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AP: African films find audience in Hollywood

AP: African films find audience in Hollywood

The title of the latest film out of Africa — “Catch a Fire” — might describe what’s happening with cinema on the continent. African moviemaking has caught a fire. International filmmakers have found stories they want to tell there. Hollywood has taken an interest in serious films set in Africa. Homegrown productions from Africa are starting to find an audience and acclaim worldwide, including last year’s “Tsotsi,” a South African drama that was only the third film from the continent — and the first in nearly 30 years — to win the Academy Award for best foreign-language film. David Germain reports.

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