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Unveiling the secrets of Baba Segi's wives

If you want a touch of Nigeria go to the Arcola Theatre and watch the 'Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives'.
from Daniel Nelson on Jun 17, 2018.

Migration moments to remember

The Migration Museum's new exhibition starts in 1290 but has Brexit in its sights.
from Daniel Nelson on Jun 9, 2018.

An Ethiopian Lamb’s tale

'Lamb' is African story-telling, film with time to spare. It’s totally absorbing.
from Daniel Nelson on Jun 2, 2018.

A vivid, disturbing Congo snapshot

The sprawling, diverse, shape-shifting Congo defeats any attempt to capture the country in a single film.
from Daniel Nelson on May 21, 2018.

A bitter charge: 'This generation is no different from Pol Pot'

If you want to see how cruel development can be, how powerless people can be arrogantly treated, how politicians can use the police and thugs to protest their interests and the interests of cronies, watch 'A Cambodian Spring'.
from Daniel Nelson on May 13, 2018.

The life-and-death story of a one-man minesweeper

Armed with clippers and a knife, lurching on his crude plastic prosthetic leg, Fakhir Berwari casually, recklessly, scratches the ground and unearths another pot mine.
from Daniel Nelson on Apr 22, 2018.

Having a laugh on the frontline

Two Palestinians walk into the Jenin refugee camp’s only theatre, the founder of which was assassinated in front of the building, and say, "We want to be comedians."
from Daniel Nelson on Apr 12, 2018.

A wave of the Dear Leader's hand

'The Great Wave' is the surge that apparently washes a Japanese teenager out to sea.
from Daniel Nelson on Apr 5, 2018.

The rise and fall of an African Caesar

'Sankara' is like 18th century wit Samuel Johnson's verdict of a dog walking on its hind legs: "It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all."
from Daniel Nelson on Mar 31, 2018.

Heard the one about the Jewish Palestinian? Or the Palestinian Jew...

Congratulations, yet again, Finborough Theatre. It stages consistently inventive productions of consistently interesting plays. Here’s another: 'Returning to Haifa'.
from Daniel Nelson on Mar 10, 2018.