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Idris Elba and Richard Madden in the terror thriller Bastille Day: the film has been pulled from French cinemas. Jessica Forde/StudioCanal

As life imitates art, how are we to read terror plots in film and TV?

The film Bastille Day – featuring a CIA agent trying to avert a terror attack in Paris – has been withdrawn from French cinemas after the tragedy in Nice. But what are we to make of Hollywood's fondness for these kinds of stories?
Nate Parker, director of the recent revolutionary US film “Birth of a Nation”. Shutterstock

How to get the African films we all should see onto our screens

Racism is a charge that could be leveled at cinema from its very inception. There are some positive signs of change, but audiences have a role to play in making sure African films flourish.

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