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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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Recommended for Cinema Studies 11 Titles Page:  1 , 2
AFRICA DREAMING
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 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 and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 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 and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 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 and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 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 and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 121 minutes, Senegal, 2001, in French and Wolof with English subtitles
In Dakar, Senegal Faat Kine, an independent, single mother and successful business owner looks back over twenty years of triumphs and hardships -including the betrayals by men in her life. A dramatic tribute to the strength and resilience of African women by Ousmane Sembene, the father of African cinema. MORE...
THE HERO
(O HEROI)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 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 Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 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...
QUAND LES ETOILES RENCONTRENT LA MER
(When the Stars Meet the Sea)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 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...
THESE HANDS
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 45 minutes, Tanzania, 1992, in Kimakonde and Swahili with English subtitles
Without plot or narration, this mesmerizing documentary records the dehumanizing monotony of a day in the life of women chipping rocks by hand in a Tanzanian quarry while discovering the communal warmth and joy that defies this spirit-breaking labor. MORE...
THIS IS NOLLYWOOD
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 56 minutes, Nigeria, 2007
The story of Nigeria's home grown film industry, which is gaining recognition as a cultural and cinematic phenomenon. MORE...

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