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South Sudan Film Raises Funds For Isolated Hospital In War Zone

South Sudan Film Raises Funds For Isolated Hospital In War Zone

With the unrelenting violence in places such as South Sudan and Somalia, the world seems to have overlooked the people of Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, where for several years President Omar al-Bashir waged war against his own people. A few years ago on a near-daily basis, Russian-made Antonov planes bombed unarmed civilians, injuring and killing them, […]

Why Gal Gadot Is A Real Life Heroine

Why Gal Gadot Is A Real Life Heroine

Despite the excitement around “Wonder Woman”, I didn’t think I’d see it. Suspenseful sound tracks, explosions and violence spook my highly sensitive nervous system. The cranked up volume in many cinemas makes my head throb. As an act of self-care, I don’t see thrillers or action-packed movies, even if they have happy endings. Growing up […]

Mel Gibson Confirms New Film Project On Jesus’ Resurrection

Mel Gibson Confirms New Film Project On Jesus’ Resurrection

  Mel Gibson confirmed that he is making a movie about the resurrection of Jesus, recalling that he had the “tar kicked out of” him for his movie about the last days of the Christian messiah, “The Passion of the Christ.” “That’s a very big subject and it needs to be looked at because we don’t […]

Gene Wilder, Star Of Willy Wonka And Mel Brooks Comedies, Dies Aged 83

Gene Wilder, Star Of Willy Wonka And Mel Brooks Comedies, Dies Aged 83

  Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as The Producers and Blazing Saddles, has died. He was 83. Wilder’s nephew said on Monday that the actor and writer died late on Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut, from complications from Alzheimer’s disease. “It is with indescribable sadness and blues, but with spiritual gratitude for the […]

A ‘Sex and the City’ for African Viewers

A ‘Sex and the City’ for African Viewers

Let’s get this out of the way up front: “An African City,” the steamy Ghanaian web series about five young women looking for love in Accra, is an unabashed rip-off of “Sex and the City.” There are the ubiquitous five-inch strappy sandals, the scene-stealing dresses made of Fanti fabric and the bevy of men who […]

The Unlikely Romantic: How Kim Jong-il Introduced Love To North Korean Cinema

The Unlikely Romantic: How Kim Jong-il Introduced Love To North Korean Cinema

North Korea’s founding father, Kim Il-sung, was a tyrant who banned market activity, religion and all declarations of love in films, books or music. The only permissible public expressions of affection were to the leader and the revolution. Touching the hand of the opposite sex was considered indecent, while kissing the red banner was normal. […]

Life In Film: Preserving The Legacy Of Sudanese Film-Maker Jadallah Jubara

Life In Film: Preserving The Legacy Of Sudanese Film-Maker Jadallah Jubara

As she drove past an apartment complex on a street in Khartoum, Sara Jadallah fell silent. It was here that her late father, the legendary film-maker Jadallah Jubara, set up Sudan’s first private film studio in the 1970s. But in 2008, following an eight-year court battle over ownership of the land, the government demolished Studio […]

Zoe Saldana Producing Film On Canada’s Missing Indigenous Women

Zoe Saldana Producing Film On Canada’s Missing Indigenous Women

A new documentary by a team of Los Angeles-based filmmakers – including Avatar star Zoe Saldana – is hoping to shed light on the disappearance and murders of as many as 4,000 indigenous women across Canada. “If this exact same story were being told in a country in Africa, I think we would be paying […]

Border Zones: ‘Berlin In The 1980s Was Like An Advert For Hedonism’

Border Zones: ‘Berlin In The 1980s Was Like An Advert For Hedonism’

It is 1984 and I’m being driven around East Berlin in a Jaguar XJ6, the only one in town. We are making Chinese Boxes, a cheap thriller with an incomprehensible plot about teenage drug deaths, Berlin gangsters and US intelligence. The film’s budget is about three quid and, to save money, it is being scored […]

Veteran Nollywood Actress, Bukky Ajayi, Is Dead

Veteran Nollywood Actress, Bukky Ajayi, Is Dead

Veteran Nollywood actress, Bukky Ajayi, is dead. A source told The Punch that she died on Wednesday morning but declined to give details. She was 82 years. Ajayi studied drama at the Institute of Drama, London. She was part of the TV series Village Headmaster which aired in the 1980s. While the cause of death is yet to be […]

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