6 minutes read May 12, 2015 Black Film, White Masks As most young ambitious filmmakers, I of course decided that my first feature length film would be an epic sci-fi post-apocalyptic piece that was somehow going to have these incredibly….. Read More 4 minutes read April 28, 2015 The problem with the word “genocide” A century ago, Turkish forces slaughtered more than one million Armenian children, women, and men. This weekend, public conversations during the event’s centenary centered around the politics of deploying the “g-word”—genocide–as….. Read More 7 minutes read December 4, 2014 The University as a Place to Think? I was recently asked to be on a panel with the theme of the role of the university, social justice and global change. When the invite came I was in….. Read More 1 minute read November 3, 2014 WOW! Watch this little girl name the presidents of 30 countries Some people think that Africa is a country. Some people, such as the New York Times editors, think that Ivory Coast is two countries (see below). Many people struggle to….. Read More 3 minutes read December 13, 2013 Trailer Takedown N°2: Namibian Short Films The Namibian film industry is a busy one, often occupied with producing nature documentaries for the likes of National Geographic and Blue Planet, German TV films, NGO information films on….. Read More 6 minutes read November 18, 2013 ‘Tribal’ Reality Television 2.0 There was this sincere hope that we had seen the end of the so-called ‘tribal reality shows;’ that is television programs where groups of westerners spend some time with one….. Read More 2 minutes read September 24, 2013 Charles Burnett and Govt Sponsored Biopics Most of you may know Charles Burnett for his brilliant films “Killer of Sheep” and “To Sleep With Anger,” among others. But now it has been announced that Burnett is….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.