The quintessential "African film" does not really exist, says Vinzeno Bugno, project manager of the World Cinema Fund (WCF): "The term sounds too banal, because it is a huge and diverse region." At this year's Berlinale Africa Hub, an initiative of the European Film Market, Bugno talked about funding opportunities for African filmmakers. It is only the second time that Africa has been present at this important industry event, which takes place at the same time as the Berlinale — the Berlin International Film Festival. … [Read more...] about Berlinale: Africa’s rising film industry
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The Prime Minister was a no-show for a court date last Friday. His office later said that he had rushed to South Africa for medical treatment, insisting that he was not trying to avoid the charges against him. … [Read more...] about Lesotho Prime Minister in surprise court appearance as lawyers seek immunity
“How many spunk jokes can you get into one movie?” asked one mildly exasperated punter as we shuffled out of a Southampton Cineworld screening of Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest ramshackle amalgam of cock, ball and bukkake gags on Tuesday night. The answer is: very many indeed, along with endless splashings of monster turds, giant penises, ruptured anuses, dangling scrotums and (in a supremely unfunny but endlessly repeated riff) HIV-infected blood. … [Read more...] about Grimsby review – maximum gross-out, minimum laughs
The song was inspired by the idea of being able to take flight and its message of positivity is quite unlike the one Rabada senior composed on the fly when he heard that his son had fallen foul of the game's governing body again. Neither of the Rabadas would share the content but Mpho Rabada said it was "quite hilarious," and hoped that "maybe one day," his son would release it. Judging by the look on Kagiso Rabada's face it will be a long time before that happens. But, asked if he could sing something to the ICC, Rabada brightened up and offered a few chords. "Please don't judge me," he started, before the room gave way to giggles. … [Read more...] about DJ Rabada in the house: Kagiso Rabada is on song again – with help from Dad
Nigeria did not fare well, and was 118th in the ranking and she can do better. I am sure those who are not concerned that Nigeria did not make it higher in the ranking. They should be concerned, we all should be. We all have to share the responsibility of lifting our girls and woman so that they can live up to their full potential. … [Read more...] about #PressforProgress in 2018?