The classic film, "Come Back, Africa" by Lionel Rogosin, first released in 1959, broke with how ‘white liberal’ politics imagined black people or tried to shape their struggles.
Djibril Diop Mambéty's film "Touki Bouki" is an excellent example of how the contemporary can be read through the (re)construction of myths and narratives from a collective memory.
A BBC reporter visits the old fields of southeast Nigeria, the site of massive exploitation by Shell Oil--in a helicopter provided by Shell.
Abderrahmane Sissako’s oblique suggestion of what a ‘socialist friendship’ might be in his first film, "October" (1993) set in a then-declining Soviet Union.
Ousmane Sembene's "Xala" (1974) is a powerful political narrative. At times edging toward the surreal, at others an acute depiction of the complexity of the freshly independent Senegal.
They're making a film about "a love story set in Cape Town South Africa that chronicles the life of Leila, a young Cape Malay girl who falls in love with an American boy, Derek, who happens to be black."
A new series of documentaries explore the politics of leadership via an imaginative, malleable, deeply personal treatment of history.
It's a shame that a player had to suffer from a heart attack to provoke feelings of belonging about him as a refugee and immigrant. It says something about Britain.
A quick review of films showing at two festivals with a focus on gay people: The Out in Africa Festival and the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
Writing gays and lesbians into the political and social history of South Africa – a history from which LGBT people are so often obscured and ignored.
Can a belief be condemned as immoral? Or must we accept cultural difference, and merely condemn the acts that follow as a consequence?
The 2012 edition of the Berlinale includes a number of films from Africa or with African themes.