AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Found Objects No.19

Born in London to a Moroccan mother and an Iraqi father, Tala Hadid completed her 12-minute short thesis film Your Dark Hair Ihsan in 2005. Recorded in Morocco and its Rif Mountains, the film was awarded the Cinecolor/Kodak Prize (2005) and the Panorama Best short Film Award at the Berlin Film Festival (2006).

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

‘Imagine life without photos’

A worthwhile project by two Canadian brothers who grew up in 1970s Liberia–it still feels like 25% of the city are expats–to restore photo memory because so many people here don’t know what Monrovia looked like before...

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Driving with Fanon

I am dying to see this film, “Driving with Fanon,” by Steve Kwena Mokwena, a Johannesburg-based artist.  (I first met Steve in London in 2003. Very talented man.)  I should have a copy soon and will report...