The filmmaker considers himself to be a filmmaker who happens to be African: He is driven by the art of storytelling; so his context is African but his film language is global.
As a filmmaker, Matsetela wants to be an alternative voice, in a topography that’s filled with stories by others, like Django Unchained, defining black people.
Erykah Badu’s online defense of her visit to autocratic Swaziland exposed her lack of knowledge about the continent.
In a non-sensationalist manner, without super-heroes and special effects, director Steve McQueen allows the viewer not just be horrified, but to empathize too.
Sweden is a country living under the illusion of a special kind of exceptionalism, including that it is “less affected by postcolonial relations than other nations.”
The South African feature film, “Of Good Report,” deals with the relationship of a teacher with his underage student. The local censors decided it is a crime to screen it.