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29 December 2010

Through African Eyes: Conversations with the Directors Volume 2

Announcing the African Film Festival (New York) release of Through African Eyes: Conversations with the Directors, Volume 2. The African Film Festival (New York) was founded by Mahen Bonetti of Sierra Leone, who is the Executive Director.

From back cover:

Survey African cinema through candid, revealing conversations with thirty of its most vibrant and innovative voices!

Volume 2 of African Film Festival, Inc.'s series, Through African Eyes, continues the conversation begun in 2003's Dialogues with the Directors. In Volume 2: Conversations with the Directors, thirty new voices join this dynamic discussion through one-on-one interviews and group conversations, exploring their own personal experiences and examining the landscape of African cinema fifty year after its inception. Together, they illuminate trends in African filmmaking, ranging from emerging regional film industries and evolving gender dynamics to the redefinition of the very term "African filmmaker."

Featured Interviews

Mahen Bonetti with Françoise Bouffault
Moustapha Alassane with Gaston Kaboré; Haile Gerima with Mbye Cham; Ngozi Onwurah with Simon OOnwurah; Fanta Régina Nacro with Guetty Felin; Zézé Gamboa with Yara Costa Pereira; Cheick Fantamady Camara with Françoise Bouffault;  Mama Keïta and Zeka Laplaine with Caroline Pochon;  Jean-Michel Kibushi Ndjata Wooto with Paula Callus; Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, Omelihu Nwanguma, and Seke Somolu with Kaine Agary; Khalo Matabane and Xoliswa Sithole with Nomsa Mwamuka; Khaled Benaissa Brahim Fritah, and Kamal El Mahouti with Rasha Salti; George Amponsah and Zina Saro-Wiwa with Oladipo Agboluaje; Rehad Desai and François Verster with Kristin Pichaske; Jihan El-Tahri with Alonzo Rico Speight; Osvalde Lewat and Katy Lena Ndiaye with Aurélien Bodinaux; Tsitsi Dangarembga with June Givanni; Dyana Gaye with James Schamus; Wanuri Kahiu, Judy Kibinge, and Lupita Nyong'o with Ekwa Masangi-Omari; and Ousmane Sembene with Mamadou Niang and Samba Gadjigo.

Critical Essays
Reading the Trajectory of Postcolonial African Cinema by Mamadou Diouf; Regional Developments by Sean Jacobs and Adam Esrig; Writing on Walls: The Documentary Tradition by Jean-Marie Teno; The Evolution of Women in Cinema by Beti Ellerson; and A Lesson in Cinema by Mamadou Niang.

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