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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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THUNDERBOLT
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 110 minutes, Nigeria, 2000
A story from the burgeoning video industry of Nigeria combines melodrama and issues of ethnicity, gender, culture and identity in post-colonial Africa. 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...
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...
LA VIE EST BELLE
(Life is Rosy)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 85 minutes, Congo / Belgium, 1987, in French with English subtitles
Soukous music legend, Papa Wemba, stars in the rags to riches story of a poor country musician who seeks fame in the vibrant music industry of Kinshasa. MORE...
A WALK IN THE NIGHT
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 78 minutes, South Africa, 1998, in English and Afrikaans with English subtitles
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Drawing references from Richard Wright's portrait of black rage in Native Son and Shakespeare's Hamlet, this crime thriller set in Johannesburg recounts one night when a young Coloured man is driven to an act of brutality by a racist society. MORE...
WEND KUUNI
(God's Gift)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 70 minutes, Burkina Faso, 1982, in Moré with English subtitles
This retelling of an ancient fable about a mute, memory-less orphan, renamed "God's Gift" by the grateful village which adopts him demonstrates the continuing relevance of traditional African values such as hospitality and communal child rearing. MORE...
WITCHES IN EXILE
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 79 minutes, USA and Ghana, 2005, in Dagbani and English with English subtitles
Across Africa, a belief in witchcraft continues to terrorize women: the denunciation, brutal beating, the banishment to an unknown village without family or friends. Witches in Exile is the first film to tell their story and the story of the human rights struggle to find a solution to a practice deeply embedded in tradition and gender economics. MORE...
WOUBI CHERI
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 62 minutes, France / Ivory Coast, 1998, in French with English subtitles
A cross-section of gender-bending pioneers describe in their own words their lives as homosexual Africans in Abijan. MORE...
YOU HAVE STRUCK A ROCK!
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 28 minutes, South Africa, 1981
The special contribution of South African women to the success of the anti-apartheid struggle is documented. Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Dora Tamana and other leaders recall their struggle against the hated pass system and their imprisonment and banning. MORE...
ZAN BOKO
(Homeland)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 94 minutes, Burkina Faso, 1988, in Moré with English subtitles
This story of a village family caught up in the transformation of an agrarian, subsistence economy into an industrialized commodity economy explores the impact of the change from an oral tradition to a mass media based society where information is pre-packaged and sold. MORE...

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