Category: Dr Yaya Moussa

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The African Film Industry Has The Potential To Generate 20 Million Jobs

In its latest effort to penetrate the African market, Netflix, the streaming giant, has recently partnered with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on an ambitious project to discover gifted African filmmakers by launching a short-film competition. Under the theme, “African Folktales, Reimagined”, African talent across the continent will be able to showcase their creative skills by reimaging the region’s popular folktales.

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Africa Can And Should Become A Leading Cultural Exporter

Africa has a long history of visual arts, from sculptures to paintings and everything in between, which is deeply rooted in the continent’s rich culture.

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Africa’s Greatest Asset: Our Young People

Africa’s burgeoning young population places the continent in an enviable position when it comes to workforce capacity, a driver of economic growth.

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Sharing Our Stories Through On-Demand Video Streaming Services

The rise of the internet, and all things digital that ensued, are responsible for the deep transformation undergone by society over the last couple of decades.

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Going Global: What’s Next for the African Filmmaking Industry

After a year off due to the pandemic, the Cannes Film Festival recently returned for its 74th edition, signalling the industry reopening after the most unprecedented year in recent history.

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Empowering African Women to thrive in the creative industry

On International Women’s Day, the world celebrated once more the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Whilst we celebrated, we were also reminded that the fight for gender equality and parity is far from over.

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Exporting Africa: Using Culture As Soft Power

Africa has the potential to become a major cultural power in the years to come as appetite for African creative content is growing around the world.

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The African Diaspora: Turning brain drain into brain gain

Post-independence Africa experienced a high rate of intellectual migration from the continent to more developed countries, mainly to Europe and America, effectively creating a new and voluntary diaspora.

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Now Is The Best Time To Support African Creatives

2020 has been a year of unprecedented challenge for the creative industry globally. As cinemas and theatres closed, and as film and television production was halted, the future looked uncertain for people working across the creative industries, especially in film, video, music and visual and performing arts.

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