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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Carlos Diegues, Brazil, 1980, 110 min. Bye Bye Brazil

Director: Carlos Diegues
Country: Brazil
Year: 1980
Running Time: 110 min.
Language: Portuguese with English subtitles

A hypnotically languorous road movie with an upbeat political kick. The story follows a small time traveling sideshow – Magician, Strong Man, Exotic Dancer … read more»

Abderrhamane Sissako, Mali/France, 2006, 115 min. Bamako

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako
Country: Mali
Year: 2006
Running Time: 115 min.
Language: French with English subtitles and Bambara

Set in the courtyard of a mud walled house in Bamako, the capitol city of Mali, the intimate personal story of an … read more»

Roger Gnoan M'Bala, Ivory Coast/Switzerland, 2000, 85min. Adanggaman

Director: Roger Gnoan M’Bala
Country: Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso
Year: 2000
Running Time: 90 min.
Language: Bambara and Baule with English subtitles

In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, … read more»

Jean-Marie Teno, Cameroon, 2004, 78 min. The Colonial Misunderstanding

Director: Jean-Marie Teno
Country: Cameroon
Year: 2004
Running Time: 78 min.
Language: English, French and German

Germany’s genocidal war against the Herrero people in Namibia was a precursor to the policies of the Nazi regime. The film shows a bold … read more»