Cinema Escapist

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Articles by Oscar Harding

The African Film Heritage Project: Cinema’s Next Chapter

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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

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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

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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

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

What Black Panther’s Success Means For African Cinema

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

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

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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

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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

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

Review: “Five Fingers for Marseilles” shows colonialism’s scars in South Africa

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The film transplants the Western genre to South Africa, offering an allegory for colonialism's damaging influence on African nations.

Review: Ivory Coast’s “Run” and the tragedy of populism

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Director Philippe Lacôte’s debut feature examines how populism hurts its most dedicated adherents.