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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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South Africa 12 Titles Page:  1 , 2
LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 94 minutes, 2000,  
Facilitator Guide Available
A documentary of South Africa's quest for restorative justice following four cases that come before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). MORE...
REAL STORIES FROM A FREE SOUTH
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 5 video series, South Africa, 2004, In Afrikaans, English, Xhosa and Zulu with English subtitles
5 videos about life in South Africa 10 years after the end of apartheid. MORE...
ZULU LOVE LETTER
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 100 minutes, South Africa, 2004, in English and Zulu with English subtitles
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission could not heal all the wounds left behind by the apartheid era. Thandeka, a journalist, is still traumatized by the murder of a schoolgirl, which she witnessed years before. She can find no peace before tracking down the perpetrators and finding the body of the schoolgirl so it can have a decent memorial. 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...
HOT WAX
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 49 minutes, South Africa, 2004, In English with English subtitles
Ivy is a big, bubbly black woman living in the poor township of Alexandra, who managed to surreptitiously run her own beauty salon during the apartheid years. Her loyal and considerably more privileged white clients live in the Johannesburg suburbs. In a personal way, this engaging documentary reveals how much has changed after the end of apartheid - and how much has not. MORE...
MAPANTSULA
(Hustler)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 100 minutes, South Africa, 1988, in Afrikaans, English, Sotho and Zulu with English subtitles
Mapantsula was the first anti-apartheid feature film, for and about black South Africans. Filmed inside Soweto, it tells the story of Panic, a petty gangster who becomes caught up in the growing anti-apartheid struggle and has to choose between individual gain and a united stand against the system. MORE...
NABANTWA BAM'
(WITH MY CHILDREN)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 41 minutes, South Africa, 2004, In English and Zulu with English subtitles
Two brothers live with their successful and ambitious mother, a market researcher, in a comfortable, middle class Soweto home. Nhlanhla came of age during the very repressive and discriminatory last decade of apartheid. His younger brother Miles, who attended a previously all white high school, is now a promising computer programmer at Microsoft. This fascinating documentary provides a case study of the emergence of social classes - even within the same family. MORE...
STATE OF DENIAL
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 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...
UMGIDI
(SHADOW DANCING)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 74 minutes, South Africa, 2004, In English and Xhosa with English subtitles
Sipho is a former political prisoner on Robben Island who decides to return to his home town to complete the Xhosa initiation ritual he began while in prison. But his younger brother, Vuyo is quite reluctant to have his own ceremony, partly because he is gay and is conflicted about adopting traditional practices. This film explores a family and a country trying to embrace both modernity and tradition. MORE...

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