African cinema

 
Cinema in Africa makes a ‘third-reel comeback’
Cinema in Africa makes a ‘third-reel comeback’
Like the plot of an old-fashioned movie, cinemas in Africa are making a third-reel comeback after years of worrying decline.
The jobless laugh, limp and die the American way
The jobless laugh, limp and die the American way
The Good Hope and the Rio bioscopes in Johannesburg are cinemas with a difference. They are homes for the hundreds of thousands of unemployed...
Horrific orgies of violence at film festival
Horrific orgies of violence at film festival
In the small hours of wet equatorial nights, the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo must wonder whether the fate of their country would have...
Ekasi secrets laid bare
Ekasi secrets laid bare
Matthew Krouse spoke to Fanney Tsimang, whose locally produced short gay feature film is based on a Nollywood concept.
Is Jeta Amata Nollywood's gift to Hollywood?
Is Jeta Amata Nollywood's gift to Hollywood?
Globalisation has been generous with new openings for anyone with an interest in cinema, or revolution. Jeta Amata, a maverick Nigerian director,...
True grit in Kinshasa's streets
True grit in Kinshasa's streets
Since seeing Retribution and How to Steal Two Million, both engaging and well-made South African thrillers, I've been mulling...
Out of Africa
Out of Africa
South Africa hosted the continent's first picture show in Johannesburg in May 1896, and Durban can claim Africa's first permanent ­cinema.

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