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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.

Review: “Five Fingers for Marseilles” Shows Colonialism’s Scars in South Africa


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


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

Interview: Daniel McCabe’s “This Is Congo” Compels Us to Care About the Congo


Director Daniel McCabe reveals his intent to confuse, scar, and ultimately engage the audience in his war documentary “This Is Congo”.

Review: “This Is Congo” and the farcical nature of power


This brilliant war documentary shows that the decades-old Congo conflict is nothing more than a farcical power struggle.

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