‘A Screaming Man’

Still from A Screaming Man

The annual New York African Film Festival takes place till the end of May. One of the outstanding films on the program is “Un Homme Qui Crie” (A Screaming Man) by Chadian director, Mahamat Saleh Haroun. The film won the 2010 Cannes Jury Prize. Public screenings of Un Homme Qui Crie are scheduled for 26 and 28 May. The usually dour Armond White is impressed; so is Manohla Dargis in The New York Times. Haroun was recently interviewed on the BBC.

Here’s the festival’s full program.

Further Reading

Ça chauffe à Bamako de

The heat is on in Bamako. The political crisis in Mali is moving so fast, by the time you write something things have moved on. But’s here’s a good backgrounder by a historian of Mali.

A debased tradition

What continuities can be drawn from the murder of Ahmed Timol in apartheid Johannesburg to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis? Wamuwi Mbao unpacks the debased tradition of police murdering civilians.

Independence Day

The labor and political organizing of Somali immigrants in the US Midwest should inspire more Americans to join the broader movement for worker rights and racial equality.