State of the Art

National Arts Festiva l opens in South Africa.  The festival is the second largest of its kind in the world and  is brought to life through the interactive website, State of the Art,  which uses a range of multimedia so…

Ousmane Sembene

An interview with Ousmane Sembene…………… on his new film Moolaade, Africa, globalisation and the G8

Ashes and Snow

A Sunday morning treat – like opening and reading the Sunday papers over coffee and toast, Ashes and Snow an exhibition of photos by Gregory Colbert – beautiful.  Via Startle the Echoes “Ashes and snow is a four-part ongoing project…

FESPACO Winners

South African film DRUM wins the grand prize, Etalon d’Or de Yennenga,  at FESPACO 2005.  Drum, directed by Zola Maseko, "depicts Sophiatown of the 1950’s, the breeding ground for resistance, music, love, laughter and the fun loving, hard-drinking philanderer, Henry…

FESPACO in Ouagadougou

The 19th FESPACO (Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou) opened this week in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso in West Africa.   The festival which includes seminars, workshops, music shows and of course all Africa’s films.   FESPACO started…