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A Brief History Of African Films At The Cannes Film Festival

by Tambay A. Obenson
May 14, 2011 4:27 AM
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Our own MsWOO (aka Wendy) is at the Cannes Film Festival right now, representing Shadow And Act, although she's run into a few unexpected hurdles in the early half of the festival, hindering how productive she's able to be; it's our first year covering the festival, so there are certain things we've learned via firsthand experience this time around, that will ensure we are better prepared for next year's installment of maybe the most significant festival in the world.

But MsWOO's coverage of a number of films, interviews and more will be posted on the site soon enough. So, stay tuned...

In the meantime...

Thanks to Sean Jacobs at AIAC for pointing out this essay on the history of African films at the Cannes Film Festival, penned by Jean-Pierre Garcia, once editor of Le Film Africain & Le Film du Sud magazine (both now defunct). It's a worthwhile read, and several of the names and titles mentioned will hopefully be familiar, as we've talked about some of these filmmakers before.

Click HERE to read it it.

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  • Beyond Borders:Diversity in Cannes | May 18, 2011 10:19 AMReply

    it is indeed a challenge if you don't have the correct badge. But Ms. Woo is on her hustle. I've witnessed it first hand! Furthermore, she was able to participate in the 2nd Beyond Borders:Diversity in Cannes Multicultural Symposium! Ms. Woo rocks!

  • Laura | May 15, 2011 3:13 AMReply

    Thanks. I am going to check out some of the films.

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