Since January 2009, the German film, theater and opera director Christoph Schlingensief has been working on his project of building a festival hall (known as "Festspielhaus Afrika" or "Operndorf Afrika") in Burkina Faso. On his website, you can find a lot of information concerning the project, including videos photographs and more.
Site about the famous Senegalese moviemaker Djibril Diop Mambety (his brother is the also famous musician Wasis Diop). You will find a short biography, a filmography, sequences of the movie "Hyène" (video file) and an interview. The two first sites (see URLs given above) are slightly different. On one, you will find a button on the very right which shows a short video and audio sequence of Mambety. On the other one, you will find a page "remembrences", where the author of this site tells us how he met Mambety. Mambety's two most famous movies are "Touki Bouki" (1973) and "Hyenas" (1992) an adaptation of Dürrenmatt's "The Visit". ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Tobias Wendl is the former director of the well-known Iwalewa House for African Art in Bayreuth (2000-2010) and since 2010 professor for the first chair for the Art of Africa in Germany at the Freie Universität Berlin. His site presents his works and projects including some excerpts from video projects. [editors ilissAfrica]
Interviews with women that were raped during the genocide in Rwanda and often got children as a consequence. The videos mostly show pictures of the women and their children. You rarely hear the original interview, but rather a voice that reproduces a translation of it. [editors ilissAfrica]
Project for the researching and analysing of the letters of the South African writer Olive Schreiner (1855-1920). You will not find the letters themselves on this site, but you will find many fulltext documents: secondary literature, articles about analyses already done, e-books by the writer herself and a lot of information on the project. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
TThe Heinrich-Barth-Gesellschaft is located in Cologne, like the Heinrich-Barth-Institute Among others, it supports the Barth-houses in Timbuktu and Agadez. You will also find some information on the life and research of Heinrich Barth on this site. [editors ilissAfrica]
Julia Winckler, member of the Heinrich-Barth-Society, published a multimedia presentation about Heinrich Barth in cooperation with the University in Brighton: The project "Retracing Heinrich Barth" follows Barth on his journey through West Africa (Niger) and shows films, videos and pictures about the sites he visited and people remembering him. The multimedia show also presents anthropological and historical results in research as well as personal records of Barth's journeys.
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Homepage of a Gambian Griot school. You will find information about the school itself, about its founder, the griot Dembo Jobarteh and some simple information about griot songs and music, furthermore audio and video samples. [editors ilissAfrica]
Site about Placide Tempels (1906-1977), a Belgian missionary and author of the famous andcontroversial book "Bantu Philosophy" which had a great influence on modern African philosophy. You will find many valuable ressources on this page: a biography of Tempels, a bibliography, the full text of the book "Bantu Philosophy" in different translations, an unpublished 8th chapter of the book, and some other article written by Tempels. ... [editors ilissAfrica]