New UNESCO publication highlights growth potential of Africa’s film industry

04 October 2021, International

On 5 October (3 pm to 3.50 pm,) UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, alongside distinguished film makers Abderrahmane Sissako and Mati Diop, will present The African Film Industry publication, the first ever complete mapping of the continent’s film and audiovisual industries, which currently employs an estimated 5 million people and accounts for $5 billion in GDP across Africa. The publication contains strategic recommendations to help the sector achieve its estimated potential to create over 20 million jobs and contribute $20 billion to the continent’s combined GDP.