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A Walk In the Night
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directed by Mickey Madoda Dube, 1960-; produced by Horace Rayners, fl. 1997, Mandla Langa, 1950- and Mickey Madoda Dube, 1960-, South African Broadcasting Corporation (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1998), 1 hour 18 mins

A Walk in the Night is one of the first films from a new generation of talented young black South African filmmakers who have become active since the overthrow of apartheid in 1994. Mickey Madoda Dube's debut feature adapts Alex La Guma's celebrated 1962 novella of the same name into a fast-paced crime thriller s...

directed by Mickey Madoda Dube, 1960-; produced by Horace Rayners, fl. 1997, Mandla Langa, 1950- and Mickey Madoda Dube, 1960-, South African Broadcasting Corporation (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1998), 1 hour 18 mins
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Africa Dreaming, Sophia's Homecoming
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directed by Richard Pakleppa, 1961-; produced by Bridget Pickering, fl. 1996-2014, Onland Productions, in Africa Dreaming (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1997), 26 mins
Sophia's Homecoming reminds us that the devastating personal effects of the massive social dislocations caused by apartheid can never be erased. Sophia, like so many other women, becomes a self-reliant provider for her family, working as a domestic for a white family in Windhoek for 12 years. When her husband Naf...
directed by Richard Pakleppa, 1961-; produced by Bridget Pickering, fl. 1996-2014, Onland Productions, in Africa Dreaming (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1997), 26 mins
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Taafe Fanga
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directed by Adama Drabo, 1948-2009; produced by Adama Drabo, 1948-2009, Thelma Film AG, CNPC Mali, Taare Films and ZDF Television (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1997), 1 hour 39 mins

Director Adama Drabo has devised a gender-bending farce set among the 18th Century Dogon to make some serious points about the status of women in Africa today.

In Taafe Fanga, Drabo has revised the Sigi myth (which seems originally to have expressed male anxiety over female control of fecundity) into a myth abou...

directed by Adama Drabo, 1948-2009; produced by Adama Drabo, 1948-2009, Thelma Film AG, CNPC Mali, Taare Films and ZDF Television (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1997), 1 hour 39 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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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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Library Of African Cinema, Ça Twiste à Poponguine
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directed by Moussa Sene Absa, 1958-; produced by Caméras Continentales, in Library Of African Cinema (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1993), 1 hour 27 mins

Ça Twiste à Poponguine is perhaps the most charming, fast-paced and accessible film in our Library of African Cinema collection. This bittersweet, coming of age story is a kind of African equivalent of George Lucas' American Graffiti, Spike Lee's Crooklyn or Godard's Masculin/Feminin. These Senegalese teenagers...

directed by Moussa Sene Absa, 1958-; produced by Caméras Continentales, in Library Of African Cinema (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1993), 1 hour 27 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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Sango Malo
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directed by Bassek Ba Kobhio, 1957-; produced by Fodic, Diproci and Films Terre Africaine (California Newsreel, 1991), 1 hour 35 mins
Sango Malo offers American viewers an intimate and engaging portrait of the complex social dynamic underlying economic and political change in a typical African village. It argues passionately that a populist education must be a key component of any democratic, human-centered development paradigm for Africa. Basse...
directed by Bassek Ba Kobhio, 1957-; produced by Fodic, Diproci and Films Terre Africaine (California Newsreel, 1991), 1 hour 35 mins
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Udju Azul Di Yonta
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directed by Flora Gomes, 1941-; produced by Paulo De Sousa, fl. 1992, Vermedia, Radiotelevisão Portuguesa, Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual, Eurocreation Productions and Arco Iris (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1991), 1 hour 33 mins,
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In Udju Azul di Yonta, the most compelling character is Vicente, a disenchanted hero of the independence struggle who has only grudgingly adapted himself to post-revolutionary society. He is a figure with whom many disappointed Western '60s activists will identify. As "Comrade Boss" of a fish warehouse, he continu...
directed by Flora Gomes, 1941-; produced by Paulo De Sousa, fl. 1992, Vermedia, Radiotelevisão Portuguesa, Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual, Eurocreation Productions and Arco Iris (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1991), 1 hour 33 mins,
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Zan Boko
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directed by Gaston Kaboré, 1951- (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1988), 1 hour 32 mins
Gaston Kaboré's film Zan Boko explores the conflict between tradition and modernity, a central theme in many contemporary African films, such as Keita and Ta Dona. It tells the poignant story of a village family swept up in the current tide of urbanization. In doing so, Zan Boko expertly reveals the transf...
directed by Gaston Kaboré, 1951- (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1988), 1 hour 32 mins
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