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African Women in Film

African Women in Film

Movies that explore the beauty of African identity are gaining popularity and global recognition, and women filmmakers from Africa and the African diaspora are leading the way.

Demand Africa, the leading streaming platform for African films, programs, and series, is proud to celebrate the women that have dedicated their lives and careers to telling unique, authentic stories. Storytellers have long turned to film to highlight and celebrate African narratives, and thanks in part to the rise of streaming, many of these films are more accessible to audiences than ever before.

From a director challenging the Kenyan government with her award-winning feature to filmmakers creating a dialogue between Africa and African Americans with meaningful documentaries, these women are all using their talents to bring African cinema to the world.

Meet the writers and directors bringing new voices to filmmaking