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Cinemafrique: South Africa's "First" Dance Film, Congolese Doc 'Virunga' On Netflix, Durban International Film Festival Winners + More

The latest in Okayafrica's Cinemafrique features African film and TV news on SA dance flick 'Hear Me Move,' DIFF award winners and more.


Still from 'Hear Me Move'

Welcome to the latest installment of Okayafrica's Cinemafrique series. Every other Thursday we highlight the latest film and television news from throughout Africa and the diaspora. This week we take a look at films screening at the trailer for South Africa's "first" dance film Hear Me Move, Pan-African Film Festival's summer offshoot, the acquisition of DRC environmental documentary Virunga by Netflix, and the winners at the 2014 Durban International Film Festival (which includes the Marikana documentary Miners Shot Down). 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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