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Kerry James Marshall
Camden Arts Centre, north London
until 29 January

This is the first British exhibition of Chicago based artist Kerry James Marshall. It focuses on the experience of black people in the US.

He uses painting, sculpture and graphic design to explore Western traditions of making art — for example, life in the US’s urban housing projects is depicted in a cartoon strip.

This challenges you to look beyond the sometimes brash imagery and clashing colours to see the impact that racism has had and still has today.

Mary Peterson


Tickets
Directed by Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami and Ken Loach.

Tickets, a new film set entirely on a train travelling across Europe, boasts three of the world’s most highly acclaimed directors.

While each one of the directors’ stories is distinguishable from the next, Tickets remains a whole. All three in various ways explore issues of class and solidarity.

If you haven’t seen a film by any one of these directors then this is your chance to watch one by all three — it’s just the ticket.

Naz Massoumi


Moolaadé
Directed by Ousmane Sembène
DVD out now

In a village in Burkina Faso, West Africa, quietly defiant Collé offers sanctuary to four young girls who want to escape “getting cut” in the female initiation ritual.

Ousmane Sembène has created a fascinating discussion on change and tradition.

The film is a wonderful exploration of the way tradition both carries positive gains but constantly has to be challenged and remade to fit new realities.

Sara Mbele


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Sat 10 Dec 2005, 00:00 GMT
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