Ouagadougou isn’t the first place that comes to mind when one considers the glitzy world of movies, yet Burkina Faso’s capital has hosted the pan-African film festival Fespaco for more than 40 years and showcases some of the best talent on the continent. Every two years, the streets of Ouaga, as the city is known, liven up to the beat of djembe drums as thousands of film fans fill the city’s maquis (open air barbecues) and exchange silver-screen banter with the Ouagadoulais.
Tweet Hello friends! Donald Molosi here. I linked up with Hollywood actor-writer SEBATI MAFATE again to do the second half of our conversation about his latest sensational book, “MEMORIES OF LOTSANE.” I have read the book myself and recommend it to lovers of literature as well as to people who just simply enjoy good writing. [...]
Tweet From Dynamic Africa The 2008 presidential elections in Ghana, West Africa, serve as a backdrop for this feature documentary that looks behind-the-scenes at the complex, political machinery of a third world democracy struggling to legitimize itself to its first world contemporaries. At stake in this race are the fates of two political parties that [...]
Tweet Nigerian blockbuster takes film-goers on a white-knuckle flight. Last Flight to Abuja, the Nollywood hit about a near miss, delivers a fairytale ending in country with a dire air safety record by Monica Mark It is perhaps an unlikely theme for a blockbuster film in a country with a dire air safety record: [...]
Tweet After his mother dies, a young boy travels from his village in northern Ghana in search his father in Accra. An impossible task. The boy initially oblivious to the dangers of the big city soon learns the hard way when his backpack is stolen and then is woken from his street sleep by horse [...]
Tweet Self-acceptance as the 18 transsexuals in this video blog attest is not a democratic choice. Rather it is an individual’s decision. These courageous people exlode a number of gender myths. Indeed, these are exciting time to be transgerder in Turkey but as is apparent on some of the faces some of us transsexuals fght [...]