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Interview: UNESCO’s Ali Moussa Iye on the African Film Heritage Project

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UNESCO's Chief of the History and Memory for Dialogue discusses the organization's priorities in Africa and his personal relationship with the continent.

Exclusive Interview: Martin Scorsese on the African Film Heritage Project

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The legendary filmmaker talks exclusively to Cinema Escapist about his mission to restore and promote African films.

Interview: “En el Séptimo Día” Director Jim McKay Discusses The Cultural Mosaic of New York City

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"En el Séptimo Día" director Jim McKay discusses how he went about making a film so different from his own lived experience.

Interview: “Nossa Chape” Directors Jeff and Michael Zimbalist Discuss How Communities Rebuild After Tragedy

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The directors of "Nossa Chape" discuss their documentary, and the power of sport in recovering from national tragedies.

Interview: “The Great Buddha+” Director Huang Hsin-yao Explores the Losers of Taiwanese Society

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Huang discusses how consumerism, class, and Taiwanese language shape his Golden Horse Award-winning film "The Great Buddha+".

“People’s Republic of Desire”: Director Hao Wu Introduces Us to Chinese Internet Celebrity Culture

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America has YouTube celebrities—but who are the "internet famous" in China?

“Souvenir” Creator Bavo Defurne: Fragile Emotions are Universal

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Bavo Defurne is interested in the subtle emotions that film can capture with details of dialogue and visual depth. In this conversation, he talks about...

“Breaking Point” Director Mark Jonathan Harris: Why Ukraine’s Struggle for Democracy is Still Relevant

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The two-time Oscar-winning director's latest film depicts Ukraine's Euromaidan Revolution and its aftermath.

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.

Interview: Indonesian Director Joko Anwar on “Halfworlds” and “Pengabdi Setan”

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Joko Anwar is one of Indonesia's most critically acclaimed and commercially successful directors.

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