Chad’s first cinema in years

Great news from Ndjamena, capital of Chad, across the river from the far-north tip of Cameroon: they’ve opened a cinema! The Théâtre Normandie opened its doors in April and it looks rather nice.

Chadian cinéastes Issa Serge Coelo (“Daresalam”) and Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, who won the Cannes 2010 Jury Prize for “A Screaming Man”, who spearheaded the project, had presidential support. You need that for this kind of thing in Chad.


About Richard Trillo

I'm the author of Rough Guides to Kenya, Madagascar and West Africa, and co-author of Rough Guides to First-Time Africa and The Gambia. I was formerly editor of the African chapters of the Rough Guide to World Music. The blogs for Kenya, West Africa and First-Time Africa are a way for me to post news for readers and for readers to keep in touch with me and with info from other travellers, posting updates, news and comments. Or that's the idea. To be honest the blogs barely get any attention from me these days. I am the Kenya Programme Manager at the safari tour operator Expert Africa and was previously a freelance writer, editor and PR consultant, and before that Director of Communications at the publisher Rough Guides.
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One Response to Chad’s first cinema in years

  1. I meant to note in this post that Kenya Airways starts flying a Boeing 737 – 800 from Nairobi to Ndjamena via Cotonou twice a week (Sun & Weds) on Sunday 19th June.

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