Monthly Archives: June 2012

  • Owo Blow – The Genesis
  • Director: Tade Ogidan
    Country: Nigeria
    Year: 1997
    Running Time: 80 min.
    Language: Yoruba

    Mr. Owolabi is a father of four whose quest to create a just society unwittingly earns him a ten year jail term. His incarceration wreaks havoc on … read more»

  • Out of Bounds
  • Director: Tade Ogidan
    Country: Nigeria
    Year: 1997
    Running Time: 115 min.
    Language: English

    Pastor Voke’s star is on the rise and his congregation is growing. But success brings him face to face with temptation. Will he be able to resist … read more»

  • Outlaw Culture
  • Director: Phybia Dlamini
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 2005
    Running Time: 15 min.
    Language: English and Zulu

    Heterosexism is the assumption that an audience is heterosexual. This considered documentary accuses South Africa’s media of repeatedly and consciously delivering gay issues and … read more»

  • Ousmane (Deweneti)
  • Director: Dyana Gaye
    Country: Senegal / France
    Year: 2006
    Running Time: 15 min.
    Language: Wolof

    Ousmane, a 7-year-old child who begs in the streets, decides to write a letter to Santa Claus.

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  • Our Father / Abouna
  • Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
    Country: Chad
    Year: 2002
    Running Time: 84 min.
    Language: Arabic and French

    Our Father is the beautifully photographed story of 15-year-old Tahir and 8-year-old Amine who find one morning that their father has abandoned them. Their search … read more»

  • Ouaga Hip Hop
  • Director: Benny Malapa
    Country: Burkina Faso / Cameroon / France
    Year: 2012
    Running Time: 52 min.
    Language: French, Wolof, Mooré, Jula, and Bambara

    This documentary shows how the Hip Hop Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, enables dancers, actors, and rappers … read more»

  • Oriki
  • Director: Moisés Augusto and Jorge Alfredo
    Country: Brazil
    Year: 2000
    Running Time: 15 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    Oriki – a poem in praise of Iemanjá, queen of the sea and goddess of creation. Mother Olga, Arnaldo Antunes, Augusto de Campos, and … read more»

  • On Line Rendez-Vous / Rencontre En Ligne
  • Director: Adama Roamba
    Country: Burkina Faso
    Year: 2004
    Running Time: 12 min.
    Language: French

    A short film on love in the age of internet, On Line Rendez-Vous chronicles the everyday rituals of a middle-aged couple, Franck and Myriam who continue … read more»

  • One Sunday Morning
  • Director: Manu Kurewa
    Country: UK / Nigeria
    Year: 1997
    Running Time: 20 min.
    Language: English

    Mordecai & Margaret have both sought refuge in London from the political unrest in Nigeria. Their lives are punctuated by television newsreel of the capture … read more»

  • On a Journey…
  • Director: Mawuli Afatsiawo
    Country: Ghana
    Year: 2001
    Running Time: 6 min.
    Language: English

    Afatsiawo has crafted a haunting meditation in which fleeting images and somber music evoke loss and displacement.

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  • Odo Ya! Life with AIDS
  • Director: Tânia Cypriano
    Country: Brazil
    Year: 1997
    Running Time: 58 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    A documentary about the effect of AIDS on minorities in Brazil explores the history of AIDS campaigns, the cultural implications surrounding the disease and the unusual response … read more»

  • O Miradouro da Lua
  • Director: Jorge António
    Country: Portugal / Angola
    Year: 1993
    Running Time: 90 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    A young drama apprentice gets an invitation from his unknown father to come to Angola. During the trip he meets an Angolan girl. When he … read more»

  • Noura’s Summer / L’Été de Noura
  • Director: Pascal Tessaud
    Country: France
    Year: 2005
    Running Time: 23 min.
    Language: French and Arabic

    Noura’s Summer tells the story of a young high school graduate whose parents organize a marriage without her knowledge. Her older brother Icham, opposed to … read more»

  • No Time to Die
  • Director: King Ampaw
    Country: Ghana / Germany
    Year: 2006
    Running Time: 95 min.
    Language: English

    Seeking to shed positive light on the recent gloomy African culture, this film portrays the change in African funeral traditions that reflect social changes of … read more»

  • Notes on a Paper Plane
  • Director: Nemo Librizzi
    Country: USA
    Year: 2006
    Running Time: 20 min.
    Language: English

    Hope has just turned sixteen and her mother suggests its time she face the real world and learn to make money. Hope is less than enthusiastic at … read more»

  • North-South.Com
  • Director: François Ducat
    Country: Cameroon
    Year: 2007
    Running Time: 53 min.
    Language: French

    Since the arrival of the Internet in the African republic of Cameroon, Internet Cafés have mushroomed. In a country where nearly half the population lives under the … read more»

  • Nora
  • Director: Alla Kovgan and David Hinton
    Country: USA / UK / Mozambique
    Year: 2008
    Running Time: 35 min.
    Language: English

    Based on a true story, Nora takes us to the Zimbabwe of dancer Nora Chipaumire’s childhood as she journeys through … read more»

  • No Caminho das Estrelas
  • Director: António Ole
    Country: Angola
    Year: 1980
    Running Time: 30 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    This poetic, biographical tribute to Agostinho Neto features lyrics by Neto himself, and national poets Antonio Jacinto, Arnaldo Santoes, Luandino Vieira and David Mestre.

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  • Njangaan
  • Director: Mahama Johnson Traoré
    Country: Senegal
    Year: 1974
    Running Time: 86 min.
    Language: French and Wolof

    The marabouts, or Muslim clergy, constitute a social class of considerable political and socioeconomic power in Muslim Africa. In this harsh tale, a fanatic … read more»