#MeToo movement in the African Film Industry

Inspired by the #MeToo movement, two actresses, Ivorian, Nadège Beausson-Diagne and Azata Soro of Burkina Faso, are calling for a similar movement in the African cinema industry.
(From L) French actress Nadege Beausson Diagne, Burkina Faso’s actress Azata Soro and Cameroon’s activist and filmmaker Pascale Obolo hug on Febuary 28, 2019, during the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) during an interview for AFP, denouncing sexual harassment in the African cinema industry. – The 32-year-old actress and director, Azata Soro said she was attacked and disfigured in 2017 by Burkinabe director Tahirou Tassere Ouedraogo during the filming of a series, “Throne”, in competition this year at Fespaco. “It’s time to speak out,” said French actress Nadege Beausson-Diagne, who told AFP that she was setting up the movement called #Memepaspeur (“Not even scared”) to help women speak out in Africa. (Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP) / “The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by ISSOUF SANOGO has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [said] instead of [—]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.”

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