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

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).

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
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»

Craig and Damon Foster, South Africa, 2002, 72 min Cosmic Africa

Director: Craig and Damon Foster
Country: South Africa
Year: 2002
Running Time: 72 min
Language: English, Bambara and Ju’hoansi

Traveling across the scope of the African continent, Namibia, Ghana, Northern Kenya and Dogon, Mali and the Egyptian Sahara, the film … read more»

The Prodigal Son (DVD cover), 2008, 64 min. The Prodigal Son

Director: Kurt Orderson
Country: South Africa
Year: 2008
Running Time: 64 min
Language: English and Caribbean Patois with English subtitles

The Prodigal Son retraces the lost history of the Orderson family. The filmmaker’s great grandfather, Joseph Orderson was of the … read more»

Africa Dreaming (DVD cover), 1997, 104min. Africa Dreaming

Africa Dreaming is a landmark in African television – a series drawing together for the first time broadcasters, television producers, film directors and writers from across the continent. It was designed to give Africans a rare opportunity to speak directly … read more»

Forgiveness_movie_poster Forgiveness

Director: Ian Gabriel
Country: South Africa
Year: 2005
Running Time: 118 min.
Language: English and Afrikaans with English subtitles

Tertius Coetzee, an ex-cop granted amnesty for his crimes by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, seeks out the family of one … read more»