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Our Picks + Black Is King (Special Guest)

For this episode of Mydylarama’s Top Picks podcast, we’re joined by our guest, academic, film programmer and Japanese Avant-Garde and Experimental Film Festival producer George Crosthwait. George Crosthwait. George’s pick of the week, and also (…)

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Q&A with Sofia Alaoui, dir. Qu’importe si les bêtes meurent [So What if the Goats Die] - Clermont 2020

In the heights of the Atlas mountains, Abdellah, a young shepherd, and his father are snowed in. As their animals start to starve, Abdellah goes in search of supplies in a village more than a day’s walk away. With his mule, he arrives in the (…)

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Q&A with Baloji, dir. Zombies - Clermont 2020 PRIX FESTIVALS CONNEXION AUVERGNE-RHÔNE-ALPES

The film "Zombie" is a journey between hope and dystopia in a hallucinated Kinhsasa, from the culture of the hair salon to futuristic solitary clubbing, from the urban parade to the glory of a dictator in campaign (Papa Bollo) to modern western (…)

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Q&A with Anthony Nti, dir. Da Yie - Clermont 2020 Grand Prize

A foreigner in Ghana gets an assignment from his gang to recruit kids for a risky job that will take place later that evening. He finds Prince and Matilda, two lively kids and good friends, and plans to hand them over to the gang. After spending (…)

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Entretien avec Amel Guellaty, réalisatrice du film Black Mamba

"Black Mamba" présenté au Festival de Clermont-Ferrand 2018 : http://my.clermont-filmfest.com/index.php?&m=104&c=3&id_film=200066481&o=178 Dans la sélection Regards d’Afrique : http://my.clermont-filmfest.com/index.php (…)

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Stories of our Lives - Film Africa 2015

Stories of our Lives is a sequence of five tales sourced from real life experiences of gay Kenyans. The film uses the same crisp, saturated black and white photography across its five sections. Even though this creates a flattening of visual (…)

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ALL IS WELL (2011) - Film Africa

Also released under ’Alda and Maria’, the inspiration for the feature film was director Pocas Pascoal’s own life (see interview here) and the need for Angolan migrants to tell their stories. Of course, this is the reflection of a woman looking (…)

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AYANDA (2015) - Film Africa

I almost didn’t watch Ayanda as the synopsis described the title character as an Afro-hipster. Did that really need a racial qualifier in South Africa? Why is the racial default for hipsters white? Things will never change if we keep normalising (…)

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