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Fri,19Dec2014

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Cinema Black and white

Black director Zee Ntuli’s first film Hard to Get opened this year’s Durban film festival. Photo©NFVFA new fund and an incentive scheme will help redress the racial imbalance in South African film financing.

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Music: When women turn the tables

Women DJs are adding spice to the mix in clubs across the continent. The Africa Report meets four pioneers who are changing perceptions as they stir it up behind the decks.

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Cinema: Mozambique's film revival

Vintage projectors in Maputo’s INAC film institute. Photo©Alex MacbethThe industry famed for its cinema "of the people by the people" in the 1970s and 1980s is finding its feet again.

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I don't see a racial divide - Toya Delazy

Photo©Ross GarrettThe South African singer says that the gap in education is the country's most pressing problem. She talks to The Africa Report about looking for new musical talent and the role of women and youth.

 

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Let's empower young African artists - Angelique Kidjo

Photo©Charles Sykes/AP/SIPAAfrica must do more to protect and value its artists, says the star, who tells the story of her life in a new autobiography.

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Trend hunter - African stars in Hollywood

Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave won the best picture category at the Oscars, with Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o clinching the best supporting actress category. Photo©Mars DistributionAfrican cinema has finally started to knock loudly at the doors of Hollywood.

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Oforiatta-Ayim and Ghana's map of cultural thinkers

Nana Oforiatta-Ayim is planning a Ghanaian art space. Photo©Mantse AryeequayeThe returnee artist is looking to strengthen the country's creative networks and preserve past contributions. Writer, cultural historian, curator and filmmaker Nana Oforiatta-Ayim has been busy since 2012, when she returned to Ghana after a decade living in London.

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