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AFP: African film world desperately seeking a boost

By Indiewire | Indiewire March 6, 2007 at 4:15AM

With cinemas closing, film subsidies shrivelling, and piracy on the rise, the thousands of film buffs in town for Africa's biggest film fest this week spent much time musing on how to keep African film alive across the continent. "Filmmakers need to make movies that interest the public, and the public needs to be provided with access to cinemas," said Dani Kouyate, a Burkinabe filmmaker who heads the Guild of African Directors and Producers. Claire Rosemberg reports.
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With cinemas closing, film subsidies shrivelling, and piracy on the rise, the thousands of film buffs in town for Africa's biggest film fest this week spent much time musing on how to keep African film alive across the continent. "Filmmakers need to make movies that interest the public, and the public needs to be provided with access to cinemas," said Dani Kouyate, a Burkinabe filmmaker who heads the Guild of African Directors and Producers. Claire Rosemberg reports.







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