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A Closer Look at Ugandan Cinema


Timothy Niwamanya details the history of Ugandan cinema's difficult birth and its flourishing present.

A Closer Look At Angolan Cinema


Katy Stewart explores an African country whose an artistic approach to revolution is now in the throes a bold comeback.

A Closer Look at Mozambican Cinema


Katy Stewart pulls back the curtain on Mozambique's cinematic heritage of revolution and innovation.

A Closer Look At Burkinabe Cinema


Boukary Sawadogo provides an insight into Burkino Faso: one of the African continent's most important countries for cinema.

A Closer Look at Bissau-Guinean Cinema


Katy Stewart takes us on a journey through one of Africa's most overlooked national cinemas.


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