Latest News for: Africa documentary


These are not our names. These are not our stories. These are not our gods.

Mail Guardian South Africa 18 Jun 2021
The film’s first 12 minutes are a summary of the colonial portion of Africa’s history that so often defines the continent ... Although it would be possible to divide cinema’s representation of Africa into many different categories, for simplicity’s sake, this piece will look at three ... Western cinema’s representation of Africa is far from perfect.

Netflix’s ‘High on the Hog’ celebrates Black food and culture

Indianapolis Recorder 17 Jun 2021
What I don’t know, or at least I didn’t until recently, is just how connected our food is to Africa. I watched the four-part Netflix documentary “High on the Hog ... If you’re of a certain age, images of starving children with distended bellies come to mind when you think of Africa and food.

The Beatles: Get Back—An Exclusive Deep Dive Into Peter Jackson’s Revelatory New Movie

Vanity Fair 17 Jun 2021
The approximately 43-minute sequence from director Peter Jackson’s forthcoming documentary, The Beatles ... McCartney, who pushed for the original Let It Be documentary.THE BEATLES ... The sessions formed their own story, and Get Back, he decided, could simply be a “documentary about the documentary.”.

Undercover in Africa’s Secret State: Dispatches, review: this report on Eritrea was truly brave journalism

The Daily Telegraph 17 Jun 2021
Undercover in Africa’s Secret State (Channel 4) was just such a documentary, taking viewers inside Eritrea. The country is sometimes described as Africa’s North Korea ... Against this backdrop, putting together an investigative documentary was a challenge ... this a valuable documentary.

IFC Midnight Deal For ‘Burial’; $10M Saudi Fund; Sam Riley Cannes Market Project — Global Briefs

Vibe Magazine 15 Jun 2021
Burial Altitude ... The Red Sea Film Festival Foundation has announced the Red Sea Fund, a $10M fund which will support projects with directors from the Arab world and Africa. The aim for the fund is to back more than 100 projects in its first year, including fiction, documentary and animation feature films, as well as episodic content ... .

What's hot on OTT: Exciting films coming up this week from June 13-June 20

International Business Times 14 Jun 2021
Documentary Series set in South Africa, where an endangered group of penguins flock to find mates, raise families and mix with the locals ... Documentary series on Spain and Real Madrid captain, the legendary defender Sergio Ramos ... A documentary series for Latin American football ...

The Portfolio: ‘Murder in Paris’ director Enver Samuel

Mail Guardian South Africa 11 Jun 2021
Having Murder in Paris selected for the 23rd edition of the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival is a proud moment, because it is considered one of Africa’s foremost documentary festivals ... When I presented the documentary to the family members, September’s niece, Nicola Arendse, was moved to say.

‘It was sink or turn yourself in’: behind a dangerous 10,000 mile ocean pursuit

The Guardian 09 Jun 2021
Documentary Chasing the Thunder tracks a high-stakes 2015 chase of an illegal fishing ship through storms and near collision, from Antarctica to Africa The scale of the open-sea drama in ...

'Shaleen Surtie-Richards: I Am Who I Am' documentary to air on DStv platforms

Independent online (SA) 08 Jun 2021
To honour the industry stalwart MultiChoice will be honouring her trail-blazing career with a never-before-seen documentary “Shaleen Surtie-Richards ... The documentary will air on M-Net on Wednesday, June 9 at 7.30pm and on kykNET and kykNET & kie on Sunday, June 13 at 8pm.

Nigerian lecturers fired after sex-for-grades scandal

Business Ghana 04 Jun 2021
Two lecturers at Nigeria's University of Lagos (Unilag) have been dismissed following an investigation into sex-for-grades allegations sparked by a BBC Africa Eye documentary.

Uganda: Two summoned after reporting on BBC investigation

BBC News 03 Jun 2021
The BBC Africa Eye documentary Three Killings in Kampala, released on 31 May, presented evidence that Ugandan security forces fired indiscriminately at passers-by during a crackdown in the capital Kampala last November, killing and injuring unarmed people including women and children.

Sportscaster Brian Custer to anchor ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’

The Grio 03 Jun 2021
It’s always been a professional goal to anchor an iconic show like SportsCenter and call games for ESPN,” said Custer. Brian Custer, a former Fox Sports play-by-play announcer, has joined ESPN according to a statement from the network ... One of the Emmys he received was for a documentary he worked on while at SNY called Baseball in Africa ... .

How London is readying to host its first gallery weekend

The National 03 Jun 2021
View this post on Instagram ... Read More ... Other highlights include the raucous, perspicacious works of Algerian photographer Mohamed Bourouissa, at Goldsmiths CCA, and John Akomfrah’s sublime Four Nocturnes (2019), a video knitting together the destruction of the natural world, the slave trade in Africa, and nature documentaries, at the Lisson ... .

The Possibility of Thought & BDS

Consortium News 03 Jun 2021
Africa is a Country ... The class involves some scaffolding of the history of South Africa, and early on a screening of “From Selma to Soweto,” the sixth episode of the Emmy Award winning documentary series Have You Heard from Johannesburg ... This article is from Africa is a Country and is republished under a creative commons license.

Minneapolis Institute of Art announces over $19m in gifts, including funds for a diversity officer, ...

The Art Newspaper 03 Jun 2021
Sacred Scripts from Islamic Africa, a collaboration with the Somali Museum of Minnesota (Minneapolis has the nation’s largest Somali community); Freedom Rising. I Am the Story/L’Merchie Frazier, featuring the Black fibre artist, quilter and poet; and Todd Webb in Africa.