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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

Khulekani Mayisa: Poetry in the polemic

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

The List: Five films on the transition, selected by Sifiso Khanyile

Sifiso Khanyile, the maker of Uprize! and A New Country, selects five documentaries that influenced his latest film

The Portfolio: Ramadan Suleman

Ramadan Suleman’s documentary, ‘By All Means Necessary’ honours the struggle against colonialism. It will be showing at the Encounters Documentary Film Festival from August 20

The List: Five low-budget films selected by Tim Greene

Cabin Fever writer and director Tim Greene, whose filmography includes crowd-funded movie A Boy Called Twist (2004) and Skeem (2011), runs down some of his favourite low-budget films

SA filmmaker Ramadan Suleman receives a French order

Recognition for filmmaker Ramadan Suleman is from conversations created around his films, not the numbers at the box office, writes Katlego Mkhwanazi.

LGBT star roles dim in Hollywood

A study has shown that only a fraction of the major studio films last year featured gay characters, most of whom were painted in a bad light.

SA’s female filmmakers make the cut

The Africa by Women project has resulted in 10 short films that deal with different facets of life in the country 20 years after democracy.

‘Empire of dirt’: You can have it all

Through his father Clive, Ben Stillerman delves into the relationship between the efforts we put into our work and our private lives.

Goodbye to the A-list?

As big-name actors prove a box-office turn-off, now may be the time for mainstream Hollywood stars to take a hike, writes <b>Peter Bradshaw</b>.

Sisters on screen

As a women's film festival starts, Andrew Worsdale finds women are becoming potent players in the industry.

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