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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.

17 June 2010

African Women Filmmakers at IMAGINE Institut

IMAGINE, created in 2005 and based in Burkina Faso, is an international training institute of film, TV and multimedia. An initiative of Burkinabe filmmaker Gaston J.M. Kaboré, its main objective is to rebuild a strong African identity through the arts, cultures and traditions of its people.

In 2007, Kadiatou Konaté of Mali, attended an audio and special effects workshop for professionals. Among the members of the Young Talents Workshop held in 2009, five women participated and produced short films: Betelem Abate, Yetnayet Bahru, Aster Bedane Nagawo from Ethiopia; Adaobi Obiegbosi from Nigeria; and Esley Anne Philander from South Africa.

The films produced from these workshops may be viewed in their entirety on the Imagine Institute's Channel on YouTube.

Kadiatou Konate | Mali: Nene and Aba

Betelem Abate| Ethiopia: Mama

Yetnayet Bahru | Ethiopia: Lipstick

Aster Bedane Nagawo | Ethiopia: Phenomena

Adaobi Obiegbosi | Nigeria: L’Idiot

Esley Anne Philander | South Africa: Peut-être un jour

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