Film show: 'The Man Who Sold His Skin', Tunisia's provocative Oscar contender
3 days ago
Our guest is Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania, whose latest movie has been nominated for best international feature at the Oscars at the end of the month. The powerful film is a very different take on the plight of refugees and immigration. Starring Monica Bellucci and Yahya Mahayn, "The Man Who Sold His Skin" tells the story of a Syrian refugee who agrees to become a living piece of art so he can travel to Europe. The director tells us more about what inspired her to make the film.
Nigeria Release OFFICIAL TRAILER @ April 2021 - EYIMOFE (This is My Desire)
Set in Lagos, Nigeria Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) follows the stories of Mofe, a factory technician, and Rosa, a hairdresser, on their quest for what they believe will be a better life on foreign shores. A passport, photos and a visa form recurring elements. The characters’ misfortunes are part of their everyday life and they are sketching out the need to leave Nigeria at the same time. At the bottom of the socio-economic ladder, status, money, gender, skin colour and family structures are inextricably connected. The longing for another life is but one thread in this complex mesh, a promise that floats above things at once near and far away.
Senegalese youth inspired to work the land thanks to reality TV show
In a few weeks, the second season of the immensely popular reality TV show “Ferme Factory” (Farm Factory) will air across Senegal. But in contrast to the glitter and glamour usually associated with such shows, Ferme Factory is far from that: For four months, 20 contestants compete to get their hands as dirty as possible, facing various farming challenges, including both sowing and plowing. The winner is awarded with his or her very own farm, along with three years of agricultural training.
'Mank', 'Hamilton' among Golden Globe movie nominations
Hollywood period drama "Mank" and #MeToo revenge satire "Promising Young Woman" were among the nominees for the 2021 Golden Globe awards in film on Wednesday, while television shows "The Crown" and "The Mandalorian" will be among those competing for best series.