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Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Africa @ SXSW: A Twitter analysis of #Kony2012

Data Scientist at the New York City start up SocialFlow, Gilad Lotan, analyzes social media data. AIAC met Lotan at SXSW and asked him what he has found out about how Twitter was used for #Kony2012.

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Africa @ SXSW: What can we learn from #Kony2012?

What people think about #Kony2012 is now somewhat coloured by the public meltdown of one of its co-leaders Jason Russell (he was arrested yesterday in San Diego for exposing himself and hospitalized). Nevertheless, Invisible Children's methods...

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Africa @ SXSW: filmmaker Idriss Kpange

Idriss Kpange is a filmmaker from Sierra Leone. AIAC met him at SXSW earlier this week to chat about making film in Sierra Leone, the constraints he and other filmmakers face, and about a new humanitarian film...

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Sierra Leone’s WeOwnTv

WeOwnTv is a nonprofit organization that works with film as a tool for social change. It was co-founded by the American filmmaker Banker White and Sierra Leonean musician Black Nature. During a visit to San Francisco in...

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Exhibition: African Women in Movement

To celebrate the 6th Anniversary of Sauti Yetu Center for African Women, the Center and the Brooklyn College Women’s Studies Program present Shift: Images and Narratives of African Women in Movement. Shift attempts to reframe the popular...

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

‘I am African… This is My Story’

Are you African or do you have African partners? Then you might want to know about this competition: An African continent-wide digital storytelling contest on YouTube, entitled “I am Africa. This is My Story…”, will be launched...

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

A view of Sierra Leone

Danish photographer Kim Thue has worked on his ‘Freetown Fifty’ project for around 6 months already, and in March he is going back to finish his work. AIAC got an interview with Kim Thue and the permission...

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Interview: Filmmaker Yoruba Richen

Updated: Check out this brand new AIAC interview with Yoruba Richen director of the documentary film, “Promised Land,” about postapartheid land politics in South Africa. It was shot by brand new AIAC contributor, Anni Lynskaer (Danish journalist;...