A book and a movie can be strange bedfellows, even when the movie is an adaptation of the book. The book A dry white season, written by the South African writer André Brink, was made into a movie and launched in 1989. On the eightteenth of July, 2015, this movie will be shown at the … Continue reading a dry white season
Lauren Beukes has added her voice to the debate on the need for more female superheroes in Hollywood movies. I think maybe we should have a debate first on the need for Hollywood movies. She is of the opinion we need more capes and less princesses in these movies.
The Ghanaian writer Aidoo has been writing and working in politics. She also has taken up the camera and directing films. She is multi-talented. Here you find some life pictures of her, for instance her ideas on feminism.
She wrote the book and the book was made into a movie. You can read and you can watch. The book was published in the year 2007 and takes you back to the independence of Nigeria and to a devestating civil war. A war still remembered. Remembered by the pictures of starving children, darkened plavnes … Continue reading biafra revisited
Twenty years ago disaster struck Rwanda. A manmade disaster. Thousand upon thousands were slaughtered. Shortly afterwards we met a young man who had fled his country. He was from a Hutu and a Tutsi background. He did not trust anybody. We were outside from the box he had been living in. We could talk in … Continue reading hotel des mille collines
To me there is a tension between books and filmadaptions of a book. When I read a book I see things happening. I walk with a character. I see the landscapes. I hear voices coming from pages. An adaption can shatter these experiences. The landscape is different, passage are excluded, other passages were never part … Continue reading thandie newton on half of a yellow sun