African film 101: The names you need to know

Too few people know who Africa’s most important film makers are, as well as those making waves in the industry now. Here is #Trending’s 101 overview of African film making. 

Too few people know who the film makers are that created the continent’s most important work. You could say that Senegal shaped the visual feel of African film of the older generation, as well as the thematic concerns that would dominate a tradition that played out often in rural settings. The new generation has built on this, but is turning the gaze to urban areas, love stories and what goes on behind closed doors. Here’s #Trending’s 101 guide on Africa’s most important cinematic names. Though their films have not gone without…

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