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Ousmane Sembene

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Rough justice

Hollywood has adopted a gentler, more insidious colonialism in regard to Africa.
Ousmane Sembene spans the continental divides
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 05, 2007
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Auteur of Africa

What I admired most about Ousmane Sembene was his courageous, lifetime commitment to women’s rights.
Ousmane Sembene, 1924 – 2007; plus, Sound of the Soul
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 24, 2007
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Bloodless diamonds

If the Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle Blood Diamond gets remembered for anything, it would be for the attention it’s drawn to the injustice that has risen alongside globalization in Africa.
Non-violence and rationality reign in the MFA’s ‘African Cinema’
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 14, 2007
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Continental divides

These films might not heal a continent, but they suggest that African cinema is alive and well.
Seeking reconciliation in the African Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 19, 2006