DISCOP JOBURG 2019: Promoting African Co-Productions

DISCOP JOBURG 2019 Promoting African Co-Productions

A freshly updated and concentrated DISCOP program in Johannesburg will have an impact beyond purchasing and selling content. The forthcoming edition, to be held between November 20 and 22, will focus strongly on African TV initiatives in growth, partnerships with South Africa, the booming entertainment industry, and content exports to the mainland, in keeping with the DISCOP market vision of

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Guion S. Bluford – first African American to travel into space as a mission specialist on the Challenger space shuttle in 1983

Guion S. Bluford

Guion S. Bluford became the first African American to travel into space as a mission specialist on the Challenger space shuttle in 1983. Synopsis Guion S. Bluford, a distinguished Vietnamese aviation pilot born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1942, was a NASA member in the early 1970’s. In 1983, as a mission specialist on the Challenger Space Shuttle, he became the

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Julius Erving, or “Dr. J,” was an acrobatic player in the NBA and ABA. His dunks and graceful play helped change the game.

Julius Erving

Hall of Fame basketball forward Julius Erving, or “Dr. J,” was an acrobatic player in the NBA and ABA. His dunks and graceful play helped change the game. Synopsis In Hempstead, New York in 1950, Julius Erving was born. He assisted the New York Nets win the 1974 and 1976 ABA Championship, then joined the NBA and the 76ers in

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Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson

Conrad Murray

Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson in November 2011. Synopsis Conrad Murray was born in St. Andrews, Grenada, on February 19, 1953. In 1980, he migrated to the U.S. A personal practice was launched in 1999. For Jackson’s 2009 concert tour, Michael Jackson bought him as a personal physician. Jackson was killed

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Alexa Canady – first female African-American neurosurgeon

Alexa Canady

In 1981, Alexa Canady became the first female African-American neurosurgeon in the United States. Synopsis Dr. Alexa Canady was born in Lansing, Michigan, on November 7, 1950. A summer program encouraged her to continue her medical profession during her time in college. She was the first African-American neurosurgeon in the USA in 1981. Canady was a pediatric neurochirurge and from

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UConn Benton Museum in the African Spirit

UConn Benton Museum in the African Spirit

The Benton Museum is fueled by the spirit of Africa at UConn in Storrs. Souvenirs of Africa’ is the compilation by Prof. Emeritus Josef Gugler and donated in 2017, of masks, figurines, instruments, utensils and textiles from Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Congo and other African countries.In 1961–62 Gugler visited Nigeria and acquired straight from painters masks and other woodworks.

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How to make a high-tech powerhouse for Africa’s production industry

How to make a high-tech powerhouse for Africa's production industry

Africa is one of the most exciting and potentially dynamic markets in the world, increasingly capturing the attention of the world’s largest businesses. Strong economic growth, increasing regional economic integration and diversification, untapped natural resources, high access to mobile technology and a young, entrepreneurial demographic –these drivers have the potential to ensure that many markets in Africa will be capable

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Kentridge’s biggest series ever explore the history of Africa

Kentridge biggest series ever explore the history of Africa

In the largest ever display by South African painter William Kentridge evocative films, graphical tapestries, pencil paintings, woodcut paintings, carvings and immersive sound systems merge to investigate inspiring subject areas such as the South African apartheid past and African involvement in World War I.The exhibit is held in two locations, the Zeitsch Museum of Contemporary African Art in the waterfront

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