At this year's New York African Film Festival, we saw films united by key thematic concerns, some of them quite unexpected.
A film about Cape Town’s water crisis raises profound questions about the character and stability of South Africa’s post-apartheid trajectory.
A commentary on how Egyptian society treats the abandoned, disabled, or those suffering from ailments deemed a risk.
Poitier is a pioneer in Hollywood (the first black male actor to win an Oscar), but, like in most of his US acting roles, he also played it safe in African roles he took on.
The film, "The Burial of Kojo," sparks a vital conversation about the intersections of heritage, politics, and spirituality in Ghana and in Africa at large.
How will Kenya's Constitutional Court rule on colonial-era laws that criminalize homosexuality in Kenya.
The new film 'Kasala' doubles as a quasi-documentary on the Nigerian condition and will appeal to anyone who has ever felt any kind of poverty.
The state of politics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and those working to build a new future there.
The friendship of the poets Syl Cheney-Coker and Niyi Osundare is the subject of the road movie documentary, "The Poets."
Wolof-centered television may be a beacon of hope for Senegal’s waning cinema culture.
Artists played central roles in the protest movement that ended dictatorship in Burkina Faso.
Dare Olaitan’s film Ojukokoro gets some room to breathe in New York, after being stifled at the box office in Lagos.
Burkinabe filmmaker Idrissa Ouédraogo was a singular talent in African cinema. His films championed marginalized people and cultures.
How the celebrated film Black Panther stacks up in its depiction of decolonized African feminism.
Solomon Mahlangu was a famed liberation fighter in South Africa hanged by Apartheid in 1979. His legacy is the subject of a new film.
In spite of all the dressing up, it is easy to mistake Wakanda for Africa.
Long before Walter Rodney wrote 'How Europe Underdeveloped Africa,' he was profoundly shaped by his studies in Jamaica.
“A Hotel Called Memory” concerns itself with elements of mood and scene and downplays aspects relating to plot or story.
The first, unsettling moment in director Aryan Kaganof’s “Metalepsis in Black” comes early as the film depicts academics and student activists strolling into an anonymous conference room to prepare for
You are bound to be inundated by all manner of readings of “Isoken,” Jadesola Osiberu’s new Nollywood rom-com, the majority of them feminist.