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Tags : Al Jazeera

South African directs My Cuba documentary series on Al Jazeera

South African Brian Tilley was the series director on Al Jazeera’s upcoming My Cuba, produced from Cape Town by Big World Cinema. Tilley visited Cuba with Al Jazeera executive producer Sylvia Hines for research in October 2015, three months after the country restored diplomatic relations with America. He made three more trips between December and April […]Read More

Call for entries: Al Jazeera pitching forum at Encounters documentary

The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, in partnership with Al Jazeera, is calling African filmmakers to submit proposals for the Al Jazeera-Encounters Pitching Forum taking place in Johannesburg on Saturday, 11 June 2016. The deadline is this Friday, 27 May 2016. A maximum of 12 African filmmakers will be selected to pitch to Aloke […]Read More

‘My Nigeria’ wins at New York Festivals

Al Jazeera is celebrating winning eleven Gold World Medals, six Silver and two Bronze medals at the prestigious New York Festivals awards. This includes a Bronze in the Community Portraits category for My Nigeria, the six-part Al Jazeera documentary series showing six stories of six Nigerians, including stand-up comedian Basketmouth, fashion designer Deola Sagoe and Nollywood […]Read More

‘War In The Valley of Plenty’ – a 10-minute AJ+

War In The Valley of Plenty is a gripping 10-minute AJ+ documentary on the Ceasefire Cure Violence programme in Cape Town’s Hanover Park, which has one of the highest murder rates in the world. Ceasefire launched three years ago as a community project to try and stop the epidemic of gang-related shootings and help young men […]Read More

Oscar-nominated documentary premieres on Al Jazeera

Chau: Beyond the Lines, nominated as Best Short Documentary at this year’s Oscars, will screen on Al Jazeera English on 2 March 2015 at 1830 SAST . The multi-award-winning documentary follows Chau, an aspirant Vietnamese artist who has a rare disability caused by Dioxin, the chemical found in Agent Orange. From 1961 and 1971, the […]Read More

Al Jazeera English wins Best Documentary Emmy for Miners Shot

Al Jazeera English’s Witness documentary, Miners Shot Down, has won Best Documentary at the International Emmy Awards. The documentary is now available to stream online  until 1 December 2015. The documentary, directed by Rehad Desai, written by Anita Khanna and distributed by Deckert Distribution, explores South Africa’s Marikana massacre of 2012 that left 34 miners dead and more than 100 […]Read More

South Africans direct Al Jazeera documentaries about how empowering women

Meet the incredible women behind the development projects delivering positive results in Al Jazeera English’s new six-part series, Women Make Change ‘Gender equality is smart economics’ World Bank ‘Women’s empowerment is a key factor in economic development’ The Monterrey Consensus Launching this Saturday, Women Make Change is a new series from Al Jazeera showcasing women who have started […]Read More

Artwatch Africa at Durban International Film Festival 2015

Public interest in freedom of expression has escalated dramatically since the Charlie Hebdo killings in January. An Al-Jazeera news item reported that media coverage of freedom of expression jumped from 2% in 2014 to over 23% in early 2015. Whilst freedom of expression is a right widely enshrined in the constitutions of nations across Africa, […]Read More

South African Riaan Hendricks directs for Al Jazeera

Floating school in Makoko slum nominated for global Design Of The Year Al Jazeera’s new series Rebel Architecture uncovers the architects who are shunning the glamour of ‘starchitecture’ and using design to tackle the world’s urban, environmental and social crises. The series premieres on 18 August 2014. Nigerian architect and urbanist Kunlé Adeyemi is one of six ground-breaking international architects […]Read More