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Articles by Oscar Harding

Based in the UK, Oscar Harding is Cinema Escapist's Africa Editor. Learn more about him and other staff on the "About" page.

The Best African Movies, From All 54 African Countries


An epic list of the top African films—from all 54 of Africa's countries.

Review: “The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid” Depicts Two Irelands At War


Analyzing the latest documentary in an Irish cinematic movement that depicts farmers as heroes against an oppressive system.

The African Film Heritage Project: Cinema’s Next Chapter


Cinema Escapist talks to some of the people behind the biggest milestone in African cinema this decade.

Interview: UNESCO’s Ali Moussa Iye on the African Film Heritage Project


UNESCO's Chief of the History and Memory for Dialogue discusses the organization's priorities in Africa and his personal relationship with the continent.

Exclusive Interview: Martin Scorsese on the African Film Heritage Project


The legendary filmmaker talks exclusively to Cinema Escapist about his mission to restore and promote African films.

Why “Who Killed Captain Alex?” is the Most Important African Film of the 21st Century


The Ugandan Action Comedy that became an internet sensation heralds the future of African Cinema

What Black Panther’s Success Means For African Cinema


Could the record-breaking American superhero blockbuster be a game-changer for African Cinema?

Review: “The Cursed Ones” and the Burden of History


All-too relevant Ghanaian drama proves that the past has too much power over the present.

Review: “I Am Not a Witch” and the Apathy of the Gullible


This absurd Zambian comedy skewers those who can’t be bothered to call out injustice because it doesn’t affect them.

Interview: “Five Fingers for Marseilles” Director Michael Matthews and Writer Sean Drummond


The filmmaking duo behind ' Five Fingers for Marseilles' discuss the decade-long journey of bringing South Africa's first Western to the screen.

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