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Africa Dreaming, Sabriya
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directed by Abderrahmane Sissako, 1961-; produced by Dora Fourati, fl. 1994, Nomadis Images, in Africa Dreaming (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1997), 25 mins
This film explores the impact of the modern world on the traditional male society of the Maghreb. It is a film about men who prefer to live life as an abstract game and the free-spirited woman who changes everything. Said and Youssef have fulfilled a life-long dream by opening a "chess bar" in the middle of the de...
directed by Abderrahmane Sissako, 1961-; produced by Dora Fourati, fl. 1994, Nomadis Images, in Africa Dreaming (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1997), 25 mins
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Africa Dreaming, The Gaze of the Stars
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directed by João Ribeiro, 1962-; produced by Pedro Pimenta, fl. 1991, Ebano Multimedia, in Africa Dreaming (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1997), 26 mins
At the center of this story is a woman felt only by her absence - in other words, a dream of a woman, perhaps symbolic of the lost dream for a post-independence Mozambique. Salomão owns a bar in Maputo, still down at the heels after the civil war, where the local machos drink and talk of soccer and women. He rath...
directed by João Ribeiro, 1962-; produced by Pedro Pimenta, fl. 1991, Ebano Multimedia, in Africa Dreaming (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1997), 26 mins
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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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Allah Tantou
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directed by David Achkar, 1960-1998 (California Newsreel, 1991), 1 hour
Allah Tantou is the first African film to confront the immense personal and political costs of the widespread human rights abuses on the continent. It follows filmmaker David Achkar's search for his father, his father's search for himself inside a Guinean prison and Africa's search for a new beginning amid the dis...
directed by David Achkar, 1960-1998 (California Newsreel, 1991), 1 hour
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Anne Braden: Southern Patriot
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directed by Mimi Pickering, fl. 1975-2012 and Anne Lewis, fl. 1986-2012 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2012), 1 hour 17 mins
Anne Braden: Southern Patriot provides a moving, in-depth biography of an organizer and journalist who for a remarkable 60 years participated in the most significant movements for racial and economic justice in this country’s most conservative region - the South. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. praised her stea...
directed by Mimi Pickering, fl. 1975-2012 and Anne Lewis, fl. 1986-2012 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2012), 1 hour 17 mins
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Arlit: Deuxieme Paris
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directed by Idrissou Mora-Kpai, 1967-; produced by Idrissou Mora-Kpai, 1967- and Jeanette Jouili, fl. 2005, MKJ Films (California Newsreel, 2004), 1 hour 18 mins
Arlit is a case study in environmental racism set in a uranium mining town in the Sahara desert of Niger. Here European corporations extract nuclear power and profits leaving behind disease, contamination and unemployment. Ironically the primary activities of Arlit today is waiting, waiting to die of radiation re...
directed by Idrissou Mora-Kpai, 1967-; produced by Idrissou Mora-Kpai, 1967- and Jeanette Jouili, fl. 2005, MKJ Films (California Newsreel, 2004), 1 hour 18 mins
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A Barber's Wisdom
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directed by Amaka Igwe, 1954-2014; produced by Tajuddeen Adepetu, fl. 2001, M-Net (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2000), 28 mins
A Barber's Wisdom is a short farce showing what Nigerian filmmakers can do when not restricted by commercial concerns; the cinematographer is the director of our other new Nigerian release, Thunderbolt. In contrast to Surrender, the father here is ridiculed not for being too traditional but for not being tradition...
directed by Amaka Igwe, 1954-2014; produced by Tajuddeen Adepetu, fl. 2001, M-Net (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2000), 28 mins
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The Beloved Community
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directed by Pamela Calvert, fl. 2006; produced by Pamela Calvert, fl. 2006, Detroit Public Television (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2006), 57 mins
In the summer of 2004, Canadian health researchers made a startling discovery in the Chippewa birth records for the city of Sarnia, an hour north of Detroit: for the past decade, female babies had been outnumbering male babies at a rate of 2:1. Further investigation revealed large numbers of miscarriages, a cluste...
directed by Pamela Calvert, fl. 2006; produced by Pamela Calvert, fl. 2006, Detroit Public Television (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2006), 57 mins
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Berkeley in the Sixties
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directed by Mark Kitchell; produced by Mark Kitchell (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1990), 1 hour 58 mins
Six years in the making and with a cast of thousands, Berkeley in the Sixties recaptures the exhilaration and turmoil of the unprecedented student protests that shaped a generation and changed the course of America. Many consider it to be the best filmic treatment of the 1960s yet made. This Academy Award-nominat...
directed by Mark Kitchell; produced by Mark Kitchell (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1990), 1 hour 58 mins
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Big Mama
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directed by Tracy Seretean; composed by Bobby McFerrin, 1950-; produced by Tracy Seretean (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2000), 40 mins
Winner of an Academy Award in the Documentary Short category, Big Mama depicts a devoted grandmother's struggle to raise her orphaned grandson under the watchful eye of a complex and difficult social welfare system. Big Mama follows 18 months in the lives of Viola Dees, an African American grandmother, and Walter...
directed by Tracy Seretean; composed by Bobby McFerrin, 1950-; produced by Tracy Seretean (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2000), 40 mins
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