• VOICES OF PAN-AFRICAN CINEMA : Interview with Emmanuel Ikubese

    WHO IS EMMANUEL IKUBESE? Emmanuel Ikubese is a Nigerian actor, model and filmmaker who has been in the industry for more than fifteen years, starting as an actor, and creating his own media company. Ikubese is not only known for his work in the cinema and media, but also for…

  • The Rise of Ugandan Cinema: Stories and Challenges with Michael Wawuyo Jr.

    “Tell the stories to be a part of the process of either changing the narrative and society through our stories or being vocal about the issue pertaining to our society” – Michael Wawuyo Jr.  Cinema in Uganda, a growing sector that reflects the country’s cultural richness and resilience, is gaining…

  • The witch revival –Why we need for me about sorceresses

    Tales of witchcraft have existed since the dawn of time. As an essential part of folklore and religious beliefs, witches have fascinated our societies for centuries and are now an integral part of popular culture. In African societies and spiritual traditions, witches’ tales were told to reflect the link between…

  • How folktales told under the moonlight have shaped Nigerian screenplays

    Nigerian screenplays have a distinctiveness to them, from the preservation and transfer of values to the younger generations to a woven in cultural and traditional elements; these screenplays unravel the curiosity in the minds of many, they retell childhood stories once told under the light of the evening moon, ending…

  • Emerging Voices — The Landscape of Independent Film in Africa 

    Emerging Voices                      — The Landscape of Independent Film in Africa 

    What is African cinema and what characterizes it? This question seems to have thousands of possible answers. Due to the size of the country, it seems difficult to speak of „one African cinema“. To get us an insight into Africa’s world of film, we got the chance to talk with…