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Interview Archives - Discop Africa

Manchester Goes to Zanzibar International Film Festival

August 5, 2014 |

We (DISCOP Africa) are having fun trying to reach as much of Africa as possible to increase awareness of DISCOP Africa and in June we visited the 17th annual Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) as part of our DISCOP Travels … Read More

DISCOP Travels to Cameroon and DRC

July 10, 2014 |

It has been an exciting year for DISCOP Africa: our exhibiting spaces have sold at a record pace, registrations are surpassing expectations and the number of influential media organizations who are participating in one form or another is … Read More

The DNA of French-Speaking African Television

November 22, 2013 |

Media historian and journalist Tidiane Dioh defines himself as “an absolute TV consumer” and spent more than four years writing “The History of Television in French-speaking Black Africa, from the Origins to our Days.” He spoke with Disbook about how … Read More

Sense Memory

November 22, 2013 |

In order to create “Aya de Yopougon”, Ivorian comic book writer Marguerite Abouet had to return to her roots and talk to the plants.

As a girl growing up in Ivory Coast, Marguerite Abouet spent weekends with her grandfather, a … Read More

Television as a Cultural Weapon: An Interview with Idrissa Ouedraogo

November 21, 2013 |

Even when legendary, Burkina Faso-born 60-year-old director Idrissa Ouedraogo comes in second place, he’s still arguably doing more to bring African cinema into the modern era than any other working African filmmakers. Consider the history: At the 1990 Cannes Film … Read More

Q&A With Amandine Cassi, Eurodata TV Worldwide’s Fact Hunter.

June 16, 2013 |

What are the consumption practices of television around the world? How do the narrative patterns of programs evolve? What are the genres that work the best? How do they respond to the local demand? These are some of … Read More

Women Must Take Charge of the Remote.

June 16, 2013 |

A Q&A session with Marie-Christine Saragosse, an iconic woman who runs media outlets distributed across two hundred countries on five continents

Marie-Christine Saragosse is a well-known personality in the audio-visual world, in particular in French-speaking countries. … Read More