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Muritala Sule
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Danny Glover, actor/producer, at the 3rd World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures, in Dakar, Senegal.

Danny Glover, American actor and producer.

"Bàttu" (directed by Cheick Oumar Sissoko, Mali, 2000)

"Bamako" (directed by Abderrahmane Sissako, Mali, 2006)

"The Color Purple" (directed by Steven Spielberg, USA, 1985)

"Africa Unite : Bob Marleys 60th Birthday Celebration" (documentary, directed by Stéphanie Black, Éthiopie/USA, 2007)

Danny Glover on a Mission
3rd World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures, Dakar, 10>30dec 2010

Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon, The Color Purple, etc) is a constant feature now at African film festivals and entertainment events.

He says his mission is to collaborate with African filmmakers, find funding for African films and expand their audience base beyond the circles of Africans and the black diaspora.

"Ive done 20 films with African filmmakers," he says at the 3rd World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures going on in Dakar, Senegal.

But, he says it hasn't been easy. "People imagine that I have the sort of money to produce films, but I don't," he says. "What I do is try to raise money to produce them. I want to be able to say, ‘Danny Glover presents this, Danny Glover presents that'. But, when I talk to people who can put up money for the film, they say to me, ‘Okay, you want to make this movie, fine, but, who's gonna see it?'"

His passion for his cause, he says, derives from his education growing up, from the movies he saw, from the books he read and they all made him want to understand where he is coming from. He talks about the influence of African political figures, especially those who fought for the freedom of Africa, such as Kwame Nkrumah, Sékou Touré and Nelson Mandela and the writings of such African authors as Chinua Achebe.

"If you don't connect with Achebe, for instance," he says, "What's going to happen to you?"

In the past few years, Glover has been doing the rounds of such festivals and awards as AMAA in Nigeria, FESPACO in Burkina Faso and others in South Africa.

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   liens films

Africa Unite 2007
Stéphanie Black

Afrique fait son cinéma à Alger (L') 2010
Hadj Mohamed Fitas

Bamako 2006
Abderrahmane Sissako

Bàttu 2000
Cheick Oumar Sissoko

Beloved 1998
Jonathan Demme

Boesman et Lena [Réal: John Berry] 2000
John Berry

Conakry Kas (Les habitants de Conakry) 2004
Manthia Diawara

Couleur pourpre (La) 1985
Steven Spielberg

Diaspora Conversations: from Goree to Dogon 2000
Manthia Diawara

Dreamgirls 2005
Bill Condon

Gospel Hill 2008
Giancarlo Esposito

Honeydripper 2007
John Sayles

Poor Boy's Game 2007
Clement Virgo

Rage in Harlem - La reine des pommes 1991
Bill Duke

République des enfants (La) 2012
Flora Gomes

Sel de la mer (Le) | Milh hadha al-bahr 2008
Annemarie Jacir

Sidney Poitier, un outsider à Hollywood 2008
Catherine Arnaud

Soundtrack for a Revolution 2009
Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman

Trouble the water 2008
Tia Lessin, Carl Deal

   liens artistes

Achebe Chinua

Glover Danny


10/12/2010 > 31/12/2010
festival |Sénégal |
Festival Mondial des Arts Nègres 2010 - FESMAN III
3ème édition

   liens structures

Films de l'Après Midi (Les)
France | PARIS

Hérodiade Films
France | Paris

Neue Mediopolis
Allemagne | Leipzig

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