Africa enters Cannes with homage to Chad ‘heroines’

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Africa took centre stage at the Cannes festival on Thursday with a film celebrating Chadian women who navigate religious dogma and male domination with courage, ruses and female solidarity. “Lingui” by Cannes veteran Mahamat Saleh Haroun is the main competition’s only entry from sub-Saharan Africa, and tells the story of a pregnant teenager in the…

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