Author Archives: jessica

  • Souleymane Cissé
  • Biography: Born in Bamako, Mali in 1940, Souleymane Cissé went to high school in Dakar before winning a scholarship enabling him to attend the VGIK in Moscow. Upon his return, he became cameraman-reporter for the Ministry of Information’s film department. … read more»

  • Lee Isaac Chung
  • Biography: Lee Isaac Chung is an award-winning, New York-based filmmaker. As an immigrant from South Korea, he grew up in Arkansas and attended Yale University. At Yale, he was exposed to art cinema, when he gave up his plan to … read more»

  • Jahmil X.T. Qubeka
  • Biography: Jahmil X.T. Qubeka is a Johannesburg-based filmmaker exploding with youthful ambitions to revolutionize the local industry. Qubeka’s collaborations with Mandilakhe Mjekula have yielded an interesting body of work, from documentaries to TV dramas, commercials and corporate videos. They directed … read more»

  • Mandilakhe Mjekula
  • Biography: Mandilakhe Mjekula is a Johannesburg-based filmmaker exploding with youthful ambitions to revolutionize the local industry. Mjekula’s collaborations with Jahmil X.T. Qubeka have yielded an interesting body of work, from documentaries to TV dramas, commercials and corporate videos. They directed … read more»

  • Mandilakhe Mjekula and Jahmil X.T. Qubeka
  • Biography: Mandilakhe Mjekula and Jahmil X.T. Qubeka are Johannesburg-based filmmakers exploding with youthful ambitions to revolutionize the local industry. Their collaborations have yielded an interesting body of work, from documentaries to TV dramas, commercials and corporate videos. They directed the … read more»

  • Eric Miyeni
  • Biography: Eric Miyeni was born in Soweto, South Africa. He holds a BA Law degree. He is an actor, writer and filmmaker. He is best known for his TV role as Darryl Malgas in the TV series Molo Fish and … read more»

  • Navan Chetty
  • Biography: Navan Chetty, a Fine Art and Photography graduate, first worked as set/costume designer at the Asoka Theatre (UNDW), then as an artist in residence at The Printmaking Workshop in New York. Back in SA he was an on-air presenter … read more»

  • Navan Chetty and Eric Miyeni
  • Biography: Navan Chetty, a Fine Art and Photography graduate, first worked as set/costume designer at the Asoka Theatre (UNDW), then as an artist in residence at The Printmaking Workshop in New York. Back in SA he was an on-air presenter … read more»

  • Mehdi Charef
  • Biography: Mehdi Charef is a novelist and filmmaker born in 1952 in Maghnia, Algeria, where he lived until his family left in the early 1960s to live in France, where he was trained as a mechanic and worked in a … read more»

  • Justin Chadwick
  • Biography: Justin Chadwick was born in Salford, UK, brought up in Manchester and Bolton. His mum is an art teacher. Justin joined Bolton Little Theatre and played Billy Casper in Kes at 11. He then joined Manchester youth theatre and … read more»

  • Raquel Cepeda
  • Biography: Born in Harlem to Dominican parents, writer and documentary filmmaker Raquel Cepeda directed and produced the NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity In Communications) Vision nominated film Bling: A Planet Rock, a feature length documentary about American hip-hop culture’s … read more»

  • Daniel Cattier
  • Biography: Daniel Cattier is a freelance film director. His aim is to tell stories linked with Africa. Through his mixed cultural and linguistic background (his father being Belgian and his mother Zimbabwean) the issue of identity is at the core … read more»

  • Sol de Carvalho
  • Also Known As: Sol Carvalho / João Luis Sol de Carvalho

    Biography: Sol de Carvalho was born in 1953 in Beira, Mozambique, studied at the Conservatório Nacional de Cinema in Lisbon and worked as a journalist, editor and photographer. Already … read more»

  • Chico Carneiro
  • Biography: Chico Carneiro is a Brazillian filmmaker, photographer and producer, who lives in Mozambique. His introduction to film started at a very young age, when his father, Duca Carneiro, would take him to see his films being exhibited in Castlebay. … read more»

  • Chico Carneiro and Sol de Carvalho
  • Also Known As: Sol Carvalho / João Luis Sol de Carvalho

    Biography: Chico Carneiro is a Brazillian filmmaker, photographer and producer, who lives in Mozambique. His introduction to film started at a very young age, when his father, Duca Carneiro, … read more»

  • Margarida Cardoso
  • Biography: Margarida Cardoso was born in Portugal in 1963. She studied Image and Audiovisual Communication at the Antonio Arroio School, from which she received her diploma. Between 1983 and 1996 she worked as a script editor and assistant director on … read more»

  • Fabio Caramaschi
  • Biography: Author, photographer and director, Fabio Caramaschi is a graduate in Philosophy of Language from the Sapienza University of Rome. As a still photographer for film and reportage, he has created ​​numerous monographic exhibitions and publications. After spending time working … read more»

  • Marcel Camus
  • Biography: Marcel Camus (21 April 1912 – 13 January 1982) was a French film director. He is best known for Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus), which won the Palme d’Or at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival and the 1960 … read more»

  • Mohamed Camara
  • Biography: Mohamed Camara was born in Conakry, Guinea in 1959. He studied with Peter Brooks and Gabriel Grand at the American Center’s Atelier Blanche Salant in Paris. Besides participating in several theatrical and television projects, he has worked on numerous … read more»

  • Ousmane Sembène
  • Biography: Ousmane Sembène was born in 1923 in southern Senegal but chose not to follow in his father’s profession as a fisherman. Sembène became a mechanic, a mason, joined the French Army in 1942, and then became an active militant … read more»