Even foreign film aficionados might not be able to reel off a list of classic African cinema or tell you why artists such as Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène are said to be creating some of today’s most relevant works. But contrary to popular knowledge, Africa has been composing some of the most harrowing social critiques and aesthetic innovations in film since the Fifties. As Hollywood tycoons manufactured slapstick comedies and glossy film noir, African directors tackled postcolonial issues, war, corruption, racism, and sexuality. And that revolutionary spirit of African... More >>>