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A Longing Most Supreme…

By Kolawole Oludamilare There are many captivating pictures in Burkinabe. The film, co written and directed by Nthato Mokgata and Carla Fonseca, opens with images of African landscapes, followed by one of an old woman. A boy utters the film’s first words. He is shown

iREP 2020

The iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival marks its 10th anniversary in March 2020. The anniversary edition scheduled to hold from March 18 through 22, in Lagos, will be a celebration of the achievements of the last 10 years. Since its maiden edition in March 2011,

Friendship

By Kolawole Oludamilare Rafiki, through a friendship that transcends prejudice, explores a most contentious discourse within the African society. At the height of critical expressions, revolutionary thoughts and liberal claims, many seemingly advancing African societies are still naïve and afraid or blindly adamant to accepting

Memory Also Die

By Didi Cheeka Layered with text – of a personal nature -Memory Also Die takes as its point of departure the old idea that the personal is political–in the sense that collective forgetting is a politicially-sponsored act.  The 70s – the post-Biafra-war era – was

The Utopia of a New Country

Review of the film, A Memory in Three Acts. By Kolawole Oludamilare The documentary film A Memory in Three Acts is a brutal picture of memories; times and events of Mozambique’s colonial era and struggle for liberation. Directed by the Mozambican director and cinematographer, Inadelso

NAIRA MARLEY: ZEITGEIST OR POLTERGEIST

by Didi Cheeka For the first time in Nigerian society, there seem to be a widespread nihilist movement, whose only programme is internet fraud and a loosening of sexual standards, and whose sole leader, fittingly, is alleged fraudster and porn singer: Naira Marley. Underlying this

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Decasia – 1st Berlin-Lagos Archival Film Festival

Decasia – named after the masterful film by Bill Morrison constructed from decaying archival footage – is an international festival that will screen outstanding films that use the unique power of archival footage to drive their narrative. The objective is to consider such key issues as:

Three Filmmakers on Human Migration

By Dare Dan At the Lights Camera Africa Film Festival three teachers take their students to school—to borrow Fela Kuti’s idea of how a society gains consciousness. The topic is Modern Human Migration. The song Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense befits what these three different

Ema Edosio’s Kasala is Disturbingly Original

By Dare Dan Kasala— which is pidgin slang for trouble —is a fast-paced comic in its most unconventional form. We know stand-up comedy, TV comedy, comics of short skits on the internet, satirical writings, even radio comedy; but comedy, rooted in realism, is not something