AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

19th New York African Film Festival: Shorts!

Short films sometimes get a bad rap — they’re considered a “learning exercise” for film school students, or worse, they’re made synonymous with boring, pretentious art house… stuff. This year’s matinee trio at NYAFF had some fun with these stereotypes. Osvalde Lewat’s ‘Sderot, Last Exit’ is an experimental documentary that follows student filmmakers as they

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Lupe Fiasco Knows Black Presidents

Update: I’m eating crow on this. Earlier today I posted an excerpt from an interview with the Chicago rapper, Lupe Fiasco, who gained some midlevel fame with his “Kick Push” song. Setting up the post, I noted that...

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Glass Houses

An Israeli newspaper last week revealed (more celebrated) that Judge Richard Goldstone,  the Jewish South African judge–who was the primary author of a UN report in September last year that charged Israel and Hamas with war crimes...

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

FILM / ‘NO WAY OUT’

No need to explain. Then I’ll give the plot away. Reminds me of the films of Harun Farocki.