In pre-colonial times a peddler crossing the savanna discovers a child lying unconscious in the bush. When the boy comes to, he is mute and cannot explain who he is. The peddler leaves him ... See full summary »
In Ethiopia; there is a slow boiling of a feud between a wealthy Lord and a protester who feels he is mistreating his laborers. While the viewer gets to closely examine the culture, conversations, and lives of the locals who surround them.
It has always been a firm conviction of the family that any woman who sings, will die. Now, while a girl is in France she becomes an international star. She realises that sooner rather than... See full summary »
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 »
Roger Gnoan M'Bala
Ziable Honoré Goore Bi
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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, led by 'Le président', and the Bonande rebels ... See full summary »
Fanta Régina Nacro
An original, interesting aesthetic broaches serious issues
An interesting and original film, Handsworth Songs is an unconventional collage of news reports, eyewitness footage, interviews and abstract imagery. The whole film plays out as a dreamy rush of imagery and sounds: considerable credit should be given to the range of footage employed and juxtaposed against suitably atmospheric music. Closer to documentary or verite, the film traces memories of immigration to Britain in the early 50's through archive footage and brings us into the present day with footage shot by the Black Audio Film Collective. A serious, very watchable, artistic examination of the causes, effects and aftermath of the riots in Birmingham in the early 80's, Handsworth songs is abstract without resorting to inarticulacy.
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