Festival News

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…

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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…

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Ben & Ara reviewed by Africa On My Sleeve

Ben and Ara is a story which  follows the developing relationship between a middle class white male and a young woman of African descent. Through the central characters the viewers are led to examine their own perspectives on…

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Kati Kati reviewed by Africa On My Sleeve

Kati Kati in a nutshell: haunting, enigmatic and profound. The word Katikati in Swahili means ‘centre’, or ‘in between’, which is fitting because the characters seem to be dancing in a state of limbo, located in a congenial…

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ZIN’NAARIYÂ! – The Wedding Ring – reviewed by Africa On My Sleeve

Three words that describe Wedding Ring: black girl magic. This film is black girl magic in all its majestic power and intangible gracefulness. It was also black love, as one author once said “Black love is all encompassing….

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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…

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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…

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