State of Cameroon Cinema

Cameroon theaters are dying rapidly. The movie theater industry in Cameroon is a clear example of foreign investors being out of touch with realities on the ground. Take the case of Douala cinemas for instance. Most, if not all of the theaters were own by France based foreign investors who screened / selected the movies…

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Meet Jamilla Okubo

Jamilla Okubo is an Fine Artist, and surface pattern design enthusiast based in New York City. Concentrating on Fine Arts with an integration of fashion and surface pattern design. Jamilla’s work aims to use her interdisciplinary concentration as a medium to address topics within her culture while focusing on redefining the stereotyped narrative of the African…

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Why Africans Are Not United: a Photographic Examination by Taye Balogun & Mutua Matheka

50 years after the founding of the Organization of the African Unity, and the fervent calling for unity by founding members like Nkrumah, the salient question on African Unity remains. More than an abstract formulation, in reality, where does African unity stand? Currently, how significant is Pan-Africanism as it was during the founding days? Where…

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An International Film Festival in the Sahrawi Desert Refugee Camp

Deep in the Sahara desert in the Sahrawi refugee camps, the 12th edition of FiSahara –the Western Sahara International Film Festival– took place from April 28 through May 3, 2015. Some have described this notable event that takes place under extraordinary circumstance “little short of a miracle”. The festival attracting hundreds of international actors, filmmakers…

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Sound of Torture: Eritrean refugees, trapped and tortured in the Sinai desert, reach out to an activist radio host in Sweden.

Thousands of illegal migrants and asylum seekers are met with harsh situations as they flee their country and cross the Sinai desert to reach Israel, seeking refuge. One such group of people are Eritreans: over the past few years various news stories have emerged about the horrifying circumstances they have been met with. Devoted to…

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Scarred: An Anatomy of a Massacre

Judy Kibinge’s Documentary on ‘the Anatomy of a Massacre’ in Wajir. On February 10th 1984, “hundreds –possibly thousands– of Somali’s were rounded, tortured, while some were killed in an airstrip in Wajir (the capital of Wajir county of Kenya, situated in the former North Eastern Province). With no food or water in the scorching February…

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