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Mongolia: Ub Lama
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directed by Egle Vertelyte, fl. 2010-2015; produced by Lukas Trimonis, fl. 2005-2011 and Arunas Matelis, fl. 1996-2011, Wostok and Studio Nominum (Surrey, England: Journeyman Pictures, 2011), 52 mins
12-year-old Galaa likes hip-hop and computer games. But he lives in a small yurt on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar. After his father’s death he deals on the local black market to support his family until, caught between modernity and tradition, aspirations and poverty, he decides to become a Lama. Can the monks he...
directed by Egle Vertelyte, fl. 2010-2015; produced by Lukas Trimonis, fl. 2005-2011 and Arunas Matelis, fl. 1996-2011, Wostok and Studio Nominum (Surrey, England: Journeyman Pictures, 2011), 52 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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Welcome to Nollywood
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directed by Jamie Meltzer, fl. 1998; produced by Henry S. Rosenthal, fl. 1988-2017 and Cayce Lindner, 1968-2007, Welcome to Nollywood (New York, NY: The Cinema Guild, 2007), 56 mins
After the U.S. and India, the world's third largest producer of feature films is Nigeria. Barely a decade old and already generating over $286 million for the Nigerian economy, Welcome to Nollywood explores this burgeoning industry, from its unique challenges to its diverse array of films that both mirror and comm...
directed by Jamie Meltzer, fl. 1998; produced by Henry S. Rosenthal, fl. 1988-2017 and Cayce Lindner, 1968-2007, Welcome to Nollywood (New York, NY: The Cinema Guild, 2007), 56 mins
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Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man
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directed by Robin Shuffield, 1969-; produced by Zorn Production International, Monkey Productions, Arte France, France 3 and Centre Régional de Ressources Audiovisuelles (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2006), 52 mins
As Africa looks desperately for leaders of integrity and vision, the life and ideals of the late Thomas Sankara seem more and more relevant and exemplary with the passage of time. This new film should go a long way towards explaining why, though largely forgotten in this country, Sankara is still venerated on his...
directed by Robin Shuffield, 1969-; produced by Zorn Production International, Monkey Productions, Arte France, France 3 and Centre Régional de Ressources Audiovisuelles (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2006), 52 mins
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Witches in Exile
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directed by Allison Berg, fl. 1996-2017; produced by Allison Berg, fl. 1996-2017 and Frank Keraudren, fl. 1997-2017, Satellite Pictures (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel), 1 hour 18 mins

From Tanzania and Zambia to Ivory Coast and Ghana belief in witchcraft continues to terrorize women: the denunciation, brutal beating, the banishment to an unknown village without family or friends. In Northern Ghana alone there are estimated to be more than 5000 'witches' confined to 'witches villages', part sanc...

directed by Allison Berg, fl. 1996-2017; produced by Allison Berg, fl. 1996-2017 and Frank Keraudren, fl. 1997-2017, Satellite Pictures (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel), 1 hour 18 mins
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Zulu Love Letter
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directed by Ramadan Suleman, fl. 1997-2010; produced by Ramadan Suleman, fl. 1997-2010, Bhekizizwe Peterson, fl. 1997, Jacques Bidou, fl. 1990-2015 and Marianne Dumoulin, fl. 2011, FMB2 Films, ZDF Television, HollyBell, Natives at Large and JBA production (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2004), 1 hour 39 mins
Opening shot: a woman is discovered passed out in her car. Next she is in an ambulance having a flashback to the time of South Africa’s State of Emergency 13 years ago, a period of maximum police repression. Third sequence: the woman, now in the hospital, assures her skeptical, deaf daughter that she will be rec...
directed by Ramadan Suleman, fl. 1997-2010; produced by Ramadan Suleman, fl. 1997-2010, Bhekizizwe Peterson, fl. 1997, Jacques Bidou, fl. 1990-2015 and Marianne Dumoulin, fl. 2011, FMB2 Films, ZDF Television, HollyBell, Natives at Large and JBA production (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2004), 1 hour 39 mins
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State of Denial
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directed by Elaine Epstein, fl. 1998-2017; produced by Elaine Epstein, fl. 1998-2017 and Penny Elliott Hays, fl. 2004-2011, Lovett Productions (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 1 hour 23 mins

By the year 2000, an estimated 4.2 million people in South Africa were infected with HIV; if present trends continue by 2010, 7 million will have died of the disease. State of Denial puts a human face behind the numbers by introducing us to a cross-section of South Africans involved with the AIDS epidemic. It sh...

directed by Elaine Epstein, fl. 1998-2017; produced by Elaine Epstein, fl. 1998-2017 and Penny Elliott Hays, fl. 2004-2011, Lovett Productions (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 1 hour 23 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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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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