African Film

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Hyenas (1992)
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A once-prosperous Senegalese village has been falling further into poverty year by year until the village's... (110 mins.)
 
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Johnny Mad Dog (2008)
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A cast of unknown performers are used in this drama about child soldiers fighting a war in an African country. (98 mins.)
 
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Xala (1975)
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It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we... (123 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
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Allah Tantou (1992 Documentary)
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Filmmaker David Achkar searches for his father, Marof Achkar, who was sent to the notorious Camp Boiro prison in 1969 for treason. (62 mins.)
Director: David Achkar
 
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Bamako (2006)
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Bamako. Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... (115 mins.)
 
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Brightness (1987)
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A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father. (105 mins.)
 
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The XYZ Show (2009 TV Series)
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A Kenyan political satire program featuring latex puppets. (25 mins.)
 
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This Is Nollywood (2007 Documentary)
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The story of Nigeria's home grown film industry, which is gaining recognition as a cultural and cinematic phenomenon. (55 mins.)
Director: Franco Sacchi
 
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Music of the Spirits (1989 Documentary)
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Stella Nekati-Chiweshe of Zimbabwe is a musical genius, a virtuoso of the mbira -- the African "thumb... (27 mins.)
Director: Ron Hallis
 
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Ousmane (2006 Short Film)
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Dakar, Senegal. Ousmane, a 7 year old child, begs in the streets. He decides to write a letter to Santa Claus. (15 mins.)
Director: Dyana Gaye
 
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A Screaming Man (2010)
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Present-day Chad. Adam, fifty-five, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel... (92 mins.)
 
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Abouna (2002)
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The lives of two brothers, who live in N'djamena, are upended when they awake one Saturday morning to find that their father has left the family... (84 mins.)
 
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Dry Season (2006)
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Chad, 2006. After a forty-year civil war, the radio announces the government has just amnestied the war criminals... (96 mins.)
 
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Viva Riva! (2010)
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Riva is an operator, a man with charm and ambition in equal measure. Kinshasa is an inviting place. With petrol in short supply in DRC's capital... (98 mins.)
 
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The Night of Truth (2004)
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La Nuit de la Vérité is situated in an imaginary West African country. After ten years of civil war between the government army of the Nayak... (100 mins.)
 
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Waiting for Happiness (2002)
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The story of two people who cross paths in Nouhadhibou. (90 mins.)
 
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Tableau ferraille (1997)
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Tells the story of an idealistic young politician's rise and fall. Daam, a well-intentioned but vacillating... (92 mins.)
 
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Atletu (2009)
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Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon... (92 mins.)
 
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Black Girl (1966)
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A black girl from Senegal becomes a servant in France. (65 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
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Borom sarret (1963 Short Film)
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Boron Sarret is arguably the first film made by a black African. It illustrates poverty in Senegal, particularly for the working man (20 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
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The First Grader (2010)
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The story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau terrorist who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. (103 mins.)
Director: Justin Chadwick
 
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Heart of Fire (2008)
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The true story of a young female soldier who comes of age during the Eritrean civil war. (92 mins.)
Director: Luigi Falorni
 
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Osuofia in London (2003 Video)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Kingsley Ogoro
 
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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
 
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Where Is My Dog? (2010 Short Film)
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One day, Tokola's dog Leman disappeared. Tokola is a closed friend of Yohannes Feleke and Miguel Llanso... (28 mins.)
 
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Crumbs (2015)
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Our figurine sized supermen hero embarks on an epic surreal journey that will take him across the Ethiopian post apocalyptic landscape in search of a way to get on the hovering spacecraft that for years has become a landmark in the skies. (68 mins.)
Director: Miguel Llansó
 
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Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love (2008 Documentary)
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Senegalese pop sensation Youssou Ndour has spent the last 20 years in the spotlight as a world-renowned... (102 mins.)