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.

08 September 2015

Shorts by Nikyatu Jusu. Highlighting African women during the Directed by Women worldwide film viewing party - 1-15 September 2015

The African Women in Cinema Blog highlights African women via films online during the Directed by Women worldwide film viewing party - 1-15 September 2015.

Sierra Leonean-American Nikyatu Jusu is among a growing number of filmmakers emerging from the New African Diaspora of the United States. A Diaspora which reflects the multiple identities, histories and experiences of those born in the United States and also embrace the Africa of their parents.

Say Grace Before Drowning 
After meeting her African Refugee mother for the first time in six years, 8 year old Hawa is forced to coexist with a woman teetering on the brink of insanity.

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African Booty Scratcher 
Prom nears and things seem to be spiralling out of control for the typically composed ISATU. In this coming of age story,West African tradition conflicts with American idealism and Isatu is forced to reassess her alliances.

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