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Cinemafrique: African Film & TV News On 'Gone Too Far!' In UK Cinemas, 'Gidi Up' Season 2, 'Grigris' Digital Release + More

The latest in Okayafrica's Cinemafrique features African film and TV news on 'Gone Too Far!' 'Gidi Up' season 2, 'Grisgris' and more.


Still from 'Gone Too Far!' (2013)

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 the theatrical premiere of Nigerian-Brit comedy Gone Too Far (one of our Top Films of 2013), the second season of hit Naija webseries Gidi Up, Accra Theatre Workshop's call for Ten Minute Plays, the upcoming DVD/digital release of Chadian romantic thriller Grigris and South African music documentary Shield and Spear. 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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