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Senegalese capital plots the way forward for African cinema

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For a number of days now, the Senegalese capital has been internet hosting the Dakar Séries, a pan-African competition that gives a brand new platform to African movie actors

A golden alternative for Samba Diop, an govt in a telecommunication firm, who got here to current his very first sequence venture.

“Festivals of this nature enable the totally different actors on this occupation to fulfill. Scriptwriters have to current their scripts, they should discover producers but in addition distributors and all these professions are discovered right here. So it’s important to come back right here. It’s a nice alternative that the Dakar Sequence presents to us” admitted scriptwriter Samba Diop

The programme contains workshops, grasp courses, pitches and sequence competitions. Twenty-seven movies are within the operating on this first version, together with “Donne-moi Ta Vie” and “Les Intruses” in French by Moroccan director Chaouki El Ofir.

“What we’ve not managed to do but is to export our sequence. Aside from some good experiences, we aren’t but on the stage of exporting our sequence. To start with, we’ve to look at African sequence amongst ourselves. The African market may be very attention-grabbing, and on the identical time the interactions between one another”, stated the Moroccan director.

It’s also to interrupt down boundaries that Séraphine Angoula had the thought of bringing collectively the actors of African sequence for this competition.

“I count on there to be extra synergy, I need individuals to fulfill, for synchronization to happen, for there to be Burkinabe, Nigerian, Moroccan and South African initiatives. That’s the ambition. The ambition is that we work collectively, that we search for the most effective elsewhere and that we handle to create a structured trade in the long run”, stated competition director Séraphine Angoula.

Senegal correspondent for AfricanewsWahany Johnson Sambou added:

“Past the competitions, this Dakar sequence competition can be a possibility for the actors of the sector to take inventory of the state of affairs. Exchanges have thus primarily revolved round growth points: financing, high quality, opening as much as the worldwide market, and so forth. However one factor appears to be unanimously agreed upon right here, and that’s that the way forward for African cinema lies in sequence”.