“Rich imaginations exist beyond Western shores…”

Using African Cinema to Shift Cultural Perceptions
7/3/2012 3:59:41 PM
Khalid Halhoul for Utne Reader Magazine

“The Istanbul Modern Film Series is a testament to how much has been accomplished by African filmmakers in recent decades. The term avant-garde is too diminutive a description for the genre-defying film, The Bloodiest (Les Saignantes). In 97 minutes, a wild thematic mixture of politics, eroticism, suspense, horror, and science fiction leaves the mind wondering what was seen on the screen. It’s a cult classic that needs a worldwide cult following. And, if Hyenas wasn’t an African film, it could be mistaken for something imagined by Woody Allen.”

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