The faces of African film: Film Africa 2011


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Part II of the Independence Day round-up: August


During this blog's first year, I endeavored to celebrate the independence days of African countries through creating a dedicated post (you can browse them via this link). Continuing on from the July round-up, and from the general celebratory nature of this week, here are highlights from the August celebrations.

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Chad independence day


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:

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