African Women in Film Forum

Accra hosts the second African Women’s Film Forum. The theme this year is the creation of social justice content for film and television.

On 23 Sept there is the screening of On the Border and The Witches of Gambaga at the Alliance Française and on the 24 Sept Perished Diamonds and Notre Etrangere / The Place in Between at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI).

The film forum is supported by the African Women’s Development Fund, the Alliance Française Accra and the NAFTI.

Perished Diamonds by Anita Afonu, takes a hard look at Ghana’s film industry in the post colonial period. The Witches of Gambaga by Yaba Badoe, who will talk at the forum, tells the story of a community of women who were forced to live as witches in northern Ghana. On the Border is a 2000 film about de-mining along the Zimbabwe-Zambia border by Zimbabwe author and film-maker Tsitsi Dangarembga, best known for her brilliant first novel Nervous Condition (1988). Notre Etrangere / The Place in Between by Sarah Bouyain is about a bi-racial French woman (French-Burkinabé) who tries to discover her roots.

All four film directors will speak at the forum.

Photo from the Witches of Gambaga

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