Film

‘Your Story Matters:’ Heidi Saman’s Blueprint to Making a Successful Debut Feature

A conversation with Heidi Saman about the making of her debut film 'Namour.'

I first heard about Heidi Saman on Tumblr. An insightful quote from the festival darling about the blasé acts of racism that erupted in the process of funding her debut film, Namour, proved that she was a perfect mix of professionalism and well needed candor in an otherwise politically mute industry.

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Here's What You Need To Know About Africa's Biggest Film Festival

Here are some of the films showing at the annual Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou this Sunday.

When Hollywood celebrates its film industry this Sunday at the Oscars, African filmmakers will be vetting their own at the Festival Panafricain du Cinéma et de la television de Ouagadougou (The Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou or FESPACO) in Burkina Faso. This year, the 25th celebration of FESPACO will take place from February 25 to March 4.

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Here Are 7 African Romance Films That Aren't in English

These films depict beautiful, heartwarming African romances.

Although most French African films are simply poverty porn—filled with miserabilist stories that show Africans and West Indians as child soldiers, victims of terrible wars, or people living in desolate, inhumane conditions—a few of them still show black French people for what they truly are: humans beings, and not just stereotypes.

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