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10 films to watch out for, N°13

Ladies’ Turn is a documentary film by Hélène Harder about a team of Senegalese women who fight to follow their passion for football “all the way from small, neighborhood fields…..

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10 African films to watch out for, N°12

Here’s another list of 10 films in the making or already finished. Two long fiction features to start with. Dakar Trottoirs (directed by Hubert Laba Ndao; left) has “surrealist characters…..

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10 African films to watch out for, N°11

And by ‘African’ we mean — made by African or diaspora directors, Africa-themed, or set in Africa. Don’t spend too much time pondering about that definition though. First up this…..

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10 films to watch out for, N°10

Here’s another random selection of ten films to watch (some of them already doing the rounds, others still in production). In no particular order: Lomi Shita (Abraham Gezahagne’s “The Scent…..

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10 films to watch out for, N°9

In no particular order, here are another 10 films — still in production, recently completed or already making the rounds — we hope to see one day. All of them…..

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10 African films to watch out for, N°7

I was surprised to find very few films by African directors in this year’s programme of the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam. At my count, 4 out of 317…..

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10 African films to watch out for, N°6

http://vimeo.com/38036041 One of the reasons recently given by members of the local advisory committee to the responsible authorities for withholding much-needed subsidies to the Africa film festival in my home…..

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10 films to watch out for, N°5

‘One Man’s Show’ is the latest film by Newton I. Aduaka (probably best known for his 2007 film ‘Ezra’) with Emile Abossolo Mbo as the comedian who has to confront…..

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10 African films to watch out for, N°4

Here are another 10 films we’re hoping to see in the (near) future. First, three “fiction” films. ‘Winter of Discontent’, a film by director Ibrahim El Batout is set against…..

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10 African films to watch out for, N°3

‘O Grande Kilapy’ (“The Great Kilapy” — ‘kilapy’ is Kimbundu for ‘scheme’, or ‘fraud’), the new film by director Zézé Gamboa, portrays the last decade of Portuguese rule in Angola…..