Name: Foto-Ausstellung (Vernissage)
The exhibition shows portraits of well-known directors and actors who have made significant contributions to African and Caribbean cinema since the 1960s. The images, by Samuel NjaKwa (Cameroon) and Laurent Macarie (Martinique), were combined on the occasion of the 50-year anniversary of the CinémathèqueAfrique in Paris, which holds 1600 films and is therefore one of the greatest collections of African cinema. The travelling exhibition has been shown in various European countries as well as at the Bamako Photography Biennal, Mali.
Nearly all those portrayed in the exhibition had their work shown at the “Jenseits von Europa” (Out of Europe) festival. Some of them also personally presented their works in Cologne on the invitation of FilmInitiativ, including: directors Ingrid Sinclair (Zimbabwe) and Sarah Maldoror (Guadeloupe), and actors Fatoumata Diawara (Mali) and Gérard Essomba (Cameroon). The latter was the main actor in the feature film PIÈCES D`IDENTITÉS and made a guest appearance at the 2000 festival, and will again appear in two new short feature films at the exhibition opening.
- LE PRÉSIDENT
R: Jean-Pierre Bekolo; Kamerun/Deutschland 2013;OF m. engl. UT; DVD; 62 min.
- LA PREMIÈRE FOIS
R: Gérard Désiré Nguélé Amougou; Kamerun 2012; OF m. engl. UT; DVD; 9 min.