AFRICAN STORM, THE
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Beninese actor-director Sylvestre Amoussou's (AFRICA PARADIS) latest feature is a bold parable about the colonization and exploitation of Africa's land and natural resources. Set in a fictitious, diamond-rich African nation called Tangara, the film charts the fallout after the nation's president (Amoussou) decides to nationalize all means of production built on its territory by non-Tangarans. Seeing their business interests slipping away, the Western corporations that have been mining the land for decades will resort to any available means to reclaim their mines, but the people and politicians of Tangara will not back down. Amoussou's refreshing political perspective won the film second prize at FESPACO 2017 in Ouagadougou, where it received a rapturous reception. Winner, Silver Stallion, 2017 FESPACO. DIR/SCR/PROD Sylvestre Amoussou. Republic of Benin/France, 2017, color, 89 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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