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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, So Be It
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directed by Joseph Gaï Ramaka, 1952-, in Africa Dreaming (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1997), 32 mins
Based on a play by Wolé Soyinka, The Strong Breed, So Be It offers an emotionally searing allegory of present-day Africa's bloody internecine convulsions. Michael, an idealistic foreign doctor (Martinican star Alex Descas), has had little success bringing the promises of modernity to a dusty village of the damned...
directed by Joseph Gaï Ramaka, 1952-, in Africa Dreaming (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1997), 32 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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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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