How to get African films we should see onto our screens

Lindiwe Dovey, SOAS, University of London Confronted with questions about why the jury of the 2016 Berlin Film Festival has no people of colour, the jury president – and three-time Oscar-winner – Meryl Streep said: We are all Africans really. In the wake of the OscarsSoWhite controversy about lack of diversity in the film industry, …

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Africa News Headlines for 23 February 2015

The Academy Award-nominated film “Timbuktu” explores the war within Islam Source: Foreign Policy ‘Timbuktu’ director wants more cinema from West Africa Source: Japan Times/Reuters Lupita at the Oscars Source: The Herald Ivory Coast moves to close digital divide Source: Biztech Africa Modern African Poetry Finds Its Voice Online Source: Highbrow Magazine High time SAPS got …

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Africa News Headlines for 17 January 2015

Mauritania and Estonia make history with Oscar nominations Source: Hollywood.com Kofi Annan: The West can’t solve Africa’s problems Source: GhanaWeb Drugs smuggling in Africa: The Smack Track Source: The Economist Kathryn Bigelow and the bogus link between ivory and terrorism Source: The Conversation South Africa Seeks to Sell Antelope, Impala Meat to EU Source: Bloomberg …

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