currently researching african animation : interested in compiling a database of practitioners in various sub-saharan countries : welcome any postings from practitioners

Saturday, August 19, 2017

MOMA and Moustapha Alassane

Between the 12 -15th of May, 2017 the MOMA hosted an exhibition on Moustapha Alassane, Pioneer of the Golden Age of Nigerien Cinema. The exhibition is the first 
'North American retrospective of Moustapha Alassane (1942–2015), a pioneer of populist cinema in newly independent Niger in the 1960s and 1970s, is presented in association with La Cinémathèque Afrique de l’Institut français.'

Moustapha Alassane is widely considered the father of Sub-Saharan animation and his contributions to the history of animation from the continent are seminal as they went on to inspire other animators such as Jean Michel Kibushi from the DRC.

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