Rosy Hunt attended DREAMS OF ELBIDI, a unique fusion of community theatre and traditional cinema. It offers not only a dramatisation of Kenyan ghetto life, but a way to entertain its African audience while educating them about HIV and AIDS. Also featured: transcript from the Q&A with Kamau wa Ndung’u.
Long Road student reviewers James Doughty and Jack McCurdy offer their thoughts on The Yellow Sea, which screened at CFF2011 and is also part of this year’s London Korean Film Festival programme.
Claire Henry reviewed YELLOW SEA, an “ambitious but very well executed bloodbath”, which was screened at CFF2011 and more recently at the London Korean Film Festival.
Jim Ross reviews NOTRE ÉTRANGÈRE, an excellent but heartbreaking film screening at the Cambridge African Film Festival on Monday November 7th
The SOUND IT OUT Documentary tour has started. The first Picturehouse Cinemas screening is this coming Tuesday in York. Follow the film’s Facebook page to keep up to date with tour details.
The villagers of Koundi in Cameroon have created their own communally cultivated cacao plantation as a way of alleviating their poverty independently. Turning away from typical NGO filmmaking, Ariane Atodji’s debut is a strong statement that Africa exists outside of the narrow, stereotypical lens of poverty, conflict and famine so often used to invoke it.
Mike Boyd was at the London Film Festival last week to take in some African cinema ahead of the Cambridge African Film Festival
Jim Ross takes a look at Andrew Rossi’s journalism documentary PAGE ONE, following the employees of The New York Times.
Loreta Gandolfi reviews Verena Freytag’s emotionally charged portrayal of unconditional love and coming of age.
Ed Frost reviews Michaël R. Roskam’s unconventional thriller, which focuses on the shady dealings of the Belgium cattle hormone mafia.