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13 April 2024

Sarah Maldoror Lives (1929-2020) and Beyond


Sarah Maldoror Lives (1929-2020) and Beyond
Reflections by Beti Ellerson
Photo by Beti Ellerson*
 
Sarah Maldoror, who I respectfully called the matriarch of African cinema, is a foremother and cinematic ancestor since 2020. Beyond the iconic image of Sarah Maldoror, the politically activist filmmaker, one finds the intersectionality of her creative process, the multiple dimensionalities of her life and her vision of the world.
 
I was introduced to Sarah Maldoror in the early 1990s when doing graduate work in African Studies. I met her at Fespaco in 1997, during which I interviewed her for my post-doctoral research project on African women in cinema.
 
She uttered these words to Jadot Sezirahiga during an interview in 1995:

“African women must be everywhere. They must be in the images, behind the camera, in the editing room and involved in every stage of the making of a film. They must be the ones to talk about their problems”.

I found my place among these women, as researcher and scholar of African women in cinema. She set the path for me, I have followed her and her work ever since.
 
She then said to me in 1997:
 
“My role as filmmaker is cultural. What interests me is culture, to research films about African history, because our history has been written by others and not by us. Therefore, if I don't take an interest in my own history, then who is going to do it?  I think it is up to us to defend our own history. It is up to us to make it known, with all our qualities and faults, our hopes and despair—it is our role to do it!”
 
Embodied in these words is a corpus of work that exemplifies her world-making, as well as her efforts to defend the history of Africa, the Diaspora, to tell their stories. A cinematic history that reflects Sarah Maldoror’s political, cinematic and cultural journey, as well as her self-making on her personal journey at the intersection of these experiences.
 
 
Sarah’s gaze
 
“We must fight against the gaze of the other, it can be terrible.”
 
“We had our gaze on others; we were no longer the ‘gazed-upon’.”

 
These two citations, uttered in different contexts, describe Sarah’s desire to control her image and that of Africa and people of African descent. To redefine herself, to tell her history and that of African and Afro-descendent peoples.

Her reinvention of self unfolds in Paris in the late 1940s through the 1950s, she is reborn as Sarah Maldoror. Songs of Maldoror by Isidore Ducasse alias le Comte de Lautréamont is the impetus to her renaissance. Her identity reimagined, she is drawn to the theater, cofounding Les Griots, whose aim is to redefine and promote realistic black representations on the stage. She discovers Africa, through the cultural institution, Présence Africaine, and hence a pivotal moment in her life. At the same time Présence Africaine is a metaphor for Sarah’s journey towards Africa, after which it would be forever present in her thoughts and action. She said in a tribute to Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, that through his work she understood the importance of being in touch with one’s culture in order to be strengthened by the continual movement of one’s thoughts to and from Africa. At the same time she was simultaneously Pan African and a woman beyond borders, an identity that she would embody throughout her life.
 
 
Behind the cloud
 
"Always be ready to seize what may be behind the cloud".
 
In many ways this idea of being ready for whatever may be behind the cloud, is symbolic of Sarah’s journey. The leitmotif of Sarah’s process: grabbing the moment, while being prepared for that which is not yet known, the unexpected. Sarah recalls when studying with Mark Donskoi while in Moscow, being encouraged to seek out the paintings of artists, and through these paintings he taught her to see things that she would not otherwise see: to always be ready to seize what may be behind the cloud.
 
 
Women in the struggle
 
Sarah’s positionality as a woman and her view of women’s place in the struggle in general may be summed up in three emblematic quotes:
 
"I am one of those modern women who try to combine work and family life, and just like it is for all the others, it's a problem for me. Children need a home and a mother. That's why I try to prepare and edit my films in Paris during the long summer vacation when the children are free and can come along."
 
“I…offer work to as many women as possible during the time I’m shooting my films. You have to support those women who want to work with film.”
 
“More importantly, the participation of women had to be shown. Wars will only end if women take part in making it happen. They don’t have to hold a bazooka, but they have to be present”.

Sarah’s life in the struggle is exemplary of the interplay of the personal and political: mother, companion, artist, filmmaker, who accompanied her partner, Angolan liberation leader Mario de Andrade in the struggle, and raised her daughters, Annouchka de Andrade and Henda Ducados within an environment of political engagement, at the intersection of politics and everyday life, as an integral part of the journey towards African liberation. She instilled in them an appreciation of cinema and the arts. Essential to this understanding was how her films contributed to an awareness of African liberation struggles, to understand the role that individuals play and the ways that ordinary people contribute to the liberation of Africa. The significance of being part of that struggle, and hence, this attitude was incorporated in the everyday life of the family.

 
A family in the struggle
 
Using the camera as a weapon, Sarah’s earlier works focused on armed struggles, striving to show the world Africa’s fight for liberation. At the same time reflecting the everydayness of life during the independence movements. Everyone has her or his role in the resistance, as strategist, foot soldier distributing pamphlets, runner of vital information, watchman, mothers protecting their sons in hiding, revealing secrets that put their own lives at risk, all indicative of the myriad ways that women actively participate in the struggle. Employing the camera as a cultural and political weapon continued throughout her cinematic journey, reflected in all of her films and the choice of themes.
 
Henda describes her parents’ relationship as a great love story, the love that Sarah and Mario had for each other and how it extended to their struggle towards African independences. Hence, there was a parallel journey at the same time as artists, filmmaker, poet, writer, somewhere in that was also a love story, which perhaps lays, untold, in the interstices of Sarah’s story. And that love story extended to the entire family. Sarah instilled in Annouchka and Henda, the attitude that as a family they were all in the struggle, the exigencies of a family of both artists and activists required sacrifice and endurance.
 
Their story reflects the cultural, social and political journey of a family-in-the-struggle, how through Sarah and Mario’s commitment to each other and the struggle, the family itself was strengthened, even in Mario’s physical absence.
 
 
Filmmaking at the intersection of the arts
 
“I cannot imagine a film without music and text, they are very important.”
 
“My images are poetic because I need this. I have never made a film without first going to the Louvre or some other museum.”
 
“I see beauty everywhere, even in the prison. I was there to make a documentary about Damas and I saw the prison and fell in love with it. I thought that the poem would go very well with that image.”

 
Sarah’s work represents the politics of art, at the intersection of music, literature, poetry, song, theater, paintings. Her repertoire of portraits of artists includes of course Aimé Cesaire, as well as Leopold Senghor, Toto Bissainthe, Assia Djebar, Christiane Diop of Présence Africaine, Edouard Glissant, to name a few African and Diasporan artists who were during their life or continue to be socially, politically and socially engaged through their art. Her film Leon G. Damas, is a compelling example. As the voice of Damas recites his poem “Nameless nights”, Paul Robeson's voice sings “There’s a man going round taking names”, and powerful audial metaphors accompany an equally formidable symbol of a prison—of subjugation. Damas’ nameless nights, Robeson's man taking names, juxtaposed to images of enslavement—a startling contrast to Sarah Maldoror’s journey, of name-giving, of liberation cinema.   
 
 
 
Beyond Borders
 
“I’m against all forms of nationalism…Nationalities and borders between countries have to disappear. Besides this, the color of a person’s skin is of no interest to me. What’s important is what that person is doing.”
 
“I will not say, I feel Guadeloupian, African, French, wherever I am, it suits me. I agree with Césaire: today, there is no race, there are people.”

 
Sarah Maldoror’s words highlight her universalistic world view. At the start of her renaissance, she intermingled with people throughout Africa and the Diaspora. Her initial border crossing took her to Africa, then to study filmmaking in Moscow, and back to Africa. Upon her return to France, her films and the people with whom she engaged at the intersection of culture, politics and art, continued to reflect her idea of a world beyond borders, race and ethnicity. While her films that focused on African liberation struggles and her film portraits of artists and intellectual from Africa and the Diaspora are well known, she also focused on works about other artists and activists, such as Louis Aragon, Paul Claudel, Alberto Carlisky, Vlady, among others.
 
 
Intergenerational dialogue
 
In the short film Scala Milan A.C., an intergeneration dialogue develops between a group of youth and Archie Shepp, who introduces them to music, to jazz. While they are interested in going to Milan because of its soccer team, Shepp opens their world to the idea of also exploring theater and art. A veritable intergenerational project with Sarah as director and Agnès Varda as producer.
 
Scala Milan A.C. combines all the arts: theater, music, film, dance, while presenting a socially-committed message--that beyond the soccer dreams of the working-class youth, Milan is also a site of culture, the opera for instance. One finds many of the ideas that Sarah has advocated: being prepared for the unexpected, educating the youth to appreciate the arts, the intersection of the arts, as well as a continuation of how she raised her daughters.
 
 
Continuing Sarah’s legacy
 
Sarah Maldoror leaves to the world a vast repository of information and materials in the form of films, papers, documents, letters, posters, books, and of course there are other treasures in this trove of archival materials. Since Sarah’s passing, her eldest daughter, Annouckhka has taken on the full-time duties of the guardian of the temple. Which requires organizing projects for exhibition, interviewing in order to promote Sarah’s works. And of course, the immeasurable time devoted to classifying, sorting, cataloguing. There is also the heritage of Mario de Andrade. So, it’s about a couple, these two people who came together and worked together, but they both individually have their own legacy. The Friends of Sarah Maldoror and Mario de Andrade, created in 2019 and located in Saint-Seine-Denis, brings the two together, as a structure designed to safeguard both of these legacies.

 
Text drawn from diverse published interviews with Sarah Maldoror, Annouchka de Andrade and Henda Ducados.

*Sarah Maldoror during Masterclass moderated by Brigitte Rollet at the BNF. Francophone African Women Filmmakers: 40 years of cinema (1972-2012)" - Paris, 23-24 November 2012.2012)

12 April 2024

A Handbook of Women Filmmakers in Kenyan Cinema

A Handbook of Women Filmmakers
in Kenyan Cinema
 
A Handbook of Women Filmmakers in Kenyan Cinema seeks to situate scholarship and contributions of women filmmakers in Kenya and global film studies. It espouses diverse methodologies, critical tools, and theoretical perspectives in interrogating women filmmakers in the country.

This ground-breaking book is edited by Dr. Susan Gitimu Lecturer at Kenyatta University and Women in Film Awards Director (WIFA) as well as Dr. Charles Kebaya Senior Lecturer at Machakos University. The edited volume aims to bring together critical works focusing on women filmmakers in Kenyan cinema. The book is envisaged as a comprehensive volume comprising analyses of film oeuvres of various women filmmakers, essays on women film directors, producers, actresses, and scriptwriters. The volume transcends traditional approaches of looking at films made by women filmmakers as ‘feminist’ cinema but focuses on various issues articulated and canvassed by women filmmakers.

The book chapter contributors presented their chapters during a 3-day conference held at Norfolk Hotel on 3rd -5th April 2024. The conference was organized with the support of BTF, WIFA and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
 
Source: Women in Film Awards Kenya (Facebook)
Also visit the website: Beyond the Film: https://beyondthefilm.org
 

04 April 2024

Carolyn Khamete Mango. The presence of women in the Kenyan film industry: applying postcolonial African feminist theory. PhD thesis. 2023

Carolyn Khamete Mango.
The presence of women in the Kenyan film industry: applying postcolonial African feminist theory
PhD thesis, University of Glasgow
2023

https://theses.gla.ac.uk/83403/

ABSTRACT
In this study, I examine the presence of Kenyan women in the film industry through the lens of postcolonial African feminism. Situating the study in this theoretical framework heightened the awareness that ideologies of womanhood and struggles against gender oppression intersect and cannot be analysed without considering the contextualisation of womanhood. Postcolonial African feminist theory reflects that issues that affect women in each place and time are different (former colonies and western regions). This study explores and uses the afro feminist lens to analyse the responses by Kenyan women filmmakers to comment on filmmaking in Kenya. The film industry offers an important arena where manifestations of African feminism can be explored, as espoused by the women filmmakers in this study: Matrid Nyagah, Jinna Mutune, Ng’endo Mukii, Wanuri Kahiu, Judy Kibinge, Dommie Yambo-Odotte, and Anne Mungai.

By adopting a qualitative research design using face-to-face semi-structured interviews, I examined the filmmakers’ career paths, motivations, perceptions, challenges, and barriers to getting into and remaining in a male-dominated industry.

The thesis reveals that the level of Kenyan women’s representation in the film industry on the global scene was proof that the women were empowered, competent, talented, and able to tell their stories through their lived experiences.

The study also identifies barriers and challenges that impede their reach to a wider audience. Key among them were the lack of proper film schools in Kenya that teach the requisite content, the ongoing patriarchal system, the lack of defined film culture, a lack of a government policy on film, lack of government support, lack of funding, and poor marketing and distribution channels, among others that seem to truncate the full potential of women in the film industry.

I argue that Kenyan women filmmakers have excelled, given an excellent account of the stories they tell from their lived experiences. These filmmakers’ films not only deal with women’s issues, Africa, war, famine, disease, and the girl child alone but also seem to focus on neo-feminism (as defined by Obioma Nnaemeka) and tackle subjects on sexuality, female emancipation, mother-daughter relationships, HIV/AIDS, drugs, science and technology, post- election violence and terrorism. Neo-feminism offers space for women filmmakers to work alongside men since it advocates for negotiating with them to achieve hard ideals.

The study found that though women in the Kenyan film industry did not agree they were working within a feminist framework, they objected to the western attitude toward feminism. It is also found that whereas some of the women filmmakers trained locally, the training they received abroad contributed to their being better filmmakers. Indeed, the Kenyan film industry has offered mixed signals as regards supporting its women filmmakers. While the government has faltered, the women filmmaker's grit and sense of purpose have helped them stamp their presence in the film industry both locally and internationally. Also, the study revealed that despite the important role women filmmakers play in the film industry, there was a lack of support from the government. However, family members continued to provide both financial and emotional support to the women filmmakers to live up to their dream. In addition, the lack of a national film policy to regulate the film industry meant that gender was not mainstreamed in it. Women filmmakers continue to negotiate for space through their passion, supporting and mentoring each other, recognising other women’s efforts in the industry through film awards and establishing funding opportunities specifically for women but also for men.
 

21 March 2024

Cyrielle Raingou: RFI Afrique «Le spectre de Boko Haram», un film féministe au Festival de films de femmes de Créteil? | The Festival de films de femmes de Créteil as a space for women filmmakers’ empowerment

Cyrielle Raingou
RFI Afrique
 «Le spectre de Boko Haram», un film féministe au Festival de films de femmes de Créteil?

The Festival de films de femmes de Créteil as a space for women filmmakers’ empowerment
 
 
Extraits de l'entretien sur RFI Afrique | Excerpts from interview with RFI Afrique

Devenir une femme avec une caméra
To become a woman with a camera

Je suis arrivée là-bas et j’ai fait en sorte de créer des relations
I arrived there and tried to create relationships.

Pour créer cette relation dans le village, il fallait que je reconnaise ma place de femme.
In order to create this relationship in the village, I had to recognize my place as a woman.

Et ce n’est qu’après avoir construit cette relation, que je suis devenue une femme avec la camera, qu’une sorte de transfert de pouvoir s’est opéré.
It was only after creating this relationship that I became a woman with a camera, that a kind of transfer of power took place

17 March 2024

Crowdfunding. "Abrefi Koto - A Father’s Joy" by Karen-Happuch P. Henneh

Crowdfunding. 
Abrefi Koto - A Father’s Joy by Karen-Happuch P. Henneh

Description:
A tale of courage, identity, and the power of self-discovery. Determined to make her father proud, a girl fights for women’s rights. A tale set in the rich culture of the Asante Kingdom in Ghana.

To support the crowdfunding campaign go to the Kickstarter page at:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/khph/abrefi-koto-a-fathers-joy 

12 March 2024

Crowdfunding. Mmanwau: Animated Short Film. An Animated Horror Short About A Nigerian-American Teenager Returning To Nigeria After The Death Of Her Grandfather


Mmanwau: Animated Short Film

An Animated Horror Short About A Nigerian-American Teenager Returning To Nigeria After The Death Of Her Grandfather.

ZOMA is an animation studio and production company founded by multidisciplinary artist, Uzo Ngwu. Mmanwu is the debut project.


To support the crowdfunding campaign go to the kickstarter page at:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zoma/mmanwu-animated-short-film

08 March 2024

The African Women in Cinema Blog celebrates International Women's Day | Le Blog sur les femmes africaines dans le cinéma fête la journée internationale des femmes


The African Women in Cinema Blog celebrates International Women's Day
Le Blog sur les femmes africaines dans le cinéma fête la journée internationale des femmes

International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an opportunity to take stock of past struggles and achievements, and above all, to prepare for the future and the opportunities that await future generations of women.

La Journée internationale des femmes est célébrée dans de nombreux pays à travers le monde. C'est un jour où les femmes sont reconnues pour leurs réalisations, sans égard aux divisions, qu'elles soient nationales, ethniques, linguistiques, culturelles, économiques ou politiques. C'est une occasion de faire le point sur les luttes et les réalisations passées, et surtout, de préparer l'avenir et les opportunités qui attendent les futures générations de femmes.

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Since its creation in 2009 the African Women in Cinema Blog has promoted the advancement of research and communication relating to African women in cinema and using social media to encourage dialogue and the exchange of information, ideas, experiences and resources.

Depuis sa création en 2009 le Blog sur les femmes africaines dans le domaine cinématographique et de la culture visuelle à tenter de faire progresser la recherche et la communication relatives aux femmes africaines dans le cinéma et d'utiliser les médias sociaux pour promouvoir le dialogue et l'échange d'informations, d'idées, d'expériences et de ressources.



07 March 2024

Lola Aikins : Naledi (short animation film)


Lola Aikins
Naledi

South Africa - Short animation
Description

An animated short film directed by Lola Aikins. A grief-stricken athlete injures herself and has to find a way to get her life back on track. 

Watch out for crowdfunding campaign to the launched soon.

Trailer: Naledi by Lola Aikins


01 March 2024

Out of the Box: The Screen Worlds of Judy Kibinge - DocuBox celebrates 10 years

Out of the Box:
The Screen Worlds of Judy Kibinge
by Lindwe Dovey
DocuBox celebrates 10 years

Description
A documentary film by Lindiwe Dovey explores the remarkable journey and leadership of DocuBox founder and creative director, award-winning filmmaker Judy Kibinge.

Docubox, the East African region's first documentary film fund.



Out of the Box (Trailer) from Chouette Films on Vimeo


24 February 2024

Mati Diop: Dahomey - The Golden Bear for Best Film - Berlinale 2024

« En tant que Franco-Sénégalaise, cinéaste afro-descendante, j’ai choisi d’être de ceux qui refusent d’oublier, qui refusent l’amnésie comme méthode »

 “As a Franco-Senegalese, afro-descendant cineaste, I chose to be among those who refuse to forget, who refuse amnesia as a method”

Dahomey
Berlinale 2024 Golden Bear for Best Film
directed by Mati Diop and produced by Eve Robin, Judith Lou Lévy, and Mati Diop

Berlinale 2024 Golden Bear for Best Film (awarded to the film’s producers)

2024 - Documentary - France/Senegal/Benin


Description 


Novembre 2021, vingt-six trésors royaux du Dahomey s’apprêtent à quitter Paris pour être rapatriés vers leur terre d’origine, devenue le Bénin. Avec plusieurs milliers d’autres, ces œuvres furent pillées lors de l’invasion des troupes coloniales françaises en 1892. Mais comment vivre le retour de ces ancêtres dans un pays qui a dû se construire et composer avec leur absence ? Tandis que l’âme des œuvres se libère, le débat fait rage parmi les étudiants de l’université d’Abomey Calavi.


November 2021, twenty-six royal treasures of Dahomey prepare to leave Paris to be returned to their land of origin, Benin. In 1892, with several thousands of others, these oeuvres were pillaged during the invasion by French colonial troops. How then will the return of these ancestors, to a country which has had to reconstruct and rebuild itself since their absence, be received? While the soul of these oeuvres frees itself, the issue is hotly debated among the students at the University of Abomey Calavi.


À voir aussi | Also see : The Berlinale Live 2024: Press Conference "Dahomey" - English & Français Mati Diop Jacqueline Nsiah, Berlinale member Habib Ahandessi, protagonist Gildas Adannou, protagonist Joséa Guedje, protagonist



 

À lire aussi:

La France a restitué 26 œuvres à la République du Bénin en 2021 : pourquoi ces pièces en particulier ?

https://www.quaibranly.fr/fr/missions-et-fonctionnement/eclairages-sur-les-demandes-de-restitution-du-patrimoine-africain


Also Read:

France will return 26 works to the Republic of Benin: why these particular pieces and what will happen to them?

https://www.quaibranly.fr/en/missions-and-operations/insights-into-the-restitutions-of-african-heritage-conserved-at-the-museum-1

Kaouther Ben Hania, laureate of the best documentary film at the 2024 César for Les Filles d'Olfa | Four Daughters

Kaouther Ben Hania,

laureate of the best documentary film at the 2024 César

for Les Filles d'Olfa | Four Daughters


"Les films changent notre rapport au monde" : Kaouther Ben Hania, lauréate du César 2024 du meilleur film documentaire pour Les Filles d'Olfa


"Films change our relationship with the world", Kaouther Ben Hania, laureate of the best documentary film at the 2024 César for Les Filles d'Olfa | Four Daughters.



Kaouther Ben Hania laureate, prix Alice Guy 2024 - Les Filles d'Olfa


"Je vous remercie Alice Guy, pour avoir brisé les barrières, défié les normes de votre époque et pour avoir démontré que le talent transcende les genres. Votre héritage devrait nous inciter toutes à œuvrer pour un avenir où l’égalité et la diversité règnent en maître sur nos écrans et dans nos cœurs.”


"I thank you, Alice Guy, for breaking barriers, defying the norms of your epoch and for having shown that talent transcends genders | genres. Your legacy should motivate us all to strive toward a future where equality and diversity reign supreme on our screens and in our hearts". 

22 February 2024

In memory of Safi Faye, 22 November 1943 - 22 February 2023, already a year has passed | À la memoire de Safi Faye, 22 novembre - 22 février 2023, un an déjà



In memory of Safi Faye, 22 November 1943 - 22 February 2023, already a year has passed

À la memoire de Safi Faye, 22 novembre 1943 - 22 février 2023, un an déjà


Images: Beti Ellerson


Safi Faye has been regularly featured on the African Women in Cinema Blog since its inception 15 years ago. In addition to the recent in depth tribute to her life and work, articles include translated interviews, discussions of her film work, events that give homage to her and her work.


30 December 2023

“I dared to make a film”: A Tribute to the Life and Work of Safi Faye by Beti Ellerson - Black Camera: An International Film Journal 15.1 (Fall 2023) - African Women in Cinema Dossier


08 September 2023

Safi Faye à l’affiche - Safi Faye in the Spotlight - 45è édition - Le Festival des 3 Continents - Nantes et en Loire-Atlantique 2023


16 June 2023

Focus Safi Faye & Khady Sylla - Gëstu Naataal i Jigeen - Festival Africain de film | recherche féministes | African Feminist Film Festival - 16-18 06 2023 - Gorée, Senegal


04 May 2023

Safi Faye Memorial Talk - 'Women of African Cinema’ - Film at Lincoln Center - May 6 2023


12 April 2023

"I Dared To Make A Film": A Tribute To The Life And Work Of Safi Faye - Indiana University Cinema


26 March 2023

Tributes to - Hommages à Safi Faye (1943 - 2023)


23 March 2023

HOMMAGE À SAFI FAYE, cinéaste pionnière sénégalaise - Festival International de Films de Femmes and Inathèque - 27 mars 2023


20 March 2023

FOCUS: Thérèse Sita Bella, Safi Faye et l'évolution de la pratique cinématographique des femmes africaines | the evolution of African women’s cinematic practice - 20 - 24 / 3 / 2023 - Belgique | Belgium


01 March 2023

Remembering Safi Faye (1943-2023)


24 February 2023

Safi Faye : La Grande Référence - 1943-2023 - A Tribute, "I dared to make a film!"


14 January 2023

Safi Faye: Man sa yay | I, your mother - Berlinale Forum Special Fiktionsbescheinigung 2023


01 September 2022

Safi Faye's La Passante 50 years on: "I dared to make a film"


06 March 2022

Films Femmes Afrique Festival 2022: Tribute to Safi Faye: A "Peasant Letter" still relevant today | Hommage à Safi Faye : Une «Lettre paysanne» encore actuelle by/de Mame Woury Thioubou.


12 August 2021

Safi Faye's Mossane at 25


23 March 2021

Luxor African Film Festival 2021 Celebrates 10 years of Imagination - Memories of Safi Faye (2016) and Dora Bouchoucha (2019)


27 May 2019

Black Camera: Safi Faye's Mossane: A Song to Women, to Beauty, to Africa by Beti Ellerson (Spring 2019)


21 May 2018

Safi Faye : Selbe, one among many | Selbe et tant d'autres – restored/restauré en/in Wolof – African Film Festival New York 2018


17 May 2018

Safi Faye : “Fad,jal” (Cannes Classics 2018)


24 December 2017

Safi Faye to young filmmakers: “Dare! You are free to do whatever you want” by Mame Woury Thioubou. Le quotidien.sn


25 November 2015

Prix Safi Faye pour la meilleure réalisatrice - Safi Faye Award for the best woman filmmaker - JCC - Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage


26 May 2010

Safi Faye: Role Model | La Grande Référence (32nd Festival International de Films de Femmes 2010) - La Leçon de Cinéma de Safi Faye


 

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