Eight years after setting up shop in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, Indian helmer Mira Nair's Maisha Film Lab has become one of the largest training grounds for film talent in East Africa.
Not many good news stories make it out of Kibera, a sprawling slum in the heart of the Kenyan capital, and the ones that do usually reflect the rougher side of life in this impoverished area.
More than five years after American helmer Lee Isaac Chung arrived in Rwanda to lens his debut feature, the seeds he planted among local filmmakers have begun to sprout.
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The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner1Weekend:$32.5M
A Walk Among the Tombstones
A Walk Among the Tombstones2Weekend:$13.1M
This Is Where I Leave You
This Is Where I Leave You3Weekend:$11.9M
Two years after her first feature film was released to critical acclaim, Kenyan helmer Wanuri Kahiu is poised to make a splash on the international scene -- and she's hoping the notoriety lets her…
As Kenyan tech companies push for their vision of a "silicon savannah" in this East African nation, local animators say their industry is set to ride the high-tech wave toward becoming an animation…
With a plot pulled from the headlines and a cast drawn from across the continent, a Kenyan skein is looking to push local dramatic series in a bold new direction.
From the outside, Nairobi's Simba Center might look like any other commercial plaza in the Kenyan capital, with signs advertising Internet cafes and hair salons and promises of instant cash.
Justin Chadwick's "The First Grader," a BBC Films/U.K. Films Council co-production shot on location in Kenya, swept the awards at Kenya's recent film festival.
It's an unlikely place for a film school, and to get to it, you'll have to dodge wildly careening minibuses, packs of roving schoolchildren, and the occasional goat plodding its way across Nairobi's…
Basic Lead, the Los Angeles and Paris-based organizers of Africa's only TV content market, is setting its sights on other underdeveloped sectors of the local TV biz, most notably sports, with TV…