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The Africa Project Part 4 Morocco - Sao Tome and Principe

by The Africa Film Project
The Africa Project Part 4 Morocco - Sao Tome and Principe by The Africa Film Project
The Africa Project Part 1: Algeria- Congo Brazzaville The Africa Project Part 2: Congo Kinshasa – Ghana The Africa Project Part 3: Guinea Bissau – Mauritus The Africa Project Part 4: Morocco – Sao Tome and Princpe The Africa Project Part 5: Senegal – Sudan The Africa Project Part 6: Swaziland – Zimbabwe MOROCCO Quick Overview Though independence was achieved in 1956, it was not until twelve years later that the first feature films directed by Moroccan filmmakers were made. Since then Morocco has created a cinematic tradition to rival any of the major African fillmmaking countries. Filmmakers such as Mohamed Tazi, Souheil Ben Barka and… Read more

The Africa Project Part 1: Algeria- Congo Brazzaville
The Africa Project Part 2: Congo Kinshasa – Ghana
The Africa Project Part 3: Guinea Bissau – Mauritus
The Africa Project Part 4: Morocco – Sao Tome and Princpe
The Africa Project Part 5: Senegal – Sudan
The Africa Project Part 6: Swaziland – Zimbabwe

Quick Overview
Though independence was achieved in 1956, it was not until twelve years later that the first feature films directed by Moroccan filmmakers were made. Since then Morocco has created a cinematic tradition to rival any of the major African fillmmaking countries. Filmmakers such as Mohamed Tazi, Souheil Ben Barka and Farida Belyazid all distinguished themselves through the seventies and eighties and helped shae North African cinema as we know it. Today Moroccon cinema is still producing many films often co-produced with France. Among the leading names today are Nabil Ayouch, Nour Eddine Lakhmari and Ahmed Boulane.

Ali Zoua: Prince of Thieves

Selection of Films
- La Marche Dun Poete, Mohamed Tazi, Ahmed Bouanani, Abdelmajid R’chich, 1966, Quand mûrissent les dattes?, Larbi Bennani, Abdelaziz Ramdani, 1968, 6 et 12, Mohamed Tazi, Ahmed Bouanani, Abdelmajid R’chich, 1968, Win to Live, Ahmed Mesnaoui, Mohamed Tazi, 1968, Soleil de printemps, Latif Lahlou, 1969, Traces, Hamid Benani, 1972, A Thousand and One Hands, Souheil Ben Barka, 1974, La guerre du pétrole n’aura pas lieu, Souilheil Ben Barka, 1975, El Chergui, Moumen Smihi, 1975, Noces de sang, Souheil Ben Barka, 1976, Oh the Days!, Ahmed El Maanouni, 1978, Trances, Ahmed El Maanouni, 1981, Poupées de roseau, Jillali Ferhati, 1981, La Grand Voyage, Mohamed Tazi, 1981, Amok, Souheil Ben Barka, 1982, Forty-four, or Bedtime Stories, Moumen Smihi, 1985, Hymns of Praise, 1988, Bab Al-Sama Maftuh, Farida Belyazid, 1989, Badis, Mohamed Tazi, 1990, La plage des enfants perdus, Jillali Ferhati, 1991, Moussem, Izza Gennini, 1991, A Love In Casablanca, Abelkader Lagtaa, 1991, La dame du Caire, Moumen Smihi, 1992, Avec Matisse à Tanger, Moumen Smihi, 1993, The Stolen Childhood, Hakim Noury, 1993, À la recherche du mari de ma femme, Mohamed Tazi, 1995, Chiens Errants, Yasmine Kassari, 1995, L’ombre du pharaon, Souheil Ben Barka, 1996, Lalla Hoby, Mohamed Tazi, 1995, Mektoub, Nabil Ayouch, 1997, Voyage dans le passé, Ahmed Boulane, 1997, Les Amis d’Hier, Hassan Benjoullan, 1998, A Woman’s Fate, Hakim Noury, 1998, Women and Women, Saad Chraibi, 1998, Bye-Bye Souirty, Daoud Aoulad-Syad, 1998, Keïd Ensa, Farida Belyazid, 1999, the Cliff, Faouzi Bensaidi 1999, With Drums Beating, Izza Gennini, 1999, Les casablancais, Abdelkader Lagtaa, 1999, Chroniques marocaines, Moumen Smihi 1999, Quand le soleil fait tomber les moineaux, Hassan Legzouli, 1999,Chronqiues d’un blayeur, Brahim Frittah, 1999, Ali Zoua, Nabil Ayouch, Le mur, Faouzi Bensaïdi, 2000, Le Femmes de la Medina, Dalila Ennadre, 2000, Mount Thania, Ivan Boccara, 2000, L’horizon Perdu, Laila Marrakchi, 2000, Plaits, Jillali Ferhati, 2000, SalamSouad El Bouhati, 2001, Cafe de la Plage, Mohamed Ulad Mohand, 2001, Beach Cafe, Benoit Graffin, 2001, Atash, Saâd Chraïbi, 2001, L’homme qui brodait des secrets, Omar Chraibi, 2001, Quand Les Hommes Pleurent, Yasmine Kassari, 2001, Les amants de Mogador, Souheil Ben Barka, 2002, My Lost Home, Kamal El Mahouti, 2002, Le Miroir du Fou, Nargiss Nejarr, 2002, The Wind Horse, Daoud Aoulad-Syad, 2002, Passage, Shirin Neshat, 2002, Deux cents dirhams, Laila Marrakchi, 2002, A Thousand Months, Faouzi Bensaïdi, 2003, Tangiers the Burner’s Dream, Leila Kilani, 2003, Face To Face, Abelkader Lagtaa, 2003, Jail Girl, Saad Chraibi, 2003, Rahma, Omar Chraibi, 2003, Threads, Hakim Belabbes, 2003, Cry No More, Narjiss Nejjar, 2003, Les Voisines d’abou Moussa, Mohamed Tazi, 2003, Momo Mambo, Laila Marrakchi, 2003, Les bandits, Said Nacri, 2003, One Minute of Sun Less, Nabil Ayouch, 2003, Balcon Atlantico, Mohamed Chrif Tribak, 2003, Ali Rabiaa and the Others, Ahmed Boulane, 2004, In Casablanca Angels Don’t Fly, Mohamed Asli, 2004, Le grand voyage, Ismaël Ferroukhi, 2004, La Chambre Noire, Hassan Benjoullan, 2004, Bab el shams, Yousry Nasrallah, 2004, Testament, Hassan Legzouli, 2004, Memoire en Detention, Jilali Ferhati, 2004, L’enfant endormi, Yasmine Kassari, 2004, Reveil, Mohamed Zineddaine, 2004, Tarfaya, Daoud Aoulad-Syad, 2004, Marock, Laïla Marrakchi, 2005, Je voudrais raconter, Dalila Ennadre, 2005, La vida perra de Juanita Narboni, Farida Benlyazid, 2005, El Ayel, Moumen Smihi, 2005, Le regard, Nour Eddine Lakhmari, 2005,Amal, Ali Benkirane, 2005, La Vitrine, Mohamed Bensouda, 2005, Tameksaout, Ivan Boccara, 2005, Fiha Melha Ossokar, Hakim Noury, 2005, La Jarre, Mohamed Bensouda, 2005, WWW: What a Wonderful World, Faouzi Bensaïdi, 2006, Heaven’s Doors, Imad Noury, Swel Noury, 2006, Les yeux du coeur, Mohamed Bensouda, 2006, Les Abdou chez les almohades, Said Naciri, 2006, The Moroccan Symphony, Kamel Kamel, 2006, Casa, Ali Benkirane, 2006, Mouche et Moi, Rachid El Ouali, 2006, Heart Edges, Hicham Ayouch, Les anges de Satan, Ahmed Boulane, 2007, Yasmine et les Hommes, Abelkader Lagtaa, 2007, R’da, Mohamed Bensouda, Les coeurs brûlés, Ahmed El Maanouni, 2007, Mawal, Mohamed Chrif Tribek, Islamour, Saad Chraibi, 2007, Where Are You Going Moshé?, Hassan Benjelloun, 2007, Poussiere d’Ange, Hicham Ayouch, 2007, Le Cafe de Pecheurs, Mohamed Ulad Mohand, 2007, Nuba of Gold and Light, Izza Gennini, 2007, Fi Intidar Pasolini, Daoud Aoulad-Syad, 2007, Tissée de mains et d’étoffe, Omar Chraibi, 2007, Goodbye Mothers, Mohamed Ismail, 2007, Samira’s Garden, Latif Lahlou, 2008, Take Me Away, Assia Lakhlif, 2008, Les Hirondelles, Moumen Smihi, 2008, Kherboucha, Hamid Zoughi, 2008, Le Tableau, Brahim Frittah, 2008, Tangerine, Irene Von Alberti, 2008, French Girl, Souad El-Bouhati, 2008, Do You Remember Adil?, Mohamed Zineddaine, 2008, I Loved You So Much, Dalila Ennandre, 2008, Without Limits, Nassim Abassi, 2008, These Hands, Hakim Belabbes, 2008, Casa Negra, Nour Eddine Lakhmari, 2009, Our Forbidden Places, Leila Kilani, 2009, Le temps des camarades, Mohamed Chrif Tribik, 2009, Fissures, Hicham Ayouch, 2009, Cicatrices, Mehdi Salmi, 2009, 37 Kilometres Celsius, Othman Naciri, 2009, Moussem Lamchaoucha, Mohamed Bensouda, 2009, Between Desire and Uncertainty, Abdelkader Lagtaa, 2009, In Pieces, Hakim Belabbes, 2009, The Mosk, Daoud Aoulad-Syad, 2010, Pegase, Mohamed Mouftakir, 2010, My Land, Nabil Ayouch, 2010, At Dawn, Jilali Ferhati, 2010, Short Life, Adil El Fadili, 2010, The Forgotten History, Hassan Benjoullan, 2010, La Grande Villa, Latif Lahlou, 2010, Speechless, Othman Naciri, 2010, The Man Who Sold the World, Imad Noury, 2010, Terminus de Anges, Nargiss Nejarr, Mohamed Mouftakir, Hisham Lasri, 2010, Majid, Nassam Abassi, 2010, Sur La Planche, Leïla Kilani, 2011, Death For Sale, Faouzi Bensaidi, 2011, Rough Hands, Mohamed Asli, 2011, Farwell Exile, Lamia Alami, 2011, The End, Hisham Lasri, 2011, Awlad Lablad, Ismail Mohamed, 2010, God’s Horses, Nabil Ayouch, 2012

Souheil Ben Barka

Important Filmmakers
- Hicham Ayouch
- Nabil Ayouch
- Daoud Aoulad-Syad
- Hakim Belabbes
- Farida Belyazid
- Souheil Ben Barka
- Hassan Benjoullan
- Faouzi Bensaïdi
- Mohamed Bensouda
- Ahmed Boulane
- Saad Chraibi
- Ahmed El Maanouni
- Dalila Ennadre
- Jillali Ferhati
- Ismaël Ferroukhi
- Izza Gennini
- Yasmine Kassari
- Leila Kilani
- Abelkader Lagtaa
- Nour Eddine Lakhmari
- Latif Lahlou
- Hassan Legzouli
- Laila Marrakchi
- Nargiss Nejarr
- Hakim Noury
- Moumen Smihi
- Mohamed Abderrahman Tazi
- Mohamed Chrif Tribak

Le Grand Voyage, Ismael Ferroukhi, 2004

Film Festivals
- Marrakech Film Festival
-Tetouan Mediterranean Film Festival
- National Short Film Festival

- Oscar nominated film to put Morocco on movie-making map
- Real Morocco On Film
- Films Connected To Morocco, MUBI list by Lemmy Caution
- North African Cinema: Tendencies and Perspectives

- Beyond Casablanca: M. A. Tazi and the Adventure of Moroccan Cinema, Kevin Dwyer, Indiana University Press
- What Moroccan Cinema?: A Historical and Critical Study, 1956-2006 (After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France, Sandra Gayle Carter, Lexington Books
- Moroccan Films (Study Guide), Llc
- Francophone Voices of the “New” Morocco in Film and Print: (Re)presenting a Society in Transition, Valerie Orlando, Palgrave Macmillan

Poupées de roseau

- Ali Zaoua Prince of the Streets, Nabil Ayouch, 2000
- Les Anges de Satan, Ahmed Boulane, 2003, French no subs
- Marock, Laila Marrakchi, 2006, French subs
- Casanegra, Nour Eddine Lakhmari, 2008

A Thousand Months, Faouzi Bensaïdi, 2003

- What A Wonderful World, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Trailer
- Death For Sale, Faouzi Bensaidi, Trailer
- Les Coeurs Brules, Ahmed El Maanouni, Trailer
- Les Memoires en Detention, Jillali Ferhatit, Trailer
- Fissures, Hachim Ayouch, Trailer
- Cicatrices, Mehdi Salmi, Trailer
- In Pieces, Hakim Belabbes, Trailer
- The Sleeping Child, Yasmine Kassari, Trailer

Quick Overview
The first cultural act of the nascent Mozambique Government after independence in 1975 was to create the National Institute of Cinema (INC). The new president Samora Machel had a strong awareness of the power of the image, and understood he needed to use this power to build a socialist nation. INC’s goal was to film the people, and to deliver these images back to the people. The National Film Institute (INC) created a strong base with the training of production professionals. It became the biggest producer with the weekly newsreel “Kuxa Kanemo”, documentaries and some features. The government stopped film financing in 1986 and many film practitioners became jobless. These days there is little film production as poverty and civil war has taken its toll. Still some productions have emerged often helped finacially by Portugal.

Kuxa Kanema: Birth of A Nation

Selection of Films
- Beind the Lines, Margaret Dickinson, 1971, Mozambique, Vitor Fernandes, 1976, 25, Ceslo Luccas, 1977, Mueda, Memoria e Massacre, Ruy Guerra, 1980, Música, Moçambique!, José Fonseca e Costa, 1980, Banguza Timbila, Ron Hallis, 1982, Canta Meu Irmao, Ajuda-Me a Cantar, Jose Cardoso, 1982, Nos criancas Mocambicanas, Carlos Mendes de Oliveira, 1983, Frutos Da Nossa Colheita, Jose Cardoso, 1984, Maputo Mulher, Mario Borgneth, 1984, Vreme leoparda, Zdravko Velimirovic, 1985, O Vento Sopra do Norte, Jose Cardoso, 1987, Frontières sanglantes, Mario Borgneth, 1987, Samora Machel, Son of Africa, Ron Hallis, 1989, Fogata, Joao Ribeiro, 1992, A Guerra da Água, Licinio Azevedo, 1995, A Arvore dos Antepassados, Licinio Azevedo, 1995, Nelio’s Story, Solveig Nordlund, 1998, A Ponte, Licinio Azevedo, 2001, Sidney Poitier na Barbearia de Firipe Beruberu, Francisco Villalobos, 2001, Light Drops, Fernando Vendrell, 2002, Desobediência, Licinio Azevedo, 2003,Kuxa Kanema – O Nascimento do Cinema, Margarida Cardoso, 2003, The Ball, Orlando Mesquita, 2003, Gaze of the Stars, Joao Ribeiro, 2003, Hands of Clay, Licinio Azevedo, 2003, Murmuring Coast, Margarida Cardoso, 2004, Tatana, Joao Ribeiro, 2005, Demining Camp, Licinio Azevedo, 2005, The Great Bazaar, Licinio Azevedo, 2006, Terra Sonâmbula, Teresa Prata, 2007, I Love You, Rogerio Manjate, 2007, Night Lodgers, Licinio Azevedo, 2007, Another Man’s Garden, João Luis Sol de Carvalho, 2007, Nora, David Hinton, 2008, Home Is Where You Find It, Alcides Soares, 2009, O Último Voo do Flamingo, Joao Ribeiro, 2010

Ruy Guerra

Important Filmmakers
- Licinio Azevedo
- Mario Borgneth
- Jose Cardoso
- Maragrida Cardoso
- Ruy Guerra
- Celso Luccas
- Orlando Mesquita
- Teresa Prata
- Joao Luis Sol de Carvalho
- Joao Ribeiro

Film Festivals
- Dockanema Film Festival

Night Lodgers

- Kuxa Kanema
- Mozambican film … and Godard
- Lost Continent: Cinema of Mozambique
- Film Reborn In Mozambique

- The Ball, Orlando Mesquita, 2010

Kuxa Kanema: Birth of Cinema, Margarida Cordoso, 2003

- Sleepwalking Land, Teresa Prata, Trailer
- Night Lodgers, Licinio Azevedo, Trailer
- Home Is Where You Find It, Alcides Soares, Trailer
- Nelio’s Story, Solveig Nordlund, Trailer
- O ultimo Voo do Flamingo, Joao Ribeiro, Trailer

Quick Overview
Namibia gained independence only in 1990. Before this period hardly any cinematic data are available. John Marshall, an USA resident worked and lived in Namibia. he released documentaries about the country between 1958 and 1980. In 2000 the Namibian government passed the “Namibian Film Commission Act”. The objective of the Commission is to promote Namibia as a film location destination to international players, to promote the local film and video industry, and to encourage the use of Namibian personnel when filming in the country. This has proved a successful investment in terms of international production, but still Namibian films are few are few and far between.

The Hunters

Selection of Films
- The Hunters, John Marshall, 1962, N’um Tchai, The Ceremonial Dance of the !Kung Bushmen, John Marshall, 1969, An Argument About a Marriage, John Marshall, 1969, Bitter Melons, John Marshall, 1971, Baobab Play, John Marshall 1971, N!ai, the Story of a K!ung Woman, John Marshall, 1980, Kolmansskop, Richard Pupkewitz, 1983, Via Namibia, David Pupkewitz, 1986, The !Kung San – Resettlement, John Marshall, 1988, !Kung San: Traditional Life, John Marshall, 1988, Sophia’s Homecoming, Richard Pakleppa, 1997, Uno’s World, Bridgit Pickering, 2001, Imiti ikula, Sampa Kangwa, Simon Wilki, 2001, Western 433, Aryan Kaganof, 2002, Angola: Saudades from the One Who Loves You, Richard Pakleppa, 2006, Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation, Charles Burnett, 2007, Far Away Future, Frank Dorren, 2008, Love Is…, Perivi Katjavivi, 2009, Taste of Rain, Richard Pakleppa, 2010, CamelThorns, Genevieve Detering, 2010,

Richard Pakleppa

Important Filmmakers
- John Marshall
- Richard Pakleppa
- Bridget Pickering
- David Pupkewitz

Film Festivals
- Wild Cinema Windhoek International Film Festival

Angola: Saudades from the One Who Loves You

- Namibia Film Comission
- Films On Namibia


Angola: Saudades from the One Who Loves You, Richard Pakleppa, 2006

- Namibia: Struggle For Liberation, Charles Burnett, Trailer
- Charles Burnett and Edwin Santiago in conversation about Namibia: Struggle For Liberation
- !Kung San: the Resettlement, John Marshall, Preview

Quick Overview
Niger has hardly any local film industry, still some filmmakers are renowned for their work in Niger. In 1954 Jean Rouch, a major force oin the cinema veirte and the so called “nouvelle vague” (new wave) in France made his first anthropology films in Niger. Two major filmmakers emerged in the 1960’s; Mustapha Alassane and Oumaru Ganda who have dominated Niger cinema ever since. Today little cinema is being produced and the glory days of the 1960’s seems a distant memory.


Selection of Films
- In the Land of the Black Magi, Jean Rouch, 1947, Moro Naba, Jean Rouch, 1958, Wedding Marraige, Mustapha Alassane, 1962, Bon Voyage Sim, Mustapha Alassane, 1966, Le retour d’un aventurier, Mustapha Alassane, 1966, Lion Hunters, Jean Rouch, 1967, Jaguar, Jean Rouch, 1967, Cabascabo, Oumarou Ganda, 1969, Le wazzou polygame, Oumarou Ganda, 1971, Torou et Bitti, Jean Rouch, 1971, FVVA: Femme, villa, voiture, argent, Mustapha Alassane, 1972, Saitane, Oumarou Ganda, 1973, Cocorico monsieur Poulet, Jean Rouch, 1974, Toula ou Le génie des eaux, Moustapha Alassane, Anna Soehring, 1974, L’étoile noire, Djingareye Maiga, 1976, Samba le grand, Mustapha Alassane, 1977, Nuages noirs, Djingareye Maiga, 1979, L’éxilé, Oumaru Ganda, Si les cavaliers, Mahamane Bakabe, 1982, Kankamba ou le semeur de discorde, Moustapha Alassane, 1982, Aube noire, Djingareye Maiga, 1983, Petanqui, Kozoloa Yeo, 1983, Le médecin de Gafire, Mustapha Diop, 1986, Mamy Wata, Mustapha Diop, 1990, Moi fatigué debout, moi couché, Jean Rouch, 1997, Kokoa, Moustapha Alassane, 2001, Arlit, deuxième Paris, Idrissou Mora Kpai, 2005, Disposable People, Matthias Heeder, Monika Hielscher, 2005, Al’leessi Une Actresse Africaine, Rahmatou Keita, 2005, Hassia Amour Ou Chatiment, Moussa Hamadou Djingeray, 2005, Gown of Time, Malam Saguirou, 2008, Deux femmes, une passion, Mariama Seydou Namata, 2010

Jean Rouch

Important Filmmakers
- Moustapha Alassane
- Mustapha Diop
- Oumarou Ganda
- Djingareye Maiga
- Jean Rouch (French)

Film Festivals
- Rencontres du Cinéma Africain de Niamey

- Cinema of Niger

- Cinema of Niger, Llc
- The Cinematic Griot: Ethnography of Jean Rouch, Stoller, University of Chicago Press

Bon Voyage Sim

Films/ Trailers/ Clips

Bon Voyage Sim, Moustapha Alassane, 1985

Petit a Petit, Jean Rouch, Trailer
Le Medicin De Gafire, Mustapha Diop, Trailer
Saitane, Oumaru Ganda, Clip
F.V.V.A, Mustapha Alassane, Clip

Quick Overview
The Nigerian (Naija) artistic world offers many possibilities for entertainment and relaxation. Even if the Nigerian film industry is an emerging industry, it has accomplished to become the 2nd largest movie industry at worldwide level in terms of the quantity of movies produced on a yearly basis.In this way, the Nigerian film industry represents an attractive opportunity for prospective film investments. Whether we are thinking of comedy, drama, soap operas, romance or action films – Nigeria’s film industry can raise to expectations. While in the USA the film industry is known as Hollywood, in the case of Nigeria the film industry is Nollywood. In terms of value of the movies and quantity of movies produced on a yearly basis, the Nigerian cinema industry is the largest one in Africa and it can also be compared to Hollywood or Bollywood. (Author: Atinuke Saletti)


Selection of films
- Things Fall Apart, Hans Jurgen Pohland, 1971, Alpha, Ola Balogun, 1973, Amadi, Ola Balogun, 1975, Countdown at Kusini, Ossie Davis, 1976, Babatu, Jean Rouch, 1976, Ajani Ogun, Ola Balogun, 1976, Sehu Umar, Adamu Halilu, 1976, Musik-Man, Ola Balogun, 1977, The Rise and Fall of Dr. Oyenuzi, Eddie Ugbomah, 1977, Bisi, Daughter of the River, Ladi Ladebo, 1977, A Deusa Negra, Ola Balogun, 1978, The Boy Is Good, Eddie Ugbomah, 1978, The Mask, Eddie Ugbomah, 1979, Ija Ominira, Ola Balogun, 1979, Aiye, Ola Balogun, 1980, Cry Freedom, Ola Balogun, 1981, Oil Doom, Eddie Ugbomah, 1981, Moment of Truth, Adamu Halilu, 1981, Jaiyesinmi, Frederic Goode, Hubert Ogunde, 1981, Orun Mooru, Ola Balogun, 1982, Aropin N’Tenia, Frederic Goode, Hubert Ogunde, 1982, Zainab, Adamu Halilu, Anikura, Oyewole Olowomojuore, 1982, Boulos 80, Eddie Ugbomah, 1982, Death of a Black President, Eddie Ugbomah, 1983, Money Power, Ola Balogun, 1984, Vengeance of the Cult, Eddie Ugbomah, 1984, Esan, Eddie Ugbomah, 1985, Ayanmo, Hubert Ogunde, 1986, Living in Bondage, Vic Mordi, 1992, Ti oluwa ni ile, Tunde Kelani, 1994, Glamour Girls, Chika Onukwufor, 1994, Rattle Snake, Amaka Igwe, 1995, Ti oluwa ni ile 2, Tunde Kelani, 1995, Ti oluwa ni ile 3, Tunde Kelani, 1995, Ukwa, Chico Onu, 1995, Violated, Amaka Igwe, 1995, Kòseégbé, Tunde Kelani, 1995, Domitilla, Zeb Ejiro, 1996, Mortal Inheritance, Andy Amenechi, 1996, Another Love, Chico Ejiro, 1996, Silent Night, Chico Ejiro, Jeta Amata, 2006, Onome, Chico Ejiro, 1996, Violated 2, Amaka Igwe, 1996, One Sunday Morning, Manu Kurewa, 1997, Hostages, Tade Ogidan, 1996, Sango, Obafemi Bandele Lasode, 1997, Back To Africa, Tony Abulu, 1997, Diamond Ring,Tade Ogidan, 1998, On the Edge, Newton Aduaka, 1998, Magic of Nigeria, Ola Balogun, 1998, River Niger, Black Mother, Ola Balogun, 1998, Back To Life, Chico Ejiro, 1998, Witches, Fred Amata, 1998, Saworoide, Tunde Kelani, 1999, Igodo, Andy Amenechi, 1999, End of the Wicked, Taco Benson, 1999, Festival Of Fire, Chico Ejiro, 1999, Gangster Paradise, Ifeanyi Ikpoenyi, 2001, Hang Time, Ngozi Onwurah, 2001, Thunderbolt: Magun, Tunde Kelani, 2001, $1: One Dollar, Gabriel Moses, 2002, A Cry For Help, Andy Amenechi, 2002, Agogo eewo, Tunde Kelani, 2002, Late Marraige, Adim Williams, 2003, Evil Woman, Zeb Ejiro, 2003, The Kingmaker, Fred Amata, 2003, Osuofia in London, Kingsley Ogoro, 2003, Blood Sister, Tchidi Chikere, 2003, Ashanti, Chico Eljiro, 2003, Beyond Belief, Kalu Anya, 2003, Emergency Wedding, Adim Williams, 2003, The Return, Kingsley Ogoro, 2003, The Campus Queen, Tunde Kelani, 2003, Unbreakable, Frank O Vaughn, 2004, Die Another Day, Tarila Thompson, 2004, Critical Decision, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, 2004, All My Life, Tchidi Chikere, 2004, Atonement, Fos Nwaokike, 2005, Games Women Play, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, 2005, Across the Niger, Izu Ojukwu, 2005, Rising Moon, Andy Nwakalor, 2005, Crying Angel, Adim Williams, 2006, Adia, Francis Polo, 2006, Rag Tag, Adaora Nwandu, 2006,August the 1st, Lanre Olabisi, 2006, 30 Days, Mildred Okwo, 2006, The Amazing Grace, 2006, Jeta Amata, The Covenant Church, Charles Novia, 2006, Sitanda, Izu Ojukwu, 2006, Ezra, Newton I. Aduaka, 2007, The Narrow Path, Tunde Kelani, 2007, Stronger Than Pain, Tchidi Chikere, 2007, , August the First, Lanre Olabisi, 2007, Tsintsiya, Hamisu Lamido, Ahmad S. Alkanawy, 2007, Modupe Temi, Daniel Ademinokan, 2008, Arugba, Tunde Kelani, 2008, Changing Faces, Faruk Lasaki, 2008, White Waters, Izu Ojukwu, 2008, Through the Glass, Stephanie Okerle, 2008, The Tenant, Onyekachi Ejim, 2008, Letters To A Stranger, Fred Amata, 2008, Life In Slow Motion, Tunde Kelani, 2008, A Mission To Nowhere, Teco Benson, 2008, The Figurine, Afolayan Kunle,2009, Hurricane In A Rose Garden, Ime Etuk, 2010, Tango With Me, Mahmoud Ali Balogun, 2010, Bursting Out, Desmond Elliot, 2010, Inale, Jeta Amata, 2010, Ijé, Chineze Anyaene, 2010, Anchor Baby, Lonzo Nzekwe, 2010, A Private Storm, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, 2010,Legacy, Thomas Ikimi, 2010, The Mirror Boy, Obi Emelonye, 2010, High Blood Pressure, Teco Benson, 2010, Adesuwa, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, 2011, Black Gold, Jeta Amata, 2011

Nollywood actress and film crew

Important Filmmakers
- Daniel Ademinokan
- Newton Aduaka
- Fred Amata
- Jeta Amata
- Andy Amenechi
- Teco Benson
- Ola Balogun
- Tchidi Chikere
- Chico Ejiro
- Zeb Ejiro
- Desmond Elliot
- Amaka Igwe
- Tunde Kelani
- Charles Novia
- Tade Ogidan
- Kingsley Ogoro
- Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen
- Izu Ojukwu
- Stephanie Okereke
- Eddie Ugbomah

Film Festivals
- Abuja International Film Festival
- Lights, Camera, AFRICA! 2011 Film Festival, Lagos
- Africa Movie Academy Awards

- Nigeria: Africa’s largest movie industry
- Hooray For Nollywood
- Nollywood Focus
- Nigeria Films

- Nollywood, Pieter Hugo, Chris Abani, Zina Sara Wiwa, Prestel
- Nollywood: The Video Phenomenon in Nigeria, Pierre Barrott, James Curray
- Nollywood Video Film: Nigerian Movies as Indigenous Voice, Uchenna Onuzulike, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
- Cinema of Nigeria, Llc

Ajani Ogun

- Huge selection of Nollywood films on YT

Saworoide, Tunde Kelani, 1999

- Talk with Tunde Kelani
- This Is Nollywood, Franco Sacchi, Trailer
- Ije, Chineze Anyaene, Trailer
- Ezra, Newton I Aduaka, Trailer
- Black Gold, Jeta Amata, Trailer

Quick Overview
Reunion has no recorded cinematic history and an extremely small video production. The island hosts several small film festivals located in several cities. Mostly short work is shown, ranging from short comedy to scientific films. These cinematic meetings aim to promote the Islands as a unique location for filming and to become the center of cinematic meetings in the region. The French ministry of culture is the main organizer and funder of almost all cinema related activities. Locally several companies and organizations are founded to promote and facilitate cinematic production on the islands.

Adieu a tout cela

Selection of Films
- Adieu a tout cela, Emmanuel Parraud, 2010, Reunion Island: An Overview, Brian Iannone, 2010, L’ile, Olivier Boillot, 2011,

Reunion Island: An Overview

Film Festival
- Festival International du Film d’Afrique et des Iles


Reunion Island: An Overview, Brian Iannone, 2010

Quick Overview
Rwanda was largely abandoned by the international community during the genocide. According to the United Nations, around 800,000 people – mainly minority Tutsis – were killed in the space of a few days. The massacre belatedly sparked international interest, with the Western film industry subsequently producing the internationally-acclaimed Hotel Rwanda, Shooting Dogs and Shake Hands with the Devil. Since then the Rwandan film industry has started to evolve with homegrown projects evolving all the time. Rwanda now boasts one of the most promising national cinemas in Africa and looks to go from strength to strength.

100 Days

Selection of Films
- Manirafashwa, Gaspard Habiyambere, 1986, 100 Days, Nick Hughes, 2001, Histoire de tresses, Jacqueline Kalimunda, 2003, Keepers of Memory, Eric Kabera, 2004, Yesterday in Rwanda, Davina Pardo, 2005, Isugi, François Woukoache, Odile Gakire Katese, Jacques Rutabingwa, 2005, Homeland, Jacquline Kalimunda, 2005, Scars of My Days, Gilbert Ndahayo, 2006, The Kadogo Brothers, Jpseph Muganga, 2006, Munyurangabo, Lee Isaac Chung, 2007, Behind This Convent, Gilbert Ndahayo, 2008, We Are All Rwandans, Debs Paterson Gardner, 2008, A Love Letter To My Country, Thierry Dushimirimana, 2008,Rwanda Again, Lawrence Blankenbyl, 2009, Umurage, Gorka Gamarra, 2009, Rwanda: Beyond the Deadly Pit, Gilbert Ndahayo, 2010, Rwanda’ Mama, Marilena Delli, 2010, Coexist, Adam Mazo, 2010, Africa United, Debs Gardner Paterson, 2010, Power of Gacaca, Olivier Uwayezu, Luck Ndunguye, 2010, Grey Matter, Kivu Ruhorahoza, 2011

Eric Kabera

Important Filmmakers
- Debs Paterson Gardner
- Eric Kabera
- Gilbert Ndahayo

Film Festivals
Rwanda Film Festival

- Welcome to Hillywood: how Rwanda’s film industry emerged from genocide’s shadow
- The Sky is the Limit for Filmmakers
- Rwandans flock to ‘Hillywood’ films

- Cinema of Rwanda, Llc
- Images d’après : Cinéma et génocide au Rwanda, François-Xavier Destors, Editions Le Bord de l’eau

Behind This Convent


A Love Letter To My Country, Thierry Dushimirimana, 2008

Munyarangabo, Isaac Lee Chung, Trailer
Interview with Isaac Lee Chung
Rwanda: Beyond the Deadly Pit, Gilbert Ndahayo, Trailer
Africa United, Debs Gardner Paterson, Trailer

Quick Overview
Sao Tome and Principe is a small country consisting of two islands. Filmmaking is not developed and there is no real cinematic output and only minor video ouput. The small islands have attracted some interest from European filmmakers and a few films and documentaries have been filmed here.

Little Fruit

Selection of Films
- Little Fruit, Herbert Brödl, 1998, Sea and the Jungle, Angelo Torres, 2009, Contract, Guenny Pires, 2010

Anon documentary


Contract, Guenny Pires, 2010, Trailer

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