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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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Health Issues 6 Titles Page:  1
EVERYONE'S CHILD
DVD and Site/Local Streaming plus DVD, 90 minutes, Zimbabwe, 1996
A feature film examining the plight of Africa's 10,000,000 children orphaned by AIDS. MORE...
FEMMES AUX YEUX OUVERTS
(Women with Open Eyes)
DVD and Site/Local Streaming plus DVD, 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 Site/Local Streaming plus DVD, 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...
FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASK
DVD and Site/Local Streaming plus DVD 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...
LE GRAND BLANC DE LAMBARENE
DVD and Site/Local Streaming plus DVD and and 35mm, 93 minutes, Cameroon / France, 1995, in French with English subtitles
A revisionist perspective on Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Schweitzer rewrites the history of colonialism from the point of view of the colonized. MORE...
STATE OF DENIAL
DVD and Site/Local Streaming plus DVD, 83 minutes, South Africa / USA, 2003,  , in English, Sotho and Zulu with English subtitles
South Africa is the country with the highest number of HIV+ people in the world. State of Denial puts a human face on the millions affected by introducing us to six South Africans involved with the AIDS epidemic. It shows how they must fight not only the disease but the greed of the drug cartels and the incomprehensible inactivity of their own government in order to get treatment. MORE...

 


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