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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.

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

What Black Panther’s Success Means For African Cinema

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Could the record-breaking American superhero blockbuster be a game-changer for African Cinema?

Why I Show Raoul Peck’s “Lumumba: La Mort du Prophète” To My Students

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Marcus Filipello, a UW Milwaukee history professor, analyzes this documentary on the Congo by Peck (best known for the Oscar-nominated "I Am Not Your Negro")

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.

 
 
 

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