Indigo Tongues - a video interview series featuring trailblazers from Africa and the Diaspora.
Online PR News – 19-March-2015 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn, NY, March 19, 2015 - Iyalode Productions brings you Indigo Tongues an exciting new video interview series with trailblazers from Africa and the diaspora. Our debut series "Women in Media" features six episodes where we meet women in the media industries from Nigeria, Kenya, Jamaica, Sierra Leone and Guadeloupe. The debut interview from the ‘Women in Media' series featured the award winning Nigerian TV hostess Funmi Iyanda, followed by Kenyan Filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu, Jamaicas veteran actress Leonie Forbes, Guadeloupe's Marriette Monpierre and Nigerian-American Actress Adepero Oduye (Pariah, 12 years a slave). The latest episode features Mahen Bonetti from Sierra Leone who is the Founder and Director of the New York African Film Festival.
Indigo Tongues will bring the inspiring voices of dynamic people from Africa and the diaspora onto one global platform online and on prospective media networks. The videos are available on our website at www.iyalodeproductions.com.
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Please watch and share with your audience, this up, close and personal video interview with the exciting Mahen Bonetti, Director of The NY African Film Festival
Series 1 Episode 6. Mahen Bonetti Video Interview Link:
About Mahen Bonetti:
Mahen Bonetti originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa is the Founder of The African Film Festival inc., producers of the New York African Film Festival – one of the largest film festivals dedicated to celebrating African cinema in the US.
Mahen grew up during an era of Africa that was inspirational and empowering, having witnessed in "real time" Sierra Leones transition from colonial rule to independence. Her vast knowledge of post colonial African politics stems from the fact that her parents, in particular the maternal side of her family were heavily involved in the political transition during this era. Her mother's brother was the first Prime Minister of Sierra Leone – Sir Milton Margai and her father, Doyle Sumner acted as Education Minster and later on Finance minister in Sierra Leone's new independent government.
A historian and documentarian at heart, Mahen's passion for shedding positive light on the images of Africans is evident in the powerful programming her festival produces year in year out. With the likes of Ousmane Sembene(considerd to be the Father of African Cinema), Tunde Kelani, (Dir. Dazzling Mirage, Ma'ami) Abderrahmane Sissako (Dir. Timbuktu) , Kunle Afolayan (Dir. October 1, Figurine), Souleymane Cissé (Dir. Yeelen), Lupita Nyong'o (Dir. In my Genes) attending the festival with their films, the venue is a meeting point for African filmmakers and African film lovers from all over the world.
Brooklyn, New York