Women’s History Month – African female filmmakers.

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This week we take a look at women who have made an Impact in Film. Keeping in the spirit of Women’s History Month, we will profile and select projects from the talented and Inspiring female filmmakers.

Safi Faye

The Senegalese filmmaker is hailed as the first female African Director. Her films depict rural life in Senegal.

safi-faye-image mossane-safi Hermon Hailey

Having gained huge success, both critically and commercially, with her past films Hermon Hailay has become one of Ethiopia’s leading female writer and directors. Hermon Hailay’s romance about a young taxi driver caught up in the dark side of love has earned her a string of international accolades.

hermon-hailey price-of-loveTsitsi Dangaremba

Tsitsi is Zimbabwean. She wrote the story for the film Neria which became the highest-grossing film in Zimbabwean history. The title song is by Oliver Mtukudzi who also appears in the film.

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Judy Kibinge

Judy Kibinge is an award-winning Kenyan filmmaker, writer and producer. Her films are known for depicting social taboos, violence in developing countries, and romantic comedies. Something Necessary was screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, which is about a woman’s struggle of living in Kenya after the elections unrest in 2007.

judy-kibinge something-necessary

Isabelle Boni-Claverie

Isabelle is an author, screenwriter, and film director born in the Ivory Coast.

Her most recent documentary, Trop Noire pour être Française? – Too Black to Be French? Delves into the effect of people’s ideas, misunderstandings, and the conflicts within the French society, where the French colonial past still conditions racism and discrimination against the black citizens.

isabelle-boni-claverie trop-noire

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