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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.

Interview: Berni Goldblat, Director of “Wallay”

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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)

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

Review: Atlantic (Morocco, 2014)

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An artistically inclined film from Morocco with an unusual windsurfing premise.

Review: Timbuktu (Mauritania, 2014)

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Timbuktu is a stirringly silent series of snapshots from when the eponymous Malian city was under jihadist occupation. Peaceful yet powerful, it is a powerful...

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