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The Library of African Cinema
Films from Africa made by Africans offer restorative images and oftentimes a new film language. The unique films in this collection not only showcase the works of master filmmakers but also innovative new talents who are embracing video technology. To see Africa through African eyes will break stereotypes and enlighten viewers about life in Africa as well as about the issues facing the continent.

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AFRICA DREAMING
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 104 minutes, 4 titles, 26 minutes each on 1 cassette, South Africa / Mozambique / Namibia / Senegal / Tunisia, 1997, in Arabic, French, Nama, Portuguese and Wolof with English subtitles
An anthology of four dramatic shorts that explore the theme of love in Africa. MORE...
AFRO@DIGITAL
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 52 minutes, Congo / France, 2003, in English, French, Jula and Yoruba with English subtitles
Afro@Digital looks at the impact of various digital technologies across a broad swath of present-day African life and asks how the technology is affecting African culture and how it can best serve the interests of Africa and the global South. MORE...
AINSI MEURENT LES ANGES
(And So Angels Die)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 56 minutes, Senegal, 2001, in French and Wolof with English subtitles
An experimental narrative about a Senegalese poet confronting the crosscultural and psychological pressures of being at home neither in Europe nor in Africa. MORE...
EZRA
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 110 minutes, Nigeria/France/Austria, 2007
Ezra is the first film to give an African perspective on the disturbing phenomenon of abducting child soldiers into the continent’s recent civil wars. Ezra is structured around the week-long questioning of a 16 year old boy, Ezra, before a version of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, created in Sierra Leone in 2002 in the wake of its decade long civil war. This hearing is then inter-cut with chronological flashbacks to pivotal moments during Ezra’s ten years in the rebel faction which made him who he is. MORE...
FAAT KINE
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 121 minutes, Senegal, 2001, in French and Wolof with English subtitles
Ousmane Sembene, the father of African cinema, examines the interplay of gender, economics and power in the fictional life story of businesswoman Faat Kine. MORE...
FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASK
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and and 35mm, 52 minutes, United Kingdom, 1996, in English and French with English subtitles
Dramatization and documentary trace Fanon's intellectual development. Cultural critics position his pioneering studies of the psychological impact of racism on the colonized and colonizer alike. MORE...
THE HERO
(O HEROI)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and and 35mm, 97 Minutes, Angola, 2005, In Portuguese with English subtitles
Winner, best foreign feature, the 2005 Sundance Film Festival
The Hero (O Herói) tells the story of Angola, a nation attempting to reconstruct itself after 40 continual years of anti-colonial and civil warfare, through the story of a veteran who has lost his leg, a prostitute who has lost a child and an orphaned boy. MORE...
KARMEN GEI
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and and 35mm, 82 minutes, Senegal, 2001, in French and Wolof with English subtitles
A retelling of the celebrated Carmen myth set in contemporary Senegal to African music and dance. MORE...
LUMUMBA: LA MORT DU PROPHETE
(Lumumba: Death of a Prophet)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 69 minutes, France / Germany / Switzerland, 1992, in French with English subtitles
The life and legacy of Patrice Lumumba, one of the legendary figures of modern Africa's struggle for self-determination, is reconstructed and examined through home movies, photographs, old newsreels and interviews with Belgian journalists and Lumumba's own daughter. MORE...
QUAND LES ETOILES RENCONTRENT LA MER
(When the Stars Meet the Sea)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 85 minutes, Madagascar, 1996, in French and Malagasy with English subtitles
A poetic exploration of traditional and modern concepts of freedom is set in the landscape of Madagascar. MORE...

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