Category Archives: film review

The end of journalistic seduction in Egypt? review of a documentary film

CinemAfrica, the annual Stockholm film festival devoted to African film was held last week. I was in the jury selecting the best film. The Senegalese film Under the starry sky won the award, and the Egyptian documentary Crop got a … Continue reading

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Shado’man: a documentary about Freetown’s handicapped ‘street boys’

Out of the shadows a massive procession of handicapped young street dwellers appears. We are in downtown Freetown, Sierra Leone, and they move slowly like zombies of the night whilst parts of metal on crutches and wheelchairs glow in the … Continue reading

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