Monthly Archives: February 2012

  • Fantan Fanga
  • Director: Ladji Diakité and Adama Drabo
    Country: Mali
    Year: 2009
    Running Time: 90 min.
    Language: Bambara

     

    A gang of headhunters decapitate an albino villager, hoping that his body parts will make them rich, especially the head. Creating controversy, the … read more»

  • Fanon: Black Skin White Mask
  • Director: Isaac Julien
    Country: UK
    Year: 1997
    Running Time: 70 min.
    Language: English

    Interviews, reconstructions and archive footage tell the story of the life and work of the highly influential anti-colonialist writer Frantz Fanon, author of ‘Black Skin, White Mask’ … read more»

  • Faces of Women / Visages de Femmes
  • Director: Désiré Ecaré
    Country: Ivory Coast
    Year: 1985
    Running Time: 105 min.
    Language: French

    Structured around the rhythm of a dance, filmmaker Désiré Ecaré weaves a rich tapestry of textures and cadences of life in the Ivory Coast in his … read more»

  • Ezra
  • Director: Newton I. Aduaka
    Country: Nigeria and France
    Year: 2007
    Running Time: 110 min.
    Language: English

    One fateful morning, as seven-year-old Ezra skips on his way to school, he is kidnapped by rebels and taken into the jungle to be … read more»

  • Everyone’s Child
  • Director: Tsitsi Dangarembga
    Country: Zimbabwe
    Year: 1995
    Running Time: 85 min.
    Language: English

    Everyone’s Child tells the story of four siblings, Itai, Tamari, Norah and Nhamo, whose parents have both died of AIDS. The villagers, ignoring the usual custom, shun … read more»

  • Ethiopian Campaign
  • Director: Archival Newsreel
    Country: Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
    Year: 1941
    Running Time: 21 min.
    Language: English

    Emperor Haile Selassie returns home to Abyssinia (Ethiopia) after his exile during the Italian occupation. British and Indian troops fight against Italians to “liberate a stolen … read more»

  • Enraged By A Picture
  • Director: Zanele Muholi
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 2005
    Running Time: 14 min.
    Language: English

    A photographer, Muholi is celebrating her exhibition in Johannesburg. Efficiently confrontational, the exhibition causes a stir and provokes an outcry on a subject that is particularly … read more»

  • Emotional Crack
  • Director: Lancelot Imasuen
    Country: Nigeria
    Year: 2003
    Running Time: 105 min.
    Language: English

    Emotional Crack displays the major societal influences that essentially eradicates homosexuality, even the very mention of it, from the surface of the country’s culture. However, homosexuality is … read more»

  • Emitaï
  • Director: Ousmane Sembène
    Country:  Senegal
    Year: 1971
    Running Time: 101 min.
    Language: Diola and French

    During WWII, the French army drafted soldiers and commandeered supplies from even the most remote African villages. Emitai is the deceptively simple story of the … read more»

  • Drum
  • Director: Zola Maseko
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 2004
    Running Time: 104 min.
    Language: English, Afrikaans, and German

    Drum depicts Sophiatown in the 1950s, a vibrant place full of music, love, and laughter, and the breeding ground for resistance. Set in … read more»

  • A Drink In The Passage
  • Director: Zola Maseko, South Africa, 2002, 26 min.
  • Languages: English
  • In 1960, Edward Simelane won a prize for his remarkable sculpture. He did not know that the contest was strictly for whites. While the committee decided to give him the award, it created a nation-wide outcry. An Afrikaaner man, who … read more»

  • The Draughtmen’s Clash / Le Damier (Papa National Oyé)
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    Director: Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda
    Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Year: 1996
    Running Time: 40 min.
    Language: French

    The Draughtermen’s Crash tells the story of the president of a fictitious African nation who spends a sleepless night playing checkers with … read more»

  • Dirt for Dinner / Dreckfresser
  • Director: Branwen Okpako
    Country: Germany
    Year: 2000
    Running Time: 75 min.
    Language: German

    In her accomplished graduation film, Branwen Okpako probes the conscience of the liberal establishment, uncovering the complex motivation of the high-profile politicians and journalists who both befriended … read more»

  • Dinka Diaries
  • Director: Filmon Mebrahtu
    Country: USA
    Year: 2005
    Running Time: 56 min.
    Language: English

    Over the course of ten months, this film follows the lives of three Sudanese refugees who resettle in the Philadelphia area and adjust to the new American … read more»

  • Deluge: Ye Wonz Maibel
  • Director: Salem Mekuria
    Country: Ethiopia
    Year: 1996
    Running Time: 61 min.
    Language: Amharic

    Deluge is a visual essay that tells the story of Ethiopian students and their struggle to bring change in the political and social landscape during the 1970’s. … read more»

  • Denying Brazil / A Negacao Do Brasil
  • Director: Joel Zito Araújo
    Country: Brazil
    Year: 2000
    Running Time: 92 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    A documentary film about the taboos, stereotypes and struggles of black actors in the Brazilian Television “soaps.” The director based on his own memories and on … read more»

  • Denko
  • Director: Mohamed Camara
    Country: Guinea
    Year: 1992
    Running Time: 15 min.
    Language: English

    Mariama is a poor woman whose son Bilaly is blind. Both are rejected by fellow villagers. One day Mariama saves a drowning man, Samba, who turns out … read more»

  • Delwende
  • Director: Pierre Yameogo
    Country: Burkina Faso
    Year: 2005
    Running Time: 90 min.
    Language: Moré and French

    In some parts of West Africa, women accused of witchcraft are torn from their families and banished to witch villages where they remain for … read more»

  • Death of Two Sons
  • Director: Micah Schaffer
    Country: USA and Guinea
    Year: 2006
    Running Time: 64 min.
    Language: English, French, and Pulaar

    Stunningly shot, this documentary examines the political, personal, and spiritual implications of the 1999 shooting death of Amadou Diallo and the death … read more»