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Cinemafrique: Idris Elba In 'Beasts Of No Nation,' Africa Movie Academy Award Winners, 'Painting Cape Town' + More

The latest in Okayafrica's Cinemafrique series features African film & TV news on Idris Elba in 'Beasts Of No Nation,' AMAA Winners + more.


Welcome to the fourth installment of our new Cinemafrique series, where every other Thursday we highlight the latest film and television news from throughout Africa and the diaspora. This week we take a look at Idris Elba's forthcoming war flick Beasts Of No Nation, South African funnyman David Kau's superhero comedy Sekwankwetla, a satirical mini-documentary starring the FOKN Bois, the big winners at the 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards and a visual exploration of street art in Cape Town. Click on for the full scoop.

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10 African Films That Deal With Protest Culture & History

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression, and this has been represented significantly in cinema.

Around the world, Nigerians in the diaspora have picked up the mantle of protesting peacefully against police brutality and violence. These gatherings are a direct extension of the nationwide protests that were brought to a tragic halt in Lagos after soldiers of the Nigerian army fired guns at peaceful protesters at the Lekki tollgate venue.

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression and this has been represented significantly in cinema. This list, while not an exhaustive one, attempts to contextualize this rich cinematic history, tracing the complex and diverse ways that protest culture have been reflected in African film. From influential classics that are now considered required viewing to fascinating portraits of individual resistance, these films are proof that the struggle continues, regardless.

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