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.

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15 December 2018

TV5Monde. Mariannes Noires: Mame-Fatou Niang, Kaytie Nielsen

TV5Monde. Mariannes Noires:
Mame-Fatou Niang, Kaytie Nielsen

Mariannes Noires - 2017 - 77min - Diaspora
Source: film-documentaire.fr

Recent violence and growing nationalism in France have brought fierce debates about the country’s identity to the forefront. In Mariannes noires, seven different French-born women of African descent confront their own unique identities and challenge the expectations of French society. In this documentary, they take us through their battles and retrace their most grueling paths in order to understand the social confines that have affected them professionally, psychologically, and emotionally. They share their ideas and solutions to France’s most daunting issues at the heavy intersection of racism and misogyny, and they bravely lead the way forward.

Elles sont artistes, entrepreneures, intellectuelles, et nous parlent de leur quotidien, de leurs aspirations et de leurs combats. Une chose ressort de ces entretiens : elles sont françaises. Naturellement. Sans questions. Pourtant, leur francité baigne, naît et s’épanouit dans des différences culturelles et esthétiques que la France a encore du mal à intégrer. Mariannes noires, ce sont sept récits qui s’enlacent et se font écho afin de lever le voile sur une histoire, celle d’une France multiculturelle qui n’est plus à imaginer, une France qui doute, hoquette et s’épanouit dans la vie de jeunes femmes aux parcours à la fois atypiques et ordinaires.

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAv1OcCRA1s


14 December 2018

Cairo International Women’s Film Festival: Rough Cut Workshop for Arab Women Filmmakers (2019) Deadline 7 January 2019

Cairo International Women’s Film Festival Rough Cut Workshop for
Arab Women Filmmakers (2019)

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Deadline 7 January 2019

The Rough-Cut Workshop is an audiovisual consultation offered to women filmmakers who are in the phase of working on the first rough-cut of their cinematographic work and need support regarding the content and the development of their film on an artistic and editing level.

Six Arab women filmmakers working on the rough-cut of their films, will be selected. The workshop will allow them to engage in discussions of each other’s audiovisual works and to debate its different elements. They will also be discussing their works with an international jury made up of film critics, directors and editors.

The festival will cover the travel and accommodation expenses of the selected filmmakers.

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07 December 2018

Claudine Ndimbira : Support her film project “Living like a shadow” about the LGBTQ community in Rwanda

Claudine Ndimbira : Support her film project “Living like a shadow” about the LGBTQ community in Rwanda

Claudine Ndimbira had this to say about the film project:
With this project “Living like a shadow” I want to give the voice to LGBTQ community members in Rwanda to tell their stories, what they have been through, what they wish their lives could be but also to the society so that they say what is the reason why they think being gay is a problem to them.
Source: http://creativerwanda.com/interview-with-ndimbira-claudine-shenge/

Synopsis
“Living like a shadow” is a 90 minutes film that will follow the lives of 3 characters. Even if some have similar issues or experiences – like living a double love life due to what the society expects from them or being judged often, each one of them has a unique story.

Excerpt from Director’s Statement
I want to make this film to shed light on that issue so that it can start a conversation. People fear what they don’t understand or what they refuse to understand but at the end of the day the solution is to talk about it and react positively.

TO SUPPORT CLAUDINE NDIMBIRA'S "LIVING LIKE A SHADOW" FILM PROJECT GO TO: http://creativerwanda.com/living-like-a-shadow/