MAY 30

"Dieudo Hamadi Master-Class"

In an event as unique as his films are, this master-class we offer a conversation with renowned filmmaker Dieudo Hamadi about his personal and creative career. Hamadi is the author of several films that have won awards at the world’s major film festivals and have been presented throughout different editions of the FCAT (including his latest work, En route pour le milliard, in the current official selection). Hamadi’s work represents one of the most outstanding references in contemporary sub-Saharan documentary filmmaking. 

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Zoom online event

Available Languages: Spanish  and French

Registration will remain open until full capacity is reached.

Dieudo Hamadi was born in Kisangani (DRC) in 1984 and studied Medicine from 2005 to 2008. He then attended several editing and documentary workshops and directed two short films. He founded his production company Kiripifilms in 2015. He has directed several documentaries including Atalaku and National Diploma, which received awards at many international film festivals; Mama Colonel, which premiered in the Forum Section at the 2017 Berlinale and whose protagonist, Colonel Honorine Munyole, won the award for Best Actress at FCAT 2017; Kinshasa Makambo, which premiered in the Panorama Section at the 2018 Berlinale, and Downstream to Kinshasa, which received the Cannes 2020 label and is the sixth documentary by Hamadi to be presented at Tarifa Film Festival.

Olivier BARLET. He was a literary agent and translator of works on Africa before devoting himself to the study of African cinema and to criticism for various magazines (Africa International, Afrique-Asie and Continental), then since 1997 for Africultures where he has published nearly 1800 articles. He is an advisor to the programming of the Festival des films d’Afrique d’Apt and of the docmonde page on the tenk.fr website. Main published works: Les Cinémas d’Afrique noire, le regard en question, L’Harmattan, 1996 (Prix Art et Essai du CNC 1997 and translated into English, Italian and German) and Les Cinémas d’Afrique des années 2000, L’Harmattan, 2012 (translated into English, Arabic and Spanish).

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