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Wanuri Kahiu, the Kenyan film director taking on the world

In ‘Rafiki’, director Wanuri Kahiu tells positive stories about queer, black lives. Her success has landed her new film projects in the United States

What’s the future for cinema?

Industry experts say movie theatres will survive the effects of the lockdown only if more of them start providing an experience viewers can’t replicate at home

Review: The eternal splendour of ‘Lovers Rock’

Steve McQueen’s ‘Lovers Rock’, part of the ‘Small Axe’ anthology, is an ethereal interlude that takes us inside the blues party bubble

Khulekani Mayisa: Poetry in the polemic

Khulekani Mayisa’s new film, Power to the Purple, is an intensely personal collaborative project

Don’t Miss: Our weekly round-up of virtual and in-person events

From art exhibitions to film festivals, we’ve got your entertainment covered this weekend to the next

Don’t Miss: Our weekly round-up of virtual and in-person events

From the virtual Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival to live theatre back on stage at the Baxter in Cape Town, we’ve got you covered

Review: Cohen’s fire lacks fuel in ‘Borat’ sequel

The film interrogates patriarchy, but the baseness of the US means there’s nothing left to send up

Review: The land is not to be outdone in ‘Dust’

Pieter du Plessis’s post-apocalyptic film throws up some interesting questions, but it also needs to work a little harder

Review: ‘Vukazithathe’, a portrait of the maskandi artist as a mentor and friend

Nthato Mokgata’s documentary ‘Vukazithate’, showing online at the National Arts Festival, tells an intimate story of his mentor and maskandi legend, Bhekisenzo “Vukazithathe” Cele

Review: ‘Swan Song’, a brutally vulnerable performance

Buhle Ngaba’s ‘Swan Song’, showing online at the virtual National Arts Festival, explores the rawness of heartbreak, and of life

The long journey of Elsa Joubert

The acclaimed and prolific South African author, whose 1978 book The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena confronted the hardships of apartheid, has died

Queen Sono moers the dudes

The spy drama with its kick-ass heroine Queen Sono shows the continent in a new light

The Portfolio: Gilli Apter

South African comedian, writer and director Gilli Apter speaks about how hilarious content requires constant writing and feedback from the comedy community

Slice of life: Dumped: Popcorn, sex and gold

A look at what was once a landmark on Johannesburg’s horizon and central part of the Egoli story

Joker, the far right and popular culture

Why did the movie become a new cultural touchstone for the alt-right?

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