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Best Documentaries About Africa

Watch documentaries online! You enjoy documentaries right? Let’s be honest, most these days don’t make the time to read about biographies or current events. The majority of people would most likely watch a movie...

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Africa at the Oscars

Awards and prizes aren’t everything. But it’s still nice to have them. Films are here to delight us.These Oscar nominated and winning foreign films were made to touch audiences beyond their respective borders. Many...

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Filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo

Burkina Faso film director Idrissa Ouedraogo, born in 1954, is widely considered one the top members of a new generation of African filmmakers.The son of a civil servant, Ouedraogo studied English at the University...

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Safi Faye Film Director, Ethnologist

Safi Faye, born in Senegal (1943), is one the few independent women filmmakers in Africa. Also the first African woman to complete a feature length film. She specializes in ethnographic films and learned a...

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Postcolonial Writer Ama Ata Aidoo

Hailing from Abeadzi Kyiakor, Ghana Ama Ata Aidoo is a playwright, novelist and poet. Her works examine the┬átraditional roles that were the norm to African women. Aidoo’s first play, The Dilemma of a Ghost...

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13 Best African Movies To Get You Hooked

Here are some of the best African movies! From as far as I can remember, one of my fondest memories were when we sat as a family in my home country of Senegal watching...