Monthly Archives: February 2013

  • Andrew Dosunmu
  • Biography: Raised and educated in Nigeria, Andrew Dosunmu began his career as a design assistant at the fashion house of Yves Saint-Laurent. He has subsequently worked as a Creative Director and fashion photographer, whose images have appeared in a variety … read more»

  • Nguxi Dos Santos
  • Biography: Born January 22, 1960, in Nzeto, northern Zaire province, Nguxi dos Santos was a war reporter in TPA between 1979 and 1989, having belonged to the Department of Cinema Political Directorate FAPLA. Between 1981 and 1982 he filmed the … read more»

  • Blair Doroshwalther
  • Biography: Blair Doroshwalther is a documentary filmmaker and a community activist. With her debut film Metsi (2003), her ultimate goal was to create international awareness and consistent funding for Orange Farm, a South Africa community facing a water crisis. In … read more»

  • Mark Dornford-May
  • Biography: Mark Dornford-May (born 29 May 1955) is a British-born South African theatre and film director. He worked in theater in England for 25 years and founded Broomhill Opera. Mesmerized by the talent he had witnessed in South Africa, he … read more»

  • Zola Maseko
  • Biography: Swazi film director and screenwriter Zola Maseko was born in exile in 1967. Educated in Swaziland and Tanzania, he joined Umkhonto We Sizwe, the armed sector of the African National Congress, in 1987. After moving to the United Kingdom, … read more»

  • Phybia Dlamini
  • Biography: A graduate of the Newtown Film and Television School, Phybia Dlamini is a South African director, documentary filmmaker, film editor, photographer and activist who worked in television, film and NGOs that addressed many social issues. Her films (including Outlaw read more»

  • Ahmed Diop
  • Biography: Ahmed Diop was born in Senegal. His professional life is not that of a “normal” director, as he has been an engineer and a pilot. La Pirogue de ma mémoire (The Voyage of Memory – 1993) was his … read more»

  • Jean-Pierre Dikongué-Pipa
  • Biography: Born in 1940 in Douala, Cameroon, Jean-Pierre Dikongué-Pipa is a film director and writer. He produced Cameroon’s first full-length feature film, Muna Moto, in 1974. Dikongué-Pipa’s films deal with the relationships between elements of traditional Cameroonian culture and … read more»

  • Musa Dieng Kala
  • Biography: Musa Dieng Kala was born and raised in Senegal. He managed Youssou N’Dour’s recording studio in Dakar from 1991 to 1993. During this period, Musa produced many video clips. In 1993 he emigrated to Montreal in Canada where he … read more»

  • Marc Picavez
  • Biography: Marc Picavez wrote his first screenplay in high school and won the competition Scénarios sur la drogue with the short film C’est presque terrible (2000). While studying anthropology, he started in cinema with the creation of Makiz’Art in 2000 … read more»

  • Massaër Dieng
  • Biography: Massaër Dieng was a Senegalese director. A Dess (Diplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées) in Audiovisual and Cinema, it was in 2000, in a hallway at the University of Nantes that Massaër Dieng, met a young French student named Marc Picavez. … read more»

  • Massaër Dieng and Marc Picavez
  • Biography: Massaër Dieng was a Senegalese director. A Dess (Diplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées) in Audiovisual and Cinema, it was in 2000, in a hallway at the University of Nantes that Massaër Dieng, met a young French student named Marc Picavez. … read more»

  • Carlos Diegues
  • Biography: Carlos Diegues (born May 19, 1940 in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil) studied law in Rio de Janeiro, whilst also running film clubs. He became a film critic and directed short films imbued with social realism. A pioneer of Cinéma Novo, … read more»

  • Manthia Diawara
  • Biography: Manthia Diawara has been published widely on the topic of film and literature of the Black Diaspora. He is the author of Black-American Cinema: Aesthetics and Spectatorship (1993), African Cinema: Politics and Culture (1992), and In Search of Africaread more»

  • Adama Drabo
  • Biography: Adama Drabo was born in Bamako, Mali in 1948. While teaching primary school, he began writing for the theater. In 1979, he entered Mali’s Centre National de Production Cinématographique (CNPC) and later served as Cheick Oumar Sissoko’s assistant director … read more»

  • Ladji Diakité
  • Biography: Ladji Diakité was born in Bamako, Mali and holds a master’s degree in literature from the Ecole Normale Supérieure. He also studied at the National Centre for Film Production. Diakité’s films include La Rencontre des chasseurs (2001), Duel à read more»

  • Cheick Oumar Sissoko
  • Biography: Cheick Oumar Sissoko was born in 1945 in San, Mali. Having graduated from Paris University in African History and Sociology, he studied film at the Ecole Nationale Louis Lumière. He then returned to Mali and worked as a filmmaker … read more»

  • Ladji Diakité and Adama Drabo
  • Biography: Ladji Diakité was born in Bamako, Mali and holds a master’s degree in literature from the Ecole Normale Supérieure. He also studied at the National Centre for Film Production. Diakité’s films include La Rencontre des chasseurs (2001), Duel à read more»

  • Angèle Diabang Brener
  • Biography: Angèle Diabang Brener was born in 1979 in Dakar, Senegal. She started as a camera operator and editor before making her first short documentary, My Beautiful Smile, in 2005. She then went on to found the production company … read more»

  • Jacques de Villiers and Laura Gamse
  • Biography: Cape Town born de Villiers is a film editor, music-maker, occasional film lecturer/teacher and very occasional director. He is very active as a musician, having released the album sleepsongs and the More Wind For Lonely Suburbs EP. He is … read more»