Mexican American director John Gutierrez new film, set in Cape Town, South Africa, touches on colonialism, displacement, and man’s complicated relationship with nature.
The plot of Drake’s music video for “God’s Plan” is him giving him out money to the poor. What was he trying to say?
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.
The latest installment of our film news series, #MovieNight.
Reviving our #MovieNight feature: A fortnightly feature rounding up movie news.
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.
Afripedia is a visual guide to contemporary urban culture on the continent.
The Sudanese film, “Beats of the Antonov,” explores the connections between the bombs of oppression and the resilience of culture.
The progressive rock of The Brother Moves On is a great case study for why the category of “world music” is at best dated, and at worst problematic.
In neoliberal global capitalism, anything can be monetized, even the criminal exploits of a marginal schizophrenic.
The difference between Isaac Mutant and Die Antwoord is that Mutant is the real deal.
Reading Yewande Omotoso’s novel “Bom Boy,” just when you think you’ve figured the characters out, the author opens them up a little more, and our perceptions change.
Youngsta built a reputation on doing “straight up Cape Town hip hop,” but his recent output suggests he is now appealing to mainstream audiences.
The South African comedy drama, “Material,” portrays Muslims and Islam without resorting to the regular comedic clichés and slapstick.
Cape Town remains one of the most racially and economically segregated cities in South Africa, and there aren’t many signs of things getting better.
In hoods in 1980s South Africa, 20-cent pieces were used to play the old bootleg arcade games at corner stores. It also inspired a clothing label.