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Africa Dreaming, Sabriya
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directed by Abderrahmane Sissako, 1961-; produced by Dora Fourati, fl. 1994, Nomadis Images, in Africa Dreaming (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1997), 25 mins
This film explores the impact of the modern world on the traditional male society of the Maghreb. It is a film about men who prefer to live life as an abstract game and the free-spirited woman who changes everything. Said and Youssef have fulfilled a life-long dream by opening a "chess bar" in the middle of the de...
directed by Abderrahmane Sissako, 1961-; produced by Dora Fourati, fl. 1994, Nomadis Images, in Africa Dreaming (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1997), 25 mins
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Africa Dreaming, The Gaze of the Stars
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directed by João Ribeiro, 1962-; produced by Pedro Pimenta, fl. 1991, Ebano Multimedia, in Africa Dreaming (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1997), 26 mins
At the center of this story is a woman felt only by her absence - in other words, a dream of a woman, perhaps symbolic of the lost dream for a post-independence Mozambique. Salomão owns a bar in Maputo, still down at the heels after the civil war, where the local machos drink and talk of soccer and women. He rath...
directed by João Ribeiro, 1962-; produced by Pedro Pimenta, fl. 1991, Ebano Multimedia, in Africa Dreaming (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1997), 26 mins
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Ainsi Meurent les Anges
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directed by Moussa Sene Absa, 1958-; produced by MSA Productions (California Newsreel, 2001), 57 mins
Moussa Sene Absa's latest work pushes the formal boundaries of African cinema to explore the complex interplay of history and psychology in contemporary Africa. Intensely personal and at the same time deeply political, Ainsi meurent les anges combines the elegiac lyricism of his Ça twiste à Poponguine with the...
directed by Moussa Sene Absa, 1958-; produced by MSA Productions (California Newsreel, 2001), 57 mins
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Dakan
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directed by Mohamed Camara, 1959-; produced by René Féret, 1945-2015, Film Du 20ème Créations Cinématographiques (California Newsreel, 1997), 1 hour 29 mins
homosexuality from sub-Saharan Africa. While "coming out" may have become primetime fare in the U.S., this film was met with angry protests when it was shot in the director's native Guinea and has generated heated debate among Africanists here as well. But beyond its controversial topic, Dakan is a contemporary A...
directed by Mohamed Camara, 1959-; produced by René Féret, 1945-2015, Film Du 20ème Créations Cinématographiques (California Newsreel, 1997), 1 hour 29 mins
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End of the Rainbow
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directed by Robert Nugent, fl. 2007; produced by Trans Europe Film, Looking Glass Pictures and Arte France (California Newsreel, 2007), 1 hour 23 mins
End of the Rainbow provides a concise, in-depth look at the impact of global extractive industries on local populations, their economy, their traditions and their environment. It depicts in striking details the confrontation of two cultures, one indigenous the other a unique reflection of the age of globalization....
directed by Robert Nugent, fl. 2007; produced by Trans Europe Film, Looking Glass Pictures and Arte France (California Newsreel, 2007), 1 hour 23 mins
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Karmen Geï
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directed by Joseph Gaï Ramaka, 1952-; produced by Richard Sadler, 1947-, Zagarianka Productions, Telefilm Canada, Sofica Sofinergie 5, Les Ateliers de l'Arche, Euripide Productions, Canal+ and Arte France (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2001), 1 hour 22 mins
Director Joseph Gaï Ramaka writes: "Carmen is a myth but what does Carmen represent today? Where do Carmen's love and freedom stand at the onset of the 21st Century? Therein lies my film's intent, a black Carmen, plunged in the magical and chaotic urbanity of an African city." Prosper Merimée's novella, adapted...
directed by Joseph Gaï Ramaka, 1952-; produced by Richard Sadler, 1947-, Zagarianka Productions, Telefilm Canada, Sofica Sofinergie 5, Les Ateliers de l'Arche, Euripide Productions, Canal+ and Arte France (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2001), 1 hour 22 mins
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Library Of African Cinema, Dôlè
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directed by Imunga Ivanga, 1967-; produced by Jean-Jacques Hubert, 2001-, Direct et Différé and Ce.Na.Ci. (Production Company), in Library Of African Cinema (California Newsreel, 2001), 1 hour 17 mins
Dôlè offers a Gabonese perspective on the global crisis facing today's youth. With familial and societal structures crumbling, young people are increasingly thrown back for support on each other and an all-encompassing international pop culture. This film reveals that, whether in Libreville or in our own inner c...
directed by Imunga Ivanga, 1967-; produced by Jean-Jacques Hubert, 2001-, Direct et Différé and Ce.Na.Ci. (Production Company), in Library Of African Cinema (California Newsreel, 2001), 1 hour 17 mins
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Long Night's Journey Into Day
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directed by Deborah Hoffmann, fl. 1995 and Frances Reid, fl. 1977; produced by Johnny Symons, 1965- and Frances Reid, fl. 1977, Iris Films (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2000), 1 hour 35 mins,
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For over forty years, South Africa was governed by the most notorious form of racial domination since Nazi Germany. When it finally collapsed, those who had enforced apartheid's rule wanted amnesty for their crimes. Their victims wanted justice. As a compromise, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was fo...
directed by Deborah Hoffmann, fl. 1995 and Frances Reid, fl. 1977; produced by Johnny Symons, 1965- and Frances Reid, fl. 1977, Iris Films (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2000), 1 hour 35 mins,
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O Herói
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directed by Zeze Gamboa, 1955-; produced by Maria Joao Mayer, fl. 1992, Zeze Gamboa, 1955-, Francois d'Artemare, 1966- and Fernando Vendrell, 1962-, Gamboa and Gamboa (Production Company), Films de l'Après-Midi and David and Golias (Production Company) (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2005), 1 hour 35 mins

The Hero (O Herói) is the story of Angola, a nation torn apart by forty years of uninterrupted war, and now trying imperfectly but courageously to piece itself back together. It is also the story of a city, Luanda, like so many in the Third World, trying to absorb the millions of people displaced by civil strife...

directed by Zeze Gamboa, 1955-; produced by Maria Joao Mayer, fl. 1992, Zeze Gamboa, 1955-, Francois d'Artemare, 1966- and Fernando Vendrell, 1962-, Gamboa and Gamboa (Production Company), Films de l'Après-Midi and David and Golias (Production Company) (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2005), 1 hour 35 mins
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Pieces d'Identites
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directed by Mwezé Ngangura, 1950-; produced by Mwezé Ngangura, 1950-, Sol'oeil Films, Petrouchka Films, Films Sud and Vidéocam (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1998), 1 hour 33 mins
A Congolese king searches for his daughter in Brussels where for a time he loses his royal fetishes, his identity, but finds a friend, a local cabdriver with a secret identity. With his help and a chain of odd coincidences, Mani Kongo is reunited with his daughter and his regalia and returns to Africa with a circl...
directed by Mwezé Ngangura, 1950-; produced by Mwezé Ngangura, 1950-, Sol'oeil Films, Petrouchka Films, Films Sud and Vidéocam (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1998), 1 hour 33 mins
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