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Violeta Ayala

Biography: Violeta Ayala is an artist, writer, actress and film director born in Bolivia. She studied Theatre and Journalism at Charles Sturt University in Australia, where her curiosity in filmmaking began and she made Proyecto Vila Vila, a short film about the effects of cervical cancer on indigenous women in Bolivia, shown at the Sydney […]

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Nabil Ayouch

Biography: Nabil Ayouch (born April 1, 1969) is a television and film director, producer and writer of Moroccan descent. He was born in Paris, although he spent a large part of his childhood in Sarcelles, France. His father is Moroccan and his mother is of Tunisian origin. After three years of studying theatre in Paris […]

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Licínio Azevedo

Biography: Licínio Azevedo (born in Porto Alegre, Brazil) is an independent filmmaker and co-founder of the Mozambican film production company, Ebano Multimedia. In 1977, he was invited by filmmaker Rui Guerra to join the National Institute of Cinema (INC) in Mozambique, and soon after embarked on a prolific career as a documentary filmmaker. He has […]

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Zapo Babilée

Biography: Zapo Babilée is a French dancer, choreographer and filmmaker. In 2006, she went to Senegal to film the sabar dances. Her film about this subject, Kaay fi, was released in 2009. She is the wife of the late dancer, choreographer and actor Jean Babilée. Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs: Kaay Fi [Come Here] (2010). […]

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Yaba Badoe

Biography: Yaba Badoe is a Ghanaian-British documentary filmmaker, producer and writer. A graduate of King’s College Cambridge, she worked as a civil servant in Ghana before becoming a General Trainee with the BBC. She has taught in Spain and Jamaica and has worked as a producer and director making documentaries for the main terrestrial channels […]

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Martin Baer and Claus Wischmann

Biography: Martin Baer is a cinematographer, author, and director. He has made television features and documentaries and has also filmed many opera productions, concerts, and stage plays. As an author, director, and cinematographer, his documentaries mainly focus on historical topics and on Africa. Additionally, Martin Baer is the author of several texts about Africa’s history. […]

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Martin Baer

Biography: Martin Baer is a cinematographer, author, and director. He has made television features and documentaries and has also filmed many opera productions, concerts, and stage plays. As an author, director, and cinematographer, his documentaries mainly focus on historical topics and on Africa. Additionally, Martin Baer is the author of several texts about Africa’s history. […]

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Abdelkrim Bahloul

Biography: Abdelkrim Bahloul (born in 1950 in Saïda, Algeria) studied at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Algiers, and later at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art in Paris. In 1973, he obtained an MA in Modern Literature at the University of Paris. He then went on to study film at IDHEC. Before becoming […]

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Stafford U. Bailey

Biography: Director, producer and editor Stafford U. Bailey is the founder and president of 20 Four 7 Productions and the writer, producer and director of Blacks without Borders: Chasing the American Dream in South Africa. Stafford has over 2 decades of experience in production, beginning in 1980 as a producer for Baltimore’s WJZ, the city’s […]

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Sidiki Bakaba

Also Known As: Sijiri Bakaba / Siriki Bakaba Biography: Sidiki Bakaba (born in Abengourou, Côte d’Ivoire, in 1949) is an actor, a scenario writer and a director from Côte d’Ivoire. He lives and works in Abidjan. After studying at the National School of Drama of Abidjan, he conducted training at the Living Theatre and with […]

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Ishaya Bako

Biography: Ishaya Bako (born 30 December 1986) is a Nigerian film director and screenwriter. He was born in Kaduna, where he lived all his life and later moved to London, where he studied at the London Film School. After attending the London Film School, Bako went on to script and direct the African Movie Academy […]

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Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda

Biography: Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda was born on 30 October 1957 in Kinshasa. He studied sociology, history and philosophy in Brussels, Belgium. He took courses in filmmaking in France, the United Kingdom and the United States. From 1979 to 1981 he was an instructor in the French Cultural Centre in Lubumbashi. In 1991 he made his first […]

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Saddik Balewa

Biography: Saddik Balewa who was born in Bauchi, Northern Nigeria in 1955, is the son of the late Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the first Prime Minister of Nigeria. After working as a director for the Performing Arts Company Zaria, he went on to work as a drama producer in Nigerian television and as a lecturer […]

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Ola Balogun

Biography: Ola Balogun is a Nigerian film director and one of the pioneers of the evolving Nigerian video cinema market. He is a director of different forms of films, ranging from art works to popular movies. His movie Aiye, a reproduced effort of Duro Ladipo’s play was a major cinematic event in shaping Nigeria’s horror […]

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Sammy Baloji

Biography: Sammy Baloji, who was born in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, in 1978, graduated with a degree in letters from the University of Lubumbashi. He was interested in comics before turning to photography and video. Sammy Baloji won two awards at the 2007 Bamako Biennale, was a finalist for the 2009 Pictet Prize in […]

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Edouard Bamporiki

Biography: Edouard Bamporiki is an award-winning filmmaker, actor and poet. As a young Rwandan artist, he has received national and international attention for his stories of hope, unity and reconciliation. Bamporiki was born in a small village in the Western province, educated in Rwandan schools, and lives in the capital city of Kigali. His feature […]

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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 which he made his name. Acclaimed as both a prolific playwright and a versatile novelist, his […]

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John Barker

Biography: John Barker was born in Durban, South Africa. He studied graphic design at ML Sultan in Durban. After working as a graphic designer in Cape Town, he made a career change and began working in the film industry. He has directed various productions, such as the sketch comedy show, The Pure Monate Show (2003), […]

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Sean Barlow

Biography: Sean Barlow is the creator and producer of public radio’s Afropop Worldwide, the first nationally syndicated series in the US media to introduce the American public to the music and culture of contemporary Africa and the African Diaspora. Afropop Worldwide is distributed by Public Radio International to over 110 stations in the U.S. and […]

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Paola Barreto

Also Known As: Paola Barreto Leblanc Biography: Paola Barreto is a visual artist, researcher and lecturer. As a filmmaker she has received awards in Oberhausen and Buenos Aires and has exhibited her films at the Havana, It’s All True and São Paulo festivals. Her works have also been exhibited at the Institute of Contempory Arts […]

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