The rise of the black romantic comedy in South Africa dovetailed perfectly with the advent of streaming services - creating a box office phenomenon.
A tide of ‘the feels’ buoyed the underdog documentary to an Oscar win – but the local industry will need to focus on where international gains are most needed.
Depictions of Indian life in cinema and soap operas have found particular affinity with communities in Northern Ghana.
Lesotho’s first-ever entry at the Oscars is a powerful story based on true-to-life events in which a village is to be forcibly evicted to make way for a new dam.
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.
The artist’s body of work, through its very public focus on queer masculinity, offers alternative ways of thinking about what being a man is.
Micro-budgets, alternative distribution and collaboration have been fast-tracked by the coronavirus crisis.
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.
Teeming with references to African culture and experience, the couple’s latest work places ‘blackness'at the heart of the Western canon.
This new Afro-celebratory sci-fi trendsetter sets out to unsettle and subvert film stereotypes about Africa – and succeeds brilliantly.