Content In Brief:
- To celebrate its anniversary, TV5, the French TV channel provides an interactive documentary about going and meeting modern Africa, fifty years after independence.
- After an extensive talent search and casting process in Botswana consisting of over 500 submissions, 150 auditions and 48 final cast selections, Morwalela began shooting on location in Botswana on the 19th of January 2010. Alongside a majority Batswana cast, Traffic has assembled a talented pool of local Batswana and South African crew to produce a quality production. Set in rural Botswana, Morwalela is a drama series aiming to motivate and encourage positive lifestyles, attitudes and behaviour change to reduce HIV transmission.
- The Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF) which takes place every year in Fribourg (Switzerland) is showcasing some films on Africa again this year including:
« Moi, un noir » by Jean Rouch and « Wahed-Sefr - One-Zero » - Kamla Abu Zekry from Egypt. FIFF’s aim is to promote quality films and thus contribute to ensuring cinematographic and cultural diversity in Switzerland as well as throughout Europe. In this spirit it selects works essentially from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The 24th edition of the festival ends on March 20th. African Filmmakers are invited to submit their films for the next festival.