African FILM FESTIVAL New zealand

AUCKLAND 2-12 APRIL 2020 | WELLINGTON 6-10 MAY 2020

African Film Festival New Zealand team at Ouagadougou capital of African Cinema

African Film Festival New Zealand team at Ouagadougou capital of African Cinema In March 2017, FESPACO (Festival panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou) invited a huge number of directors, producers, actors and festival directors representing African cinema, to join them in celebrating their 25th biennial film festival. Held in the Ouagadougou, the […]

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Constance Ejuma, co-producer and co-actor, discusses “Ben & Ara” with Africa on my sleeve

The Producer-Filmmaker-Actor Constance Ejuma who was born in Cameroon and grew up in the United States, has been interviewed by our talented blogger Africa on My sleeve. In this conversation they talk about the film “Ben and Ara” where Constance plays also the character of Ara, as well as her identity and also her story as a […]

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ONE OF OUR FINEST TITLES FROM AFFNZ 2015, JOANNA LIPPER’S

This rousing documentary provides a personal, feminist entry point to Nigeria’s pro-Democracy movement. The Supreme Price is billed as a documentary about women’s right in Nigeria, an angle which is indisputably accurate. Hafsat Abiola, the leading subject is founder of democracy-seeking organisation, KIND. She is shown pursuing her career against the type of sexist presumption that […]

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THIS YEAR, AFFNZ ARE WORKING TOWARDS SCREENING “SEMBENE!”

“The Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembene (1923–2007), often called the father of African cinema, had a seismic career. He effectively created an African film industry out of nothing: In 1963, with a used 16mm camera and leftover film stock sent by friends from Europe, he made a short called Borom Sarret . (The Wagon Driver), considered the […]

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