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God Gave Her a Mercedes Benz
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directed by Katia Forbert Petersen; produced by SFINX FILM/TV (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 1 hour 58 mins
Colorful markets of Africa are often dominated by strong older women, who control prices and determine who can buy their goods. These women are affectionately referred to as Mama Benz because each one has a chauffeured driven Mercedes Benz. This film focuses on one woman who presides over the cloth market in Lome ..
directed by Katia Forbert Petersen; produced by SFINX FILM/TV (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 1 hour 58 mins
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A Little for My Heart and A Little for My God
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written by Brita Landoff, fl. 1983; directed by Brita Landoff, fl. 1983; produced by Lindberg & Landoff Film (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 58 mins
Since in Algeria most women traditionally are not allowed to mix with men, female orchestras customarily entertain gatherings of women. When they play, women remove their veils and dance, away from the view of men. All summer long one can hear music from roof terraces and walled gardens as women celebrate engageme...
written by Brita Landoff, fl. 1983; directed by Brita Landoff, fl. 1983; produced by Lindberg & Landoff Film (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 58 mins
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Black Israel
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directed by Maurice Dores; produced by Maurice Dores (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 1 hour 35 mins
This engaging film is a vibrant portrait of pluralistic 21st-century Jewish identities across the globe. It documents Africans and African-Americans who live in Israel and practice Judaism there. Africans from Nigeria, Togo, the Congo, Zaire, Lagos and Ethiopia have emigrated to Israel to work or to study Judaism....
directed by Maurice Dores; produced by Maurice Dores (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 1 hour 35 mins
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Melvin and Jean: An American Story
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directed by Maia Wechsler, fl. 1993-2012; composed by Brandon Ross, fl. 2004; produced by Matthieu Belghiti, fl. 1998 and Maia Wechsler, fl. 1993-2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour
This video is a poignant tale of two people, the radical 60s, crime in the name of a cause, and second chances. The documentary follows Melvin and Jean McNair from revolt and exile to renewal and reconciliation. As a young couple in 1972, the McNairs made news when they hijacked a plane from Detroit to Algeria to...
directed by Maia Wechsler, fl. 1993-2012; composed by Brandon Ross, fl. 2004; produced by Matthieu Belghiti, fl. 1998 and Maia Wechsler, fl. 1993-2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour
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Muslim Women Talk About Sex
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directed by Sophie Jeanneau (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 8 mins
In today's Arab-Muslim culture, the most taboo subject for women is sex. In this film, eight enlightened Muslim women living in France speak out frankly about their sexual education and experiences in relation to Islamic tradition. Young Muslim girls are given no information about their bodies and are so poorly in...
directed by Sophie Jeanneau (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 8 mins
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Rum Stories
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directed by Marie-Jose Corajoud; produced by Kanpai Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 54 mins
Rum, consumed by more people in the world than any other liquor, is part of the history of the New World. It was Christopher Columbus who discovered cane sugar, the basis of rum production. The infamous export of slaves to the Caribbean followed soon after, in order to harvest the sugar. This film outlines the his...
directed by Marie-Jose Corajoud; produced by Kanpai Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 54 mins
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Where is Love in the Palm Grove?
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directed by Jerome Le Maire; produced by IOTA Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 1 hour 45 mins
Mamoun, a quirky thirty-five year old Muslim man living in Skoura, Morocco, has never been married. His sister considers the situation scandalous, because if he does not marry, it means he is not following the commandments of their religion. Mansour seems satisfied with his life, living near his family, on good te...
directed by Jerome Le Maire; produced by IOTA Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 1 hour 45 mins
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