AFRican Cinema and Revolution -- Part DeuxBy Iquo B. Essien, The AFRican Blogger

AFRican Cinema and Revolution -- Part Deux
By Iquo B. Essien, The AFRican Blogger

Published on Tue, Nov 20 2007 by Iquo Essien
At the conference, Balufu Bakupa Kanyinda (Juju Factory, 2007) discussed independent filmmaking in AFRica.



Kanyinda was adamant about the need for independent financing for creative autonomy. After he finished speaking, Muhama Traore pointed out that Juju Factory, nominated for an award at the biennial FESPACO film festival in Ouagadougou, was ultimately passed over because it did not use any financing from the French government, a main festival supporter. Check out a clip from Juju Factory below.



For those of you sorry that you missed out, check the African Diaspora Film Festival popping off the day after Thanksgiving in NYC.

Peace,

The AFRican Blogger

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