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El Gran Río
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directed by Rubén Platáneo, fl. 2005; produced by Gudula Meinzolt, fl. 2008 and Rubén Platáneo, fl. 2005, MilColores Media, Calandra Prodcucciones, Espacio Santafesino, Audiovisual Santafesina, INCAA y del ICCA and Cine Argentino (Argentina: Kino Bureau, 2012), 1 hour 34 mins

Hiding in the propeller of a ship, David, a young Guinean rapper known as Black Doh, arrives as a stowaway in “Maradona’s Land.” He left his friends, family, and his mother behind back in Africa, never to see them again. He now sings in a mix of French, Soussou, and Spanish. Years after he left his hometown,...

directed by Rubén Platáneo, fl. 2005; produced by Gudula Meinzolt, fl. 2008 and Rubén Platáneo, fl. 2005, MilColores Media, Calandra Prodcucciones, Espacio Santafesino, Audiovisual Santafesina, INCAA y del ICCA and Cine Argentino (Argentina: Kino Bureau, 2012), 1 hour 34 mins
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The Manuscripts of Timbuktu
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directed by Zola Maseko, 1967-; produced by David Max Brown, 1959-, Black Roots Pictures (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2009), 52 mins
One of the definitions for Timbuktu in the Oxford Dictionary is "any distant or remote place". Featuring the knowledgeable commentary by African scholars, rich reenactments, and an original musical score by Vieux Farka Touré, the essential documentary The Manuscripts of Timbuktu critiques this limited view by fir...
directed by Zola Maseko, 1967-; produced by David Max Brown, 1959-, Black Roots Pictures (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2009), 52 mins
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Where is Love in the Palm Grove?
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directed by Jerome Le Maire; produced by IOTA Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 1 hour 45 mins
Mamoun, a quirky thirty-five year old Muslim man living in Skoura, Morocco, has never been married. His sister considers the situation scandalous, because if he does not marry, it means he is not following the commandments of their religion. Mansour seems satisfied with his life, living near his family, on good te...
directed by Jerome Le Maire; produced by IOTA Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 1 hour 45 mins
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The Future is Elsewhere
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directed by Antoine Léonard-Maestrati, fl. 1973-2015; produced by Jacques Atlan, fl. 1971-2007 and Gérard Poitou-Weber, 1939-2005, Cinéma Public Films and Doriane Films; performed by Aimé Cesaire, 1913-2008 and Lilian Thuram, 1972- (Paris, Ile-de-France: Doriane Films, 2007), 1 hour 24 mins

In 1962, in the French Antilles, the people descending from the slave trade were still facing serious poverty. They started to demand a better situation. And at the same time, the French metropolis was lacking unqualified working force... The « Bumidom » was created to solve both problems. For 20 years, this org...

directed by Antoine Léonard-Maestrati, fl. 1973-2015; produced by Jacques Atlan, fl. 1971-2007 and Gérard Poitou-Weber, 1939-2005, Cinéma Public Films and Doriane Films; performed by Aimé Cesaire, 1913-2008 and Lilian Thuram, 1972- (Paris, Ile-de-France: Doriane Films, 2007), 1 hour 24 mins
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Daratt
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directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 1961-; produced by Simon Field, fl. 1993-2015, Diana Elbaum, fl. 1995-2017, Sebastien Delloye, fl. 2001-2017, Keith Griffiths, 1947- and Abderrahmane Sissako, 1961-, Chinguitty Films and Goi Goi Productions (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 2006), 1 hour 33 mins
Chad, 2006. The government has granted amnesty to all war criminals. Atim, 16 years old, is given a revolver by his grandfather so that he may kill the man who killed his father. Atim leaves his village for N’djamena, seeking a man he does not know. He quickly locates him: former war criminal Nassara is now marr...
directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 1961-; produced by Simon Field, fl. 1993-2015, Diana Elbaum, fl. 1995-2017, Sebastien Delloye, fl. 2001-2017, Keith Griffiths, 1947- and Abderrahmane Sissako, 1961-, Chinguitty Films and Goi Goi Productions (New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 2006), 1 hour 33 mins
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Afro@Digital
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directed by Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda, 1957-; produced by Akangbé Productions (California Newsreel, 2003), 53 mins
Afro@Digital begins with a provocative question: ‘Why speak of new technologies on a continent which wakes up and goes to sleep to the terrorism of poverty?’ In other words, how can Africa escape the logic of poverty and unequal development by making sure that digital technology doesn’t pass it by, become an...
directed by Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda, 1957-; produced by Akangbé Productions (California Newsreel, 2003), 53 mins
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Le Silence de la Foret
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directed by Didier Ouenangare, 1953-2006 and Bassek Ba Kobhio, 1957-; produced by Bassek Ba Kobhio, 1957-, Écrans Noirs, Nord-Express Productions, Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée and Films Terre Africaine (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 1 hour 29 mins

Le silence de la forêt is a film about the difficulty for even the most well-intentioned person to know and respect another culture. In this case, the problem is so acute that there is even heated debate over what to call that 'other'. The subtitles in the film use the familiar word 'pygmies', a relatively pejora...

directed by Didier Ouenangare, 1953-2006 and Bassek Ba Kobhio, 1957-; produced by Bassek Ba Kobhio, 1957-, Écrans Noirs, Nord-Express Productions, Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée and Films Terre Africaine (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 1 hour 29 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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Woubi Cheri
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directed by Laurent Bocahut, 1964- and Philip Brooks, 1953-2003; produced by Laurent Bocahut, 1964- and Philip Brooks, 1953-2003, Dominant 7, ARTE and La Sept (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1998), 1 hour 2 mins
Woubi Chéri is the first film to give African homosexuals a chance to describe their world in their own words. Often funny, sometimes ribald, but always real, this documentary introduces us to gender pioneers demanding their right to construct a distinct African homosexuality. The film introduces us to a cross-s...
directed by Laurent Bocahut, 1964- and Philip Brooks, 1953-2003; produced by Laurent Bocahut, 1964- and Philip Brooks, 1953-2003, Dominant 7, ARTE and La Sept (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1998), 1 hour 2 mins
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