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Fri,27May2016

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Film & Cinema: Tunisians defy censorship and win awards

A scene from much loved. Photo©All Rights ReservedThe November 2015 Carthage Film Festival in Tunisia showed there is a demand for more challenging and thought-provoking films, despite strong voices of disapproval in the region.

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TV & Cinema: Pushing out beyond the comfort zone

Women’s Prison by Kamla Abu Zekry (Left), Mohamed Khan’s Factory Girls (Right Bottom) Nabil Ayouch’s Much Loved (Right Top). Photo©All Rights ReservedA new wave of North African filmmakers is defying moral conservatism to turn a candid lens on the harsh and disturbing realities of women's lives.

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Animation: Drawn in Africa

African animators' time has come. After being overlooked for decades, with traditional film a preference for investment, its commercial potential is starting to be tapped by advertising agencies, and artists are finding more opportunities to make a sustainable income from their creations.

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Music: Behind the scenes with Aar Maanta

Photos© All rights reserved Passionate about his people's struggle, the Somali-born British singer is working on his next EP, Somali Songs from the Diaspora 2

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Film review: Thina Sobabili

Shot on location in only seven days and on a shoestring budget, Ernest Nkosi's Thina Sobabili ('The Two of Us') is set in Alexandra, one of Johannesburg's main townships.

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Music: I am a torchbearer for my culture

Photo©Guillaume Binet/MyopZabo delivers a message of unity to his country that will also have you out on the dancefloor grooving to his Malian Afrobeat.

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Film Shaking off the chains of war

wilker Flores lets rip in the abandoned milk factory orphanage. Photo©All Rights ReservedHow two death metal freaks achieved catharsis in an Angolan orphanage.

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