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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Nollywood and Hollywood

In a recent article in The Guardian, Phil Hoad writes that ‘maverick’ Nigerian director Jeta Amata is perhaps ‘Nollywood’s gift to Hollywood.” Amata’s new feature,  Black November, is a Hollywood-friendly big budget epic, delving into the horrific situation in the Niger Delta and the havoc that the oil industry leaves behind. Hoad’s article is a nice

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

War Photographer

New York magazine has a series of 29 images of and by war photographers, including Joao Silva, the South African photographer who lost his legs after stepping on a land mine in Afghanistan. Silva, is “… taking steps...

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Rankin does South Africa

With the World Cup in South Africa around the corner, the BBC is whetting audience appetites through a special season called the “Wonderful Africa Season“. It is billed as “a wide ranging season of films looking at...

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Weekend Links

So as usual, a bunch of links–new as well as ones–that have piled up in my bookmarks folder. First, some good news: a Sudanese court only fined–but did not flog–Lubna Hussein, the woman who wore jeans in...