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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...
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...
BELONGING
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 52 minutes, South Africa, 2004, In English and Zulu with English subtitles
Born into exile in Britain as the daughter of political emigres, Kethiwe Ngcobo and her family returned to South Africa in 1994. She struggles to find her place in the new South Africa. In her quest for identity, this hip young woman decides to embrace Zulu traditions by going through an initiation ritual - one rejected by her older sister as meaningless. MORE...
CINDERELLA OF THE CAPE FLATS
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 58 minutes, South Africa, 2004, In English and Afrikaans with English subtitles
Poorly paid garment workers in the Coloured townships around Cape Town have for years made clothes so that other women could dress up. But each year, after working for weeks on glamorous dresses, one woman among them will be crowned in the Annual Spring Queen pageant. MORE...
DAKAN
(Destiny)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 87 minutes, Guinea, 1997, in French and Mandikan with English subtitles
The first feature film on homosexuality from sub-Saharan Africa. MORE...
EVERYONE'S CHILD
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 90 minutes, Zimbabwe, 1996
A feature film examining the plight of Africa's 10,000,000 children orphaned by AIDS. 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...
FATHERS
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 78 minutes, 3 titles on 1 cassette, Tanzania / Nigeria / Ethiopia, 2000, in Amharic, English and Swahili with English subtitles
Three dramatic shorts from Tanzania, Nigeria and Ethiopia take a critical look at the relationship between fathers and their children in contemporary Africa. MORE...
FEMMES AUX YEUX OUVERTS
(Women with Open Eyes)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 52 minutes, Togo, 1994, in French with English subtitles
Women in four African countries are shown organizing around issues of marital rights, reproductive health, female genital mutilation and entrepreneurship. MORE...
FINZAN
(A Dance for the Heroes)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 107 minutes, Mali, 1990, in Bambara with English subtitles
Cheick Oumar Sissoko explores the status of African women in two interlocking stories of traditional village society. MORE...

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