Yearly Archives: 2012

  • Le Jeu / The Game
  • Director: Abderrahmane Sissako
    Country: Mauritania
    Year: 1989
    Running Time: 23 min.
    Language: Arabic and Hassania

    Ahmed’s father must return to the front somewhere in the desert. He has only a day with his wife and son. With haunting, innocent cruelty, … read more»

  • The Legend of the Sky Kingdom
  • Director: Roger Hawkins
    Country: Zimbabwe
    Year: 2003
    Running Time: 73 min.
    Language: English

    Africa’s first animated feature-length film tells of three children who make a daring escape from the underground city in which they are slaves of the Evil Emperor … read more»

  • Le Franc
  • Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty
    Country: Senegal
    Year: 1994
    Running Time: 45 min.
    Language: Wolof

    In Le Franc, Mambéty begins his tribute to the poor, whom he describes as “the only truly consistent, unaffected people in the world, for whom … read more»

  • Africa Dreaming: The Last Picture
  • Director: Farai Sevenzo
    Country: Zimbabwe
    Year: 1997
    Running Time: 26 min.
    Language: English

    A young photographer falls in love with the beautiful, young wife of an older man whose picture he has taken. When the man finds out about the … read more»

  • Laafi, Tout Va Bien
  • Director: S. Pierre Yameogo
    Country: Burkina Faso
    Year: 1991
    Running Time: 94 min.
    Language: French and Moré

    An unusual look at daily urban life in West Africa, Laafi tells a common story. A bright, ambitious young man from humble origins … read more»

  • Laada
  • Director: Drissa Touré
    Country: Burkina Faso
    Year: 1991
    Running Time: 90 min.
    Language: Bambara

    Laada is a richly textured film about contemporary African youth torn between traditional village ways and the promise of an urban future.

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  • La Haine
  • Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
    Country: France
    Year: 1995
    Running Time: 95 min.
    Language: French

    The kids from the Bluebell projects in Paris have spent all night fighting with the police after a 16-year-old boy is almost beaten to death following police … read more»

  • L’Afrance
  • Director: Alain Gomis
    Country: France / Senegal
    Year: 2001
    Running Time: 90 min.
    Language: French and Wolof

    This winner of the Silver Leopard for Best First Feature at the 2001 Locarno International Film Festival looks at the problems of migration … read more»

  • Kuxa Kanema: The Birth of Cinema
  • Director: Margarida Cardoso
    Country: Mozambique / Portugal
    Year: 2003
    Running Time: 53 min.
    Language: Crioulo and Portuguese

    Award-winning filmmaker Margarida Cardoso presents us with the collapsing national ideal of “one cinema for the people” and the dreams of people who … read more»

  • Kounandi
  • Director: Apolline Traoré
    Country: Burkina Faso
    Year: 2003
    Running Time: 49 min.
    Language: Djoula

    Orphaned and rejected by her village for being a dwarf, Kounandi falls in love with Karim, a kind-hearted man who aids her. However, Karim is already … read more»

  • Kongo: Grand Illusions
  • Director: Daniel Cattier
    Country: Belgium / Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Year: 2010
    Running Time: 52 min.
    Language: French

    Through the use of animation and never-before-seen colonial footage, this documentary introduces neglected figures of the past who strove to build … read more»

  • Kongi’s Harvest
  • Director: Ossie Davis
    Country: Nigeria / USA
    Year: 1970
    Running Time: 85 min.
    Language: English

    President Kongi, the dictator of an African developing nation, is trying to modernize his nation after deposing King Oba Danlola. The different tribes are resisting … read more»

  • Konaté’s Gift
  • Director: Fanta Regina Nacro
    Country: Burkina Faso
    Year: 1997
    Running Time: 27 min.
    Language: Dioula

    When Djénéba returns from the city where she has been visiting her cousin, she brings her husband, Konaté, a wonderful gift, a condom. Konaté is … read more»

  • Kinshasa Palace
  • Director: José “Zeka” Laplaine
    Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Year: 2007
    Running Time: 73 min.
    Language: French, Khmer, English, and Portuguese

    The Laplaine family is scattered throughout Europe and Africa, refugees from the wars in the Congo. Kaze and … read more»

  • Kini and Adams
  • Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo
    Country: Burkina Faso / France / Zimbabwe
    Year: 1997
    Running Time: 93 min.
    Language: English

    Kini and Adams are two friends dream of a better life, far from their village, and decide to leave and make their … read more»

  • Killer Necklace
  • Director: Judy Kibinge
    Country: Kenya
    Year: 2009
    Running Time: 40 min.
    Language: English and Swahili

    Boo is a handsome young banker with a bright future; Wai is a sultry young girl from a privileged background. Boo would do anything for … read more»

  • Kenya Gains Independence
  • Director: Archival Newsreel
    Country: Kenya
    Year: 1963
    Running Time: 2 min.
    Language: English

    The British flag is lowered for the last time and festivities ensue.

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  • Kemi
  • Director: Amo Kubeyinje
    Country: Nigeria
    Year: 2002
    Running Time: 27 min.
    Language: English

    Beautiful Kemi is sent as domestic help to live with a well-assimilated family relation in America. The head of the family has persuaded Kemi to come to … read more»

Dani Kouyate, Burkina Faso, 1995, 94 min
  • Keeper of Memory / Gardiens De La Mémoire
  • Director: Eric Kabera
    Countries: Rwanda
    Year: 2004
    Running Time: 54 min.
    Language: Kinyarwanda

    As extraordinary journey of a people’s bravery to live and love again, this gripping documentary observes the 10th anniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda, and allows the … read more»