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The Africa Project Part 5: Senegal - Sudan

by The Africa Film Project
The Africa Project Part 5: Senegal - Sudan 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 SENEGAL Quick Overview After 1960, the Senegalese film industry blossomed during the next twenty years. Ousame Sembene, the founding father of African cinema, shot his first short in 1963. He is the most renowned filmmaker of the Dark Continent, capturing the life and identity of African people in his subtle filming style. Tarzan jungle… 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
After 1960, the Senegalese film industry blossomed during the next twenty years. Ousame Sembene, the founding father of African cinema, shot his first short in 1963. He is the most renowned filmmaker of the Dark Continent, capturing the life and identity of African people in his subtle filming style. Tarzan jungle melodramas with its debilitating stereotypes of Africans reigned supreme on the silver screen for 68 years before Sembene made his film “Borom Sarret”. Other acclaimed directors include, Djibril Mambety, Mahama Traore, and Safi Faye. Senegal was and is without doubt the leading cinematic nation in West African cinema in terms of quality.

Touki Bouki

Selection of Films
- Afrique sur Seine, Paulin Vieyra, Mamadou Sarr, 1955, Le grand Magal de Touba, Blaise Senghor, 1961, L’empire sonhrai, Ousmane Sembene, 1963, Niaye, Ousmane Sembene, 1964, And the Snow Was Gone, Ababacar Samb Makharam, 1965, La noire de…, Ousmane Sembene, 1966, Borom sarret, Ousmane Sembene, 1966, Mandabi, Ousmane Sembene, 1968, Contras’ City, Djibril Diop Mambety, 1969, Diankha-Bi, Mahama Traore, 1969, Badou Boy, Djibril Mambety, 1970, Kodou, Ababacar Samb-Makharam, 1970, Tauw, Ousmane Sembene, 1970, Diegue-Bi, Mahama Traore, 1970, Guereo, village de Djibril N’Diaye, Thierno Faty Sow, 1970, Emitai, Ousmane Sembene, 1971, Serigne Assane, Tidiane Aw, 1971, Karim, Momar Thiam, 1971, Lambaaye, Mahama Traore, 1972, Reou-Takh, Mahama Traore, 1972, La passante, Safi Faye, 1972, Five Days in a Life, Souleymane Cisse, 1973, Touki Bouki, Djibril Diop Mamebety, 1973, N’Diangane, Mahama Traore, 1974, L’option, Thierno Faty Sow, 1974, Baks, Momar Thiam, 1974, Le bracelet de bronze, Tidiane Aw, 1974, Xala, Ousmane Sembene, 1975, Kaddu Beykat, Safi Faye, 1975, Les princes noirs de saint germain des pres, Ben Diogaye Beye, 1975, Garga M’Bosse, Mahama Traore, 1975, Ceddo, Ousmane Sembene, 1977, Tiyabu Biru, Moussa Bathily, 1978, Bako, the Other Shore, Jacques Champreux, 1979, Fad’jal, Safi Faye, 1979, Reewo Daande Maayo, N’Gaido Ba, 1979, Doomi Ngacc, William Ousmane Mbaye, L’oeil, Thierno Faty Sow, 1981, Dunde Yakaar, Ousmane William Mbaye, 1981, En résidence surveillée, Paulin Vieyra, 1981, Le certificat, Tidiane Aw, 1981, Le certificat d’indigence, Moussa Bathily, 1981, Jom, Ababacar Samb-Makharam, 1982, Sadaga, Momar Thiam, 1982, Selbe: One Among Many, Safi Faye, 1983, Sarax-si, Mahama Traore, 1983, Xew Xew, N’Gaido Ba, 1984, Camp de Thiaroye, Ousmane Sembene, Thierno Faty Sow, 1987, Petits blancs au manioc et à la sauce gombos, Moussa Bathily, 1987, Nitt… Ndoxx, Joseph Gaï Ramaka, 1988, Saaraba, Amadou Saalum Seck, 1988, Le prix du mensonge, Moussa Sene Absa, 1988, Niiwam, Clarence Thomas Delgado, 1988, Boulevards d’Afrique, Tam-Sir Doueb, Jean Rouch, 1989, Parlons grand-mère, Djibril Diop Mambety, 1989, Ken Bugul, Moussa Sene Absa, 1990, Fary l’anesse, Mansour Sora Wade, 1990, Dakar Clando, Ousmane William Mbyae, 1990, Toubab Bi, Moussa Toure, 1991, Entre nos mains, Moussa Sene Absa, 1991, Hyènes, Djibril Diop Mambety, 1992, Guelwaar, Ousmane Sembene, 1992, Molaan, Moussa Sene Absa, 1992, Fresco, Ousmane William Mbyae, 1992, Picc Mi, Mansour Sora Wade, 1992, Offrande à Mame Njare, Moussa Sene Absa, 1993, Aida Souka, Mansour Sora Wade, 1993, Rocking Poponguine, Moussa Sene Absa, 1994, Le franc, Djibril Mambety, 1994, Iso Lo, Mansour Sora Wade, 1994, Yalla yaana, Moussa Sene Absa, 1994, Names Live Nowhere, Dominqiue Loreau, 1994, Le voyage de Baba, Christine Eymeric, 1995, Mossane, Safi Faye, 1996, Tableau ferraille, Moussa Sene Absa, 1997, So Be It, Joseph Gai Ramaka, 1997, Waalo Fendo, Mohamed Soudani, 1997, Baraka, Jean-Paul Colleyn, Victoria Ebin, 1998, TGV, Moussa Toure, 1998, Jëf Jël, Moussa Sene Absa, 1998, Lettre a senghor, Samba Felix Ndiaye, 1998, La petite vendeuse de soleil, Djibril Diop Mambety, 1999, Blues pour une diva, Moussa Sene Absa, 1999, Even the Wind, Laurence Attali, 1999, Faat Kiné, Ousmane Sembene, 2000, Baobab, Laurence Attali, 2000, Almodou, Amadou Thior, 2000, Colobane Express, Khady Sylla, 2000, Battu, Cheick Oumar Sissoko, 2000, Karmen Geï, Joseph Gaï Ramaka, 2001, The Price of Forgiveness, Mansour Sora Wade, 2001, L’afrance, Alain Gomis, 2001, Poussieres de ville, Moussa Toure, 2001, Ainsi meurent les anges, Moussa Sene Absa, 2001, Une femme pour souleymane, Dyana Gaye, 2001, Madame Brouette, Moussa Sene Absa, 2002, Le fleuve, Mama Keita, 2003, Rwanda pour memoire, Samba Felix Ndiaye, 2003, Le déchaussé, Laurence Attali, 2003, Little Light, Alain Gomis, 2003, Moolaadé, Ousmane Sembene, 2004, Making of Moolade, Samba Gadjigo, 2004, Ngoyaan, le chant de la séduction, Moussa Sene Absa, 2004, Un amour d’enfant, Ben Diogaye Beye, 2004, Fatima, l’Algérienne de Dakar, Med Hondo, 2004, Xalima la plume, William Ousmane Mbaye, 2004, Wrestling Grounds, Cheikh Ndiaye, 2005, 5×5, Moussa Toure, 2005, Le sifflet, As Thiam, 2005, Nanga Def, Moussa Toure, 2005, Pourquoi?, Sokhna Amar, 2005, Deweneti, Dyana Gaye, 2006, Billo il grand dakhaar, Laura Muscardin, 2007, Teranga Blues, Moussa Sene Absa, 2007, Saint Louis Blues, Dyana Gaye, 2009, Ramata, Léandre-Alain Baker, 2009,Xali bet les yeux grands ouvert, Moussa Toure, 2009, Fire of Mansaré, Mansour Sora Wade, 2009, the Absence, Mama Keita, 2009, Atlantiques, Matti Diop, 2009, Mere-Bi, William Ousmane Mbaye, 2009, Une fenetre ouverte, Khady Sylla, 2012

Ousmane Sembene

Important Filmmakers
- Moussa Sene Absa
- Laurence Attali
- N’Gaido Ba
- Ben Diogaye Beye
- Safi Faye
- Dyana Gaye
- Alain Gomis
- Mama Keita
- Djibril Diop Mambety
- Ousmane William Mbaye
- Samba Felix Ndiaye
- Joseph Gai Ramaka
- Ababacar Samb-Makharam
- Ousmane Sembene
- Thierno Faty Sow
- Momar Thiam
- Moussa Toure
- Mahama Traore
- Mansour Sora Wade
- Paulin Vieyra

Xala, Ousmane Sembene, 1975

Film Festivals
- Festival international du film de quartier

- Senegalese Film
- The Evolution of Senegalese Women in Cinema
- Djibril Diop Mambety Website
- Ousmane Sembene Interviews
- Safi Faye, Role Model

- Cinema of Senegal, Llc
- Cinema of Ousmane Sembene: A Pioneer of African Film, Francoise Pfaff, Greenwood Press
- Sembene: Imagining Alternatives in Film and Fiction, David Murphy, James Currey
- Le cinéma au Sénégal, Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, OCIC
- Djibril Diop Mambety: La caméra au bout— du nez, Momar Nar Sene, Harmattan


- La Noire de…, Ousmane Sembene, 1966
- Camp de Thiaroye, Ousmane Sembene, Thierno Faty Sow, 1987
- Guelwaar, Ousmane Sembene, 1992
- Dewenti, Dyana Gaye, 2006
- Mere-Bi, William Ousmane Mbaye, 2011
- Ceddo, Ousmane Sembene, 1977, no subs

Le franc, Djibril Mambety, 1994

- Little Girl Who Sold the Sun, Djibril Diop Mambety, 1999, trailer
- Contras City, Djibril Diop Mambety, 1069, trailer
- Touki Bouki, Djibril Diop Mambety, Trailer
- Moolade, Ousmane Sembene, 2004, trailer
- Reou Takh, Mahama Traore, Trailer
- Lambaaye, Mahama Traore, Trailer
- Madame Brouette, Moussa Sene Absa, Trailer
- Karmen Gei, Joseph Gai Remaka, Trailer
- Le Prix du Pardon, Mansour Sora Wade, Trailer

Quick Overview
The Seychelles with its 85.000 inhabitants scattered over more than 100 islands have no recorded cinematic history. The Seychelles government has founded a film unit which is responsible for exhibition and distribution of video (rental) and screened movies.

Commerical holiday documentary

Selection of Films
- Magazin ekonomik: Pti metye, Marie-Claire Elizabeth, 1989

Film Festivals

Seychelles tourism video

Quick Overview
The country of Sierra leone has been the ground of extreme civil violence. The country’s economy is devastated and human rights do hardly exist. There are no film production companies in Sierra Leone. Commercials and local programmes for SLBS (television broadasting company) are done by camera operators employed by the station. Otherwise the country relies on bought-in films which are shown at the few remaining theatres.

Imagine the Sky

Selection of Films
- Les Battants, Bintou Diarra, 2008, Fatal Birth, David Shoo, 2009, Brownstones To Red Dirt, Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker, 2010, Children of Mama Wata, Juan Antonio Moreno Amador, Silvia Venegas, 2010, God No Say So, Brigitte Uttar Kornetzky, 2010, Djambo, Sebastian Funke, 2010, Imagine, the Sky, Brigitte Uttar Kornetzky, 2011, Fambul Tok, Sara Terry, 2011

David Shoo

Important Filmmakers
- Brigitte Uttar Kornetzky

Film Festivals
- Freetown Film Festival

- Sierra Leone National Film Workshop

Fambul Tok

- Fambul Tok, Sara Terry, 2011
- Imagine the Sky, Brigitte Uttar Korntezky, trailer
- Sembula, trailer (typical Sierra Leone video production.)

Brownstones and Red Dirt, Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker, 2010, trailer

Quick overview
The Somali film industry exists since Independence on July 1960. A steady growing number of production and distribution companies as well as actual cinema’s were in private ownership form. After the revolution of 1969, the production, importation and distribution of films became completely monopolized by the government. Privately owned cinema’s were replaced by State owned cinema’s. Civil war has virtually destroyed the country’s infrastructure and cinematic ouput is virtually non-existant.

Charcoal Traffic

Selection of Films
- The Countryside and the City, Hajji Cagakombe, 1963, Miyi io Magalo, Hadj Mohamed Giumale, 1968, Dan Iyo Xarago, Idriss Hassan Dirie, 1973, The Somali Dervish, Said Salaah, 1983 Geedka nolosha, Abdulkadir Ahmed Said, 1988 Aid For Somalia: A Losing Battle, Thierry Michel, 1994, De guerre lasse, Pierre Arragon, 1995, Charcoal Traffic, Nathan Colett, 2008, Queleh, Abdi Jama, Abraham Haile Biru, 2008, Toxic Somalia: l’autre piraterie, Paul Moreira, 2010, Stolen Seas, Thymaya Payne, 2011, Fishing Without Nets, Cutter Hodierne, 2011

Somali video production

Important Filmmakers
- Abdulkadir Ahmed Said

- History of Cinema In Somalia

- Cinema of Somalia, Llc

Fishing Without Nets

- Typical Somaliwood film, Trailer
- Fishing Without Nets, Cutter Hodierne, Trailer

_ Stolen Seas, Thymaya Payne, 2011, trailer_

Quick Overview
Since 1910 over 1350 feature films have been made in South Africa. The first newsreels were filmed at the front during the Anglo-Boer War (1889 – 1902), and early projection devices were used around the gold fields in Johannesburg. The story of the South African film industry begins with the establishment of African Film Productions (AFP) and the production of the first fiction film called, “The Great Kimberley Diamond Robbery” in 1910. Since then South African cinema flourished under the aparthied movement churning out many comedies, action films and B horror movies. During the sixties a number of high profile filmmakers such as Jamie Uys, Jans Rautenbach and Emil Nofal appeared. These directors pushed South African cinema further discussing politics, culture and race. In 1991 aparthied ending bringing a whole new generation of black filmmakers finally allowing them a voice. Since then South Africa has produced some substantial films, Tsotsi won the 2005 Oscar for best foreign language film and U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha also won the top prize at Berlin in the same year. South African film has gone from strength to strength and is easily the most influential and profitable national cinema on the continent today.

Farewell Johnny

Selection of Films
- Winning A Continent, Harold M Shaw, 1916, the Rose of Rhodesia, Harld M Shaw, 1917, The Voice of the Waters, Joseph Albrecht, 1918, Symbol of Sacrifice, Dick Cruickshanks, 1918, Allan Quatermain, Horace Lisle Lucoque, 1919, Swallow, Horace Lisle Lucoque, 1922, Sarie Marais, Joseph Albrecht, 1931, Moedertjie, Joseph Albrecht, 1931, Bou Van ’N Nasie, Joseph Albrecht, 1938, Dr Kwak, Pierre de Wet, 1948, Sarie Marais, Dick Cruickshanks, 1949, Hier’s ons weer, Hyman Kirstein, 1950, Daar doer in die bosveld, Jamie Uys, 1951, African Jim, Donald Swanson, 1951, Always In My Dreams, Pierre de Wet, 1952, Inspan, Bladon Peake, 1953, ‘n Plan ’n Boerdery, Pierre de Wet, 1954, Matieland, Pierre de Wet, 1955, Satanskoraal, Elmo de Witt, 1959, Rip Van Wyk, Jamie Uys, 1959, Nooi van my Hart, Pierre de Wet, 1959, Die Vlugteling, Gordon Vorster, 1960, Hou Die Kant Bo, Emil Nofal, 1960, Basie, Gordon Vorster, 1961, Hans en die Rooinek, Jamie Uys, 1961, Dilemma, Henning Carlsen, 1962, Lord Oom Piet, Jamie Uys, 1962, When the Two of Us Are Married, Jan Perold, 1962, Geheim Van Onderplaas, Al Debbo, 1962, Voor sononder, Emil Nofal, 1962, Die Ruiter in die Nag, Jan Perold, 1963, Seven Against the Sun, David Millin, 1964, Dingaka, Jamie Uys, 1965, Debbie, Elmo de Witt, 1965, Kimberley Jim, Emil Nofal, 1965, All the Way To Paris, Jamie Uys, 1965, Tokoloshe, Peter Prowse, 1965, Naked Prey, Cornel Wilde, 1965, King Hendrik, Emil Nofal, 1965, Africa Shakes, Basil Mailer, 1966, The Second Sin, David Millin, 1966, Kavaliers, Elmo de Witt, 1966, Ride The High Wind, David Millin, 1966, The Cape Town Affair, Robert D Webb, 1967, Wild Season, Emil Nofal, 1967, Jy is my liefling, Dirk de Villiers, 1967, Die Kandidaat, Jans Rautenbach, 1967, Hoor My Lied, Elmo de Witt, 1967, Dr Kalie, Ivan Hall, 1968, The Burning, Stephe Frears, 1968, Lost In the Desert, Jamie Uys, 1969, Scotty Smith, Peter Henkel, 1969, Katrina, Jans Rautenbach, 1969, Three Bullets for a Long Gun, Peter Henkel, 1970, Jannie totsiens, Jans Rautenbach, 1970, Shangani Patrol, David Millin, 1970, Breekpunt, Daan Retief, 1971, Die Lewe Sonder Jou, Dirk de Villiers, 1971, Pappa Lap: ’n Verhaal van ’n pa en sy dogter, Jans Rautenbach, 1971, Siener in die Suburbs, François Swart, 1971, Salomien, Daan Retief, 1972, My Broer se Bril, Dirk de Villiers, 1972, Sperrgebeit, Elmo de Witt, 1972, Bankrower, Manie Van Rensberg, 1972, The Winners, Emil Nofal, Roy Sergeant, 1973, Seun van die Wildtemmer, Bernard Retief, 1973, They Call Me Lucky, Peter Henkel, 1973, Die Weldtemmer, Elmo de Witt, 1973, Virgin Goddess, Dirk de Villiers, 1973, Last Grave at Dimbaza, Nana Mahamo, 1973, Animals Are Beautiful People, Jamie Uys, 1974, Geluksdal, Manie Van Rensberg, 1974, Dans Van die Flamink, Ivan Hall, 1974, Boesman and Lena, Ross Devenish, 1974, Ongewenste vreemdeling, Jans Rautenbach, 1974, Daan en Doors oppie Diggins, Dirk de Villiers, 1975, Eendag op’n Reendag, Jans rautenbach, 1975, Troudag Van Tant Ralie, Ivan Hall, 1975, Die Square, Manie Van Rensburg, 1975, Mirage Eskader, Bernard Retief, 1975, Sarah, Daan Retief, 1975, E’lollipop, Ashley Lazaras, 1976, Whispering Death, Jurgen Goslar, 1975, Funny People, Jamie Uys, 1976, Snake Dancer, Dirk de Villiers, 1976, The Kingfisher Caper, Dirk de Villiers, 1976, Golden Rendezvous, Ashley Lazarus, 1977, Netnou Hoor Die Kinders, Franz Marx, 1977, The Guest: An Episode in the Life of Eugene Marais, Ross Devenish, 1977, Death of A Snowman, Christopher Rowley, 1978, Terrorising the Community, Dirk de Villiers, 1978, Have You Seen Drum Recently, Jurgen Schadeburg, 1979, The Gods Must Be Crazy, Jamie Uys, 1980, Marigolds in August, Ross Devonish, 1980, Nommer asseblief, Henk Hugo, 1981, Blink Stefaans, Jans Rautenbach, 1981, Kill and Kill Again, Ivan Hall, 1981, My Country My Hat, Daavid Bensusan, 1981, You Have Struck A Rock, Deborah May, 1981, City of Blood, Darrell Roodt, 1983, Rites of Passage, Richard Stanley, 1983, Boetie gaan border toe, Regardt van den Bergh, 1984, Niemand weint für immer, Jans Rautenbach, 1984, Place of Weeping, Darrell Roodt, Van Der Merwe PI, Regardt Van Den Bergh, 1985, the Stick, Darrell Roodt, 1987, Saturday Night at the Palace, Robert Davies, 1987, Hostage, Hanro Mohr, Percival Rubens, 1987, Fiela se Kind, Katinka Heyns, 1988, Space Mutiny, David Winters, Neal Sundstrom, 1988, Shadowed Mind, Cedric Sundstrom, 1988, Mapantsula, Oliver Schmitz, 1988, Skeleton Coast, John Bud Cardos, 1988, Gods Must Be Crazy II, Jamie Uys, 1989, That Englishwoman, Dirk de Villiers, 1989, Kwagga Strikes Back, David Lister, 1990, Circles in a Forest, Regardt van den Bergh, 1990, Jobman, Darrell Roodt, 1990, On the Wire, Elaine Proctor, 1990, Wheels And Deals, Michael Hammon, 1991, Taxi To Soweto, Manie Van Rensburg, 1991, The Native Who Caused All the Trouble, Manie Van Rensburg, 1991, Dust Devil, Richard Stanley, 1992, Sarafina, Darrell Roodt, 1992, The Sheltering Desert, Regardt van den Bergh, 1992, Die Storie van Klara Viljee, Katinka Heyns, 1992, N pot vol winter, Johan Bernard, 1992, Yankee Zulu, Gray Hofmeyr, 1993, Friends, Elaine Proctor, 1993, The Visual Bible: Matthew, Regardt Van Den Bergh, 1993, Felix In Exile, William Kentridge, 1994, Arende, Dirk de Villiers, 1994, Cry, the Beloved Country, Darrell Roodt, 1995, Mandela, Angus Gibson, 1996, Hearts and Minds, Ralph Ziman, 1996, Panic Mechanic, David Lister, 1997, Jump the Gun, Les Blair, 1997, Dangerous Ground, Darell Roodt, 1997, The Foreigner, Zola Maseko, 1997, Fools, Ramadan Suleman, 1997, Paljas, Katinka Heyns, 1998, The Life and Times of Sara Baartman, Zola Maseko, 1998, The Storekeeper, Gavin Hood, 1998, Chikin Biznis, Ntshaveni Wa Luruli, 1998, A Reasonable Man, Gavin Hood, 1999, Stereoscope, William Kentridge, 1999, Portrait of a Young Man Drowning, Teboho Mahlatsi, 1999, Hijack Stories, Oliver Schmitz, 2000, A Walk In the Night, Mickey Madoda Dube, 2000, Kin, Elaine Proctor, 2000, Inside Out, Neal Sundstrom, 2000, Triomfeer, Jan-Hendrik Beetge, 2001, Malunde, Stefanie Sycholt, 2001, the Long Run, Jean Stewart, 2001, Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony, Lee Hirsch, 2002, A Drink in the Passage, Zola Maseko, 2002, Children of the Revolution, Zola Maseko, 2002, the Wooden Camera, Ntshaveni Wa Luruli, 2003, Stander, Bronwen Hughes, 2003, Shooting Bokkie, Rob de Mezieres, Adam Rist, 2003, Sumuru, Darrell Roodt, 2003, Proteus, John Greyson, 2003, Yesterday, Darrell Roodt, 2004, Drum, Zola Maseko, 2004, Dead Easy, Neal Sundstrom, 2004, Forgiveness, Ian Gabriel, 2004, Boy Called Twist, David Greene, 2004, Dracula 3000, Darrell Roodt, 2004, Story of A Beautiful Country, Khalo Matabane, 2004, Max and Mona, Teddy Mattera, 2004, Ask Me I’m Positive, Teboho Edkins, 2004, Zulu Love Letter, Ramadan Suleman, 2004, Laidback Knowledge, Lee Hirsch, 2004, Cape of Good Hope, Mark Bamford, 2004, Tsotsi, Gavin Hood, 2005, U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha, Mark Dornford-May, 2005, Mama Jack, Gray Hofmeyr, 2005, Faith’s Corner, Darrell Roodt, 2005, Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon, Khalo Matabane, 2005, Faith Like Potatoes, Regardt van den Bergh, 2006, Son of Man, Mark Dornford-May, 2006, Bunny Chow Know Thyself, John Barker, 2006, Angola: Saudades From the One Who Loves You, Richard Pakleppa, 2006, The Tale of How, Blackheart Gang, 2006, Heartlines, Angus Gibson, 2006, Beyond Freedom, Jacquie Trowell, 2006, Meokgo and the Stickfighter, Teboho Mahlatsi, 2006, Prey, Darrell Roodt, 2007, The World Unseen, Shamim Sarif, 2007, Angels In the Dust, Louise Hogarth, 2007, Meisie, Darrell Roodt, 2007, Ouma se slim kind, Gustav Kuhn, 2007, Skin, Anthony Fabian, 2008, Lullaby, Darrell Roodt, 2008, Feast of the Uninvited, Katinka Heyns, 2008, Hansie, Regardt van den Bergh, 2008, Rough Aunties, Kim Longinotto, 2008, Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema, Ralph Ziman, 2008, Behind the Rainbow, Jihan El-Tahri, 2008, Zimbabwe, Darell Roodt, 2008, Triomf, Michael Raeburn, 2008, Repeat From the Beginning, William Kentridge, 2008, Izulu lami, Madoda Ncayiyana, 2008, White Wedding, Jann Turner, 2009, Shirley Adams, Oliver Hermanus, 2009, District 9, Neill Blomkamp, 2009, Zwelidumile, Ramadan Suleman, 2009, Fokofpolisiekar: Forgive Them for They Know Not What They Do, Bryan Little, 2009, On the Other Side of Life, Stefanie Brockhaus, 2009, The Abyss Boys, Jan-Hendrik Beetge, 2009, Life, Above All, Oliver Schmitz, 2010, State of Violence, Khalo Matabane, 2010, the Tunnel, Jenna Cato Bass, 2010, Visa/Vie, Elan Gamaker, 2010, Jakhalsdans, Darrell Roodt, 2010, Difficult Love, Zanele Muholi, Peter Goldsmid, 2010, Riding Tornado, Regardt Van Den Bergh, 2010, Winnie, Darrell Roodt, 2011, Beauty, Oliver Hermanus, 2011, Lucky, Avie Luthra, 2011, Man on the Ground, Akin Omotoso, 2011, Otelo Burning, Sara Blecher, 2011, Mama Africa, Mika Kaurismaki, 2011, 31 Million Reasons, John Barker, 2011, Asad, Bryan Buckley, 2012

William Kentridge

Important Filmmakers
- Joseph Albrecht
- John Barker
- Neill Blomkamp
- Pierre de Wet
- Elmo de Witt
- Dirk de Villiers
- Ross Devenish
- Mark Dornford-May
- Angus Gibson
- Ivan Hall
- Katinka Heyns
- Gavin Hood
- William Kentridge
- David Lister
- Teboho Mahlatsi
- Zola Maseko
- Khalo Matabane
- David Millin
- Emil Nofal
- Elaine Proctor
- Jans Rautenbach
- Daan Retief
- Darrell Roodt
- Oliver Schmitz
- Richard Stanley
- Ramadan Suleman
- Jamie Uys
- Manie van Rensburg
- Regardt Van Der Bergh
- Ntshaveni Wa Luruli
- Ralph Ziman

Dilemma, Henning Carlsen, 1962

Film Festivals
- Durban International Film Festival
- Encounters: South African International Documentary Festival, Johannesburg
- Out In Africa South African Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Johannesburg

- Lost Contient: Cinema of South Africa
- South Africa’s Film Industry
- South African Movie Database
- The Callsheet, Monthly South African film industry trade publication
- South Africa: Soccer Cinema took World Cup out to villages and townships
- Tsotsi puts South Africa on the map
- South African National Film and Video Foundation
- M-Net Corporate

- The history of the South African film industry, 1940-1971;: A bibliography, Adrienne Udeman, University of the Witwatersrand
- The Cinema of Apartheid: Race and Class in South African Film, Keyan G. Tomaselli, Smyrna Pr
- Myth, race, and power: South Africans imaged on film and TV, Anthropos
- South African National Cinema, Jacqueline Maingard, Routledge
- Highlights and Footlights: A Tribute to South African Stage and Screen, Bob Martin, Juta Books
- Marginal Lives and Painful Pasts: South African Cinema After Apartheid, Martin Botha, Genugtig! Uitgewers
- Cinema in a Democratic South Africa: The Race for Representation, Lucia Saks, Indiana University Press


- Naked Prey, Cornel Wilde
- Sarafina, Darrell Roodt, 1992
- Mapantsula, Oliver Schmitz, 1988
- Life Above All, Oliver Schmitz, 2010
- Wooden Camera, Ntshaveni Wa Luruli, 2003
- Tsotsi, Gavin Hood, 2005
- Skin, Anthony Fabian, 2008
- Jersusalema, Raph Ziman, 2008
- Dirkie, Jamie Uys, 1970
- Stereoscope, William Kentridge, 1999
- Panic Mechanic, David Lister, 1997
- Yankee Zulu, Gray Hofmeyr, 1993
- Tale of How, Blackheart Gang, 2006

Farewell Johnny, Jans Rautenbach, 1970

- Rose of Rhodesia, Harold Shaw, 1917, Trailer
- Snake Dancer, Dirk de Villiers, 1976, Montage
- Shangani Patrol, David Millin, 1970, Clip
- Yesterday, Darrell Roodt, 2004, Trailer
- Bunny Chow Know Thyself, 2006, Trailer
- Neill Blomkamp on District 9, Interview
- U-Carmen, Mark Dornford-May, 2005
- Teboho Mahlatsi showreel
- Drum, Zola Maseko, 2004, Trailer
- Zulu Love Letter, Ramadan Suleman, 2004, Clip

Quick Overview
The film industry in South Sudan is still at a minor level. After the country became independent on 9 July 2011, some of the film enthusiasts joined together and set up an office in the country’s capital Juba. As of December 2011, they have 70 members. The industry is also called Woyee Film and Theatre Industry.

Hinterland – A Child Soldier’s Road Back to South Sudan

Selection of Films
- Jamila, Woyee Film and Theatre Industry, 2010, Hospital, Armağan Pekkaya, 2010, Hinterland – A Child Soldier’s Road Back to South Sudan, Albert Elings, 2011

- South Sudan: All Africa
- Focus On South Sudan Films

South Sudanese Cameraman


clip of the first South Sudanese production"Jamila"

Quick Overview
Sudan produced the first colour film in Africa in Gadalla Gubara’s Song of Khartoum. Gubara was an icon of Sudanese cinema and his filmmaking activity lasted seven decades. During the early years Sudan cinema was well established and there were many productions. Unfortunately this came to a sudden halt due to civil war and famine. These days the development of the Sudanese film industry is still pending the outcomes of the civil war. The State still monopolizes the cinematic landscape, mainly to ensure censorship die to the implementation of the Islamic Sharia in the late Eighties. The vast number of refugees, the recurring famine and the political instability of this beautiful country will probably one day function as a story board for films to come. But at the beginning of the new century Sudan still has to deal with these realities instead of imagening these historic and terrible events.

Song of Khartoum

Selection of Films
- Song of Khartoum, Gadalla Gubara, 1955, Khartoum 1960, Gadalla Gubara, 1960, Hopes and Dreams, Rachid Mehdi, 1969, The Throwing of Fire, Hussein Shariffe, 1973, Mabruk Alik, Gadalla Gubara, 1974, The Dislocation of Amber, Hussein Shariffe, 1975, Tajouj, Gadalla Gubara, 1977, Tigers Are Better Looking, Hussein Shariffe, 1979, Le voyage des yeux, Anouar Hachem, 1984, Insan, Ibrahim Shaddad, 1994, Sheikh’s Blessing, Gadalla Gubara, 1998, Circumsised, Gadalla Gubara, 1999, Nuba Conversations, Arthur Howes, 2000, Kafi’s Story, Arthur Howes, 2001, Benjamin and His Brother, Arthur Howes, 2002, Letters From Abroad, Hussein Shariffe, 2005, All About Darfur, Taghreed Elsanhouri, 2005, Darfur’s Skeleton, Hisham Haj Omar, 2008, Cinema In Sudan: Conversations With Gadalla Gubara, Frederique Cifuentes, 2008, Mother Unknown, Taghreed Elsanhouri, 2009, Our Beloved Son, Taghreed Elsanhouri, 2012

Hussein Shariffe

Important Filmmakers
- Taghreed Elsanhouri
- Gadalla Gubara
- Arthur Howes
- Hussein Shariffe

- History of Cinema in Sudan
- Hussein Shariffe Site
- Sudanese cinema looks to the west
- Interview with Taghreed Elsanhouri

- A bibliography of documentary and educational films on Sudan, Osman Hassan Ahmed, Embassy of the Democratic Republic of the Sudan
- Cinema of Sudan, Llc

Kafi’s Story

- Tigers Are Better Looking, 1979, Clip
- Cinema in Sudan: conversations with Gadalla Gubara, Frederique Ciufuentes, 2008, Trailer
- Benjamin and His Brothers, Arthur Howes, 2002, Clip

Dislocation of Amber, Hussein Shariffe, 1975, Clip

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