African Cinema

Are Artists Free to Tell Their Own Stories?

Mary Morgan | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mary Morgan

Hundreds of film professionals and fans are gathering in Burkina Faso this week for Fespaco - the Pan-African Film Festival. Started in 1969, the biannual event is one of the biggest cultural events in Africa and attracts directors, writers and critics from across the continent and beyond.

African Cinema: From Margins to Mainstream?

Mark Cosgrove | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mark Cosgrove

Given that cinema along with television are two of the most important and influential platforms through which we get images presented to us and understand the world it is surely significant that images of Africa are limited: limited to either conflict, crisis or natural history.