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New lens on slavery’s toxic legacy

With the release last month of the Oscar-nominated Selma, the highly acclaimed first-ever mainstream Martin Luther King biopic, starring Nigeria’s David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey, …

Charles Taylor and the rubber company

A new investigative documentary aims to expose the history of US rubber company Firestone’s engagement in Liberia. But in failing to follow the money, talk …

When war came to Timbuktu

With beauty and compassion, Abderrahmane Sissako’s feature film Timbuktu tells the story of life under brutal Islamist rule. Beverly Andrews reflects on its message and the tragic …