Tag: African

Far from the shallow now: two highlights from Underdox
(Sec Rouge / Accession)

Two newcomers stood out from the crowd at this year’s Underdox in Munich. Sec Rouge – one of 2018's most striking, accomplished and beautiful films of any length – and the seminal and glowingly delicate 48-minute film, Accession.

A perverted portrait of an artist
(The Artist & The Pervert)

The Artist & The Pervert is a somewhat atypical portrait of an artist that tells less about composer Georg Friedrich Haas’ microtonal music then it does about his BDSM-based relationship with his wife.

Portrait of a Ghanaian child porter
(Kayayo)

Thousands of Ghanaian girls as young as six are systematically sent away from their impoverished rural homes to the capital to scrape together a few pennies – burdened with loads that could break the back of a strong adult.

Tales from the lesbian underground scene
(Shakedown)

Leilah Weinraub's Shakedown is a fascinating glimpse into the world of African-American lesbian clubs and strip shows.

Elitist liberalism + mass nationalism = truth
(L’impasse nationale-libérale, Globalisation et repli identitaire)

To political scientist Jean François Bayart, globalising and development are complementary processes.
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