CFB's Greatest Films of Sub-Sahara Africa

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1.
Xala (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we... (123 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
2.
Hyenas (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A once-prosperous Senegalese village has been falling further into poverty year by year until the village's... (110 mins.)
 
3.
Moolaadé (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart. (124 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
4.
Black and White in Color (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
French colonists in Africa, several months behind in the news, find themselves at war with their German neighbors... (90 mins.)
 
5.
Chocolat (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon... (105 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
 
6.
Tsotsi (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader. (94 mins.)
Director: Gavin Hood
 
7.
Faat Kiné (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A forty-year-old woman refuses to give into the stigma of unwed motherhood and climbs the ladder of success in a male dominated field. (120 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
8.
Mandabi (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A money order from a relative in Paris throws the life of a Senegalese family man out of order. He deals with corruption... (90 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
9.
Madame Brouette (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
(104 mins.)
 
10.
Yesterday (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school. (90 mins.)
 
11.
Ceddo (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The Ceddo try to preserve their traditional African culture against the onslaught of Islam, Christianity... (120 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
12.
Emitaï (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
As World War II is going on in Europe, a conflict arises between the French and the Diola-speaking tribe of Africa, prompting the village women to organize their men to sit beneath a tree to pray. (103 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
13.
Sarraounia (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
On January 2 1899, starting from the French Soudan, a french column under the commandment of the captains... (120 mins.)
Director: Med Hondo
 
14.
The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries. (109 mins.)
Director: Jamie Uys
 
15.
Yaaba (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A small African village. The story focuses on Bila, a ten year old boy who befriends an old woman, Sana... (90 mins.)
 
16.
Wend Kuuni (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In pre-colonial times a peddler crossing the savanna discovers a child lying unconscious in the bush... (75 mins.)
Director: Gaston Kaboré
 
17.
Muna Moto (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Ngando and Ndomé; are in love. Ngando wishes to marry Ndomé; but her family reminds him that the traditional dowry must be settled... (100 mins.)
 
18.
The Law (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Set in a pre-colonial African past, Tilai is about an illicit love affair and its consequences. Saga... (81 mins.)
 
19.
Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A South-African preacher goes to search for his wayward son who has committed a crime in the big city. (106 mins.)
 
20.
The Road to Mecca (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An eldery lady, living in (litterally) the middle if nowhere, and fed up with small minded apartheid...
 
21.
Udju Azul di Yonta (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A beautiful, intelligent and flirtatious young girl, Yonta, is secretly in love with a friend of her parents... (90 mins.)
Director: Flora Gomes