Monday, March 09, 2009

A Slumdog Millionaire for Africa?

The African equivalent of an Oscar -- the Golden Stallion of Yennenga -- has been awarded to a film about Ethiopia's bloodthirsty past.

But for now, Hollywood acclaim remains far out of reach for most African filmmakers showing at the FESPACO festival in Burkina Faso last week.

Directors and producers on the continent contend with tight financing, few editing facilities and sometimes impossible distribution hurdles, as cinemas continent-wide close down. More...

See also:

  1. Slumdog Millionaire may be a blessing for India's slum kids...
  2. Slumdog kids return home to heroes' welcome...
  3. Is too much aid the cause of Africa's poverty and corruption?
  4. How China is transforming Africa!
  5. Escape from Bollywood!!!

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