Yearly Archives: 2012

  • Meteni: The Lost One
  • Director: Wondessen Deresse
    Country: Ethiopia
    Year: 2002
    Running Time: 30 min.
    Language: Amharic

    Meteni is a young Afar woman with two small children. The Afars are nomads who move with their herds through northeastern Ethiopia, the hottest region on earth. … read more»

  • Menged
  • Director: Daniel Taye Workou
    Country: Ethiopia
    Year: 2006
    Running Time: 21 min.
    Language: Amharic

    A short film adaptation of a well-known Ethiopian folk tale about a father and son traveling through the countryside to the market.

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  • Memória de um Dia
  • Director: Orlando Fortunato de Oliveira
    Country: Angola
    Year: 1982
    Running Time: 70 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    This is one of the last examples of the Angolan school of historical-political documentaries. It is through photographs, interviews and reconstructions, Memória de um Diaread more»

  • Me And My White Pal / Moi Et Mon Blanc
  • Director: Pierre Yameogo
    Country: Burkina Faso / France
    Year: 2003
    Running Time: 90 min.
    Language: French and Mooré

    In this satire, Mamadi, an African student in Paris, finds a stash of drugs while working as a parking attendant. When he … read more»

  • Mboutoukou
  • Director: Victor Viyuoh
    Country: Cameroon
    Year: 2002
    Running Time: 14 min.
    Language: English

    When twelve-year old Napo overhears his brother and mother question his ability to take on a man’s responsibilities, he sets out to prove them wrong.

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  • Max and Mona
  • Director: Teddy Mattera
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 2004
    Running Time: 98 min.
    Language: Afrikaans, English and Zulu

    A young rural man, with a talent for mourning at funerals, comes to Johannesburg to attend the university. Due to a series of … read more»

  • Masai: The Rain Warriors
  • Director: Pascal Plisson
    Country: France / Kenya
    Year: 2004
    Running Time: 94 min.
    Language: French and Maa

    Masai follows a group of courageous teenagers who are sent out to secure the mane of Vitchua, the fiercest of all lions, as … read more»

  • Martine and Thandeka
  • Director: Xoliswa Sithole
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 2008
    Running Time: 24 min.
    Language: English and Ndebele

    Martine and Thandeka follows the stories of two women, one Congolese and one Zimbabwean, both caught up in the furor of the xenophobic attacks … read more»

  • Mariana and the Moon
  • Director: Licinio Azevedo
    Country: Mozambique
    Year: 1999
    Running Time: 70 min.
    Language: Portuguese and English

    Mariana Mpande, a traditional healer and leader in a remote Mozambican village, goes to the United States to publicize the experience of community management in … read more»

  • Maré Capoeira
  • Director: Paola Barreto
    Country: Brazil
    Year: 2006
    Running Time: 15 min.
    Language: Portuguese

    Capoeira looks like a martial art, but it is a unique mix of acrobatics, song and music. This art form originated in Brazil during the days of … read more»

  • Maral Tanie / Maral Tanie: La seconde épouse
  • Director: Mahamat Saleh Haroun
    Country: Chad / France
    Year: 1994
    Running Time: 25 min.
    Language: Arabic and French

    One bleak day, the parents of seventeen-year-old Halimé decide she should be married off to a man in his fifties. Her adamant … read more»

  • Mapantsula
  • Director: Oliver Schmitz
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 1988
    Running Time: 104 min.
    Language: Sotho, Zulu, English and Afrikaans with English subtitles

    Mapantsula was the first anti-apartheid feature film by, for and about black South Africans. Filmed inside Soweto, scored to … read more»

  • Mangwana
  • Director: Manu Kurewa
    Country: UK and Zimbabwe
    Year: 1998
    Running Time: 26 min.
    Language: English and Shona

    A car crash in the Zimbabwean bush brings about a chance encounter between two men who have never met on equal terms. Archie, … read more»

  • Mandela
  • Director: Angus Gibson and Jo Menell
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 1992
    Running Time: 110 min.
    Language: English

    Mandela dramatically chronicles the life of a charismatic man from the rural spaces of South Africa. It captures his intimate moments, as well … read more»

  • Man in a Box
  • Director: Mawuli Afatsiawo
    Country: Ghana
    Year: 2000
    Running Time: 5 min.
    Language: English

    Mawuli Afatsiawo’s Man in a Box was originally conceived as a two-channel projection. This composite version fuses the two elements into one charged space: The artist, his … read more»

  • Man By The Shore / L’Homme sur les Quais
  • Director: Raoul Peck
    Country: Haiti
    Year: 1993
    Running Time: 105 min.
    Language: Creole and French

    Set in the Haiti of the 1960s, during the dictatorship of “Papa Doc” Duvalier, this highly symbolic tale of Haiti’s hopes and desires follows a … read more»

  • Mamlambo
  • Director: Palesa Letlaka-Nkosi
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 1997
    Running Time: 26 min.
    Language: English

    A magical film about a street urchin who befriends a girl in need, forming an unlikely alliance.

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  • Mambéty
  • Director: Papa Madièye Mbaye
    Country: Senegal
    Year: 2002
    Running Time: 28 min.
    Language: Wolof

    Mambéty doesn’t differ significantly from the stock “behind-the-scenes” documentaries that adorn most DVDs nowadays, except that Mambéty’s films have scenes you actually want to be taken … read more»

  • Mama Put
  • Director: Seke Somolu
    Country: Nigeria
    Year: 2006
    Running Time: 26 min.
    Language: English

    A single woman, who makes and sells street food, is struggling to bring up her family. Rent and school fees are too much, and her young son … read more»

  • Mama
  • Director: Véronique Patte Doumbé
    Country: France
    Year: 1997
    Running Time: 20 min.
    Language: French

    A conversation between Miriam Makeba and her granddaughter Zenzi Lee, is the premise to this delightful short about life and the world around us.

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