Netflix and Unesco search for African film-makers to ‘reimagine’ folktales

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 06:01:42 GMT 7

Netflix and Unesco search for African film-makers to ‘reimagine’ folktales


Competition opens to find six young creators in sub-Saharan Africa who will be funded to produce movies for 2022

For Nelson Mandela they were “morsels rich with the gritty essence of Africa but in many instances universal in their portrayal of humanity, beasts and the mystical.”

Passed down through the generations, whispered at bedtimes and raucously retold by elders, folktales have long been a mainstay of African cultural heritage.

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