A look at the three films that the Nigerian Oscar selection committee was presented with for Best International Film submission, but rejected.
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BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER as Speculative Materialization of a Psycho-Geographical Space for Africa and Her Diaspora
Marvel’s latest entry as a point of convergence for Africa and her Diaspora, an instance of Africanfuturism, and a womanist text.
Dear Nollywood: Who Are These Igbo Men?
The Nigerian film industry has a diversity problem. A popular caricature is the Igbo man.
Oscars: Africa’s Submissions for the 95th Ceremony’s Best International Film Competition
Tracking the continent’s entries for 95th Academy Awards consideration.
OUR LADY OF THE CHINESE SHOP: National, Personal and Neocolonial Dreamscapes Collide in Poetic Angolan Tale
Open to interpretation, it is a film essay on power dynamics that demands intellectual attention while allowing its audience to dream.
CASABLANCA BEATS: Social Commentary and Magical Realism in Moroccan Hip Hop Musical
“Casablanca Beats” was Morocco’s submission to the 2022 Academy Awards for Best International Feature film. It opens now!
COUNTRY QUEEN: Netflix’s First Kenyan Original Series Is Primed to Open Doors
“Country Queen” is a very Kenyan story with universal themes that should make it globally accessible.
Ziwe’s “High Status,” Combative Style Aligns With the Bluntness of Nigerian Humor
Fully appreciating the Nigerian-American Showtime series means understanding Nigerian satirical traditions.
What is Netflix Doing in Africa? — An Analysis of the Streamer’s Output to Date
Two years into its “Africa expedition,” since its first African original series, it’s time for Netflix to reassess.
GOOD MADAM: Ghosts of Apartheid Haunt South African Horror That Probes Black Family in Domestic Servitude
A metaphor for the enduring effects of colonialism, it’s social commentary tucked into a haunted house movie.