2 minutes read October 20, 2013 When marketing men make films about football I finally got around to watching “Thierry Henry 1:1” on iTunes. The promo material is written in breathless prose: “Who is the personality hidden in this dream career? … What are….. Read More 6 minutes read December 21, 2012 The Trouble with “The Trouble with Aid” “And the world weeps with them…”, narrates the solemn 70s commentator over images of children in Biafra, bloated by kwashiorkor. These are the opening shots of the documentary film, The….. Read More 2 minutes read October 29, 2012 Film Africa (4): ‘Veejays in Dar es Salaam’ My first thought was wow; some anthropologists went to Tanzania to make a documentary about the politics of translation and made something a lot more fun. This is the inside….. Read More 4 minutes read December 5, 2011 The documentary imaginery At the recent Film Africa film festival in London, the new Ethiopian feature film “Atletu” (The Athlete) was screened to a sold-out audience. Directed by Rasselas Lakew and Davey Frankel,….. Read More 2 minutes read November 1, 2011 'Soccer movies about poor, brown people' Read More 2 minutes read October 10, 2011 Black Power Mixtape When the documentary film, “The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975” first made the rounds of festivals earlier this year and went on limited release this summer, the reaction of mainstream critics….. Read More 3 minutes read October 7, 2011 ‘The Art of El Anatsui’ Film Review by Elliot Ross* Making a film about an artist whose work is as beautiful as El Anatsui’s must be a daunting thing. But Susan Vogel, in her new….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.