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Newsletter #28

Profiles of the Week at Pavillon Afriques'

  • Design Essentials joins the Afriques Pavilion as beauty partner

  • Eriq Ebouaney: from Paris to Hollywood

  • Sharon Thompson: designing beauty

  • Claire Diao: journalist and more

  • Edelawit Hussien: 23 years old and director in Ethiopia

  • Don Omope: the art of filming a Nigerian wedding

  • Nadège Beausson-Diagne: promise of support for women in the film industry

  • Suneeta Olympio: a new look at brand management made in Ghana via Togo

Profiles & Videos of the Week

  • Us: Lupita Nyong'o and Jordan Peele did it, a box office success

  • Eriq Ebouaney: a passion for cinema and the stage

  • Sharon Thompson: designing new standards of beauty

  • The new Will Packer effort: in search of truths

  • Aïssa Maïga and Nadège Beausson-Diagne : speech on representation

  • Claire Diao: her love for the cinema and her privileged link with French-speaking African cinema

Welcome to the Pavillon Afriques, Festival de Cannes 2019  (2 minutes reading / or go directly to profiles and videos)

On December 25, we were advised to be very cautious and cautious. Today, at the Pavillon Africas, we have some questions to ask you.

Have you been careful?Have you started to avoid your reflection in mirrors?Are you surprised scared by the shadows, including yours?Do you intend to buy a mask to wear during your "me" momentsDo you think wearing brown leather half-gloves is the new fashion trend?Have you replaced your traditional kitchen scissors with a gold-edged variety?Have you banned your red overalls / overalls from your wardrobe?If you are not there yet, there is no need to panic. It should arrive shortly. Us , from Jordan Peele with Lupita Nyong'o is to see in your nearest movie theater.

At the Afriques Pavilion , we were eager to see the movie Us . Its box office results seem to reinforce an acceptable stereotype: moviegoers and viewers enjoy seeing films and content that upset their ideas and change their perception.

We now have another debate to consider: quantity vs. quality / mass market vs auteur cinema / original story vs. stereotypical narrative .

The Afriques Pavilion program includes a series of round tables and presentations during which the creative, the directors, the producers and the distributors will discuss the aforementioned themes.

These panels are scheduled for May 15, 17, 18 and 20, 2019.

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Scroll down to check this week's profiles and videos.



Beauty & Cosmetics Partner of the Africa Pavilion

Essentials Design

Design Essentials is an international brand of cosmetics, hair care and cosmetics based in Atlanta, Georgia - USA. The Design Essentials hair care system was launched in 1990 by Cornell McBride.

Spotlight on a legendary actor

Eriq Ebouaney

Eriq Ebouaney is a French actor of Cameroonian origin. He is best known for his portrayal of Congolese PM Patrice Lumumba in the movie Lumumba in 2000, "Blacktie" in Femme Fatale by Brian De Palma and "Ice" in the 2008 action movie Transporter 3 in which he played alongside Jason Statham. Since his debut in 1995, Eriq has appeared in more than 50 movies and television series. For his contribution to film and the arts, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Louvain African Film Festival. He was recently seen on the stage boards of the Tempête Theater in Samo, a tribute to Basquiat. He is an accomplished actor who will join Pavillon Africas to share his experiences, his expertise and meet other living or emerging legends of African cinema.

Actress, singer, French TV columnist via Ivory Coast

Nadège Beausson-Diagne

The Pavillon Afriques is pleased to welcome Nadège Beausson-Diagne as one of our VIP guests and speaker. Nadège is a multi-talented artist known for having starred in the Plus belle la vie series and in Podium or Rien à déclarer films. She actively campaigns for initiatives that aim to ban the insecurity and incivility of filming sites and provide more serene working conditions for actresses. At the Afriques Pavilion , she will focus on themes related to the roles of women in the film industry and will share her experience on the challenges of acting in the French film and TV world.

Claire Diao: Film critic and journalist

Claire Diao Claire Diao is a Franco-Burkinabé journalist who is a member of the Association of Burkinabè Cinema Critics and the African Federation of Film Critics. She regularly collaborates with Canal Plus, where she appears each week for her Afro film column. In 2015, she co-founded Awotélé, a digital magazine for and by film critics. She is regularly invited by renowned international festivals to animate screenings or to be part of a jury.

Edelawit Hussien: 23-year-old Ethiopian director

Edelawit Hussien

She wrote and directed her first film titled Addis Americana , a story about potential identity conflicts that growing up in the United States can bring to an Ethiopian very attached to her roots. His work explores issues of dual identity and black aesthetics. His film is co-produced by another brilliant young Ethiopian, Ms. Adelia Shiffraw. Edelawit will be part of the Ethiopian delegation to the Africa Pavilion and will participate in the roundtables for creative people. Read more i ci

Don Omope: The man who knows how to monetize the content

Don Omope Don Dewale Omope is a screenwriter / director / producer in Nollywood and one of Nigeria's most distinguished producers. As a former content manager for FilmOne productions, Don oversaw the production of Nigeria's first children's movie ( Lunch Time Heroes ) as well as Wedding Party & Wedding Party 2, the biggest revenue-generating film. in Nigeria. To date, he has already sold 4 movies to Netflix. The summer of 2019 will see the release of his next opus Makate .

Sharon Thompson: For beauty and beauty only

Sharon Thompson The Africa Pavilion is pleased to welcome Design Essentials as a beauty partner. . Sharon Thompson is Global Marketing Manager for McBride Research Labs, Inc., makers of the Hair Essence Design Essentials brand. She has been active in African and Caribbean communities for more than 35 years, from her beginnings in the 1980s to Gleaner. Graduated in fashion design, her creativity and attention to detail are in tune with fashion trends. More about Design Essentials here .

Suneeta Olympio: The woman who knows brands, haute couture and consumerism

Suneeta Olympio Suneeta is a versatile businesswoman, founder and executive director of F Project. Prior to forming F Project, Suneeta was Executive Producer at Art + Commerce, IMG's creative agency and William Morris. Under the aegis of Suneeta, Art + Commerce has created advertising campaigns with renowned photographers. She joins Pavillon Africas for panels on fashion, talent management, as well as branding and product placement discussions.


Pavillon Afriques Organizing Committee  Prudence Kolong | Communication & Operations Director | +46 7 62 38 68 26 | 

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