Which are your all time favorite foreign and African Films?
a. Guess who’s coming to Dinner
b. The Good The Bad and The Ugly
c. Sound of Music
e. The Unforgiven Sin
h. Return To Kazondia
i. Games Women Play
j. All my Life
What is your take on Films made on celluloid and Filmmakers like Sembene Ousmane or Basek Bakobio?
Nothing compares to the big screen. It is awesome, it captivates and it is the ultimate created world. My recollections of the big screen, watching movies like “The Good, the bad and the Ugly”, in my very early teens, are still very much vivid. Celluloid gives you the “feel” of the big screen.
However, recent breakthroughs in digital technology have given birth to digital video cameras with very high definition. You can shoot your films with these high definition cameras and watch them on wide screens, enjoying the same picture resolutions.
George Lucas used such high def cameras and said “I will never shoot another film on film”. Filmmakers like Sembene Ousmane or Basek Bakobio are torchbearers who have inspired a lot of Africans and people of black descent. They have made indelible marks and therefore occupy a pride of place. However, we must strive to traverse their footprints and leave something behind, in order to build up on their foundations.