Al Djanat, the Original Paradise – Review by Youssra el-Sharkawy

After her uncle’s death, Chloé Aïcha Boro returned to her homeland in Burkina Faso to find that the long years she spent abroad had changed the place and the people. In her documentary Al Djanat, the Original Paradise, Chloé Aïcha Boro is delving into the life of her family members, while they dispute the property […]

MILISUTHANDO –  Critique par Gaël T. HOUNKPATIN

Et si l’apartheid n’avait jamais existé ? Une femme se déshabille devant la statue de Nelson Mandela. C’est sur ces images d’archives que la réalisatrice, scénariste et narratrice, Milisuthando Bongela attire notre attention en guise d’introduction à son film documentaire historique et éponyme qui durera en tout 115 mn. Nous sommes en Afrique du Sud, […]

MAPANTSULA –  Critique par Gaël T. HOUNKPATIN

 Les injustices de Soweto  Mapantsula, coécrit par Oliver Schmitz et Thomas Mogotlane, est un film dramatique au format long de 104 mn qui critique la politique d’un racisme institutionnalisé en Afrique du Sud. 35 ans après sa sortie en 1988, le film fait l’objet d’une restauration en 4K ce qui lui vaut une première mondiale […]

MILISUTHANDO – Critique par Gbenato Carolle TONOUKOUEN

L’histoire d’une vie pour raconter celle de tout un peuple « Milisuthando », un film de Bongela Milisuthando qui utilise les souvenirs et la vie de la cinéaste sud-africaine pour aborder les problèmes de l’Afrique du Sud après l’Apartheid. Elle y évoque son enfance au Transkei, sa vie à partir de 1994 et les problèmes de la […]

LE SPECTRE DE BOKO HARAM – Critique par Gaël T. HOUNKPATIN

Une danse avec le Diable C’est la nuit, au loin, les aboiements d’un chien sonnent comme une alerte. Puis, le bruit laisse la place au crépitement d’un feu flamboyant qui rythme le récit d’un enfant. Ce n’est ni un conte fantastique, facétieux, encore moins un conte de fée. Il raconte les circonstances de la mort […]

MILISUTHANDO – Review by Gbenato Carolle TONOUKOUEN

The Story of a Life to Tell the Tale of an Entire People “Milisuthando,” a film by Bongela Milisuthando, uses the memories and life of the South African filmmaker to address the issues faced by South Africa after apartheid. She recalls her childhood in Transkei, her life from 1994 onwards, and the problems of racial […]

MAPANTSULA – Review by Gaël T. HOUNKPATIN

The Injustices of Soweto Mapantsula, co-written by Oliver Schmitz and Thomas Mogotlane, is a 104-minute long dramatic film that criticizes the policy of institutionalized racism in South Africa. 35 years after its release in 1988, the film is being restored in 4K, making it have its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival this year. […]

MILISUTHANDO – Review by Gaël T. HOUNKPATIN

And if apartheid had never existed? A woman undresses in front of the statue of Nelson Mandela. It is with these archival images that the director, screenwriter, and narrator, Milisuthando Bongela, draws our attention as an introduction to her historical and eponymous documentary film, which will last a total of 115 minutes. We are in […]

THE SPECTRE OF BOKO HARAM – Review by Gaël T. HOUNKPATIN

A Dance with the Devil It’s night, and in the distance, a dog’s barking sounds like an alarm. Then, the noise gives way to the crackling of a blazing fire that accompanies a child’s narration. This is neither a fantastic tale nor a fairy tale. It tells the circumstances of his father’s death—a suicide bomber […]

Terra Mater – Review by Seyi Lasisi

The Earth is Ours. In an age where hygiene- personal and global- is a flimsy afterthought, who do we hold responsible for taking care of mother earth? Who is assigned this responsibility? How do we recognize nature’s deafening cries of protest when we pay only passive attention to the well-being of the earth? These are […]

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