Wikipedia:WikiProject AfroCine

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The AfroCine Project


"To bridge the huge content gap and improve on the systemic bias, in-respect of the African continent, by getting real African stories and viewpoints into the mainstream. This will be achieved by making: articles, citations, images, videos, and data, about the historical and contemporary African cinema, theatre and arts, to be readily available and easily accessible, both online and offline, and in different languages."


The Entertainment Industry in Africa is huge; from Nigerian cinema to the cinemas of: Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, and Egypt. All of these very active film industries are poorly represented on Wikipedia, as the available information about them is very scanty and difficult to access. The AfroCine Project aims to fix this problem, by encouraging Wikipedians to help in improving the coverage of the history, works, people, places, events, etc, that are associated with the cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.

Focus will include variety of interests, such as: Contemporary cinema articles, Cinema history articles, biographies of relevant personalities (especially women), film articles, images of relevant subjects and personalities, etc. This project is designed to use cinema and pop culture to help bridge the content gap on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects, as well as to improve on the awareness of these projects and the overall movement in African countries.

If you would love to be part of this or you're already contributing in this area, kindly list your name as a participant here.