In June 2023, Emile and Maarten (father and son) Rouveroy van Nieuwaal - in consultation with the African Studies Centre Library in Leiden - agreed to choose Wikimedia Commons as a platform to make several of their Africa films available to a larger audience. Wikimedia Commons, sometimes called the ‘image database of Wikipedia’, hosts 97 million files. Africa is under-represented, and so these films, uploaded by the ASCL Library, can help to improve visibility of African life and culture. More information: