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.

29 September 2015

Cinemafrodiscendente: Filmmakers of African Descent in Italian Cinema

Press release:

Cinemafrodiscendente – Filmmakers of African Descent in Italian Cinema (, online from 1 October, is a blog in English on the neglected reality and the legacy of Afrodescendant filmmakers in Italian cinema and audiovisual production. 

Cinemafrodiscendente is an initiative of Associazione Culturale Yeelen, like Cinemafrica – Africa e diaspore nel cinema (, the first and only website in Italy dedicated to Africa and diasporas in film, celebrating in 2016 its 10th year.

The blog Cinemafrodiscendente – Filmmakers of African Descent in Italian Cinema ( was born as a spin-off research of a book called L’Africa in Italia: Per una controstoria postcoloniale del cinema italiano (Roma: Aracne Editrice, 2013) and edited by Leonardo De Franceschi. The domain was registered on February 2013 by Associazione Culturale Yeelen.

All the initiatives promoted by Yeelen are supervised by Maria Coletti and Leonardo De Franceschi. 


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