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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.

Sign up for the Africa Pavilion here Become a partner of the Africa Pavilion here Organize your event / cocktail at the Africa Pavilion here

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