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The Cinewax Team

Cinewa is a team of passionate volunteers in more than 10 countries!
Together, we are committed to the promotion of African cultures in the world through cinema.



or email us at volunteers@cinewax.org


Find out who is behind our projects!

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Some portraits

Jean Fall cinewax president founder 2015 oaff

Jean FALL, founder of Cinewax association

I am the founder and president of the Cinewax association. Young Franco-Senegalese entrepreneur and passionate about cinema, I created Cinewax in 2015, to bring people together around African cultures through cinema.


rachel arthein cinewax translator volunteer volunteer

Rachel Arthein - Translation Manager

I am responsible for the translation team of “French” subtitles for the platform. I am French, I am 21 years old and I am passionate about languages ​​and cinema. Thanks to OAFF, I can combine these passions and gain experience in the field in which I want to work.


Samuel Letter Cinewax
Samuel Leter - Film Programmer - US

I am Franco-American, in charge of programming for Cinewax, and a film student. I am fascinated by how watching a film can build a community across the different distribution points, and I am delighted to be part of this team to promote African films! 


 Cindy volunteer benevole cinewax


I am a Tanzanian based in Toronto and I was a programmer for Cinewax for the first year of the OAFF platform. Apart from that, I am an artistic director and a freelance artist. It's exciting to be part of this team that cultivates and promotes African voices and talents!


Soum Gassama

I am Soum Gassama, film critic for the cinewax association and 3D modeler in everyday life. I am convinced that African cinema has a future and that it is essential today to share our stories around the world, thanks to the 7th art. Through this commitment, we enrich ourselves and we enrich the world at the same time.




 Clara Paumé cinewax

Clara Paumé - Artistic Director & video editor - France

I'm a freelance editor based in Paris, and a lifelong cinephile. I was able to learn more about African cinema and discover many filmmakers by joining Cinewax. Today I'm in charge of the artistic direction of the trailers and content of the media.




Cinewax team equipe 2022 photos


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