Burkina Faso Is the Beating Heart of African Arthouse Cinema. Can It Survive the Insurgency?

Shakespeare in Africa

Burkina Faso has, for the past 50 years, been a creative hub for cinephiles and the auteurs who create some of Africa's best arthouse films. Now, as a decade-long insurgency has upended the nation and threatens to undermine its film industry, directors are confronting those challenges — logistically and thematically — in their work.

Why Jafar Panahi’s Best Films Are Largely Unknown

Jafar Panahi’s Rebellion

One of Iranian cinema’s greatest and most exemplary figures — and one of the world’s finest filmmakers — deserves to be appreciated not simply for his courage as a rebel but for his talent and imagination in showing what the best filmmaking entails.