Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Judy Kibinge's Documentary Featured In AfriDocs Film Week

Kenyan filmmaker, Judy Kibinge, will have her documentary featured as one of the films broadcast across sub-Saharan Africa on DStv channel ED (channel 190) and GOtv (channel 65).

This broadcast event is an important step for African filmmakers and African stories taking centre stage for a full week of broadcasting.

This unique film event will see a diverse and exciting range of films screened across 49 countries of sub-Saharan Africa, to coincide with the Durban International Film Festival, the largest film festival in South Africa that takes place from July 17th – 27th.

The AfriDocs Film Week will connect the largest film festival in Africa through a ‘film festival at home’ featuring documentary films from thirteen countries in Africa – D.R.C., Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.

“So many documentary films have been shot in Africa, but very few have been seen by African audiences”, says AfriDocs Executive Producer Don Edkins from Steps in Cape Town, “this heralds a new era of distribution for the continent.”

The other filmmaker who will join Kibinge in showcasing their film include Idrissa Guiro, Sani Elhadj, Licinio Azevedo, Rehad Desai, Andrey Samoute Diarra, Osvalde Lewat, together with filmmakers Mika Karismäki, Thierry Michel, Roger Ross Williams, Abby Ginsberg and Göran Olsson amongst others.

These African documentaries tell a range of stories; from films about great African artists, such as singer and activist Miriam Makeba (Mama Africa) and the Malian photographer Malik Sibidé (Dolce Vita Africana), to political / historical films on leaders Patrice Lumumba and Liberian President Sirleaf Johnson, as well as films about revolutionaries, farmers, gangsters, illegal immigrants, and activists.
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