African Cinema

The curious phenomenon of Swahili film narration

By Adam Rodgers Johns

Meet the East African VJs whose unusual craft represents an art form in its own right.

Martin Scorsese pledges to preserve classic African cinema

By John Wadsworth

The director is launching a vital new initiative called The African Film Heritage Project.

Why the question of identity is still a common concern among African filmmakers

By Tasso Dattenberg-Doyle

This year’s Film Africa event showed that African people are still not free to define their own identity abroad.

A new film exposes the mistreatment of Uganda’s LGBT community

By Matthew Anderson

The Pearl of Africa highlights the everyday struggle of transgender people – and offers a beacon of hope.

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