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Everyone's Child
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directed by Tsitsi Dangarembga, 1959-; produced by Ben Zulu, fl. 1994, John Riber, fl. 1993 and Jonny Persey, fl. 1996, Media for Development Trust (California Newsreel, 1996), 1 hour 23 mins
Everyone's Child is an eloquent call for action on behalf of Africa's millions of parentless children. Through the tragic story of one Zimbabwean family devastated by AIDS, the film challenges Africans to reaffirm their tradition that an orphan becomes "Everyone's Child." Everyone's Child is the most recent produ...
directed by Tsitsi Dangarembga, 1959-; produced by Ben Zulu, fl. 1994, John Riber, fl. 1993 and Jonny Persey, fl. 1996, Media for Development Trust (California Newsreel, 1996), 1 hour 23 mins
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The Father
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directed by Ermias Woldeamlak, fl. 2000; produced by Maji-da Abdi, 1970-, M-Net (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2000), 29 mins
The Father is set during one of the darkest periods of Ethiopian history - the terror following the 1974 deposing of Haile Selassie launched by the new military regime, the derg. Alazar is an apolitical painter looking forward to marrying Rahel, his model and girlfriend. His best friend, Yonas, a political radical...
directed by Ermias Woldeamlak, fl. 2000; produced by Maji-da Abdi, 1970-, M-Net (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2000), 29 mins
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Fintar O Destino
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directed by Fernando Vendrell, 1962-; produced by Fernando Vendrell, 1962- and Luís Alvarães, fl. 1991, I.C. Cinema, ACT (Production Company) and David and Golias (Production Company) (California Newsreel, 1998), 1 hour 16 mins
Fintar O Destino has the distinction of being the Library of African Cinema's first sports film - but a sports film with a decidedly African twist. It is the story, familiar from countless Hollywood movies and therefore easily accessible to American audiences, of an over the hill sports hero who holds onto his pas...
directed by Fernando Vendrell, 1962-; produced by Fernando Vendrell, 1962- and Luís Alvarães, fl. 1991, I.C. Cinema, ACT (Production Company) and David and Golias (Production Company) (California Newsreel, 1998), 1 hour 16 mins
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Le grand blanc de Lambaréné
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directed by Bassek Ba Kobhio, 1957-; produced by Bassek Ba Kobhio, 1957-, Films Terre Africaine, LN Productions, Chrysalide Film, Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée and Canal+ (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1995), 1 hour 29 mins

Cameroonian filmmaker Bassek ba Kobhio provides a fascinating revisionist perspective on Albert Schweitzer, Noble Peace Prize winner and secular saint of the colonial era.

Like Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask, this film begins to rewrite the history of colonialism from the point of view of the colonized. L...

directed by Bassek Ba Kobhio, 1957-; produced by Bassek Ba Kobhio, 1957-, Films Terre Africaine, LN Productions, Chrysalide Film, Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée and Canal+ (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1995), 1 hour 29 mins
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Mapantsula
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directed by Oliver Schmitz, 1960-; produced by Max Montocchio, fl. 1988, One Look Productions, Haverbeam and David Hannay Productions (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1988), 1 hour 40 mins

Mapantsula was the first anti-apartheid feature film by, for and about black South Africans. Filmed inside Soweto, scored to the urban beat of "Township Jive", Mapantsula has been called a South African The Harder They Come.

Mapantsula tells the story of Panic, a petty gangster who inevitably becomes caught up...

directed by Oliver Schmitz, 1960-; produced by Max Montocchio, fl. 1988, One Look Productions, Haverbeam and David Hannay Productions (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1988), 1 hour 40 mins
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Shadow of The Holy Book
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directed by Arto Halonen, 1964-; produced by Arto Halonen, 1964-, Art Film Productions (California Newsreel, 2008), 53 mins
This high-spirited, political satire exposes the complicity of multinational corporations in supporting and legitimizing dictator, Saparmurat Niyazov, of Turkmenistan, one of the world’s most egregious violators of human rights. Niyazov, self-appointed President for Life, transformed a remote Central Asian repub...
directed by Arto Halonen, 1964-; produced by Arto Halonen, 1964-, Art Film Productions (California Newsreel, 2008), 53 mins
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Strange Fruit
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directed by Joel Katz, fl. 1984; produced by Joel Katz, fl. 1984, Independent Television Service (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 57 mins
Strange Fruit is the first documentary exploring the history and legacy of the Billie Holiday classic. The song's evolution tells a dramatic story of America's radical past using one of the most influential protest songs ever written as its epicenter. The saga brings viewers face- to- face with the terror of lynch...
directed by Joel Katz, fl. 1984; produced by Joel Katz, fl. 1984, Independent Television Service (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 57 mins
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These Hands
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directed by Flora M'mbugu-Schelling, fl. 1992; produced by Flora M'mbugu-Schelling, fl. 1992, Full Frame Production (California Newsreel, 1992), 46 mins
Who would have suspected that a 45 minute documentary about women crushing rocks, without narration or plot, would offer one of the most unforgettable and rewarding experiences of recent African cinema? Flora M'mbugu-Schelling's quiet tribute to women at the very bottom of the international economic order ultimate...
directed by Flora M'mbugu-Schelling, fl. 1992; produced by Flora M'mbugu-Schelling, fl. 1992, Full Frame Production (California Newsreel, 1992), 46 mins
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This is Nollywood
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directed by Franco Sacchi, fl. 2002-2017; produced by Robert Caputo, fl. 1998 and Franco Sacchi, fl. 2002-2017, Eureka Film Productions and Center for Digital Imaging Arts (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2007), 57 mins
First came Hollywood, then Bollywood and now Nollywood, Nigeria’s booming film industry, which released 2000 features in 2006 alone. Where else can you shoot a full-length dramatic film for $10,000 in 7 days? Until recently little known outside its own country, THIS IS NOLLYWOOD explains why Nigerian video produ...
directed by Franco Sacchi, fl. 2002-2017; produced by Robert Caputo, fl. 1998 and Franco Sacchi, fl. 2002-2017, Eureka Film Productions and Center for Digital Imaging Arts (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2007), 57 mins
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La Vie Est Belle
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directed by Benoît Lamy, 1945-2008 and Mwezé Ngangura, 1950-; produced by Benoît Lamy, 1945-2008, Véra Belmont, 1938- and Mwezé Ngangura, 1950-, Stéphan Films, Sol'oeil Films and Lamy Film (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1987), 1 hour 23 mins
La Vie est Belle takes us inside the vibrant music scene of Kinshasa, the Congo's exhilarating and exasperating capital whose back alleys and clubs pulsate to the beat of some of the most influential music in the world. The film, starring Soukous music legend Papa Wemba, tells the "rags to riches" story of a poor...
directed by Benoît Lamy, 1945-2008 and Mwezé Ngangura, 1950-; produced by Benoît Lamy, 1945-2008, Véra Belmont, 1938- and Mwezé Ngangura, 1950-, Stéphan Films, Sol'oeil Films and Lamy Film (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1987), 1 hour 23 mins
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