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.

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01 May 2020

African Women's Films of Women and Work

African Women's Films
of Women and Work


Safi Faye's Fad,jal : "Fad signifies “Arrive” and Jal means “Work”. “Work” because when you arrive at this farming village called Fadial, you must work. When you work, you’re happy, and if you don’t work, people will mock you". (Source: festival-cannes.com)

A selection of articles from the African Women in Cinema Blog features interviews, film synopses and descriptions, analyses and discussions regarding women's work and labor as well as explorations regarding relationships with co-workers, employers and clients. The films explore strategies for empowerment, for organizing and solidarity, as well as highlight women's experiences in non-traditional jobs, as exploited laborers and as migrant workers.

Rosine Mbakam : Chez jolie coiffure
CINEF #4 2018 - Cinéma au féminin (Kinshasa) : Ouaga Girls by/de Theresa Traoré Dahlberg

FESPACO 2019: Bibata est partie… (Bibata is gone) by/de Nana Hadiza Akawala (Niger)

Labouring Women by Tsitsi Dangarembga (Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa)

Aïssata Ouarma: The Silence of Others

Theresa Traore Dahlberg and the Taxi Sister

Rahel Zegeye: The Experiences of an Ethiopian Migrant Worker and Filmmaker in Lebanon

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