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Dylan Valley

Dylan Valley is an editorial board member of Africa is a Country. He is a filmmaker and is on the television studies faculty of Wits University.


Trapped by history

Mexican American director John Gutierrez new film, set in Cape Town, South Africa, touches on colonialism, displacement, and man’s complicated relationship with nature.

Still doing the right thing

It is eerie (and tragic) how relevant the themes of racial tension and structural violence of Spike Lee’s ‘Do the right thing’ still is–both in America and South Africa.

Awkward is the New Black

Our short film of the creator and star of “Awkward Black Girl,” Issa Rae, whose father is Senegalese and mother is African American and who spent part of her childhood in Dakar.