Monthly Archives: December 2014

  • Cilia Sawadogo
  • Biography: Cilia Sawadogo studied communication, specializing in cinema animation at Concordia University in Montréal. She started her career in 1989, and made many cartoons for Sesame Street. She made her first animated film, La femme mariée à trios hommes, read more»

  • Jurgen Schadeberg
  • Biography: Jürgen Schadeberg was born in Berlin in 1931. In 1950, he moved to South Africa to rejoin his family and joined Drum magazine as official photographer and layout artist.
    Schadeberg became a teacher and mentor to some of the … read more»

  • Micah Schaffer
  • Biography: After studying history and anthropology at Stanford University, Micah worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea, West Africa. While attending the Pan-African Film Festival (FESPACO), he was inspired to become a filmmaker. Upon returning to the United States, … read more»

  • Marco Schiavon
  • Biography: Marco Schiavon is a Brazillian director and writer. His directorial work includes O Xadrez das Cores (2004) and O Farol de Santo Agostinho (2005). He also wrote the film Aparecida – O Milagre (2010).

    Films Shown in AFF, Inc. read more»

  • Diane Seligsohn
  • Biography: Ms. Seligsohn is an educator at the Centre de Formation des Journalistes (CFJ), Sciences-Po, Paris, the Institut des Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS) and the University of Paris-Ouest-Nanterre, where she is completing  a doctoral dissertation on American media coverage … read more»

  • Farai Sevenzo
  • Biography:  Farai Sevenzo was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1964. After attending a drama course at the University of Zimbabwe, he went on to earn a degree in Film Studies at Stirling University, graduating in 1988. Returning home, Farai worked … read more»

  • Ingrid Sinclair
  • Biography: Ingrid Sinclair is a director and screenwriter who moved from England to Zimbabwe and become involved in the liberation struggle. Her pivotal first feature Flame, received prizes and standing ovations world-wide. Flame was selected for Director’s Fortnight at … read more»

  • Xoliswa Sithole
  • Biography: Xoliswa Sithole has acted in such films as Cry Freedom, Mandela, Fools, and Chikin Biznis. She has produced and researched several documentaries such as South Africa from Triumph to Transition and Nelson Mandela for CNN … read more»

  • Heartlines
  • Director: Angus Gibson
    Countries: South Africa
    Year: 2006
    Running Time: 95 min.
    Language: English, Southern Sotho and Zulu

    After serving a jail sentence for theft, Manyisa, a young man with a cruel past and an uncertain future, is released. He … read more»

  • Olisarali Olibui and Ben Young
  • Biography: Olisarali Olibui grew up in remote Mursiland where, after seeing westerners with cameras, he realised that film making was a way of showing the world Mursi culture. He was sent to Australia by the local mission to learn English … read more»

  • Olisarali Olibui
  • Biography: Olisarali Olibui grew up in remote Mursiland where, after seeing westerners with cameras, he realised that film making was a way of showing the world Mursi culture. He was sent to Australia by the local mission to learn English … read more»

  • Ben Young
  • Biography: Ben Young has edited and directed numerous films about people in the remotest regions of the world. He is a freelance West Australian director experienced in television drama, short film, commercials, and music videos. He lived with the Wodaabe … read more»

  • Kenneth Gyang
  • Biography: Kenneth Gyang is a young filmmaker in Nigeria and was born in Barkin Ladi of Plateau State, Nigeria. He studied Film Production at the National Film Institute in Jos and screenwriting at Gaston Kaboré’s IMAGINE in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. … read more»

  • Biyi Bandele
  • Biography: Biyi Bandele is a Nigerian novelist and playwright. Bandele is one of the most versatile and prolific of the UK-based Nigerian writers, having turned his hand to theatre, journalism, television, film, and radio, as well as the fiction with … read more»

  • God’s Land
  • Director: Ismail Farouk
    Countries: South Africa
    Year: 2009
    Running Time: 3 min.
    Language: English

    Highlands Hill in Yeoville is an important public space where African Indigenous religious practices dominate. This spiritual hill provides open space for hundreds of worshippers to … read more»

  • Lightning Strikes
  • Director: Theo Eshetu
    Countries: Ethiopia and Italy
    Year: 2010
    Running Time: 8 min.
    Language: English

    In 1935, the Italian army stole a historical monument from the city of Axum: a 24‐meter high granite obelisk dating from the 4th Century AD. … read more»

  • Under Examination
  • Director: Ahmed El Shaer
    Countries: Egypt
    Year: 2009
    Running Time: 3 min.
    Language: Arabic w/ English subtitles

    A citizen of Digitaland is seeking a visa to enter Planet Earth. A bureaucrat from the host planet, in charge of controlling movement … read more»

  • Twinkl[Zétwal]
  • Director: Gilles Elie-Dit-Cosaque
    Countries: Martinique
    Year: 2008
    Running Time: 52 min.
    Language: French

    Zétwal, a documentary film, tells the story of local Martinican legend Robert Saint-Rose’s attempt to propel himself to outer space through the poetry of writer Aimé … read more»

  • Roberta Durrant
  • Biography: Roberta Durrant is a creative director/producer of television and film. She has created and directed/produced several long running, award winning drama series and sitcoms for South African broadcasters. She also has a reputation in the industry for training and … read more»

  • Yizo Yizo
  • Director: Andrew Dosunmu
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 2004
    Running Time: 25 min.
    Language: English and Zulu

    Yizo-Yizo is a gritty, uncompromising television drama series set in a township school about rape, murder, prostitution, abuse, HIV/AIDS. It follows the story of … read more»