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Med Hondo: The Multifaceted Talent

Med Hondo, whose full name is Abid Mohamed Medoun Hondo is an expatriate Mauritanian film director. His films mainly focus on the experiences of Africans abroad. The son of farmers, Med Hondo (b.May 4,1936)...

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What is Third Cinema or Third Cinema Theory?

What is Third Cinema? Third Cinema, also called Third World Cinema; a type of film and film theory prevalent in Africa, Latin America, and Asia that strives to transform society by educating and radicalizing...

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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...

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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...