Cinema Escapist

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South Africa

“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.

Interview: “Five Fingers for Marseilles” Director Michael Matthews and Writer Sean Drummond

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The filmmaking duo behind ' Five Fingers for Marseilles' discuss the decade-long journey of bringing South Africa's first Western to the screen.

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.