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September 24, 2013

An Eye-Opening African Film

By John Lopez | Arts + Culture

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Catching African films that aren’t from Johannesburg or Lagos’s Nollywood can be a challenge. This year, however, Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s Grigris won the Vulcan Award at Cannes, which ensured it an American theatrical release in 2014. Haroun depicts Chad’s capital, N’Djamena, with eye-opening neorealism as he follows a physically impaired dancer who must turn to the underworld of oil smuggling to pay his stepfather’s medical bills.

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