Monthly Archives: September 2014

  • Sderot, Last Exit
  • Director: Osvalde Lewat
    Country: Cameroon, France and Belgium
    Year: 2011
    Running Time: 89 min.
    Language: Arabic, English, French and Hebrew

    The film school of Sderot, located in the south of Israel 2 km from the Gaza border, is a microcosm … read more»

  • Outside the Law / Hors la Loi
  • Director: Rachid Bouchareb
    Country: France
    Year: 2010
    Running Time: 138 min.
    Language: Arabic and French

    After losing their family home in Algeria, three brothers and their mother are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army fighting in Indochina; … read more»

  • Stocktown X: South Africa
  • Director: Benjamin Taft and Teddy Goitom
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 2010
    Running Time: 29 min.
    Language: English

    Beyond the stereotypical daily reporting on violence, AIDS and safari tours, Swedish based directors Teddy Goitom and Benjamin Taft set out to capture … read more»

  • Man on Ground
  • Director: Akin Omotoso
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 2011
    Running Time: 80 min.
    Language: English, Zulu, Yoruba, and Sotho

    Ade and Femi are expatriate Nigerian brothers. Ade is a successful banker in London, while Femi, once a political dissident in his … read more»

  • Mama Africa
  • Director: Mika Kaurismäki
    Country: Germany, South Africa, Finland
    Year: 2011
    Running Time: 90 min.
    Language: English and French

    Mika Kaurismäki’s documentary about world-famous South African singer Miriam Makeba, who spent half a century traveling the world spreading her political message … read more»

  • Tales of the Night
  • Director: Michel Ocelot
    Country: France
    Year: 2011
    Running Time: 84 min.
    Language: French

    Tales of the Night weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, an Aztec kingdom, the African plains, and … read more»

  • Maami
  • Director: Tunde Kelani
    Country: Nigeria
    Year: 2010
    Running Time: 97 min.
    Language: English and Yoruba

    Single parent, Maami, and her young son are desperately poor. Gifted with a living heart, enterprising spirit and brave soul, she is the center of … read more»

  • OUR AFRICA: Thousands of Kilometers of Soviet Film
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    Director: Alexander Markov
    Country: Russia
    Year: 2012
    Running Time: 20 min.
    Language: Russian

    There are seven hundred documentary films catalogued under the keyword “Africa” in the Russian State Film and Photo Archive. In a certan sense, the relationship between … read more»

  • In Darkest Hollywood: Cinema and Apartheid
  • Director: Peter Davis and Daniel Riesenfeld
    Country: USA, Canada, and South Africa
    Year: 1994
    Running Time: 112 min.
    Language: English

    Using a wealth of archival footage and commentary by filmmakers and actors, including a young John Kani and Miriam Makeba, … read more»

  • South Africa/Soviet Newsreels
  • Director: Archival Footage
    Country: USSR
    Year: 1954-1976
    Running Time: 8 min.
    Language: Russian

    The cases of apartheid in South Africa through the eye of Soviet newsreels.

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  • Birth of Republic
  • Director: Archival Footage
    Country: USSR
    Year: 1961
    Running Time: 25 min.
    Language: Russian

    March 18, 1962, city of Evian: signing of the agreement between the Provisional Government of the Republic of Algeria and the French government for a ceasefire and … read more»

  • The Unseen Ones
  • Director: Kurt Orderson
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 2012
    Running Time: 19 min.
    Language: Afrikaans

    The film centers around 27-year old Leagan Davids, aka Nico10 long, a dispossessed youth from the township Wesbank/Delft struggling against the high crime rate, substandard schooling … read more»

  • Fire in Babylon
  • Director: Stevan Riley
    Country: UK
    Year: 2010
    Running Time: 87 min.
    Language: English

    Fire In Babylon is the breathtaking story of how the West Indies triumphed over its colonial masters through the achievements of one of the most gifted teams … read more»

  • Up Your Black Arse!
  • Director: Aurélien Bodinaux
    Country: Belgium
    Year: 2012
    Running Time: 14 min.
    Language: French

    In a Brussels retirement home, a Belgian and Congolese drink to their long lasting friendship. They argue over an old story. It’s one of broken dreams and … read more»

  • Elza / Le Bonheur d’Elza
  • Director: Mariette Monpierre
    Country: France and Guadeloupe
    Year: 2011
    Running Time: 81 min.
    Language: French

    A single mother in Paris, Bernadette tried hard to give her daughters everything. She is thrilled when her eldest, Elza, the first college graduate in … read more»

  • Where Do I Stand?
  • Director: Molly Blank
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 2010
    Running Time: 40 min.
    Language: English and Xhosa

    When xenophobic attacks broke out across South Africa in May 2008, many found themselves caught off guard, shocked by violence that felt like a … read more»

  • The Education of Auma Obama
  • Director: Branwen Okpako
    Country: Germany
    Year: 2011
    Running Time: 79 min.
    Language: English, German, Luo, and Swahili

    The Education of Auma Obama is a captivating and intimate portrait of U.S. president Barack Obama’s older half-sister, who embodies a post-colonial, feminist … read more»

  • Yoole, The Sacrifice
  • Director: Moussa Sène Absa
    Country: Senegal
    Year: 2010
    Running Time: 75 min.
    Language: English, French and Wolof

    In April 2006, a small boat was found drifting aimlessly along the eastern coast of Barbados. Local fishermen left the boat alone for … read more»

  • The Dance of King David
  • Director: Axel Baumann
    Country: Ethiopia and USA
    Year: 2011
    Running Time: 33 min.
    Language: English and Amharic

    The film is based on a dance King David performed in front of the Ark over 3000 years ago and which is still … read more»

  • The Creators
  • Director: Laura Gamse and Jaques de Villiers
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 2012
    Running Time: 83 min.
    Language: Afrikaans, English, and Xhosa

    Step into the lives of six artists sculpting South Africa’s future from the fragments of a tumultuous past. Born … read more»