Tag: movie

Film Review: Timbuktu

By Tola Ositelu Pan-African Jihadists descend on a peaceful village in the Malian capital, disrupting the lives of the hard-working inhabitants. African and Arab residents otherwise live side by side harmoniously, trying to eke out a living from the harsh landscape.  The last thing they need are random, petty interdictions

Film Review: Samba

By Tola Ositelu Senegalese illegal immigrant Samba Cissé (Omar Sy) is trying to regularise his stay in France after being picked up by the authorities. He strikes an instant rapport with beleaguered voluntary immigration officer Alice (Charlotte Gainsbourg) who has been assigned his case, alongside her bolshie and far more experienced

Film Review: Belle

Belle is a multi-cultural movie set to make a stir this Summer.  Challenging issues of Western identity, it is a story based on a long forgotten piece of mixed- race British history.  Blogger extraordinaire Tola Ositelu attended the premier to give you the scoop before its release this week in