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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.

Articles to help you view and teach African cinema written by African filmmakers and scholars are also available.
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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...
ALL ABOUT DARFUR
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 82 minutes, Sudan and United Kingdom, 2005, in Arabic and English with English subtitles
A Sudanese immigrant to the UK returns to her homeland to understand why the seemingly racially harmonious country of her memories has become the scene of one of the worst instances of ethnic cleansing in recent history. What she discovers is that race may be too crude a concept to understand the crisis of Darfur. MORE...
ALLAH TANTOU
(God's Will)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 62 minutes, France / Guinea, 1991, in French with English subtitles
Old home movies, newsreels and a prison diary are interwoven to link personal and public history in this assessment of human rights abuses in Guinea-Conakry. MORE...
ARLIT: DEUXIEME PARIS
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 75 minutes, Niger/France, 2004, In French, Bariba, Hausa and Tamashek with English subtitles
Arlit: Deuxieme Paris is a case study in environmental racism set in a uranium mining town in the Sahara desert of Niger. Here European corporations extract nuclear power and profits leaving behind disease, contamination and unemployment. MORE...
CA TWISTE A POPONGUINE
(Rocking Popenguine)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 90 minutes, Senegal, 1993, in French with English subtitles
A coming of age story set in a Senegalese fishing village about rival teenaged cliques living out their dreams against a backdrop of disillusioned adults. MORE...
DAKAN
(Destiny)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 87 minutes, Guinea, 1997, in French and Mandikan with English subtitles
The first feature film on homosexuality from sub-Saharan Africa. MORE...
DARESALAM
(Let There Be Peace)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 105 minutes, Chad, 2000, in Chadian Arabic and French with English subtitles
The first feature film on civil war in modern-day Chad puts a human face on the cycle of violence that engulfs many African countries. MORE...
EVERYONE'S CHILD
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 90 minutes, Zimbabwe, 1996
A feature film examining the plight of Africa's 10,000,000 children orphaned by AIDS. 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 continentís 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 Ezraís ten years in the rebel faction which made him who he is. MORE...

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