8 minutes read September 29, 2015 An interview with the director of ‘Paths To Freedom’, a film on Namibian liberation Paths to Freedom is the latest from award winning Namibian filmmaker Richard Pakleppa. It takes a look at the launch of the liberation struggle by several Namibian freedom fighters, focusing….. Read More 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 ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.