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The New African Photography

Premiering 22 April 2013 on Al Jazeera English on Artscape, The New African Photography looks at this fast-changing continent through the eyes of its most acute observers: its photographers. Few regions remain as photographically misrepresented as Africa, but this six-part series profiles the continent’s latest generation of photographers, who are taking back control of their image…
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Kinshasa Mboka Te [FR]

Sights, sounds and culture of Kinshasa. Found via Africa is a Country. Coproduction: Antenne A (Kinshasa), DL Multimédia (Lubumbashi), Sens Uniek Raffi Aghekian(Bruxelles) Producteur: Raffi Aghekian Réalisateur: Douglas Ntimasiemi Kinshasa 2012. Nous sommes au Congo. Au coeur de la capitale mythique. Chaque matin, toute une vie s’organise, tout un système se met en…
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When China Met Africa

When China met Africa - an intimate portrait of three characters on the front line of China's foray into Africa A historic gathering of over 50 African heads of state in Beijing reverberates in Zambia where the lives of three characters unfold. Mr Liu is one of thousands of Chinese…
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War Witch

War witch is a Canadian film writeen and directed by Kim Nguyen. The film stars Rachel Mwanza, in her first role. Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona a 14-year-old girl tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when…
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White Elephants

White Elephants, (nzoku ya pembe) is an upcoming documentary on the  Central Post-Office and its employees in Kinshasa, DR Congo. [box]This grandiose relic of the colonial past has trapped its employees in a frozen timewarp from which they are planning their escape.From past to present, through the cracks in the walls, and…
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Afronauts

Afronauts, by Spanish photographer Cristina de Middel, creates an imagined futuristic landscape of Afronauts and science fiction. “Afronauts” by Spanish photographer Cristina De Middel is a fictional photo essay inspired by the true story of Zambian school teacher and eccentric Edward Makuka Nkoloso, who started an unofficial amateur space program in his home…
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Rangers of Virunga

The Rangers of Virunga is a photo essay by world renowed photographer Brent Stirton taken in Congo. This magnificent photo doc is a microcosm of what is going on throughout the continent. His essay catalogues the issues Africa faces with the environment, aid, humanitarian and refugee crisis, deforestation, wildlife protection, religion and…
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Baudoin Mouanda

For those out in London this month, Congolese Photographer Baudouin Mouanda’s first UK solo exhibition takes place at South London’s Gasworks until September. Mouanda’s images capture the everyday lives of Congolese Sapeurs, and explores the impact that Western or international culture has had on Congo’s urban subcultures.   Sapeurs, are…
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Infra

World renowned photographer Richard Mosse released his photo series  Infra, inspired by a recent trip to Eastern Congo. A few months ago Mosse was interviewed by the blog Conscientious Extended explaining his motivation and inspiration behind the project. Mosse used Kodak’s Aerochrome infrared film that is usually used for aerial…
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