40 GREAT AFRICAN FILMMAKERS

 

Are you looking for some thought-provoking movies to watch over the rainy weekend?

We made a list of 40 influential African filmmakers, so why don’t you select one of their groundbreaking movies?

 

1- Ama Ata Aidoo

 

2- Idrissa Ouedraogo, 1954-2018, Burkina Faso

 

3- Gaston Kabore, 1951, Burkina Faso

 

Wend Kuuni, Buud Yam

 

4- Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 1961, Chad

 

5- Tsitsi Dangarembga, 1959, Zimbabwe

 

6- Sarah Maldoror, 1938, Guadeloupe

 

7- Lionel Ngakane, 1928-2003, South Africa

 

8- Kwaw Ansah, 1941, Ghana

 

9- Jean-Marie Teno, 1954, Cameroon

 

10- Fanta Regina Nacro, 1962, Burkina Faso

 

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11- Jihan El-Tahri, 1963, Egypt

 

12- Ousmane Sembene, 1923-2007, Senegal

 

13- Mweze Ngangura, 1950, DRC

 

14- Judy Kibinge, 1967, Kenya

 

15- Balufu Bakupa- Kanyinda, 1957, DRC

 

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16- Salem Mekuira, 1947, Ethiopia

 

17- Ramadan Suleman, 1955, South Africa

 

Zulu Love Letter, Fools, Rights of Passage

 

18- Djibril Diop Mambety, 1945-1998, Senegal

 

19- Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, 1925-1987, Benin

 

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20- Lebogang Rasethaba, 1983, South Africa

 

21- Yaba Badoe, 1955, Ghana

 

22- Mansour Sora Wade, 1952, Senegal

 

23- Wanjiru Kinyanjui, 1958, Kenya

 

24- Zeze Gamboa, 1955, Angola

 

25- Cheick Oumar Sissoko, 1945, Mali

 

26- Jim Chuchu, 1982, Kenya

 

27- Theresa Sita Bella, 1933-2006, Cameroon

 

28- Ekwa Msangi, 1983, Tanzania

 

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29- Apolline Traore, 1976, Burkina Faso

 

30- Safi Faye, 1943, Senegal

 

31- Ousmane Sembène

 

32- Issa Serge Coelo, 1967, Chad

 

33- Manthia Diawara, 1953, Mali

 

34- Moussa Sene Absa, 1958, Senegal

 

35- Zina Saro-Wiwa, 1976, Nigeria

 

36- Femi Odugbemi, 1963, Nigeria

 

37- Joseph Gai Ramaka, 1952, Senegal

 

38- Fadika Kramo Lancine, 1948, Ivory Coast

 

39- Jean Pierre Dikongue Pipa, 1940, Cameroon

 

40- Adama Drabo, 1948- 2009, Mali

 

Others include  Dani Kouyate, 1961, Burkina Faso, Newton Aduaka, 1966, Nigeria  and more…

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