Yearly Archives: 2012

  • In The Name of Christ / Au Nom Du Christ
  • Director: Roger Gnoan M’Bala
    Country: Ivory Coast
    Year: 1993
    Running Time: 90 min
    Language: French

    In The Name of Christ is a wry fable of religion in Africa that follows the exploits of a self-proclaimed “cousin of Christ.” In this … read more»

  • In Memory of Ousmane Sembéne
  • Director: Mamadou Niang
    Country: USA
    Year: 2008
    Running Time: 4 min
    Language: English and French

    This film reflects on Sembéne’s work and his influence on several generations of friends, colleagues and peers.

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  • Imûhar
  • Director: Jacques Dubuisson
    Country: Niger
    Year: 1997
    Running Time: 82 min
    Language: French

    After the death of his mother, eleven year-old Khenan – brought up in Paris – goes to to live with his grandfather in the African desert. With … read more»

  • The Importance of Being Elegant
  • Director: George Amponsah and Cosima Spender
    Country: Belgium, France, and the UK
    Year: 2004
    Running Time: 69 min
    Language: French and Lingala

    The Congolese Sapeurs, members of the Société des Ambianceurs et Personnes Élégantes (La SAPE), have elevated fashion to … read more»

  • Pieces d’Identités (Pieces of Identity)
  • Director: Mweze Ngangura
    Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo and Belgium
    Year: 1998
    Running Time: 94 min
    Language: French

    Mani Kongo, King of the Bakongo, embarks on a trip to Belgium to find his beloved daughter, Mwana, who he has … read more»

  • I am the Future
  • Director: Godwin Mawuru
    Country: Zimbabwe
    Year: 1994
    Running Time: 110 min
    Language: English

    A brother and sister visit their rural African village after completion of school semester only to find the village and home devastated by senseless action of rebels. … read more»

  • Husk
  • Director: Jeremy Handler
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 1998
    Running Time: 11 min
    Language: English

    Set in a remote and desolate South African location, Husk tells the story of Lucy, a virtual prisoner to her drunken and useless father, Freddie. Mounting … read more»

  • Hotel Of Dreams
  • Director: Helle Toft Jensen
    Country: Senegal and Denmark
    Year: 2005
    Running Time: 55 min
    Language: French and Wolof


    After 25 years in Europe, Jeannot divorces his European wife and returns to his native Senegal to realize his childhood dream … read more»

  • La Momie
  • Director: Shadi Abdel Salam
    Country: Egypt
    Year: 1970
    Running Time: 100 min
    Language: French

    La Momie is based on real events in a French archaeological expedition in the Valley of the Kings in 1881. Because some impossible to confuse objectsread more»

  • Homeland
  • Director: Jacqueline Kalimunda
    Country: Rwanda
    Year: 2005
    Running Time: 90 min
    Language: English, Kinyarwanda, and French

    The filmmaker returns home to show a glimpse of the horror that hit Rwanda in 1994 and tells a story of a generational journey … read more»

  • Sophia’s Homecoming
  • Director: Richard Pakleppa
    Country: Namibia
    Year: 1997
    Running Time: 26 min
    Language: Nama

    In this intimate story, Sophia returns to her home in a Namibian village after years of working for a white family. The years away from her home … read more»

  • Hold Up the Sun / Ulibambe Lingashoni
  • Director: Lesley Lawson, Brian Tilley, Laurence Dworkin, Clarence Hamilton and Mokonenyana Molete
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 1992
    Running Time: 104 min
    Language: English

    Described as an African Eyes on the Prize, Hold Up the Sun is a powerful and comprehensive … read more»

  • Hijack Stories
  • Director: Oliver Schmitz
    Country: South Africa, Germany, and UK
    Year: 2000
    Running Time: 94 min
    Language: English

    Hijack Stories is about Sox Morak, a young actor who is cast in the role of a gangster in a popular television series. read more»

  • Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness
  • Director: Llewellyn Smith
    Country: USA
    Year: 2006
    Running Time: 57 min
    Language: English

    Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness asks how a white American of Jewish ancestry, barely a generation removed from Central Europe, acquired the power to re-make the … read more»

  • Heritage Africa
  • Director: Kwaw Ansah
    Country: Ghana
    Year: 1989
    Running Time: 110 min
    Language: English

    Kwesi Atta Bosomefi, who prefers to be called Quincy Arthur Bosomfield, is a perfect product of colonial education. He has embraced English culture and become a district … read more»

  • Hello, Nigeria!
  • Director: Zina Saro-Wiwa
    Country: UK
    Year: 2004
    Running Time: 40 min
    Language: English

    Can we better understand Nigerian society by examining the contents of Ovation!, Nigeria’s very own glossy society magazine? There’s much to be learned from looking at … read more»

  • Hello Guinea
  • Director: Archival footage
    Country: Former USSR
    Year: 1961
    Running Time: 20 min
    Language: Russian

    Leonard Brezhnev visits Guinea and is welcomed by Sekou Touré and the people of Guinea. This film is a brief sojourn into the heart of newly … read more»

  • Head In The Clouds / La Tete Dans Les Nuages
  • Director: Jean Marie Teno
    Country: Cameroon
    Year: 1995
    Running Time: 37 min
    Language: French

    Kleptocracy has become an accepted fact of Cameroonian life described by the proverb: “The goat grazes where it is tied.” The government controlled formal sector, like … read more»

  • Have You Seen Drum Recently?
  • Director: Jurgen Schadeberg
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 1988
    Running Time: 77 min
    Language: English

    The film Have You Seen ‘Drum’ Recently? does not suffer from the above-mentioned flaw. With the help of photographs, music, and sometimes an interview, Jürgen Schadeberg … read more»
  • Has God Forsaken Africa?
  • Director: Musa Dieng Kala
    Country: Senegal and Canada
    Year: 2007
    Running Time: 52 min
    Language: French and Wolof

    In this feature documentary, Senegal-born director Musa Dieng Kala returns to Dakar, where he grew up, and asks this painful question: has … read more»