Subject Index to the Book
 

Aïssatou Adamou

Attitudes towards women on the screen
Education of the young girl
Filming in the village
Gossi
International agencies and African filmmaking
National Television of Niger
Polygamy
Role of women in the media
Social themes
Support from family
Support from other women
Woman in the process of national development
Women in Niger
Women's issues
Women's sensibility in cinema

Shirikiana Aina

African women in the cinema workshop (1991)
Tensions between African women and women of the Diaspora
Cultural chasm
African-African Diasporan links at FESPACO
Through the Door of No Return
Film-making partner (with filmmaker husband Haile Gerima)
Insider/outsider positioning

Chantal Bagilishya

African women in the cinema workshop (1991)
Tensions between African women and women of the Diaspora
Connections among women filmmakers
Executive producer of Genesis by Cheick Oumar Sissoko
Language barriers as obstacles to organizing
National cinema

Marie-Clémence Blanc-Paes

Angano Angano
Les Guerriers du Silence
Film producer
Film-making partner with Cesar Paes
Identity as inspiration for themes of films
Laterit Production
Le Bouillon d'Awara
Mixed-race identity
Oral tradition

Mahen Sophia Bonetti

African reality through African eyes
Challenges of being a woman film festival organizer
Debunking Stereotypes of Africa
Difficulties and triumphs of creating the African film festival
Introduction to African cinema
New York African Film Festival
the founding of
travel series
educational and outreach program
Others speaking for Africa
Role of film festivals in the promotion and dissemination of African cinema and culture

Hélène Maïmouna Diarra

Attitudes towards women on the screen
Koteba Theatre of Mali
Guimba

M'Bissine Thérèse Diop

Actor training at Ecole des Arts de Dakar
Experience as actor in La Noire de… by Ousmane Sembene
Reception of role in La Noire de…
Role as actor in
Emitai by Ousmane Sembene
Soleil noir by Alexi Pechniev
Borom Xam Xam and Cap Manuel by husband and ethnologist Maurice Dorès

Alexandra Duah

Evolution as actor
Evolution into cinema
Heritage Africa
Sankofa

Anne-Laure Folly

Africa within international discourse
African cinema (thoughts on)
Black Americans and African cinema
Combining film with other areas of interest
International law
Distribution of African films
Evolution into cinema
Femmes aux yeux ouverts
Situations of extreme war
Image of Africa in Europe
Images of the African woman in cinema
Le gardien des forces
Les oubliées
Psychological obstacles while shooting film
Problem of war from the women's perspectives
Sarah Maldoror
Women and war
Women's discourse as an alternative discourse
Women's sensibility in cinema

Lucy Gebre-Egziabher

Bag-Age
Culture and filmmaking
Emancipation
Exile (filmmaking from the outside)
Frantz Fanon's theory on liberation
Identity as inspiration for themes of films
Manifestations of outside images on Africa
Power of cinema
Sem-enna-worq (concept applied to African cinema)
Tchebelew
Time and rhythm in African films
Western feminism (problems of)
Weti's Poem

Valerie Kaboré

African cinema (thoughts on)
Attitudes towards women in the media
Awareness-building
Cinema of consciousness
Commissioned films
Complementarity between genders
Doctoral research on media and development
Education of the young girl
Engagé films
INAFEC (Institut Africain d'Education Cinématographique)
International Day of the Woman - March 8 - (in commemoration of)
Itinerant screenings
Kado ou la bonne à tout faire
Les vrais faux jumeaux
Media 2000 (production company)
Naitre fille en Afrique film series
National cinema
Video technology
Women's sensibility in cinema

Wajuhi Kamau

Film as an information medium
Kenyan Broadcasting Station
Kenyan Institute of Education
Kenyan women filmmakers
Mine Boy
Women's role in perpetuating stereotypes

Aï Keita-Yara

Attitudes towards women on the screen
Casting for the role of Sarraounia
Mamy Wata
Role of actors in African cinema

Wanjiru Kinyanjui

A Lover and Killer of Colour
American/European negative perceptions of Africa though the media
Black in the Western World
Christian missionaries in Kenya
Experiences of cinema and images
Experience in Germany as film student
Filmmaker's role as cultural worker
German TV series "The Rights of Children"
International Women's Film Festival at Creteil, 1998 festival - focus on African women
Screenplay, "Sweet Sixteen"
Showing Our Colours - Afro-German women
Story-telling
The Battle of the Sacred Tree
Visual representation of African Women
Women and Film Criticism
Women's sensibility in cinema

Amssatou Maïga

Attitudes towards women on the screen
Buud Yam
Casting for the role of Pognèré in Buud Yam

Sarah Maldoror

African cinema (thoughts on)
African women in the cinema workshop (1991)
Engagé films
Images of the African woman in cinema
National cinema (towards a)
Positionality within African cinema
Role as filmmaker
Tensions between African women and women of the Diaspora
Training in filmmaking

Ouméma Mamadali

African cinema (thoughts on)
Baco by Oumema Mamadali and Kabire Fidaali
Complementarity between genders
Democracy
Evolution into cinema
INAFEC (Institut Africain d'Education Cinématographique)
Kabire Fidaali (collaborating with)
Satire on democracy
Storytelling
Télé-film
Women's sensibility in cinema

Salem Mekuria

Daughter's role in film idea
Deluge (Ye Wonz Maibel)
Personal journey within filmmaking experience
Role as filmmaker

Zanele Mthembu

National television - South African Broadcasting Corporation
Role of African women in the media

Thembi Mtshali

Black South Africans telling their own story
Film Actor
Lion King (singer for)
Mapantsula by Oliver Schmidt
Emotional impact during screening of film
First political film in apartheid South Africa
Role as "Pat" in Mapantsula
Market Theatre-South Africa
Singer and performer
Song "My Sister Breast-fed My Baby"
Theatre Actor

Catherine Wangui Muigai

Attitudes towards women on the screen
Collaboration with Anne Mungai
Film producer
Role of women in the media
Sambaza Productions

Fanta Régina Nacro

African cinema (thoughts on)
Burkina Faso (role in African cinema)
Collaborative film project between INAFEC and Howard University
Etalon de Yennenga
FEPACI
Film adaptation of book Une si longue lettre by Mariama Ba
Film themes - extra-marital relationships
INAFEC (Institut Africain d'Education Cinématographique)
L'Ecole au coeur de la vie by Fanta Nacro
Puk Nini (responses to the film)
Sexuality in film
Training in filmmaking
Un certain matin
Women's sensibility in cinema

Ngozi Onwurah

Aesthetics of African film
African filmmaking vs. European filmmaking
African women's bodies (European visions of)
Coffee Coloured Children
Difference between African women filmmakers working in and outside of Africa
Filming violence
Filmmaking (making compromises)
Identity as inspiration for themes of films
Insider/Outsider
Monday's Girls
Multiple identities as filmmaker
Naomi Campbell (Nigerian women's impressions of)
And Still I Rise
Storytelling
The Body Beautiful
Welcome II the Terrordome
Women's sensibility in cinema

Franceline Oubda

Access de la femme à la terre
Cine-mobile
Commissioned films
Elle pour refaire le monde
Etalon de Yennenga
Femmes de Yatanga
Foreign films (impact of)
International Day of the Woman
La destinée
Les cracheurs de farine

National Television of Burkina
Sadjo, la sahelienne
Video technology
Video-clubs

Aminata Ouédraogo

African women and film criticism
African women in the cinema workshop (1991)
Tensions between African women and women of the Diaspora
Differences in experiences between African and Diasporan women
"Images of women" as a concept
INAFEC (Institut Africain d'Education Cinématographique
Union Panafricaine des Femmes de l'Image - Panafrican Union of Women and the Image
Visual representation of women's sexuality
Women's sensibility in cinema

Françoise Pfaff

African cinema studies compared
Black American student's attitudes towards African films
Dominant images of African and African Diaspora (comparison of)
Eroticism in film
Evolution into African cinema studies
Howard University
Identity as interest in African cinema studies
Images of women in African cinema (comparison of)
Insider/outsider
Sarraounia (analysis of film)
Ousmane Sembene's treatment of women in film and literature
Sexuality in film
Teaching African film

Monique Phoba

Deux petits tours et puis s'en vont
Evolution into cinema from radio
Experiences in Europe (comparison with experiences in Africa)
Identity
Ngangura Mweze (La Vie est belle)
Radio journalism
Rentrer?

Gloria Rolando

African traditions found in Cuba
Collaboration between filmmakers
Commonalities between people of African origin
Diasporan cultural connections with Africa
Documentary filmmaking in Cuba
Filming religious ceremonies
Filming with a sensibility and discretion
Collective Memory
My Footsteps in Baragua
Oggun: Forever Present (filming of)
Orishas of the Yoruba religion
Role of filmmakers
Training in filmmaking
Video technologies

Naky Sy Savane

Actor from theater to screen
Attitudes towards women on the screen
La Jumelle
Role as actor in fight against excision
Struggle against the practice of excision

Cilia Sawadago

Animation filmmaking
Children and the cinema
Film themes - racism and interracial relationships
Filming universal themes
Identity as inspiration for themes of films
Interracial relationships
L'Arret d'autobus
La femme mariée à trois hommes
Le joueur de cora
Mixed-race experiences
Naissance
Racism
Role as filmmaker
Training in animation filmmaking

Masepeke Sekhukhuni

Demystifying filmmaking
Empowering women in film school
Newtown Film and Television School
(director of)
recruiting women
Story of Nehanda
Training in filmmaking
Women are the best storytellers in Africa

Wabei Siyolwe

Connections among women filmmakers
Film themes - cross-Diaspora situation
Global Posse Productions
Identity and race in Southern Africa
Oral history
Teaching acting for theater and cinema
Theater and film compared
Theater training
Women's sensibility in cinema

Najwa Tlili

Feminism (modern form of)
Film themes - conjugal violence
Heritage
Identity
Insider/Outsider
Nationalism, fundamentalism
North African Diaspora
Positionality within African cinema
Rupture
Women's sensibility in cinema

Prudence Uriri

Experiences while filming
Film themes - inheritance laws
Impact as freedom fighter
Information work
Inheritance laws (how women are affected by)
Role as filmmaker
The Whisper
Women's participation in the Zimbabwe Liberation War
Zimbabwean Broadcasting Corporation

Zara Mahamat Yacoub

Dilemme au féminin
(condemnation by Islamic Council of Chad)
(how backlash influenced subsequent work)
Excision
Les enfants de la rue
Les enfants de la guerre
Role as filmmaker
The surviving children of war
Women and development (film as a tool for)

Florentine Yaméogo

African cinema (thoughts on)
Children and the cinema
Etalon de Yennenga
FESPACO 1997 theme
Film themes - women's songs as a means of expression
Melodies de femmes
Princess Yennenga (history of)
Troupe Do-Do of Burkina Faso
Women's sensibility in cinema

Below is an index by keyword and subject relating to the topics discussed in the collection of interviews in the book Sisters of the Screen, compiled in alphabetical order

Aïssatou Adamou
Shirikiana Aina
Chantal Bagilishya
Marie-Clémence Blanc-Paes
Mahen Sophia Bonetti
Hélène Maïmouna Diarra
M'Bissine Thérèse Diop
Alexandra Duah
Anne-Laure Folly
Lucy Gebre-Egziabher
Valerie Kaboré
Wajuhi Kamau
Ai Keita-Yara
Wanjiru Kinyanjui
Amssatou Maïga
Sarah Maldoror
Ouméma Mamadali
Salem Mekuria
Zanele Mthembu
Thembi Mtshali
Catherine Wangui Muigai
Fanta Régina Nacro
Ngozi Onwurah
Franceline Oubda
Aminata Ouédraogo
Françoise Pfaff
Monique Phoba
Gloria Rolando
Naky Sy Savane
Cilia Sawadago
Masepeke Sekhukhuni
Wabei Siyolwe
Najwa Tlili
Prudence Uriri
Zara Mahamat Yacoub
Florentine Yaméogo