Monthly Archives: May 2013

  • Flora M’mbugu-Schelling
  • Biography: Flora M’mbugu-Schelling was born in Tanzania and attended the Tanzanian School of Journalism in Dar es Salaam. She studied and trained in Germany and France. Her documentary films include Kumekucha (From Sun Up – 1987), which won a … read more»

  • Papa Madièye Mbaye
  • Biography: Born in Senegal in 1958, Papa Madièye Mbaye studied Natural Sciences at the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar and Baskets and photography at the Centre Culturel Fracaise of Dakar. Between 1993 and 1999, he worked as a cameramon … read more»

  • Teddy Mattera
  • Biography: Teddy Mattera is an award winning filmmaker who has been active in the industry for decades. Born in South Africa in 1963, he studied at the London International Film School and the Maurits Binger Film Institute in Amsterdam. His … read more»

  • Cambria Matlow
  • Biography: Cambria Matlow is a filmmaker and photographer. Her work depicts the beauty of growth and decay, seeks meaning in moments of stillness and movement, and values the sensory experience of texture and atmosphere. Small interactions reveal personal and political … read more»

  • Morgan Robinson
  • Biography: Morgan Robinson is a producer at Punched in the Head Productions, an Emmy-winning documentary film production company based in Brooklyn. Morgan has produced True Life: I’m Addicted to Marijuana and True Life: I’m Being Sent Away by my Parentsread more»

  • Cambria Matlow and Morgan Robinson
  • Biography: Cambria Matlow is a filmmaker and photographer. As a film director and producer, she has won funding from the Experimental Television Center, Brooklyn Arts Council, the Puffin Foundation and LEF Foundation. In 2005, she co-founded Birdgirl Productions, whose projects … read more»

  • 20th NYAFF @ BAMcinématek – May 24-27
  • The New York African Film Festival returns to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The festival closes over Memorial Day Weekend May 24 to 27 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music BAMcinématek—part of the dance and music festival DanceAfrica.

    Under the … read more»

  • Roger Gnoan M’Bala
  • Biography: Roger Gnoan M’Bala was born in Grand-Bassam, Ivory Coast, in 1943. He studied in Sweden and at the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma in Paris. In 1970 he directed Koundoum, his first black and white documentary on traditional dance, … read more»

  • Godwin Mawuru
  • Biography: Mawuru was born in 1961 in Zimbabwe. After being involved in theater for several years, Mawuru began working as an actor and scriptwriter for film and television. His directorial debut, Neria (1992), earned him the OAU award for Best … read more»

  • Khalo Matabane
  • Biography: Khalo Matabane is an award-winning director, writer, and producer whose filmography has brought him both national and international acclaim. His films about South Africa include Poetic Conversations (1996), a half-hour profile on the black consciousness poet Ingoapele Madingoane, Two read more»

  • Constance Marks
  • Biography: Constance Marks is an award-winning independent documentary filmmaker. She is the founder and president of Constance Marks Productions, Inc., a documentary production company based in New York City. Marks began her filmmaking career in the 1980s as an assistant … read more»

  • Francisco Manso
  • Biography: Francisco Manso has a long career in the movie and television industries. Born in 1949 in Lisbon, Portugal, he has produced and directed various documentaries for television, such as Portugal passado e presente (1984), Alentejo cantado (1991), Uma Saga read more»

  • Djibril Diop Mambéty
  • Biography: The son of a Muslim cleric and member of the Lebou tribe, Djibril Diop Mambéty was born near Senegal’s capital city of Dakar in Colobane, a town featured prominently in some of his films. Mambéty’s interest in cinema began … read more»

  • Sarah Maldoror
  • Biography: Sarah Maldoror was born in 1939 in Candou, France. A Guadeloupean of African descent, she is respectfully regarded as the matriarch of African cinema (she was the first woman of color to make a feature film). For her, filmmaking … read more»

  • Benny Malapa
  • Biography: Benny Malapa is a scriptwriter and a director. Having a specific interest in rap music, he is also the creator of the “Hip-Hop Label” and “Label Sensitive Music”. Benny Malapa was one of the first rap producers in France. … read more»

  • Teboho Mahlatsi
  • Biography: Born in 1974, Teboho Mahlatsi graduated from the Africa Cultural Centre Film & Television Course and then spent five years working as a screenwriter. He has written, produced and directed many projects, including the documentary Ghetto Diaries for the … read more»

  • Isaac Mabhikwa
  • Biography: The Zimbabwean director Isaac Mabhikwa was born in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe, in 1962. After completing courses in business administration in 1984, he studied film technique and direction in Harare and Canada. For a time, he even supported himself as a … read more»

  • Shola Lynch
  • Biography: Born in 1969 in Austin, Texas, and a child actress on Sesame Street, Shola Lynch studied Liberal Arts at the University of Texas. She has a master’s degree in American History from the University of California, Riverside, and … read more»

  • Ntshaveni Wa Luruli
  • Biography: Ntshaveni Wa Luruli was born in 1955 in Johannesburg, South Africa. After completing a BA in Dramatic Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, Ntshaveni went on to study a Masters of Fine Arts in Screenwriting … read more»

  • Sidney Lumet
  • Biography: Sidney Lumet was a master of cinema, best known for his technical knowledge and his skill at getting first-rate performances from his actors — and for shooting most of his films in his beloved New York — he made … read more»