Chad too celebrates 50 years of independence today.
The photograph above is of rock art in Chad, dating from the fifth to the second millennium B.C.. Shot by George Steinmetz, you can download the photograph as wallpaper on the National Geographic website.
Below is a trailer for the award-winning film, Daratt, by Chadian filmmaker, Mahamat Saleh Haroun:
Haroun is the first Chadian director to enter, and win, an award in the main Cannes film competition with his 2010 film, Un Homme Qui Crie (A Screaming Man):
For more on Chadian culture, check out this "exhaustive resource about Chad by those who live and work" there.