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Cinemafrique: African Film & TV News On TIFF Award Winning Sudanese Doc 'Beats Of The Antonov,' Naija Hyena Handlers, 'The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo' + More

Okayafrica's Cinemafrique looks at African film and TV news on Sudanese documentary 'Beats Of The Antonov,' hyena handlers of Nigeria and more.


Pieter Hugo, 'Abdullahi Mohammed with Mainasara', Ogre-Remo, Nigeria, 2007

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 a documentary on the hyena handlers of Nigeria, the first official trailer for British-Nigerian comedy Gone Too Far!, a biographical documentary on renowned Ghanaian author Ama Ata Aidoo, and the award-winning documentary Beats of the Antonov from Sudanese director Hajooj Kuka.

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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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