Overall, the discussion paints a picture of a film industry at a crossroads, facing significant challenges but also with great potential for growth and improvement.
Author: Akoroko News
In a 20-minute interview with Ghanaian broadcaster JoyNews, Kodjoe discussed several issues, including the state of Ghana’s film industry and its potential.
The young, first-time actor stars in the Wolof and French film—shot over 13 weeks in Senegal, Italy, and Morocco—based on true emigration stories from Africa to Europe.
Mbongeni Ngema, a visionary and pioneer in South African theatre arts, music, and film, died in a car accident on December 27. He was 68 years old.
Tying into broader debates on cultural validation and global representation in the international film landscape, let’s consider the issue objectively, especially now post the October 2 Academy submission deadline.
The developments from the Summit herald a promising future for the Kenyan film industry, with substantial economic, cultural, and social benefits anticipated for the country.
While both films followed different paths in terms of financing, audience targeting, and global reach, both films contribute valuable insights and lessons for future film projects in Nigeria and Africa broadly, emphasizing the importance of diverse financing strategies, global collaboration, and effective communication and transparency.
UNDER THE HANGING TREE initially premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) in January 2023. It will be showcased at the Namibia Film Commission’s Film Week from September 25-29, 2023, where a decision on an Oscar submission will likely be made.
The filmmakers say they want to challenge traditional, linear models of dramaturgy and retelling of history, combining traditional methods of storytelling with modern technology to create a comprehensive experience.
“Hondo ended up like a liberator-hero whose people enjoy the freedom celebrations but who forget he was the one who made it happen.”