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sheilastansbury:

(via 'The Future Weird: Black Atlantis' On 8/26 (Films By Akosua Adoma Owusu, Nikyatu Jusu, Barry Jenkins, Kibwe Tavares) | Shadow and Act)
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delwinkamara:

Baara aka Work 

exiledpoetssociety:

Shooting of the film Un Homme Occident in Chad.

Raymond Depardon

exiledpoetssociety:

Shooting of the film Un Homme Occident in Chad.

Raymond Depardon

ghanailoveyou:

AMAA AWARD-WINNING FILM ‘KWAKU ANANSE’ TO PREMIERE IN GHANA
Kwaku Ananse’ has been making rounds on the international film scene and now the creative retelling of a fable about a part man part spider is finally making its way home to premiere in Ghana. 
On Thursday, 4th July 2013, at 8pm, join AMAA award-winning film director, Akosua Adoma Owusu of Obibini Pictures, at one of Accra’s most notable venues, Alliance Française, for the screening of ‘Kwaku Ananse’.  At 10 GHc, attendees of the premiere will have an opportunity to meet and greet the stars of the film, Koo Nimo and Grace Omaboe.  Guests will also enjoy an evening filled with Anansesem (spider tales) featuring a live music concert by the living legend Koo Nimo, Kyekyeku, and This House Is Not For Sale.  
In her latest film, ‘Kwaku Ananse’, starring legendary Palm wine musician Koo Nimo, pioneering actress Grace Omaboe, and singer Jojo Abot; Owusu tells a unique and deeply personal story weaving it with a semi-autobiographical thread while preserving Ghanaian mythology.  ‘Kwaku Ananse’ was Ghana’s sole winning film at the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards where it was awarded the prize for Best Short Film.  In addition, to earning recognition at prestigious institutions around the world including Berlinale Film Festival, Cannes Short Film Corner, and most recently at the French Film Academy’s Golden Nights Panorama program for the World’s Best Short Films of the year.  

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delwinkamara:

Baara aka Work 

dynamicafrica:

Stills from La nuit de la vérité, a 2004 film directed by Burkinabe filmmaker Fanta Régina Nacro.

dynamicafrica:

Apartheid in South Africa Laws,History

“…the women have long been more militant in their resistance to Apartheid laws in South African than have been their menfolk…” - McCutcheon (interviewer)

Taken by a US documentary filmmaking crew in a deeply segregated South Africa, Apartheid in South Africa Laws, History: Documentary Film - Raw Footage is a 1957 film that, through a series of interview footage, compiles 30 minutes of b-roll that reveals the sociopolitical climate of the country through the eyes of varying members of the country at the time.

Some of these individuals include a black South African anti-Apartheid activist (can’t properly hear his name when spoken by the interviewer, don’t recognize him either), white women from the black sash movement, Adrian Burger a white supremacist and dominee (minister) of the Afrikaner Dutch Reformed Church, Ambrose Reeves, an Anglican bishop of Johannesburg, anti-Apartheid Coloured and Indian activists, prominent author Alan Paton, and more.

The film also highlights the long-existing tensions between Afrikaner and English-speaking Europeans, as well as the transition between passive and active resistance that was slowly sweeping through South Africa.

It’s interesting to note that despite the documentary being introducing the protests of black women against newly introduced pass laws that further restricted the movement of black women (following the Paws Laws Act of ‘52), black women only form as (mostly) silent subjects throughout the film. Whether that is due to the unwillingness of the women to speak with the crew, or appear on camera, or if perhaps the crew were instructed by Apartheid authorities to not interact with black women remains unknown.

Something else that further evades me is the existence of the/an actual documentary that footage from this effort was used to create.

Still incredibly telling and worth a watch.

“If you make your own survival your supreme moral value, then you’re capable of everything.” -  Alan Paton

katebomz:

a clip from “Shoe Shine” upcoming short by brilliant #Tanzanian filmmaker @amilshivji…can’t wait till July!

Canvas  by  andbamnan