Cinema Escapist

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Articles by Sharon Rwakatungu

Based in Uganda, Sharon Rwakatungu is a Staff Writer focusing on African cinema.

Revisiting Safi Faye, One of Africa’s Most Underrated Female Filmmakers


Looking back at Senegalese director Safi Faye through her groundbreaking film "Mossane."

Review: “Kati Kati” Confronts Tragedy Through The Afterlife


Mbithi Masya's strikingly original debut forces Kenya to confront its violent past through metaphor.

Review: The Unwavering Relevance of “The Battle of Algiers”


The Algerian masterpiece remains one of the most relevant films of our time for good reason.

Interview: Berni Goldblat, Director of “Wallay”


Berni Goldblat is the director of "Wallay", which tells a moving coming-of-age story set in Burkina Faso.

Review: Wallay (Burkina Faso/France, 2017)


This Burkinabe-French coproduction offers an endearing look at a French problem child sent to live with relatives in Burkina Faso.


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