Friday November 27: Weekly A&C Top Ten Picks

1. 'The Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon: Danai Gurira On Growing Up in Zimbabwe

Danai Gurira, playwright and breakout star of 'The Walking Dead,' takes time from her busy schedule to discuss her upbringing in Zimbabwe on 'The Tonight Show'.
Source: okayafrica

2. The People's Pope: Visit Highlights Catholic Church's Explosive Growth in Africa

All of Africa is abuzz about Pope Francis' visit, which underscores the importance of the continent to the future of Catholicism.
Source: CNN

3. African Children's Choir to Release Christmas Album

Beloved around the world, the African Children's Choir is set to release its first Christmas album. Hear what's in store.
Source: Music In Africa

4. Ng'endo Mukii: Challenging the Ideals of Beauty

Through animation, Ng'endo Mukii aims to upend stereotypes of what it means to be African.
Source: Design Indaba

5. Niger's Fima Festival Cancelled Amid Security Fears

One of Africa's foremost fashion shows, the Fima festival in Niger, has been called off by authorities amid security fears. Organisers say the recent attacks in Paris and also in Mali, where 22 people were killed in a raid on a luxury hotel last week were a cause for concern.
Source: BBC

6. Film About South Africa's Mining Tragedy Wins An Emmy

"Miners Shot Down'' is a South African documentary which tells the story of the Marikana massacre in August 2012, where 34 miners were gunned down by police. The film has won the International Emmy for Best Documentary.
Source: Screen Africa

7. Film Review: 'The White Knights'

Learn about the new film that explores Africa's adoption trade and the results of what happens when good intentions turn bad.
Source: Variety

8. Afrofuturist Film Festival in Brazil Now Through December

See the works of the African diaspora, which are being showcased at the current Afrofuturist Film Festival in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Source: Indie Wire

9. Bid to Make Durban SA's Culture Capital

Millions of dollars are supporting a huge effort to brand Durban as the arts and culture capital of South Africa.
Source: IOL

10. Review: 'Mediterranea,' African Migrants' Perilous Trek to a Hostile Land

A particularly timely film tells the harrowing story of the African migrant experience.
Source: New York Times