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Cinemafrique: African Foreign Language Oscar Hopefuls, Scotland's Africa In Motion Film Festival & A Stunning Senegalese Fashion Short

Okayafrica's Cinemafrique looks at African film and TV news on foreign language Oscar contenders, Scotland's Africa In Motion and more.


Still from Abderrahmane Sissako's 'Timbuktu'

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 four African films in the running for the 2015 Academy Awards' Foreign Language Film, Femme, a stunning short fashion film set in Senegal, and the lineup for Scotland's Africa In Motion Festival later this month.

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Global Citizen's Upcoming Concert Will Support African Healthcare Workers

Global Citizen's upcoming 'VAX LIVE' online concert is set to raise funds for at least 6.5 million African healthcare workers to become vaccinated amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Global Citizen has recently announced its upcoming concert VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World. The online event, which will be broadcast on May 8th, will feature a number of artists from across the world who are set to perform as part of a massive fundraising effort for African healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will reportedly go towards a large-scale vaccination drive supporting at least 6.5 million healthcare workers in what the organisation has dubbed "dollars for doses".

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A Tribute to Dr Sindi: South Africa's Duchess of Healing, Love and Kindness

The most sincere way to honour Dr Sindi van Zyl's legacy is to pay her kindness forward in exactly the way she did.