All articles by Chrystel Oloukoï

Festivals

Dakan, 25 years after: the queer landmark that haunts African film

Causing uproar in Guinea 25 years ago, Dakan has been hailed as the first West African film to tackle homosexuality. Yet its director would never make another movie, and its legacy has been a warning for other filmmakers.

By Chrystel Oloukoï

Dakan, 25 years after: the queer landmark that haunts African film
Reviews

Bantú Mama looks at the African diaspora through a contemporary lens

By Chrystel Oloukoï

Bantú Mama looks at the African diaspora through a contemporary lens
What to watch at LFF

6 African films not to miss at the LFF

By Chrystel Oloukoï

6 African films not to miss at the LFF
Where to begin

Where to begin with Ousmane Sembène

By Chrystel Oloukoï

Where to begin with Ousmane Sembène
Features

A year of lockdown: the screen culture that got us through it

By Henry Barnes, Whelan Barzey and others

A year of lockdown: the screen culture that got us through it
Interviews

Life before the Moomins: behind the scenes of a new biopic of creator Tove Jansson

By Chrystel Oloukoï

Life before the Moomins: behind the scenes of a new biopic of creator Tove Jansson
Festivals

Five recommendations at BFI Flare 2021

By Chrystel Oloukoï

Five recommendations at BFI Flare 2021
Features

The Watermelon Woman at 25: the Black lesbian classic that wears its brilliance lightly

By Chrystel Oloukoï

The Watermelon Woman at 25: the Black lesbian classic that wears its brilliance lightly
Reviews

MLK/FBI narrows America’s race struggles to fit its spotlight

By Chrystel Oloukoï

MLK/FBI narrows America’s race struggles to fit its spotlight
The best of 2020

Lovers Rock finds respite and rapture in a Black London house party

By Chrystel Oloukoï

Lovers Rock finds respite and rapture in a Black London house party
Reviews

Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) charts broken dreams of migration in an indomitable Lagos

By Chrystel Oloukoï

Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) charts broken dreams of migration in an indomitable Lagos
Reviews

Time audio review: How Garrett Bradley’s temporal symphony clocks the cruelty of mass incarceration

By Chrystel Oloukoï

Time audio review: How Garrett Bradley’s temporal symphony clocks the cruelty of mass incarceration