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Haile Gerima: The Mythmaker

Haile Gerima is an Ethiopian film director, critic and professor. Raised in Gondar, Ethiopia, as a child, he acted in his father’s troupe performing across the country.In 1967, he moved to the United States...


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...


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...