DVDs and Books for purchase

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.

  • The Great Dance
  • $40.00
  • 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
  • $30.00
  • 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, Dogon country in Mali, and the Egyptian Sahara … read more»

The Prodigal Son (DVD cover), 2008, 64 min.
  • The Prodigal Son
  • $20.00
  • 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
  • $26.95
  • 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
  • $26.95
  • 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»

Mapantsula (DVD cover), 1988, 100 min.
  • Mapantsula (Hustler)
  • $26.95
  • Director: Oliver Schmitz
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 1988
    Running Time: 104 min.
    Language: Sotho, Zulu, English and Afrikaans with English subtitles

    Mapantsula was the first anti-apartheid feature film by, for and about black South Africans. Filmed inside Soweto, scored to … read more»

Dani Kouyate, Burkina Faso, 1995, 94 min
  • Keita: The Heritage of the Griot
  • $26.95
  • Director: Dani Kouyate
    Country: Burkina Faso
    Year: 1995
    Running Time: 94 min
    Language: French and Jula with English subtitles

    Dani Kouyate mourns the passing of the authentic griot, the storyteller who was once the African custodian of cultural wisdom … read more»

Joseph Gai Ramaka, Senegal, 2001, 82 min
  • Karmen Geï
  • $26.95
  • Director: Joseph Gai Ramaka
    Country: Senegal
    Year: 2001
    Running Time: 82 min
    Language: French and Wolof with English subtitles

    Prosper Merimée’s novella, adapted in Bizet’s celebrated opera, has already received 52 film interpretations, yet Karmen Geï is the first African … read more»

  • The Hero (O Herói)
  • $26.95
  • Director: Zézé Gamboa
    Country: Angola
    Year: 2005
    Running Time: 97 min
    Language: Portuguese with English subtitles

    The Hero (O Herói) is the story of Angola, a nation torn apart by forty years of uninterrupted war, and now trying … read more»

Imunga Ivanga, Gabon, 2001, 80 min
  • Dollar / Dôlé
  • $26.95
  • Director: Imunga Ivanga
    Country: Gabon
    Year: 2001
    Running Time: 80 min.
    Language: French

    The tribulations of five youths start this film. Libreville is home to Mougler and his friends, Baby Lee, Joker, Jackson and Bezingo. The boys are left to … read more»

Afro@Digital (DVD cover), 2003, 52 min.
  • Afro@Digital
  • $26.95
  • Director: Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda
    Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo and France
    Year: 2001
    Running Time: 52 min.
    Language: English, French, Jula and Yoruba

    In this manifesto of the African digital mind, the director traveled with a small crew across Africa, … read more»

Euzhan Palcy, Martinique, 1983, 103 min.
  • Sugar Cane Alley
  • $19.95
  • Director: Euzhan Palcy
    Country: Martinique
    Year: 1983
    Running Time: 103 min.
    Language: French with English subtitles

    Set in Martinique in 1931, Sugar Cane Alley paints a rich impasto of native life under French colonial rule, filtered through the coming-of-age of … read more»

Quilombo (DVD cover) 1984, 114 min.
  • Quilombo
  • $29.95
  • Director: Carlos Diegues
    Country: Brazil
    Year: 1984
    Running Time: 114 min.
    Language: Portuguese with English subtitles

    A sequel, of sorts, to Ganga Zumba. After the revolt of 1641, groups of runaway black slaves escaped to mountainous strongholds where they … read more»

Life and Debt (DVD cover), 2001, 86 min.
  • Life and Debt
  • $29.95
  • 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
  • $39.95
  • 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
  • $29.95
  • 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)
  • $44.95
  • 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»

Carlos Diegues, Brazil, 1980, 110 min.
  • Bye Bye Brazil
  • $29.95
  • 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
  • $29.95
  • 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
  • $29.95
  • 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»