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Film Review: ‘Bantú Mama’

Written by Tola Ositelu French national, Emmanuelle (Clarisse Albrecht) is apprehended on the way back from the Dominican Republic for suspected drug trafficking. Whilst en route to detention, her police van is involved in a dreadful collision. Emmanuelle miraculously survives to make her escape. Washed up on a local beach in

Film Review: Les Miserables

Audacious, powerful debut blends Afro symbolism with classic film language, provoking challenging questions about human social organisation. Written by Tom Pointon *Warning: The penultimate paragraph of this review contains a spoiler. A profoundly moving, hard hitting moral drama elevated beyond being another ‘banlieu’ film through the masterful use of cinematic

Blue Story: Wrong Point of Vue

Written by Oliver Taylor In the city of Birmingham, England, 13 and 14-year-old teenagers brawled inside Vue cinema while families queued to watch Frozen 2. Subsequently, showings of Blue Story were pulled by over 100 cinemas after Vue and Showcase Cinema banned the film, saying there had been several ‘significant

Lugha ya Mama – The Language of Mothers

    Lugha ya Mama means the language of mothers in Kiswahili. This short film, created by Mary Nyambura, explores motherhood through the wisdom of five women. As she explains, “Such stories are medicine that inspire and strengthen the individual and the community”. In celebration of Mother’s Day, Afropean learns from Mary

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