MY MERCURY – A Review by Timothy Niwamanya

A CONSERVATIONIST’S LONELY FIGHT TO RESTORE ECOLOGICAL BALANCE The world owes a big debt of gratitude to the numerous nature conservationists on the planet. Theirtireless efforts to fend off the devastating effects of human activity on various ecosystems often gounder the radar. My Mercury, directed by Joelle Chesselet and Pippa Ehrlich, casts a light on […]

Made in Ethiopia – Review by Bob Perfect

A Nuanced Exploration of Neocolonialism Made in Ethiopia, the debut offering from the directing team of Xinyan Yu and Max Duncan, is a nuanced and empathetic look at the effects of Chinese industrial expansion in Ethiopia. Since the establishment of the Eastern Industry Park by private Chinese investors in 2008, Ethiopia has steadily been built […]

Dairy of an Elephant Orphan – Review by Tony Asankomah

The documentary film, “Diary of an Elephant Orphan,” written and directed by Hermain Roelvert-Van Gils, is about wildlife conservation and tells a very moving story about a tragic, orphaned baby elephant called Khanyisa.  Filmed in the backdrop of beautiful landscapes and vistas of Hoedspruit, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa. This documentary narrative captures and […]

Al Djanat, the Original Paradise – Review by Youssra el-Sharkawy

After her uncle’s death, Chloé Aïcha Boro returned to her homeland in Burkina Faso to find that the long years she spent abroad had changed the place and the people. In her documentary Al Djanat, the Original Paradise, Chloé Aïcha Boro is delving into the life of her family members, while they dispute the property […]

Durban FilmMart Institute Spotlights the Animation Highlights at DFM 2024

The Durban FilmMart Institute (DFMI) spotlights the innovative world of animation at Durban FilmMart (DFM) 2024, taking place from 19 – 22 July 2024, under the banner “African Visions Unleashed: From Disruption to Accountability.” Marking its fourth year of focused inclusion in the Programme, the Animation@DFM strand will showcase 8 remarkable animation projects in the […]

Durban FilmMart Institute Announces DFM 2024 Official Projects

The Durban FilmMart Institute introduces the selected projects for the Pitch and Finance Forum of the 2024 Durban FilmMart (DFM), Africa’s leading co-production and finance market. Scheduled for 19 – 22 July 2024, the 15th edition of DFM, under the banner “African Visions Unleashed: From Disruption to Accountability,” will host a dynamic four-day event in […]

Durban FilmMart 2024: African Visions Unleashed: From Disruption to Accountability 

Durban FilmMart 2024: African Visions Unleashed: From Disruption to Accountability  The Durban FilmMart Institute (DFMI) announces the 15th edition of its annual flagship event Durban FilmMart (DFM), titled “African Visions Unleashed: From Disruption to Accountability“, set to take place from 19 – 22 July 2024. This year’s theme underscores the transformative power of film in […]

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