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.
What is it like to be a woman leader in South Africa's Economic Freedom Fighters?
Two female leads in an African film not doing hair, casting ju-ju curses or throwing vases at cheating husbands.
Short introductions are all the rage in scholarly publishing these days, and it’s easy to see
The new film, Five Fingers for Marseilles revolves around the tale of five black men, spanning their
When a woman announces to her husband, via text message, that she wants a divorce, and
The film The Train of Salt and Sugar, set in 1988 during Mozambique’s civil war, depicts a journey by rail from the city of Nampula,
Kati Kati, the fifth collaboration from One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink productions, is a
We are presently experiencing something of a golden age of Nigerian short films. From Iquo B. Essien’s moving, impassioned Aissa’s Story (2013), which was an
What personal and collective memory is evoked when we encounter films from a historical period? The discovery, in 2015, of a batch
“What are the ingredients that make up a life?” wonders filmmaker Eva Munyiri at the beginning
Since 1949, James Baldwin has been singing a song. It’s an old tune, at times tender,
In his latest feature, Naked Reality (2016), which unfolds 150 years into the future, Cameroonian filmmaker
An in-depth look at the life and times of Winnie Mandela largely in her own words.
The first genocide of the 20th century took place between 1904 and 1908 when a German
In Kisangani, the third largest city of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and the capital
When he was fifteen, the Gabonese Luc Bendza embarked on his life journey to China to
Italian cinema is renowned the world over for its technical and artistic innovations, from the neorealism
In recent years there has been a global convergence on the “girling of development”; in other