1 minute read April 30, 2015 In Pictures: These are the Faces of the Caravana 43 for the Disappeared Students of Ayotzinapa, Mexico The Caravana 43, as we explained here, is a collective of the family members and friends of the 43 disappeared students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico. For over a month, they toured….. Read More 8 minutes read February 25, 2015 Akin Omotoso’s NBA ALL STAR WEEKEND DIARY Friday 13th: Tonight White People Get In For Free The snow covered the basketball courts down DeKalb Avenue giving a glimpse of playgrounds in heaven. I caught the Q to….. Read More 5 minutes read October 31, 2014 Zombie Harlem: Drummers Requiem on 125th Street I never understood what Gil Scot Heron was talking about in his song “New York is Killing Me” (from his last studio album I’m New Here) I understand now, it….. Read More 7 minutes read July 10, 2014 Director Takeshi Fukunaga on his new feature film about Liberian rubber workers, partly set in New York City Last month a friend posted a link to the Kickstarter page for Out of My Hand, a feature film shot primarily in Liberia. The plot follows a rubber tapper named Cisco….. Read More 4 minutes read July 3, 2014 Film: Vivian Maier’s 100,000 photographs Vivian Maier, the nanny turned street photographer, who has found fame posthumously, now a subject of the documentary ‘Finding Vivian Maier’ (trailer below), was a recluse in the exaggerated form…… Read More 2 minutes read October 17, 2013 Remembering Sathima Bea Benjamin “Hi Rashid, is it true?”, “Yes Matt she is on the other side.” With what feels like a physical blow to the body I try to make sense of it….. Read More 3 minutes read September 30, 2013 The U.S. premiere of Alain Gomis’ new film “Tey (Aujourd’hui)” Alain Gomis’ latest film, Tey (Aujourd’hui) is a gentle and understated exploration of life, death, memory, and the passing of time. The film tells of Satché’s (played by Saul Williams)….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.