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10 African films to watch out for, N°3

‘O Grande Kilapy’ (“The Great Kilapy” — ‘kilapy’ is Kimbundu for ‘scheme’, or ‘fraud’), the new film by director Zézé Gamboa, portrays the last decade of Portuguese rule in Angola…..

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June 26th, Madagascar

Today is the 51st anniversary of Malagasi independence. Things could have been better for its citizens. What with being governed by a former radio DJ and its army and with…..

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Ed Kashi in Madagascar

An unidentified man makes bricks in one of the photographs from photojournalist Ed Kashi‘s photo-essay “Madagascar” The series “… delves into environmental concerns, documenting the delicate balance between economic development…..

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Madagascar at The Oscars

French filmmaker, Bastien Dubois‘ short animated film “Madagascar, a Journey Diary (Carnet de Voyage)” is nominated for an Oscar at this Sunday’s Academy Award ceremony.  The film is about Dubois’…..

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The Land Deals

Examine the 21st century’s land deals in African countries, and it’s mostly a collection of unequal “agreements” struck with wealthy nations and companies, busy securing land on which food will…..

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Africa on Film: Madagascar

Allison Swank If you thought that a children’s film could escape the exaggerated eye roll of this cultural critic, then think again. I found the 2005 animated film Madagascar,  to be…..