Classic and Contemporary Films from Africa and the Diaspora—AFF is pleased to present our selections of short- and feature-length films. We hope that they not only become cherished additions to your media library but faithful reminders of AFF work to bring home greater appreciation of the landscape of human experiences. Enjoy!

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Life and Debt (DVD cover), 2001, 86 min. Life and Debt

Director: Stephanie Black
Country: USA
Year: 2001
Running Time: 86 min.
Language: English

This highly acclaimed film about the relationship between Jamaican poverty and the practices of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund features interviews with both world … read more»

Killer of Sheep (DVD cover), 1977, 83 min. Killer of Sheep

Director: Charles Burnett
Country: USA
Year: 1977
Running Time: 83 min.
Language: English

Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and … read more»

Bert Stern, USA, 1960, 85 min Jazz on a Summer’s Day

Director: Bert Stern and Aram Avakian
Country: USA
Year: 1959
Running Time: 85 min.
Language: English

The first major film statement on jazz and the granddaddy of festival films. Noted photographer Bert Stern filmed a virtual Who’s Who of jazz … read more»

Mikhail Kalatozov, 1964, Soviet Union, 141 min I am Cuba (ultimate edition)

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov
Country: Soviet Union
Year: 1964
Running Time: 141 min.
Language: Spanish and Russian with English Subtitles

Started only a week after the Cuban missile crisis and designed to be Cuba’s answer to both Sergei Eisenstein’s propaganda masterpiece, … read more»