They say charity begins at home and we fully agree. So, after seven editions focusing mainly on Nigeria and its film industry popularly called Nollywood, we decided to broaden our horizon to the encompass Mother Africa. We wanted to shine the light on what Africans are doing here and in the Diaspora. Putting together our Africa issue was a very challenging but rewarding experience. We believe that promoting and celebrating African cinema is a burden that should be borne by all irrespective of geographical boundaries.
Our cover girl, the talented actress and reigning AMAA ambassador, Lydia Forson shares our beliefs. For her, “The only way to unite Africa is through film.” We can’t agree more. Wilfred Okiche profiles 10 Africans making it big in Hollywood (p. 8) and Innocent Ekejiuba compiles five leading African movie industries (p. 32). We also speak to Zimbabwe born international film curator, Keith Shiri about this year’s Africa international film festival (AFRIFF) (p. 30). Johhny Muteba is planning the Kalahari international film festival to showcase the best of
African film and culture (p. 31) and Berni Goldblat is reviving African film culture one cinema at a time (p. 27).
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