1. The smiling coast of Africa


    from Elias Brugs Added 12.6K 134 31

    Gambia, the smiling coast of Africa Camera & Editing: Elias Brugs

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    • Iwa


      from Shof Coker Added 25.7K 262 26

      Credits: Written, Directed and Animated by: Kenneth Shofela Coker Original score and Sound Design by: Michael Peery and Brian Truesby This animation was completed for my graduation show at the Memphis College of Art in April 2009. Story boarded, animated, composited, and scored over a four month period using 3ds Max, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, and Logic Pro. The animation is based loosely on West African tree of life myths and legends that emphasize the cyclical nature of life and the universe. In Yoruba "Iwa" means strength of character. Contact: http://www.shofcoker.com/ cokerkenneth@gmail.com

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      • Recycling Market


        from Tinefis Added 635 26 24

        The Recycling market in Bamako, Mali (West Africa) has been around for over 20 years. It started in the rural areas, but has now become commercial. Mali is the fourth poorest country in the world. When you don't have much, you tend to not throw anything away. At the Recycling Market, cars, old railways, tins etc. gets new life and become wheelbarrows, buckets, ploughs, household utensils and anything that you can come up with. It's a place soaring with activity, and music from the banging, hacking, hammering, keeping the furnaces going, etc. It is rather awesome! =o) Watch this video and get a sense of the recycling market in Bamako, Mali. Camera: Canon 7D Lenses: Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8 Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 Extras: Z-finder Röde Stereo VideoMic Induro CT214 tripod with Gitzo G2380 video fluid head

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        • September Campaign 2014 - The Sahel Region


          from charity: water Added 69.2K 164 13

          The Sahel is a narrow strip of land just below the Sahara Desert in Northern Africa. This area is frequently affected by drought and famine, and access to clean water is rare. This September, join the campaign to bring sustainable, clean water solutions to 100,000 people in two of the least developed countries in the Sahel: Mali & Niger. Learn more and get involved now at: charitywater.org/september Director of Photography - Paul Pryor - www.pryorfilm.com Music by Tony Anderson (http://www.tonyandersonmusic.com/) Sound design by Ryan Pribyl (http://levelaudioinc.com/)

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          • Bikelordz : Stunts and Styles from Accra, Ghana (2011 Trailer)


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            Bikelordz is a short documentary about the self-taught, self-invented bicycle culture which young people in Accra have created and passed on to their younger contemporaries over time. It follows crews of these young bicycle gurus as they try and use their skills to make money, gain recognition, and live on their own terms. https://www.facebook.com/Bikelordz or the website: http://bikelordz.com

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            • BUTCHER OF SHEEP


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              Another music video from Ghanaian director Mantse Aryeequaye for Redd Kat Pictures. The concept for the video was to portray the disconnection of humans to their environment- the desensitized butcher who slays goats everyday and consumers who are detached from the intense process of meat production. Find Mantse Aryeequaye at reddkatpictures@gmail.com

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              • Shooting Freetown (2011)


                from Kieran Hanson Added 3,707 41 10

                A film by Kieran Hanson. Shot in Sierra Leone. WINNER Best Film by a Directer Under 30, XI Espiello International Ethnographic Documentary Festival 2013 WINNER Best Student Short Documentary, Manchester Film Festival 2012 NOMINATED Student Award, One World Media Awards 2012 THIRD PRIZE Debut Competition, Moscow International Festival of Visual Anthropology 2012 This was the final project for my Visual Anthropology MA degree course at the Granada Centre, University of Manchester. A decade since Sierra Leone's devastating civil war, from the ashes rises a new dawn of creativity in audio-visual media. Inspired by Jean Rouch's ‘shared anthropology’ and ‘ethno-fiction’, Shooting Freetown follows three people forging their way in film and music in the nation's capital, facing the constant struggles with vision and resourcefulness. By incorporating collaborative video projects, their stories give a fresh image of post-war Freetown - presented to the world through their own lens. Festivals 2012/13: Antropofest (Czech Rep.), Days of Ethnographic Film (Slovenia), African World Documentary Festival (Barbados, USA, Nigeria), African Film Festival Australia (Sydney & Melbourne), Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival (Germany), Contro-Sguardi 2012 (Italy), Sierra Leone International Film Festival (Sierra Leone), Manchester Film Festival (UK), Reykjavik Shorts&Docs (Iceland), Trier Ethnographic Film Festival (Germany), VI Moscow International Festival of Visual Anthropology (Russia), Athens Ethnographic Film Festival (Greece) 32nd NAFA Film Festival (Norway), Rwanda Film Festival (Rwanda), International Anthropological Film Festival in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Cambridge African Film Festival (UK), Espiello International Ethnographic Documentary Festival (Spain), Royal Anthropological Institute Film Festival (UK), DocAnt 2013, Buenos Aires (Argentina) For latest screenings, blog, contact and more: www.shootingfreetown.co.uk www.facebook.com/shootingfreetown www.twitter.com/shootingftown

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                • We Are Global.


                  from Graeme Mathieson (GR▲MER▲) Added 7,429 255 9

                  Partnering with Jarratt Best (Public Engagement Officer with SickKids Foundation in Toronto), I was given the opportunity to create several videos that spoke to the issues facing children's health and health care in the developing world and what SickKids Foundation was doing with partners in these countries. This video was filmed in Ghana when we spent 10 days there in Accra and in Kpedze-Todze (Volta region) where we were graciously invited to spend a day with the children of that village. The concept was to present the contrasting stats & figures of children's health care between Canada and Ghana, spoken by the children of Ghana themselves and by the people who are making a difference to eliminate these disparities. This is the 1st of several videos we are producing from that trip. Check out more videos from our Ghana trip: We follow aspiring paediatric nurse and musician, George "Senyo" Norshie, as he follows his passions: vimeo.com/gramera/georgesjourney Ideation & Creative Direction: Graeme Mathieson & Jarratt Best Director: Graeme Mathieson Camera: Graeme Mathieson Post and Motion Design: Graeme Mathieson Production Company: Q Media Solutions (www.qmediasolutions.com) Executive Producer: Richard Quinlan Producer: Menaka Mallikage Ghana-SickKids Project Manager: Dylan Walters

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                  • Bikelordz Teaser Trailer


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                    Bikelordz is an upcoming feature film about Accra, Ghana's small but passionate flatland BMX scene, the riders in it, and the environment in which they perform, create, hustle and work towards making their BMX aspirations a reality. bikelordz.com

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                    • Ifa Fragments


                      from David Paul Carr Added 3,904 26 7

                      The cult of Ifa is at the heart of the voodoo tradition, both in West Africa and the diaspora. This short film, made while working on a photo reportage in Benin, offers a glimpse into the world of the "babalawo", the initiate and priest of Ifa. It's impossible to say anything in depth about such a complex, rich and ancient tradition in a few minute's video. Which is why I haven't tried to do so. Those familiar with the subject will recognize the processes of divination and sacrifce here. Everyone else can just take in some of the atmosphere of these fragments. The video shows (rapidly) how the "fetishes", or Orishas, Legba, Shango and Ogun are installed. We then see babalawos and their clients involved in parts of rituals of divination and sacrifice. This is a rare glimpse at something seldom shown. I hope this film will be the beginning of a larger project which would allow me to document the world of Ifa and the voduns in greater detail.

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