Binge-Watch Compelling Nairobi, Kenya-Set Vigilante Crime Digital Series, ‘Tuko Macho’ (From The Nest Collective)

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The Nest Collective – the Kenya-based creative team behind the critically-acclaimed 2015 queer anthology feature, “Stories of Our Lives” – presents its follow-up to that project, this time a web series titled “Tuko Macho,” created and produced in partnership with Forum… Continue Reading

Ghana: A Young Man at the Crossroads Between Tradition and Ambition in Trailer for ‘Nakom’ (First Feature Film Made in Kusaal Language)

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  A film I missed when it made its world premiere earlier this year at the Berlinale (the Berlin International Film Festival) – a historic debut because it was the first film from Ghana to ever screen at the Berlinale, and the… Continue Reading

20 Up-and-Coming Filmmakers From 8 African Countries Selected for 9th Talents Durban Edition (In Partnership with Berlinale)

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The 37th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced the participants of the 9th edition of Talents Durban, presented in cooperation with the Berlinale Talents, an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival. Talents Durban is a five-day development program consisting… Continue Reading

New Regional East African Docu-Drama Series Aims to Break Media Silence on Early Forced Marriage (Preview)

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Africa Children’s Television and Film Foundation (ACTFF) – a children’s media production hub located in Kampala, Uganda, that produces a wide range of projects in children’s entertainment – has announced the completion of the 4 episodes of a new docu-drama series on… Continue Reading

2016 Encounters International Documentary Film Festival Kicks Off Today With a Diverse Lineup of Compelling Films

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The 18th Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival kicks off today, June 2, and runs through June 12, 2016 in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The line up includes the world premieres of some ground-breaking and politically relevant South African documentaries,… Continue Reading

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s ‘A Chadian Tragedy’ May Get More Lift Now That Hissène Habré Has Been Found Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity

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Breaking news this morning – a Senegalese court found former dictator Hissène Habré of Chad guilty of torture, rape, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, in a landmark verdict decades in the making against a U.S. Cold War-era ally. Mr.… Continue Reading

Controversial Documentary ‘The Salafists’ Stirs Up FCAT 2016 – The African Film Festival of Tarifa and Tangier

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The screening of “Les Salafistes” took place for the first time in Spain on Saturday May 28, as part of the African Film Festival of Tarifa and Tangiers (FCAT 2016). The French documentary deals with the actions of the representatives… Continue Reading