PLANET AFRICA | FILMMAKER INDEX 

This directory is a comprehensive listing of the remarkable filmmakers featured in
TIFF’s renowned Planet Africa program (1995 - 2004), a decade of Black film history. Click here for a complete list of Planet Africa Films.

The Planet Africa program showcased over 150 films representing a wide variety of genres from emerging to established filmmakers from across the globe. This collection of storytelling highlighted the breadth of talent from the African diaspora.

Visit us ThursdaySeptember 10, 2020 as we celebrate the 25 years with the Special Edition
Planet Africa 25 Program and welcome four more filmmakers to the Planet Africa Legacy.

FILMMAKERS and the films that appeared in the Planet Africa Program.

  1. Aaron Woolfolk | The Station (2000)

  2. Abderrahmane Sissako | Sabriya (1997), La Vie Sur Terre /Life on Earth (1998) and Waiting for Happiness (2002)

  3. Adama Drabo | Taafé Fanga (1997) 

  4. Adama Roamba | Mouka (2001)

  5. Alain Gomis | L'Afrance (2001) and Tourbillons (2002) 

  6. Alison Swan | Mixing Nia (1998)

  7. Alrick Riley | The Elevator (2000)

  8. Andrea Williams | A Spoonful of Sugar (2004) 

  9. Andrew Dosunmu | Hot-Irons (1999)

  10. Apolline Traoré | Kounandi (2004) 

  11. Asha Lovelace | George and the Bicycle Pump (2002)

  12. Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda | The Draughtsmen Clash (1997)

  13. Barbara Sanon | Breeze (1997) 

  14. Bassek ba Kobhio and Didier Ouénangaré | Le Silence de la forêt (2003)

  15. Branwen Okpako | Valley of the Innocent/ Tal der Ahnungslosen (2003)

  16. Buboo Kakati | Off Duty (2004​)

  17. Camille Billops | Take Your Bags (1998) and A String of Pearls (2002) * c/dir. James V. Hatch

  18. Carl Seaton (III) | One Week (2000)

  19. Carol Mayes | Rituals (1999)

  20. Celine Gilbert​ | Surrender (2001)

  21. Cess Silvera | Shottas (2002) 

  22. Charles Burnett | Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland (1998) and Olivia's Story (1999) 

  23. Charles Hall | Are You Cinderella? (2000)

  24. Charles Najman Royal Bonbon (2002)

  25. Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Guimba (1995), La Genèse (1999) and Bàttu (2000)   

  26. Cheryle Dunyne | The Watermelon Woman (1996) 

  27. Chris Browne | Third World Cop (1999) 

  28. Christopher Scott Cherot | Hav Plenty (1997) and G (2002) 

  29. D.A. Bullock | Dark (2003)

  30. Danny Thompson | Spiders and Flies (1996)

  31. Destau Damtou | Outcry (2003)  

  32. Didier Ouénangaré and Bassek ba Kobhio | Le Silence de la forêt (2003)

  33. Djibril Diop Mambéty | Le Franc (1995) and La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil (1999) 

  34. Don Letts and Rick Elgood | Dancehall Queen (1997) and One Love (2003)

  35. Drissa Touré | Haramuya (1995)

  36. Dumisani Phakathi | Christmas With Granny (2000)

  37. Dwayne Johnson-Cochran​​ | Love and Action in Chicago (1999) 

  38. Eric Kabera | Gardiens de la Mémoire /Keepers of Memory (2004)

  39. Ermias Woldeamlak | The Father (2001)

  40. Euzhan Palcy​​​​ | The Killing Yard (2001) 

  41. Fabrice Genestal | La Squale (2000) 

  42. Fanta Nagro | Puk Nini (1996)

  43. Fanta Régina Nacro | Bintou (2001) and La Nuit de la vérité (2004)

  44. Faouzi Bensaïdi | Mille Mois / A Thousand Months (2003) 

  45. Férid Boughedir | Un été à La Goulette (1996)

  46. Frances-Anne Solomon | What My Mother Told Me (1995)

  47. François Woukoache | Asientos (1996) 

  48. Gaël Morel | Les Chemins de l'Oued (2002)

  49. Gaston Kaboré | Buud Yam (1997)

  50. Guy Deslauriers | Passage du milieu (2000) 

  51. Idrissa Ouédraogo | Afrique, Afrique, mon Afrique... (1995)

  52. Ismaël Ferroukhi | Le Grand Voyage (2004)

  53. Issiaka Konaté | Souko Camra Box (1998)

  54. Jacqueline Kalimunda | Histoire de Tresses (2003)

  55. James Spooner | Afropunk: The "Rock n Roll Nigger" Experience (2003)

  56. James V. Hatch and Camille Billops | A String of Pearls (2002) 

  57. Jason Xenopoulos | Promised Land (2002) 

  58. Jean-Marie Teno | Aristotle’s Plot (1996), Chef! (1999) and 
    Vacances Au Pays (2000) 

  59. Jilani Saadi | Khorma, Enfant Du Cimetiere *(2002)  

  60. Joe Brewster | The Keeper (1995)

  61. John Akomfrah | The Last Angel of History (1996), Martin Luther King:
    Days of Hope (1997) and Speak Like A Child (1998)

  62. John L'Ecuyer | On the Verge of a Fever /Le Goût des jeunes filles (2004) 

  63. José Laplaine (aka Zeka Laplaine) | Macadam Tribu (1996) and Paris: XY (2001) 

  64. Joseph Anaya | Short on Sugar (2003)

  65. Joseph Gaï Ramaka | Ainsi Soit Il /So Be It (1998) and Karmen (2001)

  66. Julian Henriques | Babymother (1998)

 

67.  Louis J. Massiah | W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography in Four Voices (1996) 

68.  Madoda Ncayiyana and Ouida Smit | The Sky in Her Eyes (2003) 

69.  Mahamat Saleh Haroun | Abouna (2002) and Bye Bye Africa (2000)

70.   Malcolm D. Lee  | The Best Man (1999)

71.   Mama Keïta​​ | L'Onzième Commandement (1998) 

72.   Marc Levin | Slam (1998)

73.   Mariette Monpierre | Rendez-Vous (2002) 

74.   Mario Van Peebles | How to Get the Man's Foot Out of Your Ass
         aka. 
Baadasssss! (2003)

75.   Mary Wells | Now Jimmy! (2003)

76.   Mehdi Ben Attia and Zina Modiano | En Face (2000)

77.   Moufida Tlatli | La saison des hommes (2000) 

78.   Munga Tunda Do | Auguy (2000) 

79.   Mwezé Ngangura | Pièces D'identités /Pieces of Identity (1998) 

80.   Nabil Ayouch | Ali Zaoua, 2000)

81.    Nadia Farès​ | Honey and Ashes (1997)

82.   Narjiss Nejjar​​​ (Les Yeux secs /Cry No More (2003) 

83.   Nelson George​ | To Be a Black Man (2003)

84.   Newton I. Aduaka | On The Edge (1998), Rage (1999) and Aïcha (2004​)

85.   Ngozi Onwurah | I Bring You Frankincense (1996)

86.   Nick Hughes | 100 Days ( 2001) 

87.    Norman Maake | Soldiers of the Rock  (2003) 

88.   Nouri Bouzid | Bent Familia (1998) 

89.   Nzinga Kemp | His/Herstory (2003)

90.   Oliver Schmitz | Hijack Stories, (2000)

91.    Ouida Smit and Madoda Ncayiyana | The Sky in Her Eyes ( 2003)  

92.   Ramadan Suleman | Fools (1997)

93.   Raoul Peck | Corps Plongés /It's Not About Love (1998) and Lumumba (2000)    

94.   Raymond-Rajaonarivelo | Quand les étoiles rencontrent lamer (1996) 

95.   René Alberta | Above & Beneath (2003) 

96.   Richard Murray | Snipes (2001) 

97.   Rick Elgood and Don Letts | Dancehall Queen (1997) and One Love (2003)

98.   Robert Bangura |  Sidney's Chair (1995)

99.    Roger Gnoan M'Bala | Adanggaman (2000) 

100.  Ross Kettle | After the Rain (1999) 

101.   S. Pierre Yameogo | Moi et mon blanc (2003) and Silmande Tourbillon (1998) 

102.  Safi Faye | Mossane (1997)

103.  Saladin Patterson | One Flight Stand (2004)

104.  Saul Dibb | Bullet Boy (2004)

105.  Sechaba Morojele | Ubuntu's Wounds (2002) 

106.  Seiichi Motohashi | Alexei and the Spring (2002) 

107.   Shari Frilot | Strange & Charmed (2003) 

108.  Sheryl Lee Ralph | Secrets (1998)

109.  Shirikiana Aina | Through the Door of No Return (1997) 

110.   St. Clair Bourne | John Henrik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk (1996)

111.    Stefanie Sycholt | Malunde (2001)

112.   Tamsin McCarthy | Cry Me a Baby (1999)  

113    Tanya Hamilton | The Killers (1995)

114.   Teboho Mahlatsi | Portrait of a Young Man Drowning (1991) 

115.   Thomas Allen Harris | Vintage: Families of Value (1995) and É Minha      

          Cara/That's My Face (2001) 

116.   Tsitsi Dangarembga | Everyone’s Child (1996)

117.    Walt Lovelace | Ataklan: Naked Walk (2002), Black Attack (2002) 
          and 
Mud
Madness (2002) 

118.   William Jennings | Harlem Aria (1999) 

119.   Xelinda Yancy | Time Out (2004)

120.  Yamina Benguigui | Inch'Allah Dimanche (2001)

121.   Yousry Nasrallah | El Medina (2000)

122.  Youssef Chahine | Destiny (1997) and L’autre / The Other (1999)

123.  Yvonne Welbon | Living with Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100 (1999)  

124.  Zak Ove | I Have a Dream (2002) 

125.  Zeinabu irene Davis | Compensation (1991) 

126.  Zézé Gamboa | The Hero (2004)

127.  Zina Modiano and Mehdi Ben Attia | En Face (2000)

CALL & RESPONSE: This listing is currently being updated. If you are the filmmaker /distributor / Agent and have updated information, please complete the PAL Update Form and submit by Monday, August 31, 5:00 PM EST to be included in the September 10th Launch. Next scheduled update: Monday, February 1, 2021. Submission deadline: Friday, November 13, 2020, 5:00pm.

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