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Welcome to the Pavillon Afriques, Festival de Cannes 2019

A thought for the lives lost in New Zealand.
Pavillon Afriques' team is made up of volunteers who are passionate about cinema and events. Pavillon Afriques is an initiative centered around inclusiveness, tolerance, respect and friendship between peoples and communities. We are  from Martinique, Guadeloupe, India, Togo, Pakistan, Mexico, UK,  Sweden, Bulgaria, Belgium, Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, Normandy, Lithuania, Corsica, USA and so many other places...We are Christians, Muslims, Jews, Atheists, Hindus, Buddhists... We are diverse and humans.


Pavillon Afriques Participants' Registration - click here
Pavillon Afriques' Programme will be available next Sunday. 

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Profiles of the Week at Pavillon Afriques'

  • Welcome to Niger at Pavillon Afriques ...
  • Reintroducing Oumarou Ganda, legendary filmmaker
  • Atandwa Kani, a thespian with a mission
  • Coréon Dù, or the art of nurturing talents
  • Tope Oshin, an inspiring filmmaker
Videos of the Week
  • An in-depth discussion with Atandwa Kani 
  • Up North, by Tope Oshin
  • Cabascabo, by Oumarou Ganda 
  • A conversation with Coréon Dù
Welcome to Niger
The Pavillon Afriques is honored to count among its participating countries, Niger, the homeland of the legendary filmmaker Oumarou Ganda. Niger joins the Pavilion via its Ministry of Culture. Scroll down to discover Sôgha Group from Niger. 
Oumarou Ganda 
Oumarou was born in Niamey in Niger in 1935. At 16, he went to Indochina to fight in the French expeditionary force. When he returned to Niger, he met Jean Rouch who hired him to investigate immigrants from Niger in Côte d'Ivoire. Their collaboration expanded to cinema. Oumarou went out to play the main role in Me, a Black Man. Afterwards, he started training himself in filmmaking and directed his first movie: Cabascabo. More here
Cabascabo by Oumarou Ganda 
Atandwa Kani

In Black Panther, he is the young T'Chaka, king of Wakanda, who kills his brother to preserve the future of his kingdom. Atandwa Kani is a South African actor who made his international debut in The Tempest, a collaboration between the Baxter Theater Center and the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he played Ariel alongside his father, John Kani (Caliban) and Sir Antony Sher (Prospero). Since then, he has taken part in several international productions including his role as the young Nelson Mandela in the movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, alongside Idris Elba, Naomie Harris and Terry Pheto. He joins Pavillon Afriques as an Ambassador for South Africa.

Atandwa Kani, A Talented and Inspiring Thespian
Coréon Dù 
Forbes Magazine recently recognized Coréon Dú as one of the 15 Young Africans Rebranding Africa. In the Latin American market the press has heralded him as “one of Africa’s best kept secrets” in recognition for his unique creative approach as creative director & producer contributing to the worlds of fashion and entertainment in Africa and beyond. His incredible story-telling style and abilities have earned him multiple international accolades including an Emmy Nomination. He is also the man responsible for launching the modelling careers of many a successful fashion models from Angola.  He is a hard worker with great ethics who continues to support local talents in Angola. He is joining Pavillon Afriques for a showcase of his work. 
Coréon Dù, Talent Maker
Tope Oshin
Tope Oshin is a talented director, producer and casting director. According to Pulse Magazine, she is among the top 9 Nollywood Industry people to know and whose career keep inspiring younger generations.  She studied Theatre Arts, T.V & Film Production from the Lagos State University, Nigeria, and then studied Filmmaking Techniques & Methodologies at Colorado Film School, USA. Tope Oshin has directed 350 episodes of Africa’s biggest soap opera Tinsel, as well and MNet’s telenovela, Hotel Majestic amongst others. Tope, owns Sunbow Productions Ltd, and consults for EbonyLife TV. Her most recent work "Up North" is a love story to Nigeria's diverse communities. It is also a transatlantic production with Kim M. Williams' InkSpot Entertainment. 
Up North by Tope Oshin and co-produced by Kim Williams' InkSpot Entertainment

Djoliba by Sôgha Group from Niger

Pavillon Afriques Organizing Committee 
| Prudence Kolong | Communication & Operations Director | +46 7 62 38 68 26
| pkolong@copa-fdc.com | 
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