BY Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson, 3:00pm November 30, 2018,

5 prolific filmmakers who pioneered the African film industry

5 prolific filmmakers who pioneered the African film industry

Souleymane Cissé – Mali

Souleymane Cissé is a Malian award-winning filmmaker who has left a mark in the Malian movie scene. Souleymane’s first movie Den muso (The Girl) was a prolific full-length movie that summed up rape culture in Mali. The movie shot him to fame in parts of Africa and the world despite being in the Bambara Language. The movie was banned by the government and Souleymane was arrested and sent to jail. His other movies, Yeelen ( Brightness) and  Finyé (Wind) went on to receive several awards for the blend of African mythology and magic.

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: November 30, 2018

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