Who Are We?

In short, Shadow and Act is a web portal dedicated to cinema, television and web content of Africa and its global Diaspora. With daily news, interviews, in-depth investigations into the audiovisual industry, and more, Shadow and Act aims to promote content created by and about people of African descent throughout the world.

We are a collective of writers, directors, film critics, culture critics, DPs, editors, film festival programmers, film enthusiasts, and much more, led by the site’s founding creator, Tambay A Obenson, all interested in discussing primarily film and filmmakers of Africa and its Diaspora.

Each post is tagged with the name of the author for identification.

We don’t have any official list of rules of conduct around here, assuming that we’re all adults, and we know how to carry ourselves in forums like this one. However, it’s important to make it clear that, while healthy discussion and debate is welcomed and even encouraged, personal attacks against other readers isn’t.

Welcome to a platform where fans and professionals can meet and exchange information and ideas constructively.