Discussions about the films on social media and online forums show that African queer lives are complex and don’t tell a single story.
It wasn’t just the film Rafiki - a joyful lesbian love story - but also the experience of going to watch it after it was unbanned that created a new kind of freedom.
Fespaco, Africa’s premier film festival, celebrated its 50th anniversary in Burkina Faso. For African cinema to survive, it must adapt to today’s audiences and forms of distraction.
A Kenyan film director sued her country’s film board and won. Local artists should follow suit and fight censorship.