Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
“Bon voyage” (“Have a nice trip”), a Swiss animated short movie by Fabio Friedli, seeks to convey how it feels to be an African asylum seeker in Switzerland, and it does so by capturing the experience in the simplest manner, with ballpoint pen and paper. Reactions to the movie show how divided the Swiss are
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
So apparently there’s more to the Ghana-Germany connection than the Boateng boys. I think the above Azonto rave in Hamburg this past January is proof of that. It’s perhaps an illustration of some of the points we...
Friday, July 22nd, 2011
A satirical film made by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1986. Worth seeing again. It should also be the dvd you pop in at your colonial-themed wedding.
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
In a recent interview on French television to promote his new book “Sortir de la Grande Nuit: Essai sur l’Afrique Décolonisée,” Johannesburg-based political philosopher Achille Mbembe suggested that Europe “seems to be gripped by an enormous desire...