Biography: Catherine Stewart attended Columbia University’s MFA Film Program and worked for Tristar/Columbia’s Feature Film Development Office in New York before returning to South Africa in 1993. In Johannesburg, she lectured at Wits University in screenwriting and directing documentaries for … read more»
Biography: Nantie Steyn studied journalism and politics at Rhodes University and graduated in 1989. Over the following year she worked in print media, writing movies and theater reviews. She started her film career in 1991 while doing research for documentaries … read more»
Biography: An internationally recognized documentary director, producer, and writer, Toni Strasburg grew up in South Africa and went to Britain as an exile in 1965 where she earned a degree in Sociology at London University. Her best-known films are the … read more»
Biography: Mel Stuart, born Stuart Solomon , was an American film director and producer. He directed the fantasy-musical Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), as well as other features, including If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969), One … read more»
Biography: Ramadan Suleman was born in 1955 in South Africa. He studied at the School for Research in African Theater and continued his career in theater as an actor and director. He also studied film in Paris and London and … read more»
Donald Swanson was a writer and director, known for The Magic Garden (1951), African Jim (also known as Jim Comes to Jo’burg) (1949) and Those Naughty Angels (1974).
Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Jim Comes to Jo’burg (African … read more»
Biography: Khady Sylla was born in 1963 in Senegal and studied philosophy in Paris from 1986 to 1992. She taught basic education to migrant workers and wrote several novels. She has worked and participated in different projects, including an adaptation … read more»
Biography: Jean-Marie Teno, Africa’s preeminent documentary filmmaker, has been producing and directing films on the colonial and post-colonial history of Africa for over twenty years. Films by Jean-Marie Teno have been honored at festivals worldwide: Berlin, Toronto, Yamagata, Cinema … read more»
Biography: Pascal Tessaud is born in Paris and grew up in working class projects around Paris. After studying Literature, Cinema and Philosophy at Nanterre University, he worked 3 years at Saint Denis in an association before starting directing films.
He … read more»
Biography: Dushimirimana Thierry is a filmmaker based in Rwanda where he has done work for the Rwanda Film Festival.
Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
A Love Letter To My Country (2008).
A Love Letter To My Country (2006).… read more»
Biography: Award-winning writer/filmmaker Karen Thorsen finds inspiration at the intersection of art and social justice. Her heroes are game-changers, the artist/activists who shape history – and her films tell their stories without narration, weaving first-person narratives with archival treasures. Thorsen … read more»
Biography: Raymond Tiendré, director of Interferences, was born in Burkina Faso in 1957. He studied cinematography in Ouagadougou before completing his Masters degree in cultural films in Paris. Since 1983, he has directed almost twenty films. Ielsolma won the … read more»
Biography: Filmmaker João Daniel Tikhomiroff is the founder and Mixer’s current Executive Chairman. His presence has been a constant in the international advertising industry. As an advertising film director he won 41 Lions at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, … read more»
Biography: Samuel Tilman has a doctorate in history from the ULB in Belgium. For the past few years, he has devoted himself to direction and production. He is the founder of Eklektik Productions with Nicolas de Borman, Fabrizio Rongione and … read more»
Biography: Moufida Tlatli was born and raised in Tunisia in a tradition-oriented family. It was in high school, thanks to her philosophy teacher, who ran a film club, that she developed a taste for the cinema. After graduating from the … read more»
Biography: A Burkinabé-American filmmaker based in New York, Leslie Tô’s first short film, Redefinition, was shot in Harlem and addresses the universal issue of cultural hybridity with a particular focus on the experience of the African Diaspora. She has … read more»
Biography: Drissa Touré was born in Banfora, Burkina Faso, in 1952. Although Touré studied film technique at ATRIA in Paris, he is largely a self-taught filmmaker. He directed several short films, including Nasabule, which powerfully depicts the disruption of … read more»
Biography: Apolline Traoré was born in 1976 in Burkina Faso. She studied film at Emerson College in Boston. Her first short film, The Price of Ignorance won the Prix du Jury at the Pan African Film Festival in Ouagadougou. She … read more»
Biography: Traoré was born in 1942 at Dakar. The son of a businessman, Traoré studied in Senegal, Mali and France to be an electrical engineer. In Paris he quit his studies to follow a passion for film. There he enrolled … read more»
Biography: Nissi Joanny Traoré was born in Takaledougou, Burkina Faso in 1952 and is a graduate of the INCA in Paris. He has taught cinematographic techniques in Burkina Faso and is presently National Director of Cinematographic production in Burkina Faso. … read more»