Au revoir to a French film legend

Posted Wednesday 03 Apr 2019

The wonderful Agn�s Varda has died, aged 90. The French director was the oldest ever Oscar nominee, and was best known as a key figure in the French New Wave and for a string of documentaries that culminated in an Oscar nomination for Faces Places in 2018. We love the story of how Agn�s was unable to attend the Oscars nomination lunch, so she sent along several lifesize cardboard replicas of herself!


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Meet the African women writers and directors bringing new voices to filmmaking

Posted Wednesday 03 Apr 2019

Movies that explore the beauty of African identity are gaining popularity and global recognition, and women filmmakers from Africa and the African diaspora are leading the way. Streaming website Demand Africa interviewed four African women filmmakers, Wanuri Kahiu, Nikyatu Jusu, Michelle Bello and Idil Ibrahim, all using their talents to bring African cinema to the world.


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Filmmaker Nikyatu Jusu