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- You enjoy African francophone TV series?  Watch episodes of "Noces Croisées" on TV5 Monde "Web TV Afrique" here

- The 12 Algerian writer-directors selected for the Côté courts project furthered the development and writing of their short fiction films at a session held from 26 to 31 August 2012. This project launched by CFI and the association Project’Heurts first got off the ground in June.

- Zimbabwe: Collins Mukosi, a local filmmaker, has produced a docu-drama titled "Mugabe and Black Empowerment". The film is about President Robert Mugabe's land reform programme and the black empowerment drive. The film captures some of the interesting incidents in the run up to the haphazard land redistribution process that left the country on its knees. Most beneficiaries of the exercise were not equipped, whether academically or materially, to service the farms that they now occupy. The film also attacks the former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair's termination of land compensation to Zimbabweans. The film presents both Blair and Mugabe at fault. Full story here

- Directed by Sara Blecher, Otelo Burning (South Africa) was the most nominated film at the 2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards, where it won Best Cinematography (Lance Gewer) and Best Child Actor (Tsephang Mohlomi). Telling the story of a group of township teenagers who discover the joy of surfing, Otelo Burning was also named Best Film at The Cape Winelands Film Festival and won the Audience Award at CineramaBC in Brazil. Watch and embed the trailer here: