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Africa

An Introduction to “Father of African Cinema” Ousmane Sembène

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Timothy Niwamanya provides an introduction to Ousmane Sembène, the first true African filmmaker and a legend of Cinema.

A Closer Look at Mozambican Cinema

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

A Closer Look At Burkinabe Cinema

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

Review: “Kati Kati” Confronts Tragedy Through The Afterlife

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

“Come Back, Africa” is an Apartheid Time Capsule

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Revisiting the South African classic which reminds us of what life was like under apartheid.

Why and How FESPACO Needs To Reform

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Africa's most important film festival is fast approaching its 50th anniversary. Boukary Sawadogo suggests how it can improve and better prepare for the future.

A Closer Look at Bissau-Guinean Cinema

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

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

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

What Does It Mean for Asian-Americans When China’s Most Popular TV Program Is Racist?

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What does perceived Asian racism mean for the Asian-American identity?

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