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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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Lusophone African Films 5 Titles Page:  1
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...
FINTAR O DESTINO
(Dribbling Fate)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and and 35mm, 77 minutes, Portugal / Cape Verde, 1998, in Criolo and Portuguese with English subtitles
A feature film about soccer dreams weighs the pros and cons of pursuing ambitions abroad or acceptance of life on the isolated islands of Cape Verde. 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...
MORTU NEGA
(Those Whom Death Refused)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and and 35mm, 93 minutes, Guinea Bissau, 1988, in Criolo with English subtitles
This fictional account of the closing months of the war against the Portuguese and the consolidation of the independent West African nation of Guinea-Bissau both reflects and critiques the revolutionary process. MORE...
UDJU AZUL DI YONTA
(The Blue Eyes of Yonta)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and and 35mm, 90 minutes, Guinea-Bissau, 1991, in Criolo with English subtitles
Four characters struggle with the disillusionment of the revolutionary generation in post-independence Guinea-Bissau. MORE...

 


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