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Restless City

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Shameless Self-Promotion: Chief Boima’s Many Identities

If you’re unfamiliar with my musical work, OkayAfrica.com recently did a profile on me for their web TV series.

Monday, April 9th, 2012

‘Restless City’ at the 19th New York African Film Festival

Towards the final scenes of Restless City, Jessye Norman’s solo soprano voice scales the great buildings and the conveyor belts of vehicles, between all of which a small red scooter navigates, carrying the slim bodies of Djibril...

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Film: The talented Tajdin sisters

Filmmaker Amirah Tajdin and her producer sister Wafa Tajdin are currently working on their first feature, titled “Walls of Leila,” and are running a Kickstarter campaign to help launch their production. For two young, clearly talented filmmakers,...

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Dosunmu’s ‘Restless City,’ the best African film of 2011?

I finally got to see director Andrew Dosunmu’s debut feature film, “Restless City,” this summer (at the Urban World Film Festival). The story, part American dream narrative, revolves around a young West African immigrant, Djibril, who lives in...

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Andrew Dosunmu’s ‘Restless City’

I recently missed out on seeing a special screening (at BAM in Brooklyn) of “Restless City,” the new film by Andrew Dosunmu, “… the story of Djibril, an Africa immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York...