The Afrocine Project: Learnings from organizing a Pan-African Campaign
From Ewan McAndrew
Sam Oyeyele, Winnie Kabinte, Antoni Mtavangu, Alaafiabami Oladipupo, and Camelia BobanAbstract
The AfroCine Project is a multi-country, multi-faceted WikiProject which started in 2018 and is aimed at encouraging the contribution of content that relates to the historical and contemporary cinema, theatre, and arts sectors of several African countries, the Caribbean and the diaspora to Wikimedia projects.
Since the founding of the project, three major campaigns of "Months of African Cinema" have happened, with over 5,000 Wikipedia articles created so far, in more than 20 languages, and with many events organized in different parts of the continent and beyond.
In this session, we'd be showcasing the successes achieved so far, and also be inviting local organizers from across the continent to share their experiences.Session Outcomes
The purpose of this session is to showcase the successes achieved with the project so far, while also sharing learnings on what has worked and what would need some improvements. Finally, We'd also like to use the opportunity to get more people to join the campaign in various ways in the new edition.