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The 11 Best African Movies on Netflix

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We reveal the top African movies on Netflix for 2020, with film across genres like comedy and thriller, and from countries like Nigeria, Ghana, South...

Review: Egypt’s First Animated Feature “The Knight and the Princess” Champions Arab Storytelling

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"The Knight and the Princess" offers entertaining storytelling and a win for Arab representation in global animated cinema.

Review: Mati Diop’s “Atlantics” Depicts Love Amid Desperation and Mysticism

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Mati Diop’s stunningly assured debut feature “Atlantics” documents a generation of Senegalese in need of escape.

Review: “Cairo Station” Offers A Startlingly Prophetic Look At Toxic Masculinity

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1958 Egyptian classic “Cairo Station” provides an unflinching examination of psychosexual mental illness and gender-based crime.

The 11 Best Global Pandemic Movies

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Locked down during coronavirus? Tired of Hollywood? Check out these top international pandemic movies, streaming links included.

Review: “Sakawa” Documents Ghana’s Internet Romance Scammers

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Ben Asamoah’s debut feature "Sakawa" is a fly-on-the-wall documentary that shows the hustle of Ghana's internet romance scammers.

Review: Tunisia’s “Un Fils” Spotlights A Marriage and Country In Crisis

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Director Mehdi Barsaoui's "Un Fils" ("A Son") explores gender dynamics, healthcare, and a crumbling family in the wake of Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution.

Review: Jamaica’s “Rockers” Is A Celebration of Black Music, Culture, and Camaraderie

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"Rockers" refuses to indulge in common stereotypes about Jamaica, and offers a celebration of reggae that peers into the island nation's soul.

Review: “Another Day Of Life” Vibrantly Relives Angola’s Civil War

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Based on Ryszard Kapuściński’s eponymous book, “Another Day of Life” blends animation and documentary to vividly relive history.

Review: “Rafiki” Beautifully Defies Conservative Kenya on Homosexuality

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Director Wanuri Kahiu blends dazzling colors and Africa's vibrancy to tell an optimistic story of love

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