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Africa in the 21st Century, Somalia: The Neglected Civil War
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produced by NHK International Inc., in Africa in the 21st Century (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 50 mins
Independent since 1960, Somalia has seen virtually constant political upheaval. Chaos still reigns in the capital, Mogadishu, and throughout Somalia. Some eighty percent of the nation is under the power of guerrillas and local warlords. Taking advantage of the chaos, Islamic fundamentalist groups such as al Qaeda...
produced by NHK International Inc., in Africa in the 21st Century (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 50 mins
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Beyond the Veil, 2, Holy Warriors
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directed by Ludo Poppe, fl. 2004-2014; produced by George Matta, fl. 1998 and Pascal Decroos, fl. 1998, Mundovision Ltd. and Kanakna Documentary, in Beyond the Veil, 2 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 58 mins
The Holy Warriors examines the reasons for more radical interpretations of the Quran in Algeria, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Analysis of the jihad helps Westerners perceive why some Muslims believe that they can escape Westernization only through violence, how one man's terrorism may be ano...
directed by Ludo Poppe, fl. 2004-2014; produced by George Matta, fl. 1998 and Pascal Decroos, fl. 1998, Mundovision Ltd. and Kanakna Documentary, in Beyond the Veil, 2 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 58 mins
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Black Atlantic: On the Orixas Route
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directed by Barbieri Renato (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 8 mins
The waters of the Atlantic brought the slaves from Africa to Brazil, their bodies in chains but their souls inexorably tied to mother Africa. This Brazilian- made film takes us to both shores, to show how spiritual life, dance and song came with the captive people and took root in the new soil. Among the many trad...
directed by Barbieri Renato (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 8 mins
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The Cutting Tradition: Female Circumcision in Africa Today
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directed by John Howarth and Nancy Durrell McKenna; produced by Nancy Durrell McKenna (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 47 mins
THE CUTTING TRADITION Female Circumcision in Africa Today A film by Nancy Durell McKenna and John Howarth Narrated by Meryl Streep The Cutting Tradition focuses on the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM), a custom, which appears barbaric to the westernised eye but is still practiced in many African and so...
directed by John Howarth and Nancy Durrell McKenna; produced by Nancy Durrell McKenna (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 47 mins
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Disappearing World, Asante Market Women
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produced by Granada Television International, in Disappearing World (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1983), 53 mins
Asante Market Women shows us a tribe in Ghana where the men are polygamous and the women are subordinate in all domestic matters. In the bustling Kumasi market place, however, the women reign supreme. These tough, assertive women have evolved their own power structure to settle all disputes over price and quality....
produced by Granada Television International, in Disappearing World (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1983), 53 mins
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Egypt: The Fear and the Faith
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produced by Journeyman Pictures (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 41 mins
The Fear and the Faith exposes persecution of Christians in Egypt as Moslem fundamentalism continues to grow. Never before has this important story been filmed. The conflict between Christians and Moslems is the most sensitive issue in Egypt. Both the Church and the Egyptian government have created a wall of silen...
produced by Journeyman Pictures (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 41 mins
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Fire Eyes: Female Circumcision
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written by Soraya Mire; directed by Soraya Mire (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 57 mins
This powerful and important film is the first to present an African viewpoint on a culturally explosive issue. Somali filmmaker Soraya Mire knows firsthand about the traditional African practice of female genital mutilation. At thirteen she was subjected to it and spent the next twenty years recovering physically...
written by Soraya Mire; directed by Soraya Mire (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 57 mins
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A Griot's Story
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directed by Adam Rozanski; produced by Ozumi Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 56 mins
What is a griot? Historically, they are wandering African musicians considered to be a repository of the oral tradition. This film focuses on a master drummer, Adame Drama of Burkina Faso, a descendant of a long line of griots. He is a contemporary griot whose mission in life is to preserve his heritage and pass i...
directed by Adam Rozanski; produced by Ozumi Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 56 mins
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Independent Lens, T-Shirt Travels, with Audio Description
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directed by Shantha Bloemen; produced by Shantha Bloemen, Grassroots Pictures Inc and Independent Television Service; performed by Luka Mafo and Ishmael Patel, in Independent Lens (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 57 mins,
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What happens to all those old clothes you bring to the Salvation Army or Goodwill Industries? This comprehensive program is about Third World debt and secondhand clothes. The filmmaker travelled to Zambia and was amazed to find almost everyone wearing Calvin Klein, MTV and James Dean t-shirts! Huge bales of Americ...
directed by Shantha Bloemen; produced by Shantha Bloemen, Grassroots Pictures Inc and Independent Television Service; performed by Luka Mafo and Ishmael Patel, in Independent Lens (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 57 mins,
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Last Year's Rain Fell on Monday
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directed by Lasse Berg and Anders Ribbsjo; produced by Sveriges Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 1 hour
This is a film about one of the driest countries on earth. Filmed in the deserts of Namibia where the temperature goes up to 110 degrees, it shows the harshness of life in this isolated but magnificent area.Water is one of the paramount issues of the next century. The people we meet in this film bring this problem...
directed by Lasse Berg and Anders Ribbsjo; produced by Sveriges Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 1 hour
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