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The Exception and The Rule
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directed by Joel Zito Araujo, 1954-; produced by Joel Zito Araujo, 1954-, Nucleo de Estudo Negros and Tapiri Cinema and Video (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 1997), 30 mins
On March 13, 1992, Vicente Francisco do Espirito Santo, a Black Brazilian who worked in a government-owned electricity company, was fired from his job. It did not take long for him to realize that his dismissal was directly linked to his skin color. Encouraged by his union and a strong Black empowerment movement...
directed by Joel Zito Araujo, 1954-; produced by Joel Zito Araujo, 1954-, Nucleo de Estudo Negros and Tapiri Cinema and Video (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 1997), 30 mins
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Frontières
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directed by Mostefa Djadjam, fl. 1978-2016; produced by Aïssa Djabri, 1952-, Manuel Munz, fl. 1996-2016 and Farid Lahouassa, 1959-, Vertigo (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 2002), 1 hour 39 mins
Six men and a woman set out on the hazardous journey from Senegal to Morocco in a bid to slip illegally into Europe to escape from the poverty and internecine warfare of Africa. All are lured by the promise of a better life, but the challenges are numerous. Passing through the hands of various smugglers, they cros...
directed by Mostefa Djadjam, fl. 1978-2016; produced by Aïssa Djabri, 1952-, Manuel Munz, fl. 1996-2016 and Farid Lahouassa, 1959-, Vertigo (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 2002), 1 hour 39 mins
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Otomo
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directed by Frieder Schlaich, 1961-; produced by Claudia Tronnier, fl. 1994-2016, Irene von Alberti, 1963- and Thomas Lechner, fl. 1985-1999, ZDF Television and Filmgalerie 451 (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 1999), 1 hour 21 mins

A powerful film portraying institutionalized racism and police brutality, Otomo provides a convincing look at the everyday world of refugees, who are continuously surrounded by tension and insecurity. In the summer of 1989, a Stuttgart newspaper reported the true story of a West African asylum seeker who physicall...

directed by Frieder Schlaich, 1961-; produced by Claudia Tronnier, fl. 1994-2016, Irene von Alberti, 1963- and Thomas Lechner, fl. 1985-1999, ZDF Television and Filmgalerie 451 (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 1999), 1 hour 21 mins
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La Pirogue: Goor Fitt
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directed by Moussa Touré, 1958-; produced by Oumar Sy, Adrien Maigne and Éric Névé, 1961-, Studio 37, LCS (Production company), Royal Pony Film, Appaloosa Films, Arte France Cinema, Astou Films and Les Chauves-Souris (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 2012), 1 hour 25 mins
In Moussa Toure's powerful epic fiction film, a group of 30 men sail to Europe in a pirogue, facing the sea - and the possibility of never reaching their destination - in exchange for the myth of a better life in Europe. Baye Laye is the captain of a fishing pirogue. Like many of his Senegalese compatriots, he som...
directed by Moussa Touré, 1958-; produced by Oumar Sy, Adrien Maigne and Éric Névé, 1961-, Studio 37, LCS (Production company), Royal Pony Film, Appaloosa Films, Arte France Cinema, Astou Films and Les Chauves-Souris (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 2012), 1 hour 25 mins
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Sons of Benkos
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directed by Lucas Silva, fl. 2000-2000; produced by Sabine Naccache, fl. 2000-2014, Colombia. Ministry of Culture, RFO (Production company), Mezzo and Les Films du Village (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 2003), 53 mins
An entertaining documentary that explores the African culture of Colombia through music. The film presents the music of the Sons of Benkos, one of the most important Black leaders in the fight for freedom during the times of slavery in Colombia. The film also shows the evolution of Afro-Colombian music over time t...
directed by Lucas Silva, fl. 2000-2000; produced by Sabine Naccache, fl. 2000-2014, Colombia. Ministry of Culture, RFO (Production company), Mezzo and Les Films du Village (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 2003), 53 mins
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ADios MoMo
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directed by Leonardo Ricagni, fl. 2002-2013; produced by Raul Pochintesta, fl. 2006-2007, True Cinema (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 2005), 1 hour 50 mins
Obdulio is an 11-year-old Afro-Uruguayan boy who lives with his grandmother and sells newspapers for a living while he cannot read or write. Obdulio is not interested in going to school until he finds out that the night watchman of the newspaper's office is a charismatic magical 'Maestro' who not only introduces h...
directed by Leonardo Ricagni, fl. 2002-2013; produced by Raul Pochintesta, fl. 2006-2007, True Cinema (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 2005), 1 hour 50 mins
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Boma - Tervuren, le voyage
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directed by Francis Dujardin, fl. 1989-2013; produced by Francis Dujardin, fl. 1989-2013, Cobra Films (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 1999), 54 mins
The extraordinary and tragic saga of 267 Congolese, brought to Brussels for the 1897 World's Fair. After some four months of travel towards Belgium, they are exhibited before a million visitors. Subjected to the crushing gaze of the 'Whites' and the cold climate, many fell prey to disease and even some lost their...
directed by Francis Dujardin, fl. 1989-2013; produced by Francis Dujardin, fl. 1989-2013, Cobra Films (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 1999), 54 mins
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Jacques Roumain: La Passion d'un Pays
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directed by Arnold Antonin, 1942-; produced by Centre Petion Bolivar (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 2008), 2 hours 2 mins
This exploration of Haitian society of the late 19th and early 20th centuries focuses on the tormented life of one of Haiti’s most important authors and prominent political figures, Jacques Roumain. In his perceptive writings, Roumain raised questions about the issues facing Haiti that remain relevant today. Som...
directed by Arnold Antonin, 1942-; produced by Centre Petion Bolivar (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 2008), 2 hours 2 mins
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La Playa D.C.
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directed by Juan Andres Arango, 1976-; produced by Diana Bustamante, fl. 2009 and Jorge Andres Botero, fl. 2012-2016, Ciné-Sud Promotion, Bananeira Filmes, Septima Films, Burning Blue and Hangar Films (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 2012), 1 hour 29 mins
Tomas,an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country's Pacific coast pushed out by the war, faces the difficulties of growing up in a city of exclusion and racism. When Jairo, his younger brother and closest friend disappears, Tomas plunges in the streets of the city. His search becomes an initiatory journey that...
directed by Juan Andres Arango, 1976-; produced by Diana Bustamante, fl. 2009 and Jorge Andres Botero, fl. 2012-2016, Ciné-Sud Promotion, Bananeira Filmes, Septima Films, Burning Blue and Hangar Films (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 2012), 1 hour 29 mins
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100% Arabica
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directed by Mahmoud Zemmouri, 1946-; produced by Les Films de la Toison d'Or, Incoprom SA and Fennec Productions (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 1997), 1 hour 23 mins
In a housing project located on the outskirts of Paris renamed "100% Arabica" by its inhabitants, African immigrants live side by side. The residents are united by their struggle for recognition in a society where immigrants are often regarded as second class citizens. In a world of exiles, poverty is the common d...
directed by Mahmoud Zemmouri, 1946-; produced by Les Films de la Toison d'Or, Incoprom SA and Fennec Productions (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 1997), 1 hour 23 mins
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