The purpose of the African Women in Cinema Blog is to provide a space to discuss diverse topics relating to African women in cinema--filmmakers, actors, producers, and all film professionals. The blog is a public forum of the Centre for the Study and Research of African Women in Cinema.

Le Blog sur les femmes africaines dans le cinéma est un espace pour l'échange d'informations concernant les réalisatrices, comédiennes, productrices, critiques et toutes professionnelles dans ce domaine. Ceci sert de forum public du Centre pour l'étude et la recherche des femmes africaines dans le cinémas.

11 January 2010

2010: Showcasing African Women in Cinema

The main objective of the Blog in 2010 is to showcase African women in the diverse areas of the moving image. This format is an effective way to profile emerging talents as they begin their experiences in cinema at the same time highlighting the trailblazers, pioneers and veterans--and those in various stages of their career. I am especially interested in making visible the important players that are often behind the scenes, such as producers, editors, film festival organizers, scriptwriters, media activists and advocates, and the many others involved in the filmmaking process. The posts will be shorter and more frequent, as the purpose is to provide a portrait, at a glance. The choice of women or theme will be spontaneous, of course, privileging current events and topics; but also delving into the rich archives to foreground films and stories of the past.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this site! I will visit often.

Katie said...

Hello, thank you so much for writing this blog! I am currently studying for the semester at the University of Ghana in Accra and I was interested in attending FESPACO, but it is not being held. However, what do you know about the festival FESPACO is helping to put on this year entitled: Des Journees Cinematographiques de la Femme Africaine de l'Image? Thanks! Katie Ashmore

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