7 minutes read July 10, 2014 Director Takeshi Fukunaga on his new feature film about Liberian rubber workers, partly set in New York City Last month a friend posted a link to the Kickstarter page for Out of My Hand, a feature film shot primarily in Liberia. The plot follows a rubber tapper named Cisco….. Read More 6 minutes read September 20, 2013 The Disneyfication of Ellen Sirleaf Johnson Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is often presented by western media as an avatar of all things good, which is unsurprising. This was the narrative that made her an icon….. Read More 4 minutes read September 2, 2013 Press Freedom in Liberia “Your spirit appears to me to be anarchical. I remember during the last Administration, you were critical and censorious of it. When it comes to the present Administration, you are….. Read More 2 minutes read March 6, 2013 Searching for Redemption In Searching for Sugar Man, Rodriguez the man feels more like an awkward prop in a story of white redemption rather than the star of his own movie. Read More 11 minutes read October 25, 2012 Is Mads Brügger a journalist? Even if you like Mads Brügger’s documentaries, chances are you hate him. The characters he plays in his “non-fiction films”—a Communist theater director in The Red Chapel and, more recently,….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.