Africa by countryby road-traveled | created - 01 Mar 2014 | updated - 13 May 2017 | Public
Algiers to Zambia .
Countries and regions listed A-Z.
Comoros Islands, Malawi, Togo, Lesotho, Eritrea, Liberia.
Also: Tree Safari: A sculptural journey. Searching for woods in Africa for sculptures. http://www.amazon.com/Tree-Safari-Sculptural-Todd-Jarrell/dp/B00115Q6MO/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1407375172&sr=1-1&keywords=tree+safari+a+sculptural+journey
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1. Lettres d'amour en Somalie (1982)
95 min | Documentary
It is a trip to Somalia during the summer of 1981 made by Frédéric Mitterand. Letters of love to a loved one, absent. The film mixes the collective history of Somalia with that of the narrator.
2. Adanggaman (2000)
Unrated | 90 min | Drama
In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the ... See full summary »
Votes: 161 | Gross: $0.03M
Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso.
West Africa, late 17th century slave trade.
3. Faat Kiné (2001)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 296 | Gross: $0.02M
4. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War
In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.
Votes: 54,325 | Gross: $0.06M
130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A pompous, adventure-seeking businessman journeys through Africa with a clumsy employee to find his own disappeared brother-in-law.
6. Rostov-Luanda (1998)
76 min | Documentary
Born in Mauritania and raised in Mali, Abderrahmane Sissako received a scholarship to study film in Moscow, after graduating from school. To learn Russian, he was sent to Rostov on the Don ... See full summary »
Director: Abderrahmane Sissako
7. Escape from Luanda (2007)
72 min | Documentary, Music, War
In Luanda, one of the world's poorest and most dangerous places, three students from Angola's only music school work towards their end-of-year concert. The Music School is Angola's first ... See full summary »
8. The Secret of the Ant-Child (2011)
108 min | Drama
During a journey to northern Benin, Cécile's path crosses that of a young African mother who abandons a baby in her arms.
9. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008–2009)
TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A woman opens her own detective agency in Botswana.
10. Tales of Sand and Snow (2004)
49 min | Documentary
-In a quest to rediscover the spiritual values of his own people,Hyacinthe Combary, an African filmmaker from the Gourmantche tribe of Burkina Faso visits an Aboriginal band, the Atikamekw of northern Quebec (Canada).
11. Magume (2002)
56 min | Documentary
Buta, southern Burundi. A school, scene of a massacre during the war between Hutus and Tutsis, once more welcomes students of both ethnic groups. These students begin the task of ... See full summary »
12. Chocolat (1988)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama
A French woman returns to her childhood home in Cameroon - formerly a colonial outpost - where she's flooded by memories, particularly of Protée, her servant.
Votes: 2,818 | Gross: $2.32M
13. Ninah's Dowry (2012)
Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama, Family
Ninah is a runaway wife whose husband finds out she is pregnant and he comes to recover the dowry he paid or take home the woman he owns. By any means necessary.
14. Volcanic Sprint (2007)
Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary
The epic story of Africa's most grueling mountain race, and the local athletes who risk all for glory. The winners will achieve lifelong fame, but nearly half of all runners will quit the race, conquered by Mt. Cameroon.
15. Dona Tututa (2013)
54 min | Documentary
Epifânia Évora loved music and the piano, the most anyone can. Throughout her life, she turned joy and pain into melodies and sang them, breaking all conventions. To this nonagenarian Cape ... See full summary »
16. A Journey to Dzanga Bai (2011)
28 min | Short
Dzanga Bai in the Central African Republic is the best place in the world to study forest elephants.
Central Africa Republic
17. Our Father (2002)
Not Rated | 84 min | Drama
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. They are Amine, about eight years old, ... See full summary »
18. A Screaming Man (2010)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama
Present-day Chad. Adam, fifty-five, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,498 | Gross: $0.01M
19. Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama
A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself.
Votes: 21,001 | Gross: $7.29M
20. Benda Bilili! (2010)
PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary, Music
Kinshasa, DRCongo, 2005: Benda Bilili, poor paraplegic street musicians, get noticed by a French film team. Studio recordings get their music out on album and 2009, they have concerts in Europe.
Democratic Republic of Congo
21. On the Rumba River (2007)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Music
A tribute to the Congolese people, who despite desperate poverty, a history of oppression and an ongoing civil war that has killed nearly 4 million people, continue to be sustained by music.
Votes: 19 | Gross: $0.00M
Democratic Republic of Congo Antoine Wendo Kolosoy Congolese rumba
22. Beau travail (1999)
Unrated | 92 min | Drama, War
This film focuses on an ex-Foreign Legion officer as he recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in Djibouti.
Votes: 9,157 | Gross: $0.25M
23. Every So Often in the World... (2004)
116 min | Documentary, Family
Five documentary shorts about various children from the third world.
24. City of Dreams (2006 Video)
Unrated | 52 min | Documentary
Architect, Naigzy Gebremedhin takes the audience on a tour of his beloved city, Asmara, in Eritrea, showcasing the stunning rationalist architecture left by Italian colonizers from the ... See full summary »
Director: Ruby Ofori Edward Scott
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary about the family of the late Bob Marley and their first trip to Ethiopia to attend the annual Africa Unite concert.
26. Growing Up and Going Home (2007 TV Movie)
52 min | Documentary
Three teenagers, adopted by an extended Australian family as children, return to Ethiopia to reconnect with the family, friends and culture they left behind.
Director: Belinda Mason
28. Kings of the Gambia (2010)
70 min | Documentary
The ten-piece afro-helvetic band "King Kora" starts a tour through Gambia, the home country of its kora player and singer Lamin Jobarteh. The band travels for nine days on a boat on the ... See full summary »
29. Throw Down Your Heart (2008)
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Family, Music
A film crew follows the well-known banjo player Bela Fleck on his travels to Africa, where he learns about the instrument's origins.
Votes: 184 | Gross: $0.09M
Gambia Mali Tanzania Uganda
30. Kwaku Ananse (2013)
26 min | Short, Drama
The traditional West African fable of Kwaku Ananse is combined with the story of a young outsider named Nyan Koronhwea attending her estranged father's funeral. Nyan's father led two ... See full summary »
31. Cobra Verde (1987)
Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Drama
During the 1800s, paroled Brazilian bandit Cobra Verde is sent to West Africa with a few troops to man an old Portuguese fort and to convince the local African ruler to resume the slave trade with Brazil.
32. Mortu Nega (1988)
85 min | Drama, War
The story of a woman who searches through the country for her husband, a resistant, while the war for independence is raging. She finds him at last and saves his life. When peace finally ... See full summary »
33. Nothing Like Chocolate (2012)
63 min | Documentary
Deep in the rain forests of Grenada, anarchist chocolatier Mott Green seeks solutions to the problems of a ravaged global chocolate industry. Solar power, employee shareholding and ... See full summary »
34. A Small Act (2010)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
A young Kenyan's life changes drastically when his education is sponsored by a Swedish stranger. Years later, he founds his own scholarship program to replicate the kindness he once received.
Director: Jennifer Arnold
My Wild Affair (2014– )
The Elephant Who Found a Mom
TV-PG | 56 min | Documentary
From PBS - This is the heartbreaking story of Aisha, the baby elephant orphan, and Daphne Sheldrick, the woman who became her human foster parent. Their intense bond reaches a crisis point ... See full summary »
Kenya. Daphne Sheldrick's sanctuary in Kenya.
36. The Flame Trees of Thika (1981– )
Not Rated | 50 min | Biography, Drama
Elspeth (Holly Aird) and her unconventional parents decide to settle down in Kenya and begin a coffee plantation. This is a time of discovery for Elspeth, as she encounters the incredible ... See full summary »
37. An Elephant Called Slowly (1970)
G | 91 min | Comedy, Action, Adventure
Bill and Ginny are invited by a naturalist friend to take care of his home in Africa while he is away, and they find themselves adopted by three orphan elephants.
38. The Happy Valley (1986 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Drama
In 1940 Kenya as their country prepares for war, the local aristocratic social set lives a decadent, self-indulgent lifestyle, that leads to murder.
39. Nelly Furtado: The Road to Kisaruni (2011 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary
Nelly Furtado joins non-profit volunteer arts organization Artbound on their assignment to build Free The Children's first all girls high school in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya.
40. Nowhere in Africa (2001)
R | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History
A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930s Kenya.
Votes: 12,645 | Gross: $6.17M
41. The Constant Gardener (2005)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.
Votes: 134,323 | Gross: $33.58M
42. Stanley and Livingstone (1939)
Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Tasked by his editor, American reporter Henry M. Stanley travels to a dangerous and uncharted region of East Africa to find the missing Scottish pioneer missionary Dr. David Livingstone.
Kenya Uganda Tanzania South Africa
43. Mountains of the Moon (1990)
R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, History
The legendary true-story of Capt. Richard Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke's tumultuous expedition to find the source of the Nile river.
Votes: 3,442 | Gross: $4.01M
44. Kwepunha Liberia (2013)
Not Rated | 36 min | Documentary, Short
Sam Bleakley a former pro surfer and travel writer explores hard to reach places often misrepresented in the press. In this amazing journey he visits Liberia 10 years after the end of a ... See full summary »
45. Lion of the Desert (1980)
PG | 173 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1929, Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini appoints General Rodolfo Graziani as colonial governor to Italian Libya with orders to stamp-out all resistance from Libyan nationalists led by rebel guerrilla leader Omar Mukhtar.
Votes: 14,465 | Gross: $3.27M
46. Mahaleo (2005)
98 min | Documentary, History, Music