Language You Cry In
Director: Alvaro Toepke and Angel Serrano
Countries: Sierra Leone and Spain
Running Time: 52 min.
Language: English and Mende
The Language You Cry In tells an amazing scholarly detective story reaching across hundreds of years and thousands of … read more»
Manuscripts of Timbuktu
Director: Zola Maseko
Countries: South Africa, Mali and Morocco
Running Time: 52 min.
Language: French and Arabic
Featuring knowledgeable commentary by African scholars, rich reenactments and an original musical score by Vieux Farka Toure, the essential documentary The … read more»
Director: Cesar Paes and Raymond Rajaonarivelo
Countries: France and Madagascar
Running Time: 102 min.
Language: French and Malagasy
Mahaleo was born out of Madagascar’s 1972 rebellion against its neo-colonial regime. For 30 years, their music has embodied the … read more»
Ca twiste a poponguine
Director: Moussa Sene Absa
Running Time: 90 min.
Ca Twiste a Poponguine is set in the mid ’60s and follows the exploits of two gangs of teenagers who adopt Western ways. Each gang only … read more»
Looking Back, Looking Forward: 20 Years of the New York African Film Festival
To commemorate twenty years of the New York African Film Festival, over thirty of the
continent’s most vibrant cinematic voices reflect upon the reasons that led them to dedicate their lives to filmmaking and the new challenges and opportunities for … read more»
In My Genes (out of stock)
Director: Lupita Nyong’o
Running Time: 78 min.
Language: English and Swahili
What is it like to be white in a black society? Agnes, a woman with albinism, overcomes the difficulties of being born with no pigment … read more»
Tales of Ordinary People
A collection on one DVD of two classic shorts of Senegal, Le Franc and La petite vendeuse de Soleil (The Little Girl who Sold the Sun).
Le Franc, Djibril Diop Mambety, Senegal, 1994, 45 min.
The hero … read more»
Director: Celine Gilbert, Ermias Woldeamlak, and Amaka Igwe
Country: Nigeria and Ethiopia
Running Time: 78 min
Language: Amharic, English and Swahili with English subtitles
A collection on one DVD of three dramatic shorts from Tanzania, Nigeria and Ethiopia … read more»
The Great Dance
Director: Craig and Damon Foster
Country: South Africa
Running Time: 75 min
“The Great Dance” is a fascinating documentary that examines the unique relationship between Kalahari Desert Bushmen, or the San people, and the harsh landscape … read more»