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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

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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.

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

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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

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

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