Teddy Goitom

Biography: Born in Jerusalem in 1973, raised in Sweden and with roots in East Africa, Teddy Goitom created the global network Stocktown in 1998. Since then Teddy has produced cutting edge and socially engaged content for film, TV and digital media for Swedish Television, Utbildnings Radio and MTV. Together with his network, they produced the Stocktown TV music documentary series, which successfully aired on TV in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Spain, Brazil and film festivals worldwide. He also was an active member of the CinemAfrica film jury, bringing African films to a Swedish audience. Teddy runs his own production company, Soeasy, working with both commercial and underground productions, operating worldwide, knowing no boundaries.

(Sources:
http://www.creativeafricanetwork.com/person/9775/en
http://stocktown.com/africa/)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Stocktown X: South Africa (2012 – Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft)
Afripedia Series  [Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa] (2015, 2016 – Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft and Senay Berhe)
Afripedia New York (2016)

Filmography:
Marcus Samuelsson wedding in Ethiopia! (2009);
Stocktown X: South Africa (2011 – Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft)
Afripedia Series [Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa] (2014 – Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft and Senay Berhe)
Afripedia New York (2016)

Benjamin Taft

Biography: Born in Sweden in 1982, Benjamin Taft is a filmmaker, photographer, editor and motion designer based in Vancouver, Canada. Having joined forces with Teddy Goitom while at MTV, Benjamin travelled across the globe for clients such as H&M, Puma football, Canadian Olympic Committee, Grolsch Block Party, Pilsner Urquell, Peroni, Santa Maria, Marcus Samuelson, UR Swedish broadcasting, BKW & MTV Sweden. He co-directed the documentary Stocktown X: South Africa.

(Sources:
http://vimeo.com/taft
http://stocktown.com/africa/)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Stocktown X: South Africa (2012 – Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft)
Afripedia Series  [Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa] (2015, 2016 – Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft and Senay Berhe)
Afripedia New York (2016)

Filmography:
My Way (Date unknown);
Burning Man Video Postcard (2010);
Stocktown X: South Africa (2011 – Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft)
Afripedia Series  [Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa] (2014 – Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft and Senay Berhe)
Afripedia New York (2016)

Flora Gomes

Biography: Flora Gomes, born Florentino Gomes, was born in Cadique, Guinea-Bissau in 1949. He studied cinema in Cuba before receiving instruction from Paulin Soumanou Vieyra on newsreel production in Senegal and working as a journalist. His career took off with Mortu Nega (Those Whom Death Refused) in 1988, which was awarded many international prizes and had commercial success. This was followed in 1992 by Udju Azul di Yonta (The Blue Eyes of Yonta), which was elected for Un certain regard at Cannes. In 1996 he presented his film Po di Sangui (Tree of Blood) for competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Many critics consider the award-winning film to be his best. His feature film My Voice (Nha fala) (2002) has also won him several local and international awards.

(Source: Through African Eyes – Dialogues with the Directors, BONETTI Mahen and REDDY Prerana (Editors), 2003, African Film Festival, Inc. and Printinfo JV LLC, Yerevan, Armenia, p.44)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Mortu Nega [Those Whom Death Refused] (1999);
Udju Azul di Yonta [The Blue Eyes of Yonta] (1993, 1999);
Po di Sangui [Tree of Blood] (1998, 1999).

Filmography:
O Regresso de Cabral (1976);
Mortu Nega [Those Whom Death Refused] (1988);
Udju Azul di Yonta [The Blue Eyes of Yonta] (1992);
A Mascara (1995);
Po di Sangui [Tree of Blood] (1996);
My Voice [Nha fala] (2002);
As Duas Faces da Guerra (2007);
L’Afrique vue par… [Africa Seen by…] – A pegadas de todos os tempos (2009);
La République des enfants (2010).

Claude Gnakouri

Biography: Claude Gnakouri was an actor, director and filmmaker Ivorian, who died in 2005, author of Three Fables For Use By Whites in Africa, two series of three short films made ​​with Luis Marques in 1999 and 2002 he was responsible for Ymako Theatri in Abidjan before going into exile following a coup.

(Source: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Gnakouri)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Trois fables à l’usage des blancs en Afrique [Three Fables for the Uses of Whites in Africa] (2001 – Claude Gnakouri, Luis Marquès).

Filmography:
Trois fables à l’usage des blancs en Afrique [Three Fables for the Uses of Whites in Africa] (1998 – Claude Gnakouri, Luis Marquès);
Trois fables africaines (2000 – Claude Gnakouri, Luis Marquès).

Luis Marquès

Biography: Luis Marquès is a Spanish actor and film maker born in France in 1966. He grew up in South America and has been living in West Africa since the beginning of the 1990s. He studied literature, art and communication at the Sorbonne as well as film, theatre and anthropology at the “Institut d’Etudes Théatrales” in Paris. During his studies he became friends with Claude Gnakouri from Ivory Coast. They both looked for new, politically more relevant theatre forms and moved to Abidjan, where they founded the street theatre company Yamko Téatri in 1992. They were invited to perform in Mali, Burkina Faso, Paris, Berlin, South Korea and New Caledonia. Back in Ivory Coast they supported campaigns against AIDS and malaria as well as for alphabetisation with their plays. In 1998 and 2000 they produced a series of short films: Six Tales of Whites in Africa. Invited by FilmInitiativ, Luis Marquès presented these short films for the first time in Cologne at the film festival Out of Europe VII in 2002. The civil war in Ivory Coast forced Luis Marquès to emigrate with his family to Burkina Faso where he now works as an actor for film, theatre and TV in Ouagadougou. His most recent role is in the new film Soleils (2013) by Dani Kouyaté and Oliver Delahaye. At the moment Luis Marquès is working on the script for his first feature film.

(Source: http://www.filme-aus-afrika.de/EN/film-database/persons/personen-details/w/1147/)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Trois fables à l’usage des blancs en Afrique [Three Fables for the Uses of Whites in Africa] (2001 – Claude Gnakouri, Luis Marquès).

Filmography:
Trois fables à l’usage des blancs en Afrique [Three Fables for the Uses of Whites in Africa] (1998 – Claude Gnakouri, Luis Marquès);
Trois fables africaines (2000 – Claude Gnakouri, Luis Marquès).

Claude Gnakouri and Luis Marquès

Biography: Claude Gnakouri was an actor, director and filmmaker Ivorian, who died in 2005, author of Three Fables For Use By Whites in Africa, two series of three short films made ​​with Luis Marques in 1999 and 2002 he was responsible for Ymako Theatri in Abidjan before going into exile following a coup.

Biography: Luis Marquès is a Spanish actor and film maker born in France in 1966. He grew up in South America and has been living in West Africa since the beginning of the 1990s. He studied literature, art and communication at the Sorbonne as well as film, theatre and anthropology at the “Institut d’Etudes Théatrales” in Paris. During his studies he became friends with Claude Gnakouri from Ivory Coast. They both looked for new, politically more relevant theatre forms and moved to Abidjan, where they founded the street theatre company Yamko Téatri in 1992. They were invited to perform in Mali, Burkina Faso, Paris, Berlin, South Korea and New Caledonia. Back in Ivory Coast they supported campaigns against AIDS and malaria as well as for alphabetisation with their plays. In 1998 and 2000 they produced a series of short films: Six Tales of Whites in Africa. Invited by FilmInitiativ, Luis Marquès presented these short films for the first time in Cologne at the film festival Out of Europe VII in 2002. The civil war in Ivory Coast forced Luis Marquès to emigrate with his family to Burkina Faso where he now works as an actor for film, theatre and TV in Ouagadougou. His most recent role is in the new film Soleils (2013) by Dani Kouyaté and Oliver Delahaye. At the moment Luis Marquès is working on the script for his first feature film.

(Sources:
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Gnakouri
http://www.filme-aus-afrika.de/EN/film-database/persons/personen-details/w/1147/)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Trois fables à l’usage des blancs en Afrique [Three Fables for the Uses of Whites in Africa] (2001).

Filmography:
Trois fables à l’usage des blancs en Afrique [Three Fables for the Uses of Whites in Africa] (1998);
Trois fables africaines (2000).

Vincent Glès

Biography: Vincent Glès was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. After working as a film and video director at the state-owned television station in Ivory Coast, he moved to France where he studied film at the Institut des Arts Appliqués. He then worked for the Assedic, a social organization, where he was a film consultant. Glès arrived in North America in 1981 to pursue his film studies at the Université de Montréal. In 1982, he directed the award-winning documentary La Saint-Jean en Côte d’Ivoire. Glès founded Les Productions du Griot in 1993. He also teaches the techniques of animation cinema.

(Sources:
– AFF, Inc.
http://crossculturalcommunication.org/gles.html)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
La Succession (1996).

Filmography:
La Saint-Jean en Côte d’Ivoire (1982);
La Succession (1994).

Celine Gilbert

Biography: Celine Gilbert is a multi-faceted and multi-talented film professional. She works as a researcher, program consultant, producer, facilitator and director. Her career in film includes director credits for In the Upper Room, a 35-minute drama produced by Golden Scud Productions in 1999, Surrender (2000), Ladette to Lady (2006) and The Secret Millionaire – Jonathan Hick (2009). Gilbert has also directed several short comedies on Hi-8 including Room No. (1996) and Norman’s Land (1998). Gilbert worked as an assistant producer for the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Association during the All Africa Games in 1995, and as an art assistant for the Belgium TV series Diamants.

(Source: AFF, Inc.)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Surrender (2004, 2015).

Filmography:
Room No. (1996);
Norman’s Land (1998);
In the Upper Room (1999);
Surrender (2000);
Ladette to Lady (2006);
The Secret Millionaire – Jonathan Hick (2009).

Jo Menell

Biography: Jo Menell was born in Johannesburg in 1938. He was educated at Rugby School and Trinity College Cambridge where he received a M.A. in Anthropology. From 1960-1970 he worked as a reporter, producer and director of current affairs documentaries for the BBC (Panorama) and ITV (This Week). In 1969 he produced and directed three one-hour documentaries on South Africa which resulted in his being banned by the South African government. From 1970-1973, he was the deputy director-general of Chilean National TV during the Salvador Allende regime. From 1973-80, he was a freelance director of documentaries for BBC, Globo (Brazil) and P.B.S. (USA). In 1981 he directed and produced The Life and Times of Bob Marley, the authorized story of Marley’s life, which was distributed worldwide and is available on DVD. In 1985 he co-produced and co-directed Haiti – Dreams of Democracy with Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs). From 1990-2005 he lived in San Francisco, California, where he produced and directed documentaries for P.B.S. Channel 9. In 1996 he received an Oscar nomination for Mandela, an authorized biography, co-directed with Angus Gibson. In 2005 he returned to live in South Africa, and in 2006 made SHAG, a film that explores women’s views on sex and AIDS in present-day Cape Town. From 2008 to 2010, he directed and co-produced Street Talk with Richard Mills, a weekly documentary for Cape Town TV (CTV). In 2010 he made the documentary Thembi, the story of a young AIDS activist from Khayalitsha.

(Source: http://thembithefilm.com/news)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Mandela (1997 – Angus Gibson, Jo Menell);
Thembi (2011).

Filmography:
The Life and Times of Bob Marley (1981);
Jasone Modjadji (1983);
Kosi Bay (1985);
Haiti – Dreams of Democracy (1985 – Jonathan Demme, Jo Menell);
Freedom Square & Back of the Moon (1987);
Singing the Changes (1988);
Dick: A Film by Jo Menell (1989 – Jo Menell, B. Moel);
Nowhere to Play – Conversations with Sowetan Golfers (1990);
Soweto, A History (1994);
Mandela (1996 – Angus Gibson, Jo Menell);
Blank (2000);
SHAG (2006);
Zone 14 (2007);
Street Talk (2008-2010);
Thembi (2010).

Angus Gibson

Biography: Angus Gibson, one of South Africa’s premier documentary filmmakers, is a founding member of Free Filmmakers, a film co-operative established in 1985 to create a relevant South African cinema. Since 1983, when he created his first television drama, he has produced, directed, and co-written numerous highly-acclaimed and internationally award-winning documentary series and TV dramas for British and South African television, including the Heartlines series, Yizo Yizo, and Soweto, a History. He also has a rich documentary feature film experience. He co-directed the Oscar-nominated authorized biography, Mandela, for Jonathan Demme’s production company. His diverse media projects, which include audio-visual contributions to the Apartheid Museum and the Hecter Pieterson Museum, have been influential in the anti-apartheid movement.

(Source: http://the-siege.com/content/filmmakers)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Mandela (1997 – Angus Gibson, Jo Menell);
Heartlines (2008, 2009).

Filmography:
7 Up South Africa (1992);
Mandela (1996 – Angus Gibson, Jo Menell);
Everyman – 14 Up in South Africa (1999);
Yizo Yizo (1998-2004);
Crossroads (2006);
Heartlines (2006);
21 Up South Africa: Mandela’s Children (2008);
La Toma [The Siege] (2011 – Angus Gibson, Miguel Salazar).

Angus Gibson and Jo Menell

Biography: Angus Gibson, one of South Africa’s premier documentary filmmakers, is a founding member of Free Filmmakers, a film co-operative established in 1985 to create a relevant South African cinema. Since 1983, when he created his first television drama, he has produced, directed, and co-written numerous highly-acclaimed and internationally award-winning documentary series and TV dramas for British and South African television, including the Heartlines series, Yizo Yizo, and Soweto, a History. He also has a rich documentary feature film experience. He co-directed the Oscar-nominated authorized biography, Mandela, for Jonathan Demme’s production company. His diverse media projects, which include audio-visual contributions to the Apartheid Museum and the Hecter Pieterson Museum, have been influential in the anti-apartheid movement.

Biography: Jo Menell was born in Johannesburg in 1938. He was educated at Rugby School and Trinity College Cambridge where he received a M.A. in Anthropology. From 1960-1970 he worked as a reporter, producer and director of current affairs documentaries for the BBC (Panorama) and ITV (This Week). In 1969 he produced and directed three one-hour documentaries on South Africa which resulted in his being banned by the South African government. From 1970-1973, he was the deputy director-general of Chilean National TV during the Salvador Allende regime. From 1973-80, he was a freelance director of documentaries for BBC, Globo (Brazil) and P.B.S. (USA). In 1981 he directed and produced The Life and Times of Bob Marley, the authorized story of Marley’s life, which was distributed worldwide and is available on DVD. In 1985 he co-produced and co-directed Haiti – Dreams of Democracy with Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs). From 1990-2005 he lived in San Francisco, California, where he produced and directed documentaries for P.B.S. Channel 9. In 1996 he received an Oscar nomination for Mandela, an authorized biography, co-directed with Angus Gibson. In 2005 he returned to live in South Africa, and in 2006 made SHAG, a film that explores women’s views on sex and AIDS in present-day Cape Town. From 2008 to 2010, he directed and co-produced Street Talk with Richard Mills, a weekly documentary for Cape Town TV (CTV). In 2010 he made the documentary Thembi, the story of a young AIDS activist from Khayalitsha.

(Sources:
http://the-siege.com/content/filmmakers
http://thembithefilm.com/news)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Mandela (1997);
Heartlines (2008, 2009 – Angus Gibson);
Thembi (2011 – Jo Menell).

Filmography:
The Life and Times of Bob Marley (1981 – Jo Menell);
Jasone Modjadji (1983 – Jo Menell);
Kosi Bay (1985 – Jo Menell);
Haiti – Dreams of Democracy (1985 – Jonathan Demme, Jo Menell);
Freedom Square & Back of the Moon (1987 – Jo Menell);
Singing the Changes (1988 – Jo Menell);
Dick: A Film by Jo Menell (1989 – Jo Menell, B. Moel);
Nowhere to Play – Conversations with Sowetan Golfers (1990 – Jo Menell);
7 Up South Africa (1992 – Angus Gibson);
Soweto, A History (1994 – Jo Menell);
Mandela (1996);
Everyman – 14 Up in South Africa (1999 – Angus Gibson);
Blank (2000 – Jo Menell);
Yizo Yizo (1998-2004 – Angus Gibson);
Crossroads (2006 – Angus Gibson);
SHAG (2006 – Jo Menell);
Heartlines (2006 – Angus Gibson);
Zone 14 (2007 – Jo Menell);
21 Up South Africa: Mandela’s Children (2008 – Angus Gibson);
Street Talk (2008-2010 – Jo Menell);
Thembi (2010 – Jo Menell);
La Toma [The Siege] (2011 – Angus Gibson, Miguel Salazar).

Lance Gewer

Biography: Lance Gewer is an internationally recognized award winning filmmaker and cinematographer who has worked in the field for 28 years. He photographed Tsotsi (Directed by Gavin Hood – Oscar for Best Foreign Film 2006, Peoples and Critics Award Toronto Film Festival), Beat the Drum (27 International Awards), Master Harold and the Boys (with Freddy Highmore and Vingh Rheimes), Otelo Burning (over 70 film festivals internationally), Flight of the Storks (Directed by Jan Kounen with Ruttgaer Hauer), Spud and Spud 2 (with Troy Sivan and John Cleese),  Elelwani, Jozi, and others. Lance just completed production of Kite, with Samuel. L. Jackson. He has filmed international feature documentaries, docu-dramas and dramas. He also directed and produced several short fiction and non-fiction films, and has lectured extensively over the last 20 years.

(Source: http://www.lancegewer.com/biography.php)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Come See the Bioscope (1997).

Filmography:
Come See the Bioscope (1997);
Quickies (2003 – Johnny Barbuzano, Lance Gewer, Brendan Pollecutt, Alex Yazbek).

Keith Getter

 Biography: Keith Getter is a Brooklyn resident with active ties to housing, economic development, arts, culture and community health care non-profits. He is also a photographer and videographer and produces documentary footage and photography of musical and dance performance celebrating Afro-Carribean culture including steel pan performances. Getter is employed as a senior relationship manager with NeighborWorks America.

(Source: http://www.rooflines.org/members/4176/)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Pan in Brooklyn (2007).

Filmography:
Pan in Brooklyn (2007).

Haile Gerima

Biography: Haile Gerima is an award-winning and critically acclaimed independent filmmaker. Born in Ethipia, he is perhaps best known as the writer, producer, and director of the 1993 film Sankofa. What inspires the filmmaker is a tireless devotion to the art of independent cinema and the vision of a uniquely innovative cinematic movement that stresses a symbiotic relationship between African Diasporan artists and the larger community.

(Source: Through African Eyes – Conversations with the Directors – Volume 2, BONETTI Mahen and SEAG Morgan (Editors), 2010, African Film Festival, Inc. and Printinfo JV LLC, Yerevan, Armenia, p.28)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Harvest: 3,000 Years [Mirt Sost Shi Amit] (1976).

Filmography:
Hour Glass (1971);
Child of Resistance (1973);
Harvest: 3,000 Years [Mirt Sost Shi Amit] (1976);
Wilmington 10 – U.S.A. 10,000 (1979);
Bush Mama (1979);
Ashes and Embers (1982);
After Winter: Sterling Brown (1985);
Sankofa (1993);
Imperfect Journey (1994);
Adwa: An African Victory (1999);
Teza (2008).

Dyana Gaye

Biography: Dyana Gaye was born in Paris in 1975. After majoring in film studies at the University of Paris VIII in France, she won the Louis Lumière – Villa Médicis grant in 1999 for her script Une femme pour Souleymane, which she directed the following year. She was a finalist of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative in 2004, and in 2005 she directed a musical one-shot sequence film, J’ai deux amours (My Two Loves), for the project Paris la métisse. In 2006, her film Ousmane (Deweneti) received numerous international distinctions, and was nominated for Best Short Film at the César Awards in 2008.

(Source: Through African Eyes – Conversations with the Directors – Volume 2, BONETTI Mahen and SEAG Morgan (Editors), 2010, African Film Festival, Inc. and Printinfo JV LLC, Yerevan, Armenia, p.133)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Une femme pour Souleymane (2000);
Ousmane [Deweneti] (2007);
Un transport en commun [Saint Louis Blues] (2010);
Under the Starry Sky (2016).

Filmography:
Une femme pour Souleymane (2000);
(Paris la métisse) J’ai deux amours [My Two Loves] (2005);
Ousmane [Deweneti] (2006);
Un transport en commun [Saint Louis Blues] (2009);
Under the Starry Sky (2013).

Leon Gast

Biography: Leon Gast is known for making such seminal documentaries as Hell’s Angels Forever and the Oscar-winning chronicle of the 1974 landmark fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, When We Were Kings. He is especially noted for presenting his subjects with rare compassion and insight. A native of Jersey City, NJ, Gast studied dramatic arts at Columbia University, but dropped out shortly before graduation to work on the television series High Adventure with Lowell Thomas. A documentary show centered on expeditions to seldom-seen places over the world, it provided Gast the opportunity to travel extensively. While attending these away shoots, he observed carefully and began learning how to make non-fiction films. During the 1960s and 1970s, Gast became famous for his still photography and his work appeared in such magazines as Vogue, Esquire, and Harper’s Bazaar. Gast won an Oscar in 1997 for his 1996 film When We Were Kings. He was also nominated for a Grand Jury Prize and won the Special Recognition Award and the Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 1996 and 2010 for Smash His Camera. He also won the Truer than Fiction, LAFCA for his work on When We Were Kings.

(Sources:
– AFF, Inc.
http://www.fandango.com/leongast/biography/p201803)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
When We Were Kings (1997).

Filmography:
Our Latin Thing (1972);
B.B. King: Live in Africa (1974);
Salsa (1976);
The Grateful Dead (1977);
Hells Angels Forever (1983);
Celia Cruz: Guantanamera (1989);
When We Were Kings (1996);
1 Love (2003);
Jumpshot (2004);
Smash His Camera (2010).

Debs Paterson

Also Known As: Debs Gardner-Paterson

Biography: Debs Paterson was born in Yorkshire and educated in Africa and India before studying for a degree, and gaining a reputation as a theatre director, at Cambridge University. Her first job after graduation was anchoring Total Football – about the English Premiership – on Singapore TV. On returning to England, Paterson began to forge ahead with her film career, working for the UK Film Council and assisting casting director Jeremy Zimmermann. Her career and her life were threatened by a serious car accident in 2003. During her recovery, she was told she may never be able to walk or speak in the same way again. In 2008 she directed the award-winning We Are All Rwandans, a short film shot in location and based on true events surrounding the Rwandan genocide. It brought her to the attention of the African producers of Africa United, an empowering, joyous film about the ability of children to overcome all obstacles, however threatening they may appear.

(Source: http://mubi.com/cast_members/151597)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Africa United (2011).

Filmography:
We Are All Rwandans (2008);
Aimé (2008);
Home (2008);
Supraman and the School of Necessity (2008);
Africa United (2010).

Rasò Ganemtore

Biography: Rasò Ganemtore was born in 1971 in Burkina Faso, where he started working as a DP assistant and a cameraman, before becoming an actor. He went to Italy where he participated as an actor in many films including L’Albero delle pere. He shot his first film Bambini d’Africa in 1994 (co-directed with Alessandro Soetje) and won the FEDIC prize (San Giovanni Valdamo Festival) and the Montecatini Terme Festival prize. His other films include Daouda and the Goldmine (2001) and Safi, la petite mère (Safi, the Little Mother – 2004), which both received numerous awards in many festivals. Ganemtore was short-listed for the Djibril Diop Mambéty Prize in 2002.

(Sources:
– AFF, Inc.
http://mubi.com/topics/the-auteurs-film-cast-member-database?page=85)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Safi, la petite mère [Safi, the Little Mother] (2006).

Filmography:
Bambini d’Africa (1994 – Rasò Ganemtore, Alessandro Soetje);
Daouda and the Goldmine (2001);
Safi, la petite mère [Safi, the Little Mother] (2004).

Zézé Gamboa

Biography: Zézé Gamboa was born in Luanda, Angola, in 1955. Between 1974 and 1980 he directed television programs, and in 1984 he graduated from Néciphone in Paris with a degree in sound engineering. He has directed numerous films and has been a member of the jury at several international film festivals. His 1991 documentary, Mopiopio, Sopro de Angola (Mopiopio, Breath of Angola), received several awards at the FESPACO and at the Milan African Film Festivals. His 1998 documentary, Dissidence, presents a modern history of Angola through a look at dissidents from two belligerent parties. His first full-length fictional film, O Herói [The Hero], opened the 2005 New York New Directors New Films Festival. Zézé Gamboa considers himself in the camp of African filmmakers who see their work as contributing directly to the task of national reconstruction.

(Sources:
– AFF, Inc.
Through African Eyes – Conversations with the Directors – Volume 2, BONETTI Mahen and SEAG Morgan (Editors), 2010, African Film Festival, Inc. and Printinfo JV LLC, Yerevan, Armenia, p.45)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Mopiopio, Sopro de Angola [Mopiopio, Breath of Angola] (1993);
O Herói [The Hero] (2005).

Filmography:
Mopiopio, Sopro de Angola [Mopiopio, Breath of Angola] (1991);
Dissidence (1998);
Burned by Blue (1998);
O Desassossego de Pessoa (1999);
O Herói [The Hero] (2004);
5 Films about AIDS (2007);
L’Afrique vue par… [Africa Seen by…] – Bom dia Africa (2009);
O Grande Kilapy (2010).

USA Galadima

Also Known As: U.S.A. Galadima / Usa Galadima

Biography: USA Galadima was born in 1953. He started his broadcast career with Nigerian Television Kaduna in 1973, and then travelled to the United States to study and work in the television industry. He then returned to Nigeria, where he worked for Nigerian Film Corporation until his retirement in 2000. In 2001, he drew his final breath. His film Soyayya Kunar Zuci (Pains of Love), won an award at the Pyongyang Video Festival in 1999. Alhaki (Nemesis) also won an award at the second Nigerian National Film Festival in 2002.

(Source: AFF, Inc.)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Alhaki [Nemesis] (2005).

Filmography:
Soyayya Kunar Zuci [Pains of Love] (1995);
Alhaki [Nemesis] (1998).