African Film Festival Inc. is now offering you the opportunity to acquire critically acclaimed and historically significant cinematic works from Africa and African Diaspora. Our collection features some of the most dynamic directors of the twentieth and twenty-first century. Book and DVD media highlight the multi-layered identities and experiences that make up a global narrative for people of African origin and reveal universal paths in their address of the human experience.

Featured Books and DVDs

LanguageCryIn Language You Cry In

Director: Alvaro Toepke and Angel Serrano
Countries: Sierra Leone and Spain
Year: 1998
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»

timbuktu Manuscripts of Timbuktu

Director: Zola Maseko
Countries: South Africa, Mali and Morocco
Year: 2009
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»

512VLi0+R4L._SY300_ Mahaleo

Director: Cesar Paes and Raymond Rajaonarivelo
Countries: France and Madagascar
Year: 2004
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»

51dW69DWUcL._SY300_ Ca twiste a poponguine

Director: Moussa Sene Absa
Countries: Senegal
Year: 1993
Running Time: 90 min.
Language: French

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 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, Lupita Nyong'o, Kenya, 2009, 78 min. In My Genes (out of stock)

Director: Lupita Nyong’o
Country: Kenya
Year: 2009
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 (DVD cover), 1999, 90 min 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).

The hero of Le Franc is Marigo, a penniless musician living in … read more»


Director: Celine Gilbert, Ermias Woldeamlak, and Amaka Igwe
Country: Nigeria and Ethiopia
Year: 2000
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»

2010121801352355 The Great Dance

Director: Craig and Damon Foster
Country: South Africa
Year: 2000
Running Time: 75 min
Language: English

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»