Category : Film/Television

  • Brangelina vacations there and so should you

    Posted Jul 18th, 2006 By in Books/Magazines, Film/Television, Travel With | Comments Off on Brangelina vacations there and so should you

    Celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been getting everyone crazy about Namibia. Though I’m not one for celebrity hype, Brangelina (as they are called by the gossip wags) has definately set the country on path to popularity among the celebrity pack. But there are even more reasons to visit Namibia than even I …

  • Diamonds are not Africa’s best friend

    Posted May 23rd, 2006 By in Fashion, Film/Television, Music, Politics With | Comments Off on Diamonds are not Africa’s best friend

    For the past year and a half the issue effort to stop the trade of conflict or blood diamonds has been kicked into overdrive. With mounting pressure from the UN and many humanitarian organizations especially Amnesty International, diamond manufacturers and retailers have been under severe pressure to clean up their act. Having lived off the …

  • Creating an African film experience

    Posted May 8th, 2006 By in Film/Television, Politics, Travel With | Comments Off on Creating an African film experience

    Chadian filmmaker Mahamat-Saleh Haroun is dedicated to his craft. Like many African born filmmakers he is intent of furthering the African experience through film. Using his country, Chad, as a backdrop he is currently at work on another film that puts a face on the people who experience the challenges of living on the continent. …

  • African Film Festival returns to New York

    Posted Apr 28th, 2006 By in Events, Film/Television With | 2 Comments

    The African Film Festival returns to New York for it’s 13th installment. This year’s theme, Africa in Transition Today, explores contemporary African issues like the effects of war, personal tales of displacement, the HIV/AIDS plague, and the search for reconciliation The Festival will spotlight a wide array of U.S. premieres of internationally-acclaimed films, including Drum …

  • Actor Don Cheadle documents Uganda’s “Night Commuters”

    Posted Apr 21st, 2006 By in Events, Film/Television, Politics With | Comments Off on Actor Don Cheadle documents Uganda’s “Night Commuters”

    In May of 2005, Academy Award-nominated actor Don Cheadle (Crash, Ocean’s Eleven, Traffic, Boogie Nights) traveled with his family to Kampala, Uganda to attend a charity screening of his award-winning film Hotel Rwanda. The screening was held to raise money for a group of children called the “night commuters”. They are called “night commuters” because …

  • Nokia picks the Face of Africa for 2006

    Posted Apr 17th, 2006 By in Fashion, Film/Television With | Comments Off on Nokia picks the Face of Africa for 2006

    On April 22 the Nokia Face of Africa 2006 contest will have its final casting in Johannesburg, South Africa. Having covered 12 cities since February, the contest is in its eighth year of selecting a unique model who will reign as the Face of Africa. In countries such as Ghana, Rwanda, Namibia and Nigeria, a …

  • Western movies get African treatment

    Posted Apr 14th, 2006 By in Film/Television With | 2 Comments

    The Christian Science Monitor writes about the emergence of video jockeys (veejays) in Uganda. Emerging out of the phenomenon of homegrown video hall, the veejays act as cultural translators, providing colorful “voiceovers” of Western Movies for the native population. The veejays have gained such popularity as to become local celebrities. The unique way each veejay …

  • Cape Town Fashion Week dates announced

    Posted Apr 13th, 2006 By in Events, Fashion, Film/Television With | 5 Comments

    One of the largest gatherings of African fashion talent will take place this July in Cape Town, South Africa. Nokia Cape Town Fashion Week will take place 11th -15th July 2006 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. With the rising interest in African fashion, Cape Town Fashion Week is positioning itself as the gateway …

  • House of Boateng coming to reality tv

    Posted Apr 11th, 2006 By in Film/Television With | Comments Off on House of Boateng coming to reality tv

    If you haven’t heard already, on June 22 the Sundance Channel will air the first of an eight-part documentary series tracking the journey of Savile Row designer Ozwald Boateng as he launches his Bespoke Couture line in America. The series follows the Ghanaian born designer as he strives to duplicate his overseas success in the …

  • Mixtress X site launch

    Posted Apr 7th, 2006 By in Film/Television With | 1 Comment

    NY-based Liberian director Dante Kaba has launched the site for his film Mistress X. The film is a documentary about hip-hop’s under-appreciated female djs. From NYC’s Beverly Bond & Atlanta’s Shortee (Fauste and Shortee), to radio host Wendy Williams, the film shines light on the struggles of being a female dj in a male-dominated industry. …

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