tunisian director by Alessandra Speciale, p32


Profile of Monique Phoba, Democratic Republic of Congo director by Sambolgo Bangre

Review of Femmes d'images de l'Afrique francophone by Najwa Tlili by Lynn Bettis

LINK TO: Ecrans d'Afrique/African Screen - n°9-10


Mouneissa Maiga, Mali, on cover




Ecrans d’Afrique/African Screen N°11 - 1995

Flash: National Bureau of the Pan African Union of Women in the Image Industry of Gabon, p5

Flash: Pan-African Union of Women in the Image Industry, p5

Profile of Burkinabé filmmaker Sarah Bouyain (who at the time was assistant director) by Clément Tapsoba, p18


At a Glance: Film review of The Battle of the Sacred Tree by Kenyan filmmaker Wanjiru Kinyanjui, p24

At a Glance: Film review of Léon G. Damas by Guadeloupian filmmaker Sarah Maldoror, p24


The Female Body, Culture and Space: The Female Body in African Cinema, by Beti Ellerson, p28


LINK TO: Ecrans d'Afrique/African Screen - n°11


Ecrans d’Afrique/African Screen N°12 - 1995



Interview with Sarah Maldoror, Guadeloupean director by Jadot Sezirahiga, p6

Interview with Hafsa Z. Koudil, Algerian director by Cheick Kolla Maiga, p12

Profile of Oum Dierryla, Senegalese actress by Clément Tapsoba, p17


Profile of Dommie Yambo Odotte, Kenyan director, by Noufou Ouedraogo, p18

At a Glance: Film review of Ash-shaytan imra'/Le démon au féminin by Algerian filmmaker Hafsa Zinai Koudil, p34

At a Glance: Film review of Puk Nini by Burkinabé filmmaker Fanta Nacro, p59


LINK TO: Ecrans d'Afrique/African Screen - n°12


Sarah Maldoror, Guadeloupe, France on cover




Ecrans d’Afrique/African Screen N°13-14 - 1996



Flash: Chad - A Fatwa Against Zara Yacoub, p7

Profile of Abiba Diarra, Ivorian-Malian Actress, by Sambolgo Bangre, p35

At a Glance: Film review of La Danse du feu by Tunisian filmmaker Selma Baccar, p49

Alone: A Film about a Family in Zimbabwe by Zimbabwean filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga, by Françoise Kaboré and Sakbolé, p62


LINK TO: Ecrans d'Afrique/African Screen - n°13-14



Ecrans d’Afrique/African Screen N°15 - 1996




Flash: "South Africa: Women in Cinema, p7


At a Glance: Film review of Puk Nini by Fanta Nacro, Burkinabé filmmaker, p37

Excerpt from an interview with Asma al Bakri, Egyptian director by Ahmed Atef, p61

LINK TO: Ecrans d'Afrique/African Screen - n°15





Safi Faye, Senegal, on cover


Ecrans d’Afrique/African Screen N°16 - 1996

At a Glance: Film review of Mossane by Senegalese filmmaker, Safi Faye, p34

Recidak 96: When the Women of Cinema Take Action! By Cheriff Amadou Diop, p39


LINK TO: Ecrans d'Afrique/African Screen - n°16




Ecrans d’Afrique/African Screen N°17/18 - 1996


Flash: "Zimbabwe: An Association of Women Filmmakers, p7


At a Glance: Film review of Honey and Ashes by Nadia Fares, Tunisian filmmaker, p17

At a Glance: Film review of Everyone's Child by Tsitsi Dangarembga, Zimbabwean filmmaker, p27

When Women Standup, African Cinema Moves. Interview with Martine Ilboudo Condé, Guinea/Burkina Faso director by Clément Tapsoba, p22

Female Scoop in Harare by Françoise Kaboré, p84

Aids in the City. Interview with Hanny Brigitte Tchelley, Ivoirian Actress/TV Producer, Clément Tapsoba, p88

LINK TO: Ecrans d'Afrique/African Screen - n°17/18




Ecrans d’Afrique/African Screen N°19 - 1997



The Women of FESPACO 97: Valérie Kaboré or the filmmaker 'of all trades' by Clément Tapsoba, p35

LINK TO: Ecrans d'Afrique/African Screen - n°19



Ecrans d’Afrique/African Screen N°20 - 1997



Mariam Kaba en positif/Mariam Kaba thinks positive, par/by Anne Khady Sé - p36


LINK TO: Ecrans d'Afrique/African Screen - n°20









Mariam Kaba, Guinea, on cover



Ecrans d’Afrique/African Screen N°21-22 - 1997




Do They Remember Us. Interview with Shirikiana Aina, USA director by Beti Ellerson, p8


Portrait of Palesa Letlaka-Nkosi, South African director by Corinne Miglioli, p41


At a Glance: Film review of Pour le plaisir des yeux by Izza Genini, Moroccan filmmaker, p45

Discovery of a Festival by Wabei Siyolwe, p55

The Variety of African Cultures by Wabei Siyolwe, p67


LINK TO: Ecrans d'Afrique/African Screen - n° 21/22


Shirikiana Aina, US, on cover


Ecrans d’Afrique/African Screen N°23 - 1998



[Cuban filmmaker] Gloria Rolando on Slavery by William Tanifeani, p86


LINK TO: Ecrans d'Afrique/African Screen - n°23




Ecrans d’Afrique/African Screen N°24 - 1998



Anta and Lingère: Portraits of Women by Nike Morganti, p54

Djibril and La Petite Vendeuse: The Suspended flight of Djibril by Michel Amarger, p68


Ousmane Sembene, The Suburb of Women by Baba Diop. Sembene talks about his film Fat Kine by Baba Diop p91

Interview with Venus Seye, protagonist of Faat Kine by Ousmane Sembene by Baba Diop, p92


LINK TO: Ecrans d'Afrique/African Screen - n°24