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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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DAKAN
(Destiny)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 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 and 35mm, 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...
DOLE
(Money)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 80 minutes, Gabon, 2001, in French with English subtitles
A dramatic look at city life, rap, High school, delinquency and dysfunctional families as experienced by African youth and in Gabon. MORE...
EVERYONE'S CHILD
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 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, 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...
FAAT KINE
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 121 minutes, Senegal, 2001, in French and Wolof with English subtitles
Ousmane Sembene, the father of African cinema, examines the interplay of gender, economics and power in the fictional life story of businesswoman Faat Kine. MORE...
FATHERS
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 78 minutes, 3 titles on 1 cassette, Tanzania / Nigeria / Ethiopia, 2000, in Amharic, English and Swahili with English subtitles
Three dramatic shorts from Tanzania, Nigeria and Ethiopia take a critical look at the relationship between fathers and their children in contemporary Africa. MORE...
FEMMES AUX YEUX OUVERTS
(Women with Open Eyes)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 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...
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...
FINZAN
(A Dance for the Heroes)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 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...

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