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Seipati Bulane-Hopa

Afrique du Sud

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Réalisatrice et productrice sud-africaine. Elle fut Secrétaire Générale de la Fédération Panafricaine des Cinéastes (Fepaci) de 2006 à 2013.

English

She is Sole Director and owner of two production companies – Raohang Multimedia Productions & Kwa flights of Fancy Productions.

Executive Director – Shareholder of Evertrade Pictures Pty Ltd.

Bulane Hopa joined the Direct Cinema film training course at Wits University in the mid eighties and trained as a documentary film-maker. She subsequently directed, shot and edited a 50-minute documentary, Sangoma, based on the life and initiation of a woman Traditional healer. She subsequently worked on various African productions including the award winning Malian film, Yeelen, directed and produced by Malian director Souleymane Cissé.

In mid 1987 she joined the Video New Services, producing documentaries documenting the repressive nature of apartheid in South Africa. Between 1990 and 1996 she managed a non-governmental (NGO) project, Video Suitcase Mobile Cinema, under the auspices of the Film and Allied Organisation (FAWO). In 1993, established a film company, Kurira Films International, in partnership with two other film-makers, the company later became Evertrade Pictures. She has produced and directed for feature films and television.

Executive Producer and partner in Kwasukasukela, producers and creators of Takalani Sesame
She has helped several film establishment including Women of the Sun. Bulane Hopa became Chairperson of the production Minister’s Matsepe Cassaburi’s Advisory Body at the Department of Communications and chairperson of the IPO in 2000.

She was FEPACI Secretary General (2006-2013), replaced by Cheick Omar Sissoko (Mali).

Source:
http://fepaci.org/secretary.htm