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Sunday, July 21st, 2013

This Film Has Been Banned

Following what transpired at the opening night of the 2013 Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), director Jahmil X.T. Qubeka’s “Of Good Report” will go down in history as one of the most spectacular opening night films seen by almost no one. After the obligatory opening night speeches–many of them evoking Nelson Mandela on his birthday, the pre-1994

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Big Brother Goodluck Jonathan

Late last year, we ran a piece on the documentary Fuelling Poverty, a 30 minute crash course on the politics, implications, and significance of #OccupyNigeria and the fuel subsidy protests of January 2012. Made by Ishaya Bako and...

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

No politics please

South African corporates has always been on the side of right. Literally. Take this recent case study:

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Is District 9 being censored in Nigeria?

This news: Information Minister Dora Akunyili has asked movie houses in the capital of Abuja to stop screening District 9 because the South Africa-based sci-fi movie about aliens and discrimination makes Nigerians look bad. “We have...

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

ILLEGAL CARTOONS

A Ugandan newspaper’s critical caricature of President Yoweri Museveni led police to interrogate three journalists today on allegations of sedition, according to a defense attorney and local journalists.