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INTRODUCTION
The African Women in Cinema is a collection of short films, trailers, excerpts, and interviews of African women in cinema: filmmakers, producers, actors, activists, advocates, critic.

Beti Ellerson:  Sisters of the Screen: African Women in Cinema (Trailer)


AFRICAN WOMEN IN CINEMA: ABC

Betelem Abate | Ethiopia: Mama (Young Talents Workshop February 2009)

Mariam Abou Ouf | Egypt: Taxi

Kamla Abu Zekri | Egypt: Wahed Sefr (2009) ONE-ZERO

Kemi Adetiba | Nigeria: A Prize to Die For

Kemi Adetiba | Nigeria: Today Na Today

Kemi Adetiba | Nigeria: Banky W, Lagos Party

Kemi Adetiba | Nigeria: Maga No Need Pay

Dami Akinnusi | UK-Nigeria: Presenter Showreels

Dami Akinnusi | UK-Nigeria: Dreams and Nightmares crack cocaine in Atlanta

Dami Akinnusi | UK-Nigeria: Malcolm's Echo

Raja Amari | France-Tunisia: Les Secrets - Dowaha

Raja Amari | France-Tunisia: Satin Rouge (Trailer)

Peace Anyiam-Fiberesima | Nigeria: (Nollywood Lady by Dorothee Wenner)

Peace Anyiam-Fiberesima | Nigeria: CEO of African Film Academy interview at the 2010 Berlinale

Gilli Apter | South Africa: Corenahouse's first album 'Electrical Chemistry

Amma Asante | UK-Ghana: A Way of Life (Trailer)

Aida Ashenafi | Ethiopia: Guzo (Trailer)

May Ayim: Hope in My Heart by Maria Binder on the life of Ghanaian German poet May Ayim

Florence Ayisi | UK-Cameroon: Sisters in Law (with Kim Longinotto)

Florence Ayisi | UK-Cameroon: My Mother Isange

Florence Ayisi | UK-Cameroon: Women Artists in Cameroon

Florence Ayisi | UK-Cameroon: Cameroon Rhythms and Visions

Chantal Bagilishya | Rwanda | (deceased): Remembering Chantal

Yetnayet Bahru | Ethiopia: Lipstick (Young Talents Workshop February 2009)

Yetnayet Bahru | Ethiopia: Aldewolem (Trailer)

Nadege Batou | DRC: Ba Passi Ba Baaka (Excerpt) with Sorel Eta

Nadege Batou | DRC:  Les Boulistes

Laurentine Bayala | Burkina Faso: L'amour sans frontières

Aster Bedane Nagawo | Ethiopia: Democracy Is...(Democracy Video Challenge 2010)

Aster Bedane Nagawo | Ethiopia: Phenomena (Young Talents Workshop February 2009)

Kidi Bebey | Cameroon: Looking for a Brave Man (Scenarios from Africa) also in other languages

Yamina Benguigui | France-Algeria: Bande-Annonce du Téléfilm Aïcha

Mahen Bonetti | USA-Sierra Leone: Founder and Director of NY African Film Festival by Femi Oke

Isabelle Boni-Claverie | France-Cote d’Ivoire: Pour la nuit (Trailer)

Sarah Bouyain | France-Burkina Faso: Interview (Notre étrangère-The Place in Between) Venice Days 2010

Cannes: Les stars africaines font leur cinéma

Monica Clarke | South Africa: Domestic Abuse - Storytelling by Monica Clarke
Monica Clarke | South Africa: Hottentot Venus (the story of Saartjie Baartman)

Monica Clarke | South Africa: Hottentote Venus (l'histoire de Saartjie Baartman)

AFRICAN WOMEN IN CINEMA: DEF

Tsitsi Dangarembga | Zimbabwe: Everyone’s Child

Tsitsi Dangarembga | Zimbabwe: Neria by Godwin Mawuru written by Tsitsi Dangarembga

Anne Mbaye d'Erneville | Senegal: Mère-bi about veteran journalist by her son Ousmane William Mbaye

Anne Mbaye d'Erneville | Senegal: Kodou (1970) by Ababacar Samb written by Annette Mbaye d’Erneville

Angele Diabang Brener | Senegal: When an Angel Meets an Angel

Angele Diabang Brener | Senegal: Yandé Codou Sène: La Griotte de Senghor

Akissi Delta (Akissi Delphine Loukou) | Côte d’Ivoire: Ma Famille (series)

Rokhaya Diallo | France-Senegal: on ITV (See Theme: Rokhaya iallo  for more clips)
Leila Djansi | Ghana | USA: Sinking Sands

Leila Djansi | Ghana | USA:  Sinking Sands, Behind the Scenes
Leila Djansi | Ghana | USA: I sing of a well

Phybia Dlamini | South Africa: Morning After

Mati Diop | France-Senegal: Atlantiques - Tiger Shorts Award Winner, Rotterdam Film Festival 2010

Mati Diop | France-Senegal: Actor in 35 Rhums by Claire Denis (Trailer)

Mati Diop | France-Senegal: Actor in 35 Rhums by Claire Denis (6 mn excerpt)

Cheryl Dunye | USA-Liberia: Outfest  Interview with Cheryl Dunye

Cheryl Dunye | USA Liberia: The Owls (Excerpt)

Cheryl Dunye | USA-Liberia: Watermelon Woman (Excerpt)

Nadia el Fani | France-Tunisia: Interview at Cannes

Jihan El-Tahri | France-Egypt: Behind the Rainbow (Trailer)

Jihan El-Tahri | France-Egypt: Cuba, une odyssee africaine (Trailer)
Hawa Essuman | Ghana-Kenya: Hawa Essuman's 48 hours@BOZAR
Hawa Essuman | Ghana-Kenya: GIFF 2010: Hawa Essuman guestbook
Hawa Essuman | Ghana-Kenya: GIFF 2010: Soul Boy - Hawa Essuman & Tom Tykver
Hawa Essuman | Ghana-Kenya: Soul Boy Trailer

Taghred Elsanhouri | Sudan: Orphans of Mygoma Pt 1

Taghred Elsanhouri | Sudan: Orphans of Mygoma Pt 2
Safaa Faty | Egypt: D’ailleurs Derrida

Aminatta Forna | UK-Sierra Leone: Writer

Aminatta Forna | UK-Sierra Leone: The Lost Libraries of Timbukutu
Shirley Frimpong Manso | Ghana: Interview (See Theme: Shirley Frimpong Manso for more clips)


AFRICAN WOMEN IN CINEMA: GHI

Mata Gabin | Cote d’Ivoire-Martinique: Mata Gabin: Betty ou la mélodie des souvenirs

Hala Galal | Egypt: Hala Galal

Hala Galal | Egypt: Promos Semat
Dyana Gaye | Senegal: Interview at the Dubai Film Festival

Dyana Gaye | Senegal: Un transport en commun (Trailer)

Izza Genini | France-Morocco: Aita

Izza Genin | France-Moroccoi: Rythmes

Maïmouna Guèye | Senegal: Destins croisés (Cinéma(s) d’Afrique (s) Residency 2006)

Amaka Igwe | Nigeria: Checkmate (1990) Trailer
Amaka Igwe | Nigeria: Violated (Series)
Martine Condé Ilboudo | Burkina Faso: Tambao by Jean Elliot Ilboudo, written by Martine Condé Ilboudo
Emem Isong | Nigeria: Edikan, directed by Desmond Elliot and produced by Emem Isong


AFRICAN WOMEN IN CINEMA: JKL

Nikyatu Jusu | USA (Sierra Leone): Skype Interview with Afrofusion TV

Nikyatu Jusu | USA (Sierra Leone): Interview

Nikyatu Jusu | USA (Sierra Leone): Say Grace Before Drowning Trailer

Nikyatu Jusu | USA (Sierra Leone): CINE+PLUS: Luvly African Short Film by Nikyatu Jusu

Marie Kâ | Senegal: Marie Kâ à la 62ème édition du Festival de Cannes (See Theme: Marie Kâ for Episodes 1-5))

Sophie Kaboré | Burkina Faso: Zi Yaabo (Abdou's Return)
Valérie Kaboré, filmmaker, Burkina Faso (See Theme Valérie Kaboré for more clips)

Wanuri Kahiu | Kenya: From a Whisper (Trailer)

Wanuri Kahiu | Kenya: Pumzi (Trailer)

Nadia Kamel | Egypt | UK: Salata Baladi Trailer

Caroline Kamya | Uganda: Imani (Trailer)

Caroline Kamya | Uganda: Behind the Scenes

Caroline Kamya | Uganda: The Imani Movie Documentary

Caroline Kamya | Uganda: Imani - Director Caroline Kamya Interview

Fatou Kandé-Senghor | Senegal:
Musola Cathrine Kaseketi | Zambia: Suwi (Faith Beyond Limit)

Rumbi Katedza | Zimbabwe: Danai

Rumbi Katedza | Zimbabwe: Assylum

Rahmatou Keita | France-Niger and Nadia el Fani | France-Tunisia: Discussion in French

Arabella Kiesbauer | Austria-Ghana: Menschen in München - Zu Gast: Arabella Kiesbauer

Wanjiru Kinyanjui | Kenya: Interview filmmaker, Kenya

Kadiatou Konaté | Mali: Nene et Aba (Audio and special effects workshop for professionals)

Oswalde Lewat-Hallade | France-Cameroon: Une affaire de nègres (Film excerpt)

Nnegest Likké | USA-Ethiopia: Trace and Nnegest Show

Nnegest Likké | USA-Ethiopia: Phat Girlz (Trailer)

AFRICAN WOMEN IN CINEMA: M

Lesedi Magoatlhe | South Africa: Road to Pride (and Inger Smith)

Aissa Maiga | France-Senegal (See Theme: Aissa Maiga for more clips)

Sarah Maldoror | France-Guadeloupe: Audio radio interview

Ayoko Mensah | France-Togo: Editor in Chief of Africultures: FESPACO

Ayoko Mensah | France-Togo: Editor in Chief of Africultures: Apres-coup

Thembi Mtshali | South Africa: Thembi Mtshali new album 'Baya Bizana'

Thembi Mtshali | South Africa: Acting in Maptansula

M Beatrix Mugishagwe | Tanzania: Unsung Heroines African Female Leaders

Soraya Mire | USA-Somalia: FGM Activist

Soraya Mire | USA-Somalia: Fire Eyes (Excerpt)

Soraya Mire | USA-Somalia: Red

Zanele Muholi | South Africa: Speaking at the Global Human Rights For Queers

Zanele Muholi | South Africa: What (Video art)

Zanele Muholi | South Africa: Isangoma: Urban Shaman (Video Art)

Aida Muluneh | USA-Ethiopia: Vox Sambou

Aida Muluneh | USA-Ethiopia: Ethiopia Watch Over Me

Jane Murago Munene | Kenya: Capital Talk Jane Murago Munene Founder, CineArts Afrika Pt 1, 2, 3, 4

AFRICAN WOMEN IN CINEMA: N

Fanta Régina Nacro | Burkina Faso (See Theme: Fanta Nacro from more clips)

Joséphine Ndagnou | Cameroon: Joséphine Ndagnou à Montréal

Joséphine Ndagnou | Cameroon: Touki Montréal - Vues dAfrique

Joséphine Ndagnou | Cameroon: Touki Montreal victoire

Fatou N'Diaye | France-Senegal: Interview with actress Fatou N'Diaye

Fatou N'Diaye | France-Senegal: In Nha Fala by Flora Gomes
Fatou N'Diaye | France-Senegal: Interview with actress Fatou N'Diaye regarding the film Tropiques Amers
Fatou N'Diaye | France-Senegal: Film excerpt of Tropiques Amers

Amina N'Diaye Leclerc | France-Senegal: Valdiodio N'Diaye, l'Indépendance du Sénégal (with Eric Cloue)
Oumy Ndour | Senegal: Njakhass/Patchwork (Cinéma(s) d’Afrique (s) Residency 2007)

Lupita Nyong’o | Kenya: In My Genes (Trailer)


AFRICAN WOMEN IN CINEMA: OPQ

Adaobi Obiegbosi | Nigeria: L’Idiot (Young Talents Workshop February 2009)

Pascale Obolo | France-Cameroon: Calypso @ Dirty Jim's

Akua Ofosuhene | UK-Nigeria: Yaa Asantewaa and the Golden Stool (Trailer)

Akua Ofosuhene | UK-Nigeria: From Hay to Timbukutu (Film excerpt)

Akua Ofosuhene | UK-Nigeria: Keep Her (Short film)

Akua Ofosuhene | UK-Nigeria: What is the Legacy of Slavery (Film Excerpt)

Akua Ofosuhene | UK-Nigeria:Closing the Gap-Black History Month (Promotional Film)

Femi Oke | UK-Nigeria: Reporter

Femi Oke | UK-Nigeria: African Leadership Academy

Branwen Okpako | Germany-Nigeria-UK: Dirt for Dinner (Excerpt)

Ngozi Onwurah | UK-Nigeria: Monday’s Girls (1993)

Zulfah Otto-Sallies | South Africa: Raya (See Africa Mama series)
Akosua Adoma Owusu | US-Ghana: VOA report on documentary: "Me Broni Ba
Akosua Adoma Owusu | US-Ghana: "Intermittent Delight

Akosua Adoma Owusu | US-Ghana: me broni ba (my white baby) - trailer 1;
Akosua Adoma Owusu | US-Ghana: me broni ba (my white baby) - trailer 2

Marie Clémence Blanc Paes | France-Madagascar: Saudade do Futuro (Trailer)

Marie Clémence Blanc Paes | France-Madagascar: Le Bouillon d’awara (Trailer)

Marie Clémence Blanc Paes | France-Madagascar: Aux guerriers du silence (extrait)

Esley Anne Philander | South Africa: Peut-être un jour (Young Talents Workshop February 2009)

Monique Mbeka Phoba | Belgium-DCR: Entre la coupe et l'élection (Teaser)

Monique Mbeka Phoba | Belgium-DCR: Sorcière, la vie! (Film excerpt)

AFRICAN WOMEN IN CINEMA: RST

Djamila Sahraoui | Algeria: Barakat! (Trailer)

Marie-Louise Sarr | Senegal: Chaine alimentaire

Zina Saro-Wiwa | UK-Nigeria: Interview

Zina Saro-Wiwa | UK-Nigeria: This My Africa (Film excerpt)

Zina Saro-Wiwa | UK-Nigeria: Reports on Banksy

Naky Sy Savane | Cote d’Ivoire: Actress and Founder of Afriki Djigui Theatri

Naky Sy Savane | Cote d’Ivoire: Reflections of Ousmane Sembene and the film Moolaadé

Ingrid Sinclair | UK (Zimbabwe): Riches (See Africa Mama series)

Ingrid Sinclair | UK- (Zimbabwe): Flame

Aicha Thiam | Senegal: Papa (Cinéma(s) d’Afrique (s) Residency 2006)

Moufida Tlatli | France-Tunisia: Silences of the Palace “traditional lullaby” (excerpt)

Fatou Jupiter Touré | Senegal: Surtout, souriez (Cinéma(s) d’Afrique (s) Residency 2006)

AFRICAN WOMEN IN CINEMA: UVWXYZ

Félicité Wouassi | France-Cameroon: Interview with actress Félicité Wouassi - Aide toi le ciel t’aiderai

Félicité Wouassi | France-Cameroon: Ne pleure pas femme noire (Do not cry black woman)

Fatma Zohra Zamoum | Algeria: Interview at the Dubai International Film Festival


VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF AFRICAN WOMEN IN CINEMA

Representation of African women in the films of African male filmmakers:

Amina les malheurs d'une jeune lycéenne by Mbaye Maniang Diagne

Baara (1978) by Souleymane Cissé
Bal poussiere (1988) by Henri Duparc
Bamako (2006) by Abderrahmane Sissako
Ceddo (1976) by Ousmane Sembene
Den Muso (1974) by Souleymane Cissé
Djeli (1981) by Kramo-Lanciné Fadika
Faat Kine (2000) by Ousmane Sembene

Faraw! Mother of the Dunes (1997) by Abbdoulaye Ascofaré

Finye (1982) by Souleymane Cissé

Gito l'ingrat (1992) by Léonce Ngabo
Hyenas (1993) by Djibril Diop Mambety

Karmen Geï (2001) by Joseph Gaï Ramaka
Kodou (1971) by Ababacar Samb

La Noire de... (1966) by Ousmane Sembene

Life Above All (2010) by Oliver Schmitz

Madame Brouette (2002) by Moussa Sene Absa
Mandabi (1968) by Ousmane Sembene

Moolaadé (2004) by Ousmane Sembene
Mortu Nega (1988) by Flora Gomes
Muna Moto (1974) by Jean-Pierre Dikongue-Pipa
Nha Fala (2002) by Flora Gomes

La Petite vendeuse de soleil (1999) by Djibril Diop Mambety
Pieces d’Identités (1998) by Ngangura Mweze

Po Di Sangui (1996) by Flora Gomes
Quartier Mozart (1992) by Jean-Pierre Bekolo

Sia le reve du python (2001) by Dani Kouyaté
Taafe Fanga (1997) by Adama Drabo

Tableau Ferraille (1997) by Moussa Sene Absa

Tanyaradzwa (2005) by Tawanda Gunda Mupengo
Tilai (1990) by Idrissa Ouedraogo

u-Carmen e-Khayelitsha (2005) by Mark Dornford-May

Udu Azul di Yonta - The Blue Eyes of Yonta (1992) by Flora Gomes

Vénus noire (2010) by Abdellatif Kechiche (Trailer)

Vénus noire (2010) by Abdellatif Kechiche-Clip 1

Vénus noire (2010) by Abdellatif Kechiche-Clip 2

Yaaba (1989) by Idrissa Ouedraogo
Yam Daabo (1986) by Idrissa Ouedraogo

Yeelen (1987) by Souleymane Cissé
Xala (1974) by Ousmane Sembene

AFRICAN ACTRESSES

Interviews and film clips with African actresses

Sofia Boutella | Algeria | France: Sofia fille de Safy Boutella

Akosua Busia | Ghana-United States: Ama K. interviews Akosua Busia

Akosua Busia: Low Blow (1986): Akosua Busia preaches the word of Yarakunda!

Akosua Busia: The Color Purple: Celie & Nettie Separate

Akosua Busia: The Color Purple: Celie and Nettie meet again

Cannes: Les stars africaines font leur cinéma

Alexandra Duah | Ghana (deceased): At Fespaco 1997

Lydia Forson | Ghana: talks about her role in 'Scorned' by Shirley Frimpong Manso
Aissa Maiga | France-Senegal: Actress/Director (See Theme: Aissa Maiga for all clips)
Fatou N'Diaye | France-Senegal: Interview with actress Fatou N'Diaye

Fatou N'Diaye | France-Senegal: In Nha Fala (2002) by Flora Gomes
Fatou N'Diaye | France-Senegal: Interview with actress Fatou N'Diaye regarding the fiilm Tropiques Amers
Naky Sy Savane | Cote d’Ivoire: Actress and Founder of Afriki Djigui Theatri

Naky Sy Savane | Cote d’Ivoire: Reflections of Ousmane Sembene and the film Moolaadé
Naky Sy Savane | Cote d’Ivoire: Reflections on Femmes Déchirées by Naky Sy Savane pt 2
Naky Sy Savane | Cote d’Ivoire: Reflections on Femmes Déchirées by Naky Sy Savane pt 3
Naky Sy Savane | Cote d’Ivoire: Reflections on Femmes Déchirées by Naky Sy Savane pt 4
Naky Sy Savane | Cote d’Ivoire: Reflections on Femmes Déchirées by Naky Sy Savane pt 5

Nini Wacera | Kenya:  showreel Nini Wacera
Félicité Wouassi | France-Cameroon: Interview with actress Félicité Wouassi - Aide toi le ciel t’aiderai

Félicité Wouassi | France-Cameroon: Ne pleure pas femme noire (Do not cry black woman)


THEME: AFRICAN FEMALE BODY

Films that deal with issues of the body, beauty, African vs. western standards of representation, bodily integrity, female rights of passage.

Monica Clarke | South Africa: The Story of Saartjie Baartman

Kodou, set in Senegal follows the lip tattooing practice

Izza Genini | Morocco: Decorating women

Musola Cathrine Kaseketi | Zambia: Suwi, a film about overcoming physical challenges

Nngest Likke I US-Ethiopia: Phat Girlz, finding agency as a Plus size woman

Soraya Mire | US-Somalia: FGM ActIvist

Soraya Mire | US-Somalia: Fire Eyes: About Genital Cutting

Soraya Mire | US-Somalia: Red772: About Genital Cutting

Zaneli Muholi | South Africa: What: Exploring the Self

Lupita Nyong'o | Kenya: In My Genes, about albinism

Ngozi Onwurah | UK-Nigeria: Monday's Girls, about female rites of passage

Akosua Adoma Owusu | US-Ghana: African Hair Styles and Beauty-Interview about her film me broni ba (my white baby); Akosua Adoma Owusu | US-Ghana:  me broni ba (my white baby) Trailer 1

Akosua Adoma Owusu | US-Ghana:  me broni ba (my white baby) Trailer 2

Moolaade by Ousmane Sembene


THEME-AFRICAN WOMEN @ FILM FESTIVALS
Film festivals are the most important venues for African women to showcase their films and, of course, to compete in the various categories. It is also a space for reflection during interviews and press conferences

Peace Anyiam-Fiberesima | Nigeria: CEO of African Film Academy interview at the 2010 Berlinale

Mahen Bonetti | USA-Sierra Leone: Founder and Director of NY African Film Festival by Femi Oke

Cannes: Les stars africaines font leur cinéma (African actresses at Cannes)

Mati Diop | France-Senegal: Atlantiques - Tiger Shorts Award Winner, Rotterdam Film Festival 2010

International Film Festival in Ethiopia - Welcoming Waris Dirie

Cheryl Dunye | USA-Liberia: Outfest  Interview with Cheryl Dunye

Nadia el Fani | France-Tunisia: Interview at Cannes

Dyana Gaye | Senegal: Interview at the Dubai Film Festival

Marie Ka | Senegal: at Cannes 2009

Ayoko Mensah | France-Togo: Editor in Chief of Africultures: FESPACO

Fatma Zohra Zamoum | Algeria: Interview at the Dubai International Film Festival

Hawa Essuman | Ghana-Kenya: GIFF 2010

Hawa Essuman guestbook

Hawa Essuman | Ghana-Kenya: GIFF 2010: Soul Boy - Hawa Essuman & Tom Tykver;


THEME: ALEXANDRA DUAH OF BLESSED MEMORY

Alexandra Duah | Ghana: at FESPACO 1997


THEME: AISSA MAIGA

Aissa Maiga | France-Senegal-Actress/Director: Interview - l'escalator d'Aissa Maiga

Aissa Maiga | France-Senegal: Actress/Director: l'interview CV d'Aissa Maiga

Aissa Maiga | France-Senegal: Member of the jury - Festival Paris Cinéma 2009

Aissa Maiga | France-Senegal: Les Instant Précieux de Aissa Maiga

Aissa Maiga | France-Senegal: Actress/Director: Interview d'Aissa Maiga aux Y'a Bon Awards

Aissa Maiga | France-Senegal: Bianco e nero trailer

Aissa Maiga | France-Senegal: Bianco e Nero

Aissa Maiga | France-Senegal: In the film Bamako by Abderrahmane Sissako
Aissa Maiga | France-Senegal: In the film Ensemble c’est trop

Aissa Maiga | France-Senegal: In the music video “Ghetto Love”

Aissa Maiga | France-Senegal: In the short film “Places des fetes” in Paris je t’aime
Aissa Maiga | France-Senegal: In the short film “The Promise”
Aissa Maiga | France-Senegal: In the film Le Temps de la Kermesse est terminé


THEME: ANGELA AQUEREBURU-PALABRES

Angela Aquereburu and Jean-Luc Rabatel: Caring International, audiovisual production company

Anniversary

Cauris Alfa

Cauris Dior

Cauris Perpetu

Champagne

Episode

Mina

Malaria

Point Commun

Point Non Commun

Remote


THEME-BIOGRAPHIES AND STORIES OF AFRICAN WOMEN
Film clips of stories and biographies of African women. Film clip list and description.

Chimamanda Adichie | Nigeria: The danger of a single story

Peace Anyiam-Fiberesima | Nigeria: (Nollywood Lady by Dorothee Wenner)

May Ayim: Hope in My Heart by Maria Binder on the life of the late Ghanaian-German poet May Ayim

Florence Ayisi | UK-Cameroon: Women Artists in Cameroon
Saartjie Baartman: The Saga of Saartjie Baartman

Cannes: Les stars africaines font leur cinéma
Anne Mbaye d'Erneville | Senegal: Mère-bi about veteran journalist by her son Ousmane William Mbaye;
Angele Diabang Brener | Senegal: Yandé Codou Sène: La Griot de Senghor
Akua Ofosuhene | UK-Nigeria: Yaa Asantewaa and the Golden Stool

THEME: CINEMA(S) D'AFRIQUE(S) RESIDENCY

In 2006, the Belgium-based GSARA, in partnership with the Media Centre of Dakar and the National School of Arts initiated the Cinema(s) of Africa(s) Residency to develop and promote documentary filmmaking in Senegal. Among the attendees at the Media Center of Dakar Residency held in 2006, 2007 and 2008, five women participated and produced short films as follows:

Maïmouna Guèye: Destins croisés, 2006

Oumy Ndour: Njakhass/Patchwork, 2007

Marie-Louise Sarr: Chaîne alimentaire, 2008

Aicha Thiam: Papa, 2006

Fatou Jupiter Touré: Surtout, souriez, 2006

See: http://www.gsara.be/cinemasdafriques/


THEME: DOCS ABOUT AFRICAN WOMEN
General documentaries about African women. This category includes documentaries made outside of the context of African cinema, the latter included in the Playlists categories:

NORTH-SOUTH.COM relays the experiences of Cameroonian women in search of European men on the Internet

AFRICAN RISING focuses on African activists confronting Female Genital Cutting

ROUGH AUNTIES tell the story of group of women unwavering in their stand to protect and care for the abused, neglected and forgotten children of Durban, South Africa

TAKING ROOT: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

Documentation: Le viol - Une arme de guerre au Congo

Documentation: In the Shadow of Evil - The War against Women in the Congo


THEME: FANTA NACRO

Interviews and films by the veteran Burkinabe filmmaker. The film clips are from the Scenarios from Africa series about HIV/AIDS.

Interview with Fanta Régina Nacro on her film The Night of Truth

A Call to Action (Scenarios from Africa) also in other languages

A Love Story (Scenarios from Africa) also in other languages

A Ring on Her Finger (Scenarios from Africa) also in other languages

The Champions (Scenarios from Africa) also in other languages

Iron Will (Scenarios from Africa) also in other languages

Never Alone (Scenarios from Africa) also in other languages

Peace of Mind (Scenarios from Africa) also in other languages

The Reasons for a Smile (Scenarios from Africa) also in other languages

Tiger, Tigress (Scenarios from Africa) also in other languages

Behind the scenes during the making of Tiger, Tigress

Tigre, Tigresse

Le Making of Tigre, Tigresse

THEME: FEMALE GENITAL CUTTING: AWRENESS BUILDING
Films that focus on consciousness-raising around the practice of female genital cutting:
Top Supermodel Waris Dirie's fight against female genital cutting
Soraya Mire | USA-Somalia: FGM Activist Part 1 and 2
Soraya Mire: Award Part 1 and II
Soraya Mire: Fire Eyes (Excerpt)
Soraya Mire: Red 772
Moolaadé by Ousmane Sembene


THEME: FILMS FROM IMAGINE INSTITUTE

IMAGINE, created in 2005 and based in Burkina Faso, is an international training institute of film, TV and multimedia. An initiative of Burkinabe filmmaker Gaston J.M. Kaboré, it's main objective is to rebuild a strong African identity through the arts, cultures and traditions of its people. In 2007, Kadiatou Konaté of Mali, attended an audio and special effects workshop for professionals. Among the members of the Young Talents Workshop held in 2009, five women participated and produced short films: Betelem Abate, Yetnayet Bahru, Aster Bedane Nagawo from Ethiopia; Adaobi Obiegbosi from Nigeria; and Esley Anne Philander from South Africa.

Kadiatou Konaté: Nene et Aba

Betelem Abate: Mama

Yetnayet Bahru: Lipstick

Aster Bedane Nagawo: Phenomena
Adaobi Obiegbosi: L'Idiot

Esley Anne Philander: Peut-être un jour

See: http://www.youtube.com/user/IMAGINEINSTITUTE


THEME: FOCUS ON HIV/AIDS
Kidi Bebey | Cameroon: Looking for a Brave Man (Scenarios from Africa) also in other languages

Tsitsi Dangarembga | Zimbabwe: Everyone’s Child

Mata Gabin | Cote d'Ivoire-Martinique: 15 Femmes contre le SIDA
Musola Cathrine Kaseketi | Zambia: Suwi (Faith Beyond Limit)
Fanta Régina Nacro | Burkina Faso: A Call to Action (Scenarios from Africa) also in other languages

Fanta Régina Nacro | Burkina Faso: A Love Story (Scenarios from Africa) also in other languages

Fanta Régina Nacro | Burkina Faso: A Ring on Her Finger (Scenarios from Africa) also in other languages

Fanta Régina Nacro | Burkina Faso: The Champions (Scenarios from Africa) also in other languages

Fanta Régina Nacro | Burkina Faso: Iron Will (Scenarios from Africa) also in other languages

Fanta Régina Nacro | Burkina Faso: Never Alone (Scenarios from Africa) also in other languages

Fanta Régina Nacro | Burkina Faso: Peace of Mind (Scenarios from Africa) also in other languages

Fanta Régina Nacro | Burkina Faso: The Reasons for a Smile (Scenarios from Africa) also in other languages

Fanta Régina Nacro | Burkina Faso: Tiger, Tigress (Scenarios from Africa) also in other languages

Fanta Régina Nacro | Burkina Faso: Behind the scenes during the making of Tiger, Tigress

Fanta Régina Nacro | Burkina Faso: Tigre, Tigresse

Fanta Régina Nacro | Burkina Faso: Le Making of Tigre, Tigresse

THEME: GAY/LESBIAN/HOMOSEXUALITIES

Films about gay African women or by African women filmmakers on the subject of gay subjectivities

Cheryl Dunye | USA-Liberia: Outfest  Interview with Cheryl Dunye

Cheryl Dunye: The Owls (Excerpt)

Cheryl Dunye: Watermelon Woman (Excerpt)

Sophie Kaboré | Burkina Faso: Zi Yaabo (Abdou's Return)

Lesedi Magoatlhe | South Africa: Road to Pride

Zanele Muholi | South Africa: Speaking at the Global Human Rights For Queers

Zanele Muholi | South Africa:  Enraged by a Picture 1

Zanele Muholi | South Africa:  Enraged by a Picture 2


THEME: GHANIAN WOMEN IN CINEMA

Leila Djansi | Ghana | USA: Sinking Sands

Leila Djansi: Sinking Sands, Behind the Scenes

Leila Djansi: I Sing of a Well

Alexandra Duah | Ghana (deceased): At Fespaco 1997

Shirley Frimpong Manso | Ghana (See Theme: Shirley Frimpong Manso for moreclips)

Akua Ofosuhene | UK-Ghana: Yaa Asantewaa and the Golden Stool (Trailer)

Akua Ofosuhene: From Hay to Timbukutu (Film excerpt)

Akua Ofosuhene: Keep Her (Short film)

Akua Ofosuhene: What is the Legacy of Slavery (Film Excerpt)

Akua Ofosuhene: Closing the Gap-Black History Month (Promotional Film)

Akosua Adoma Owusu | Ghana: VOA report on documentary: "Me Broni Ba

Akosua Adoma Owusu: "Intermittent Delight

Akosua Adoma Owusu: me broni ba (my white baby) - trailer 1

Akosua Adoma Owusu: me broni ba (my white baby) - trailer 2


THEME: INTERVIEWS/PRESENTATIONS
Cannes: Les stars africaines font leur cinéma
Rokhaya Diallo | France-Senegal: on ITV

Rokhaya Diallo | France-Senegal: Les Indivisibles

Mati Diop | France-Senegal: Atlantiques - Tiger Shorts Award Winner, Rotterdam Film Festival 2010

Cheryl Dunye | USA-Liberia: Outfest  Interview with Cheryl Dunye

Nadia el Fani | France-Tunisia: Interview at Cannes
Beti Ellerson: Sisters of the Screen: African Women in the Cinema
Dyana Gaye | Senegal: Interview at the Dubai Film Festival

Valérie Kaboré, filmmaker, Burkina Faso: Interview-English voiceover

Valérie Kaboré, réalisatrice, Burkina Faso: Interview-French

Rahmatou Keita | France-Niger and Nadia el Fani | France-Tunisia: Discussion in French

Angelique Kidjo - Ego au service de la musique - Touki Montréal
Arabella Kiesbauer | Austria-Ghana: Menschen in München - Zu Gast: Arabella Kiesbauer

Wanjiru Kinyanjui | Kenya: Interview filmmaker, Kenya
Aissa Maiga | France-Senegal: L'interview CV d'Aïssa Maïga

Aissa Maiga | France-Senegal: L'escalator d'Aïssa Maïga

Aissa Maiga | France-Senegal: Boucheron - Les Instants Précieux de Aissa Maiga
Sarah Maldoror répond à Martiniklité
Ayoko Mensah | France-Togo: Editor in Chief of Africultures: FESPACO

Ayoko Mensah | France-Togo: Editor in Chief of Africultures: Apres-coup

Soraya Mire | USA-Somalia: FGM Activist

Zanele Muholi | South Africa: Speaking at the Global Human Rights For Queers

Jane Murago Munene | Kenya: Capital Talk Jane Murago Munene Founder, CineArts Afrika

Fanta Régina Nacro | Burkina Faso: Interview

Joséphine Ndagnou | Cameroon: Joséphine Ndagnou à Montréal

Joséphine Ndagnou | Cameroon: Touki Montréal - Vues dAfrique

Joséphine Ndagnou | Cameroon: Touki Montreal victoire

Fatou N’diaye | France-Senegal: Actress
Fatou N’diaye | France-Senegal: Actress
Femi Oke | UK-Nigeria: Reporter

Femi Oke | UK-Nigeria: African Leadership Academy

Zina Saro-Wiwa | UK-Nigeria: Interview
Naky Sy Savane | Cote d’Ivoire: Actress, Film festival organizer, Theater director
Félicité Wouassi | France-Cameroon: Interview with actress Félicité Wouassi - Aide toi le ciel t’aiderai

Félicité Wouassi | France-Cameroon: Ne pleure pas femme noire (Do not cry black woman)

Fatma Zohra Zamoum | Algeria: Interview at the Dubai International Film Festival

THEME: IN MEMORY OF YANDE CODOU SENE
Yande Codou Sene, the Griot of the late Poet-President Leopold Sedar Senghor of Senegal, has left us. But her haunting voice remains. The first clip is from a film by, Angèle Diabang-Brener, the second by Laurence Gavron.. The third clip, Yande Codou La grande Diva serere s'est eteinte, is a series of interviews as a tribute to Yande Codou. The translation of Yande Codou: Sur les trace de la diva du Sine is included.


THEME: INTERVIEWS

Interviews with, presentations by African women film professionals

Cannes: Les stars africaines font leur cinéma

Rokhaya Diallo | France-Senegal: on ITV

Rokhaya Diallo | France-Senegal: Les Indivisibles

Mati Diop | France-Senegal: Atlantiques - Tiger Shorts Award Winner, Rotterdam Film Festival 2010

Cheryl Dunye | USA-Liberia: Outfest  Interview with Cheryl Dunye

Nadia el Fani | France-Tunisia: Interview at Cannes

Beti Ellerson: Sisters of the Screen: African Women in the Cinema

Aminatta Forna | UK-Sierra Leone: In the Cafe with Aminatta Forna

Shirley Frimpong Manso | Ghana: Interview

Shirley Frimpong Manso: Shirley Frimpong Manso talks about her new movie Check Mate

Shirley Frimpong Manso: Lydia Forson talks about her role in 'Scorned'

Mata Gabin | Cote d'Ivoire-Martinique: 15 Femmes contre le SID

Dyana Gaye | Senegal: Interview at the Dubai Film Festival

Nikyatu Jusu | USA (Sierra Leone): Interview
Nikyatu Jusu | USA (Sierra Leone): Skype Interview with Afrofusion TV

Valérie Kaboré, filmmaker, Burkina Faso: Interview-English voiceover

Valérie Kaboré, réalisatrice, Burkina Faso: Interview-French

Rahmatou Keita | France-Niger and Nadia el Fani | France-Tunisia: Discussion in French

Angelique Kidjo - Ego au service de la musique - Touki Montréal

Arabella Kiesbauer | Austria-Ghana: Menschen in München - Zu Gast: Arabella Kiesbauer

Wanjiru Kinyanjui | Kenya: Interview filmmaker, Kenya

Aissa Maiga | France-Senegal: L'interview CV d'Aïssa Maïga

Aissa Maiga | France-Senegal: L'escalator d'Aïssa Maïga

Aissa Maiga | France-Senegal: Boucheron - Les Instants Précieux de Aissa Maiga

Sarah Maldoror répond à Martiniklité

Ayoko Mensah | France-Togo: Editor in Chief of Africultures: FESPACO

Ayoko Mensah | France-Togo: Editor in Chief of Africultures: Apres-coup

Soraya Mire | USA-Somalia: FGM Activist

Zanele Muholi | South Africa: Speaking at the Global Human Rights For Queers

Jane Murago Munene | Kenya: Capital Talk Jane Murago Munene Founder, CineArts Afrika

Fanta Régina Nacro | Burkina Faso: Interview

Joséphine Ndagnou | Cameroon: Joséphine Ndagnou à Montréal

Joséphine Ndagnou | Cameroon: Touki Montréal - Vues dAfrique

Joséphine Ndagnou | Cameroon: Touki Montreal victoire

Fatou N'diaye | France-Senegal: Actress

Fatou N'diaye | France-Senegal: Actress

Femi Oke | UK-Nigeria: Reporter

Femi Oke | UK-Nigeria: African Leadership Academy

Akosua Adoma Owusu | Ghana: VOA report on documentary: "Me Broni Ba

Zina Saro-Wiwa | UK-Nigeria: Interview

Naky Sy Savane | Cote d'Ivoire: Actress, Film festival organizer, Theater director

Félicité Wouassi | France-Cameroon: Interview with actress Félicité Wouassi - Aide toi le ciel t'aiderai

Félicité Wouassi | France-Cameroon: Ne pleure pas femme noire (Do not cry black woman)

Fatma Zohra Zamoum | Algeria: Interview at the Dubai International Film Festival.


THEME: JANE MURAGO-MUNENE

Founder of CineArts Afrika, Kenya, parts 1-4


THEME: MARIE KA-FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2009

Throughout the Cannes festival, a focus on Senegalese filmmaker, Marie Kâ who is looking for a generous producer to finance her first film. Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Reportage in French


Tout au long du festival de Cannes, suivez jour après jour Marie Ka sur la croisette. Cette jeune réalisatrice sénégalaise est à la recherche d'un producteur généreux pour financer son premier film.

Plus de Cannes sur http://www.tv5monde.com/cannes


THEME-MATA GABIN
Mata Gabin: Cote d'Ivoire | Martinique.  All film clips @ the Mata Gabin Channel @
http://www.youtube.com/user/MataGabin. Also see Mata Gabin's Website @ http://www.mata-gabin.com/ and http://www.metacafe.com/channels/matagabin/


THEME: MIRIAM MAKEBA

Miriam Makeba Come Back Africa


THEME: NIKYATU JUSU

Jusu Skype | USA (Sierra Leone): Interview with Afrofusion TV

CINE+PLUS: Luvly African Short Film by Nikyatu Jusu

Say Grace Before Drowning Trailer/Teaser

iQ Spaghetti Junction Urban Film Festival Preview


THEME-NOLLYWOOD
Women in Nollywood. Nollywood films by women.

Peace Anyiam-Fiberesima | Nigeria: (Nollywood Lady by Dorothee Wenner)
Amaka Igwe | Nigeria: Checkmate (1990) Trailer

Amaka Igwe | Nigeria: Apostle Kasali (Series)

Amaka Igwe | Nigeria: Violated (Series)

Emem Isong | Nigeria: Guilty Pleasures

'Uyai' Nigerian Movie by Emem Isong

Emem Isong's production - Edikan, directed by Desmond Elliot and produced by Emem Isong

THEME: OUSMANE SEMBENE AND WOMEN
Representation of Women in the films of Ousmane Sembene:

La Noire de... (1966)

Mandabi (1968)

Emitai (1971)

Xala (1974)

Ceddo (1976)

Faat Kine (2000)

Moolaade (2004)


THEME: PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED

Themes that deal with people with disabilities and who are physically challenged

Musola Cathrine Kaseketi | Zambi: Suwi

Lupita Nyong'o | Kenya: In My Genes

La Petite vendeuse de soleil (1999) by Djibril Diop Mambety


THEME: REMEMBERING CHANTAL BAGILISHYA

Remembering Chantal Bagilishya a year after her death. The interview by Beti Ellerson was taken during FESPACO 1997 (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso).


THEME: ROKHAYA DIALLO AND LES INDIVISIBLES
Rokhaya Diallo uses humor through the audiovisual to confront racialism, stereotyping, and the subtle forms of everyday discrimination in French society. (Content in French). See blog @
http://rokhaya.blog.canalplus.fr/


THEME: SARAH BAARTMAN - VENUS NOIRE

Films, interpretations, interviews related to Saartjie, Sarah Baartman also known as the "Venus Hottentote"

Film Annonce HD Venus Noire | Extrait #1

Vénus Noire | Extrait #2

Vénus Noire | Black Venus NY Film Festival

Yahima TORRES L'INVITE" de TV5MONDE

HOTTENTOT VENUS (the story of Saartjie Baartman) by Monica Clarke

HOTTENTOT VENUS (l'histoire de Saartjie Baartman) par Monica Clarke


THEME: SHIRLEY FRIMPONG MANSO

Shirley Frimpong Manso | Ghana

(1) Interview

(2) Shirley Frimpong Manso talks about her new movie Checkmate

(3) Checkmate Movie A Shirley Frimpong Manso Film "Ghanaian Movie"

(4)  A Sting in a Tail Part African Movie Trailer

(5) Shirley on the genesis of a sting in a tale

(6) The Perfect Picture (Official Trailer)

(7)  Scorned

(8) Lydia Forson talks about her role in 'Scorned'


THEME: SOULEYMANE CISSE AND WOMEN
The representation of women in the films of Souleymane Cissé

Baara (1978)
Den Muso (1974)

Finye (1982)
Yeelen (1987)

See Interview with Souleymane Cissé in Africultures

THEME: VALERIE KABORE: INA SERIES

Valérie Kaboré, filmmaker, Burkina Faso: Interview-English voiceover

Valérie Kaboré, réalisatrice, Burkina Faso: Interview-French

Valérie Kaboré: Ina (series) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

THEME: DESERT FLOWER (WARIS DIRIE)

Top Supermodel Waris Dirie's fight against female genital cutting.


THEME: WOMEN AND SENEGALESE CINEMA

Anne Mbaye d'Erneville | Senegal: Mère-bi about veteran journalist by her son Ousmane William Mbaye

Angele Diabang Brener | Senegal: When an Angel Meets an Angel

Angele Diabang Brener: Yandé Codou Sène: La Griot de Senghor

Dyana Gaye | Senegal: Interview at the Dubai Film Festival

Dyana Gaye: Un transport en commun (Trailer)

Maïmouna Guèye | Senegal: Destins croisés (Cinéma(s) d'Afrique (s) Residency 2006)

Marie Kâ | Senegal: Cannes, l'envers du décor

Fatou N'Diaye | France-Senegal: Interview;  Oumy Ndour | Senegal

Njakhass/Patchwork (Cinéma(s) d'Afrique (s) Residency 2007)

Aicha Thiam | Senegal: Papa (Cinéma(s) d'Afrique (s) Residency 2006)

Ceddo (1976) by Ousmane Sembene

Emitai (1979) by Ousmane Sembene

Faat Kine (2000) by Ousmane Sembene

Hyenas (1993) by Djibril Diop Mambety

Karmen Geï (2001) by Joseph Gaï Ramaka

Kodou (1971) by Ababacar Samb, written by Annette Mbaye d'Erneville

Madame Brouette (2002) by Moussa Sene Absa

Mandabi (1968) by Ousmane Sembene

Moolaadé (2004) by Ousmane Sembene

La Noire de... (1966) by Ousmane Sembene

La Petite vendeuse de soleil (1999) by Djibril Diop Mambety

Tableau Ferraille (1997) by Moussa Sene Absa

Xala (1974) by Ousmane Sembene.