African film, and its filmmakers and producers, is inevitably much like the countries that fill the large continent: a vast array of personalities, humour, issues, injustices, histories that ultimately represent a variety of storytelling methods. It is one of the few film industries – along with perhaps, to a lesser extent, Asian cinema – where a number … Continue reading Notes on African Cinema
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