My favorite Africa-related movies and documentaries

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1.
21 Up South Africa: Mandela's Children (2008 Documentary)
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The Jesuit maxim behind the landmark UP Series has now been taken to South Africa, where a group of children, first filmed in 1992 at the age of 7, are now 21. (70 mins.)
Director: Angus Gibson
 
2.
Africa United (2010)
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The extraordinary story of three Rwandan kids who walk 3000 miles to the Soccer World Cup in South Africa... (88 mins.)
 
3.
Angels in the Dust (2007 Documentary)
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Marion Cloete, a university-trained therapist, along with her husband and two daughters, fearlessly... (95 mins.)
Director: Louise Hogarth
 
4.
Beat the Drum (2003)
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Young Musa is orphaned after a mysterious illness strikes his village in KwaZulu Natal. To help his grandmother... (114 mins.)
Director: David Hickson
 
5.
Benda Bilili! (2010 Documentary)
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Summer 2009. Five paraplegics and a young able-bodied teenager light up the stage in front of an entranced audience of 8000 people... (85 mins.)
 
6.
Blood Diamond (2006)
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A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond. (143 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
7.
Desert Flower (2009)
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The autobiography of a Somalian nomad circumcised at 3, sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while... (120 mins.)
Director: Sherry Hormann
 
8.
The Color of Freedom (2007)
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GOODBYE BAFANA is the true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela. (118 mins.)
Director: Bille August
 
9.
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
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Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda. (121 mins.)
Director: Terry George
 
10.
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
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Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's. (123 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
11.
Moolaadé (2004)
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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
 
12.
Munyurangabo (2007)
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From opposing ethnicities, Ngabo and Sangwa are tested when old-timers warn, "Hutus and Tutsis should... (97 mins.)
Director: Lee Isaac Chung
 
13.
Nowhere in Africa (2001)
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A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930s Kenya. (141 mins.)
Director: Caroline Link
 
14.
Out of Africa (1985)
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In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter. (161 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
15.
Skin (2008)
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Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era. (107 mins.)
Director: Anthony Fabian
 
16.
Sometimes in April (2005 TV Movie)
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Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide. (140 mins.)
Director: Raoul Peck
 
17.
The White Massai (2005)
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A girl, Carola, whose vacation in Kenya takes an interesting turn when she becomes infatuated with a Masai... (131 mins.)