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African Cinema

Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu Captivates Cannes: The Imagination as Rebellion

Karin Badt | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

It is one of the most stunning films in the Cannes Competition this year: Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu, about individuals in Mali trying to maintain dignity and freedom despite the oppressive rules of the Jihadists invading their country.

Back to Black Africa Without a White Tour Guide

Brett Fenzel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Brett Fenzel

Still, seeing a repressed population take charge in the hands of a filmmaker who was one of these people made me trust in the movies as a medium where stories didn't have to be told by white proxy. Dishing out no small credit to Lee and his fellows, my brother would go on to hone his skills as a freestyle rapper, and I'd go on to study African cinema.