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Abid Mohamed Medoun Hondo

Abid Mohamed Medoun Hondo  

1936–Expatriate Mauritanian film director whose films focus on the experiences of Africans abroad.The son of farmers, Med Hondo was raised in the Atar region of Mauritania on the edge ...
Bantu Educational Cinema Experiment

Bantu Educational Cinema Experiment  

Project conducted by the British government to explore the possible educational uses of film in African colonies.In 1935 the Colonial Office of the British Film Institute assigned British director ...
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso  

A landlocked country in West Africa surrounded by Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana, and Côte d'Ivoire.Physical.Burkina Faso lies on a plateau, rising highest in the west and cut in the centre by the ...
Fédération Panafricaine des Cinéastes

Fédération Panafricaine des Cinéastes  

Organization of African filmmakers.The Fédération Panafricaine des Cinéastes (FEPACI) is an association of African filmmakers, most of them from the Francophone, or French-speaking, nations of ...
Gilles Deleuze

Gilles Deleuze  

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(1925–95)Sorbonne-educated and based in Paris for most of his career, Deleuze started as a historian of philosophy, writing about Hume, Spinoza, and Nietzsche. Later work, particularly in ...
Idrissa Ouédraogo

Idrissa Ouédraogo  

1954– Burkinabé film director.Idrissa Ouédraogo is widely considered one of the leading members of a new generation of African filmmakers. The son of a civil servant, Ouédraogo was born ...
Paulin Vieyra

Paulin Vieyra  

1925–1987 Senegalese filmmaker, film critic, and film historian, who was the first African graduate of l’Institut des Hautes Études Cinématographiques and the director of the first film by a black ...
Safi Faye

Safi Faye  

1943– Senegalese film director.Safi Faye is not only one of the few independent African women film directors, but also one of the few who make ethnographic films, which document ...
Third Cinema

Third Cinema  

Type of film and film theory prevalent in Africa, Latin America, and Asia that aims to transform society by educating and radicalizing the film audience through “subversive” cinema; also called Third ...

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