11 Mar-2014

Discover The South African Film Four Corners

COTE OUEST AUDIOVISUEL Reviews no comment

four.jpgTo come of age, is hardly easy. However, in 2013, this journey that every human goes through, is staged in a South African crime drama film that has the whole world looking at this film originating in South Africa about South Africa.

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31 Dec-2013

Here’s to 2013 and beyond !

Poppy Vilakazi Reviews no comment

Heres to 2013 and beyondThe 2013 year has proudly displayed to the world the diverse talent that Africa has to show in the film industry. Some of the continent’s most amazing stories have travelled across the globe and have truly represented Africa on the world stage. Films like the 3D animation Khumba, drama The Black South Easter and the comedy Blitz Patrollie made their mark at the Cannes film festival this year flying the African flag high.

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20 Dec-2013

5 African films worth watching in 2014

Chermelle Edwards Reviews 4 comments

pearls of africaA look into the horizon of upcoming films is like anticipating a cultural feast. In 2014 five films from the countries of Nigeria, Sudan via America, Kenya and Tanzania form a repertoire of cinema. With themes of family, love, race, patriotism and these five should belong on the consummate filmgoer’s radar. Directed by Sharon Agina – who is also one of its writers - and Dapne Cayo, Pearls of Africa, set in Kenya in the latter part of 1980, tells the story of a woman and man whose love for one another is strong enough to unite them, but faces separation because of others hate and prejudice. The drama traverses familiar territory of love, race and ideas while set in the area of Nairobi and plains of Kenya. Its main protagonists are Lizz Njagah, Kevin Leslie and Neil Reidman and are sure to incite complex conversation for viewers.

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06 Nov-2013

Google 'Africa Connected' competition

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afriqueconnectee_1.jpgGoogle’s new initiative, ‘Africa Connected: Success stories powered by the web’, objective is to collect the largest collection of inspiring stories about ventures established online by Africans, in Africa. Five of the most inspiring stories, including one selected by online voters, will each receive a $25,000 Africa Connected prize and will also have the opportunity to work with a Google sponsor over a six-month period.

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06 Nov-2013

African film discovery - Half of a Yellow Sun

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African_film_discovery.jpg Half of a Yellow Sun is an adaptation of celebrated Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel of the same title, which won the Orange Broadbrand Prize for Fiction.

The Film premiere was at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival and receive great critics.

Directed by Biyi Bandele, Produced by BAFTA award winner Andrea Calderwood and Gail Ega, the film is a British/Nigerian co-production and was shot at Tinapa Film Studio in Nigeria and in the United Kingdom.

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