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‘I wanted to get to the soul’: Dick Fontaine on his approach to documentary filmmaking

After pioneering ‘truth cinema’ and at least 40 documentary films later, British director and producer Dick Fontaine has settled in Durban

We cannot reform ourselves out of the times we are in

To end racism, we will have to change the structures from which it draws its mandate, and get rid of liberal and right-wing politicians who give it oxygen while we are being asphyxiated

Racism in the Cape Town yoga community: One instructor’s story

'The unrepentant violence of white ignorance has consequences for people of colour that are continually overlooked,' writes Kopano Maroga

Eight years of Obama through Coates

The voice of America’s racial conscience has some words regarding Barack Obama’s tenure

Black, white and Baldwin: I Am Not Your Negro review

Put together from notes, video clips and interviews, the new film narrates America and its dynamics

The Lists: James Baldwin and SA jazz icons Abdullah Ibrahim and Moses Molelekwa

The Lists this week were compiled by Friday editor Milisuthando Bongela and contributor Mandisa Mbelu

How to vanquish literary giants

Take one historic event, add a famous political activist and make it on to the Booker Prize shortlist. Mohsin Hamid speaks to Decca Aitkenhead about his second novel.

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