Dates-clefs de l’Histoire des cinémas d’Afrique
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Dates-clefs de l’Histoire des cinémas d’Afrique

Dates-clefs de l’Histoire des cinémas d’Afrique par Olivier Barlet et Claude Forest Cet article complète « Les Six décennies des cinémas d’Afrique » publié sur Africultures, qui retrace de façon concise l’Histoire des cinémas d’Afrique. Ils paraîtront tous deux en anglais en 2021 dans la revue Black Camera dans la deuxième partie du dossier « African Cinema: Manifesto and Practice for cultural...

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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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The masterclass of Amine Bouhafa in Tunis
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The masterclass of Amine Bouhafa in Tunis

During the Carthage Film Days 2018, the famous Tunisian film music composer Amine Bouhafa answered questions from the festival’s Director of Communication, Hisham Ben Khamsa. A full transcript of the interview is available below. The film excerpts are to be found on the video of the meeting (timecodes indicated), which is a summary and therefore includes only certain passages of the exchanges and films:     The film...

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The Masterclass of Ladj Ly in Dakar
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The Masterclass of Ladj Ly in Dakar

(translated by Madelyn Colvin from the article in french on Africultures) Ladj Ly et Djebril Zonga presented Les Misérables as a preview showing at the Dakar Court Film Festival on December 12th, 2019. The following day, Ladj Ly responded to questions in a fully-packed room at the French Institute of Dakar, notably those of young filmmakers taking part in the festival’s workshop “Talents 2019.” The session was preceded by the...

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