"Artists facing the history of Africa" - #4 Filmmakers

© Adam Jones

"Artists facing the history of Africa" is a series of monthly meetings, organized by UNESCO and La Colonie. Each month, until June 2018, artists, including members of the International Coalition of artists for the General History of Africa, are invited to share their artistic reflections with regard to the history of Africa, in the presence of historians, anthropologists or sociologists.

This edition will focus on filmmakers.

Aïssa Maïga, actress | Philippe Lacote, director and producer | Dom Pedro, director | Catherine Ruelle, journalist at RFI (Radio France International), specialist in African cinema | Jérôme Raynaud, director and producer | Souad Houssein, expert on African cinema | Nadia Meflah, cinema programmer and teacher.

The encounter will be interactive with film extracts. It will focus on:
- Women in African cinema;
- Representation of African historical figures in cinema;
- Remembrance and testimonials;
- Challenges of financing African cinema.

This initiative is organized in the context of the promotion of the collection General History of Africa, which is the result of work carried out by UNESCO since 1964 to rewrite a history of Africa free from prejudices.

Online registration: on.unesco.org/rsvp130618


Type of Event Special Event
Start 13.06.2018 19:00 local time
End 13.06.2018 21:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Moussa Iye, Ali
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Tabué Nguma, t.nguma@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue La Colonie
Street 128, rue Lafayette
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 Online registration / RSVP
Link 2 La Colonie
Link 3 General History of Africa
Link 4