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Filming in Africa: The Politics of Co-Productions

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Our panelists includes both funders and filmmakers with unique insight into the power and politics involved in co-productions.

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Co-productions never start from a blank canvas. Each country comes with its own weight, history, bureaucracy, and cultural image. So why are co-productions desirable to those involved? What cultural and economic issues can co-productions address? And how do critics view the end products of these collaborations? Our panelists includes both funders and filmmakers with unique insight into the power and politics involved in co-productions.

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PANELISTS

David Cecil - Producer, Imperial Blue

David has worked in Uganda's cultural sector since 2007, working in film theatre and music. He co-founded Kampala Film School and founded Tilapia Cultural Centre, which hosted his hit 2012 theatrical production The River and The Mountain. He now manages record label East African Records and film company Blue Imp Productions.

Esteri Tebandeke - Actor

Ugandan film and stage actress well known for her role as Sara Katende in Disney's Queen of Katwe and her latest film Imperial Blue as Kisakye Gloria. She has recently Ventured into writing, directing and producing. She is currently developing her feature film Kahawa black scheduled to shoot spring of 2020.

Semulema Daniel Katenda - Producer

Mr. Katenda has worked extensively in Uganda and Rwanda, on everything from setting up a local TV stations (Yego TV) to managing feature film productions. He has worked on NGO films, travel films and documentaries for social development in partnership with the Makerere school of social sciences.

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Ian Masters: Freelance Scriptwriter and Script Editor

Ian Masters is a freelance story liner, scriptwriter and script editor most recently for One Fine Day Films/ Ginger Ink (Kenya), Oxfam (Palestinian Territories) and BBC Media Action in Nigeria, Cambodia, Bangladesh and South Sudan. Prior to this, he worked with new writers in Africa and Asia to develop short films from through his NGO ScriptNet. He has taught at the Kampala Film School, at the Africa Digital Media Institute in Nairobi and run script labs through Rithy Panhs Bophana Centre in Cambodia. He has a Masters Degree in script writing from Bournemouth University. His first feature film as writer and producer, The Last Reel premiered at the Tokyo Film Festival 2014 where it won The Spirit of Asia Award and was Cambodia's official submission to the Academy Awards. He won best screenplay at the 57th Asia Pacific Film Awards. He lives in Nairobi.

Screening: Saturday 21st September 13:00 | Saturday 21st September 14:00

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