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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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Faat Kine
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directed by Ousmane Sembéne, 1923-2007; produced by Wongue Mbengue, fl. 2001, Filmi Domireew (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2001), 2 hours 1 mins
In Faat Kine, Ousmane Sembene, the unquestioned father of African cinema, calls his fellow Africans to a reckoning of the post-independence era at the beginning of a new century. At 77, he sums up 40 years of path-breaking filmmaking with a penetrating analysis of the interplay of gender, economics and power in to...
directed by Ousmane Sembéne, 1923-2007; produced by Wongue Mbengue, fl. 2001, Filmi Domireew (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2001), 2 hours 1 mins
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La petite vendeuse de Soleil
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directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty, 1945-1998; produced by Silvia Voser, 1956-, Waka Films, Céphéide Productions and Maag Daan (Production Company) (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1999), 43 mins
In La petite vendeuse de Soleil (The Little Girl who Sold the Sun), Mambety brings us the feisty Sili Lam, a twelve year old paraplegic who becomes the first girl to sell a daily newspaper in the competitive world of young male newspaper vendors. She takes on a policeman whom she accuses of shaking her down as w...
directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty, 1945-1998; produced by Silvia Voser, 1956-, Waka Films, Céphéide Productions and Maag Daan (Production Company) (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1999), 43 mins
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Africa Dreaming, So Be It
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directed by Joseph Gaï Ramaka, 1952-, in Africa Dreaming (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1997), 32 mins
Based on a play by Wolé Soyinka, The Strong Breed, So Be It offers an emotionally searing allegory of present-day Africa's bloody internecine convulsions. Michael, an idealistic foreign doctor (Martinican star Alex Descas), has had little success bringing the promises of modernity to a dusty village of the damned...
directed by Joseph Gaï Ramaka, 1952-, in Africa Dreaming (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1997), 32 mins
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Tableau ferraille
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directed by Moussa Sene Absa, 1958-; produced by Alain Rozanès, fl. 1992 and Pascal Verroust, fl. 1993-2017, Canal Horizons, Kus Productions, MSA Productions, La Sept and ADR Productions (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1997), 1 hour 29 mins
Tableau Ferraille offers an intimate view of how modernization, at least as practiced in today's Africa, corrodes traditional communities and retards grassroots development. Like such past Senegalese masterpieces as Ousmane Sembene's Xala and Djibril Diop Mambety's Hyenas, it deplores a corrupt post-colonial...
directed by Moussa Sene Absa, 1958-; produced by Alain Rozanès, fl. 1992 and Pascal Verroust, fl. 1993-2017, Canal Horizons, Kus Productions, MSA Productions, La Sept and ADR Productions (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1997), 1 hour 29 mins
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Magicians of the Earth, Seni’s Children
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directed by Philip Haas, 1954-; produced by Fernando Trueba, 1955-, Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematograficas; performed by Seni Camara, 1945-, in Magicians of the Earth (Harrington Park, NJ: Milestone Films, 1992), 57 mins,
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Seni Camara lives with her husband and family in the village of Bigona, in the Casamance region in southern Senegal. Working outside the local tradition of making pots and "useful" objects out of clay, Seni claims that through a "gift of God" she has been able to create thousands of bizarre, magnificent creatures...

directed by Philip Haas, 1954-; produced by Fernando Trueba, 1955-, Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematograficas; performed by Seni Camara, 1945-, in Magicians of the Earth (Harrington Park, NJ: Milestone Films, 1992), 57 mins,
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