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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.

23 November 2015

Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, African Movie Academy Awards AMAA Founder, speaking on Africaone (August 2015)

Peace Anyiam-Osigwe - video screen grab
Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, African Movie Academy Awards AMAA Founder, spoke during the 2015 AMAA gala night in August, which was broadcast on Africaone.

During the gala, she underscored the importance of looking outward to the Global African diaspora:

Black people are everywhere…there is no need just to sell what you have here. When you go to the Bahamas, when you go to Barbados, when you go to Haiti you are going to see Nigerian movies.”

Emphasising the significance of Nigeria’s film cultural production in the age of the digital and social media, she announced that an agreement had been made between AMAA and Facebook:

"A commercial and cultural partnership leveraging AMAA’s platform covering Africa’s film and entertainment and Facebook’s global platform. This will give an unprecedented opportunity for brands to engage with millions of African movie fans as well as all of those entrusted in the entertainment industry…that needs to be sold to the world, leveraging the digital reach of the most persuasive social network…”

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