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Colonial Sahara

Western Sahara serves as a powerful and timely reminder to the world that colonialism has not ended in Africa. It contin…

Still from Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing" (1989)

Still Doing the Right Thing

For a black film and media student at the University of Cape Town, Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing” was a revelation. I …

Egyptian protesters try to tear down a cement wall built to prevent them from reaching parliament and the Cabinet building near Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2012. Egypt’s black-clad riot police fired tear gas in fierce dawn clashes with dozens of protesters. The violence which was soothed hours later in central Cairo comes on eve of the second anniversary of Egypt’s Jan. 25 uprising, which toppled longtime authoritarian president Hosni Mubarak in 2011. (AP Photo/Hussein Tallal)

This film is about revolution

In the five years since the start of the so-called “Arab Spring,” as poverty, repression, and extremism have continued t…

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