AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

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Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Making “Man on Ground”

Here’s a short behind-the-scenes video piece for those who enjoyed Akin Omotoso’s well-received film “Man on Ground”. (We reviewed it here.) Snippets and anecdotes include those on: The Beginning / The Story / The Funding (crowd-funded initially) / The Shoot, The Cast, The Crew / “Trouble in Paradise” (or: when they feared the production would

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Akin Omotoso’s Country

A recurring theme in director Akin Omotoso’s films is the fraught postapartheid relationship between Nigerian migrants and their South African hosts. Part of the reason is autobiographical: Akin is the son of Kole, the literary professor, who...