Lights, camera, Africa

Film is a powerful medium for storytelling. Here we round up four authentic African voices in filmmaking.

Creative storytelling

Ng'endo Mukii is a multi-media artist who uses a combination of pixilation, stop-motion, live action and hand-drawn animation to great effect in her award-winning short film, "Yellow Fever" about cultural conceptions of lighter skin in Kenyan society. We interview her here .

Capturing Kenyan perspectives

Driven by a deep and genuine love for the craft of image making, Kenyan sisters Amirah and Wafa Tajdin established SEVEN THIRTY Films nearly four years ago. The independent visual creative agency based in Nairobi has makes short films, documentaries and TV ads, all with the objective of telling African stories from their own perspective. Watch our interview with the duo.

Behind the scenes with musicians

South African documentary maker Gavin Elder cut his teeth on music videos for friends such as the Springbok Nude Girls before his lucky break filming Duran Duran on tour. Watch our exclusive interview with him on his professional journey here.

Creating compelling characters

In this presentation from Design Indaba Conference 2010, South African filmmaker Oliver Hermanus talks about the construction of characters for his award-winning film "Shirley Adams". Watch his presentation here.

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