Décès : Makéna Diop s’éclipse
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Décès : Makéna Diop s’éclipse

L’acteur et conteur sénégalais Makena Diop nous a quittés discrètement, le 25 mars 2021. Pourtant la carrière mesurée de cet artiste réservé, l’a conduit à marquer de son empreinte des rôles forts pour des cinéastes africains de premier plan.  Sa formation théâtrale à Dakar, dans les années 70, oriente Makena Diop vers des rôles dramatiques pour Antigone de Sophocle, Caligula de Camus, Fusil de Patrice Ndendi Penda puis Le sauveur...

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The masterclass of Malek Bensmail in Apt
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The masterclass of Malek Bensmail in Apt

15 Nov. 2018 : Malek Bensmail was a guest at the festival des cinémas d’Afrique du pays d’Apt where he participated in a masterclass, moderated by Olivier Barlet, during which he discussed his work as a documentary maker. Why choose to make documentaries ? Actually, like every young algerian filmmaker, I wanted to do fiction. But after a short training in Paris, that was quite theoretical, I had the opportunity to spend a year in...

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Music in film aesthetics : a round table in Lausanne
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Music in film aesthetics : a round table in Lausanne

Invited by the 14th International Film Festival Cinémas d’Afrique in Lausanne (2019, Switzerland) to discuss the impact and importance of music in film aesthetics, singer-songwriter Wasis Diop, and directors Joël Karekezi (The Mercy of the Jungle) and Peter Sedufia (Keteke) explored this rarely discussed theme using excerpts from their films, accompanied by producer Pedro Pimenta and director Michel K. Zongo. The round table was...

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