Euronews presents a new programme: Aid Zone

Euronews presents Aid Zone, a new monthly 5-minute programme looking at humanitarian crisis around the world with an insight at the plight of refugees, migrants and the organisations who are trying to help them.

On the frontline, Euronews reporter Monica Pinna follows the daily work of humanitarian workers and tells the stories of people that have lost so much.

Each episode, broadcast monthly, explores a particular project funded by the European Union in a different country or region.

The first episode looks at the World Food Programme in Gaziantep, Turkey.

2016 NY African Film Festival Kicks Off Today, Celebrating 50 years of African Filmmaking

New York African Film Festival – this year’s edition (the 23rd) kicks off today, running from May 4-10, with the tagline “Modern Days, Ancient Nights: 50 Years of African Filmmaking” (marking the 50th anniversary of Ousmane Sembène’s feature debut “Black Girl”), presented and hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and African Film Festival, Inc, with Maysles Cinema and BAMcinématek also acting as screening locations.

Namibia’s National Film Platform « African Perspectives » presents once again Egyptian smash hit « Cairo Drive »

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the film series “African Perspectives”, AfricAvenir celebrates African Cinema throughout 2016. After organiszing the Namibian Premiere in 2015, we once again present on 11 May the Egyptian doccie smash hit “Cairo Drive”  (directed by Sherief Elkatsha, Egypt/USA, 2014), 79 min. The screening takes place at the FNCC, 11.May, 18h30. Entrance is 30,- N$.

Filming Without Running Water or Electricity: Berlinale's Inspiring 'Nakom'

The first-ever Berlinale film from Ghana, Nakom was shot with no running water or electricity, with a crew of people entirely from the village.

Film shot in South Africa in competition at Cannes

Sean Penn's The Last Face about aid workers in Africa will compete at the Cannes Film Festival this year along with movies about interracial marriage in 1950s America, illness and poverty in working-class Britain and cannibal fashion models in Los Angeles.

Al Jazeera is celebrating winning eleven Gold World Medals, six Silver and two Bronze medals at the prestigious New York Festivals awards.

This includes a Bronze in the Community Portraits category for My Nigeria, the six-part Al Jazeera documentary series showing six stories of six Nigerians, including stand-up comedian Basketmouth, fashion designer Deola Sagoe and Nollywood star turned politician Kate Henshaw.  South African production company Big World Cinema produced My Nigeria from Cape Town.

Eco@Africa: Primetime for environmental issues

DW and Channels TV celebrate the launch of their new coproduction Eco@Africa at an event held in Abuja, Nigeria. The new program offers an in-depth look at the most-pressing environmental issues facing us today.

Call the Midwife to film episode in South Africa

An episode of Call the Midwife, the hugely popular BBC drama about the travails of women in London’s East End during the 1950s and early 60s, is to be shot in South Africa.

Filming for the episode starts in April, when several members of the cast are to fly south for a story set in the apartheid-era regime in 1962.

Nigeria: Ipob Plans Live TV Broadcast, Massive Protest

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said that it will resume protest in it bid to free Nnamdi Kanu, Director of Radio Biafra and that it is putting in place a Television technology that it will use to broadcast live all its activities in Nigeria.

IPOB also said its leader and Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu will no longer accept any food, including those brought by his close family members to avoid poisoning it by the Department of State Security, alleged to always scrutinize his food before allowing it in.

WGSA Muse Awards 2016

The third Writers Guild of South Africa (WGSA) Muse Awards took place on Saturday night, 2 April 2016, at the Soweto Theatre in Jabulani, Soweto. It was attended by leading figures and industry insiders in the South African film and television industry, as well as representatives from headline sponsors, MNET, gold sponsors SABC and NFVF, and our award sponsor, Gauteng Film Commission.

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