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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.

30 September 2014

Women's Media Center celebrates Amma Asante

Photo credit: The Guardian
The Women's Media Center celebrates Amma Asante, among other influential women, at their 2014 4th annual Women's Media Awards for the directorial excellence for her latest film Belle. See article in its entirety at Women's Media Center

British-Ghanaian Amma Asante wrote and directed the award-winning A Way of Life (2004), a tough and uncompromising film that relates, beyond issues of black and white, the complexities of race in Wales. Belle her second feature film released in 2013, a very different work, is a period piece based on a real life story of Dido Belle Lindsay, a mixed-race woman of an aristocratic family in 18th century England.

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