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.

18 September 2012

Feminist Africa: African Feminist Engagements with Film

The perspectives of our contributors –makers, organizers, distributors, theorists and critics of film- all offer to deepen and nuance our understanding of the manner in which we engage with various aspects of film and the film industry. These include the history of colonial subjugation and enslavement, as well as contemporary global cultural regimes, all of which have operated to erase and mis-represent women from Africa and to service the appetites and cravings of others, in ways that were often at the very least inimical to our well-being. 

Feminist Africa presents its Issue 16 2012, "African Feminist Engagements with Film".  Founded by noted scholar, writer, theorist, and film producer Amina Mama, its aim is "to provide a forum for progressive, cutting-edge gender research and feminist dialogue focused on the continent." The Issue 16 2012 is co-edited by writer and filmmaker Yaba Badoe and filmmaker and professor Salem Mekuria.

– by Yaba Badoe, Amina Mama and Salem Mekuria

– by Salem Mekuria
– by Lindiwe Dovey
– by Beti Ellerson
– by Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo and Joyce Osei Owusu
– by Jihan El Tahri
– by Yaba Badoe
– by Abena P. A. Busia


- by Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah

- by Yaba Badoe
- by Iman Kamel

– by Sokari Ekine
- by Yaba Badoe