Film is one of the industries that has been dominated by men, not only in America but also across the world. A recent U.S documentary on the industry called Half the Picture highlighted the many reasons why women are not ‘welcomed’ into the film world, including sexual harassment and sexism.
It is strange that the first African female filmmaker, Sita Bella, only emerged in 1963. Fortunately, there has been an increasing number of female filmmakers on the continent, who are not only making good films but are also getting recognised for it.
Here are five female filmmakers you should know about: