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

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»

Pieces d’identites (Pieces of Identity)

Director: Mweze Ngangura
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo and Belgium
Year: 1998
Running Time: 94 min
Language: French with English subtitles

Ngangura’s deceptively picaresque adventure reveals some troubling issues encountered by people in the ever-widening African diaspora of the … read more»

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, Dogon country in Mali, and the Egyptian Sahara … 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»


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)

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

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»