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.

Jean-Marie Teno, Cameroon, 2004, 78 min.
  • The Colonial Misunderstanding
  • $26.95
  • Director: Jean-Marie Teno
    Country: Cameroon
    Year: 2004
    Running Time: 78 min.
    Language: English, French and German


    Germany’s genocidal war against the Herrero people in Namibia was a precursor to the policies of the Nazi regime. The film shows a bold … read more»

Jean-Marie Teno, Cameroon/France, 2002, 45min.
  • Alex’s Wedding
  • $26.95
  • Director: Jean Marie Teno
    Country: Cameroon and France
    Year: 2003
    Running Time: 45 min.
    Language: Bamileke and French


    Unlike any wedding video you’ve ever seen, Teno’s sharp eye captures every uncomfortable moment in a polygamous marriage ceremony. Personal, public and … read more»

Xala (DVD cover), 1974, 123 min.
  • Xala
  • Temporarily out of stock
  • Director: Ousmane Sembène
    Country: Senegal
    Year: 1974
    Running Time: 123 min.
    Language: Wolof with English subtitles

    This satire deals with a self-satisfied businessman who is afflicted with the xala  (pronounced “ha-la”): a curse that renders its victims impotent. While he … read more»

Moolaadé (DVD cover), 2004, 124 min.
  • Moolaadé
  • $34.95
  • Director: Ousmane Sembène
    Country: Senegal / Burkina Faso
    Year: 2004
    Running Time: 124 min.
    Language: Jula and French with English subtitles


    Moolaadé is a rousing film directed against the still-common African practice of female circumcision. Set in a small village, … read more»

  • Through African Eyes | Vol. 2 | Conversations with The Directors
  • $25.00 - $40.00
  • Survey African cinema through candid, revealing conversations with over twenty of the continent’s most vibrant cinematic voices, from veteran to emerging directors. Renowned filmmakers lend their voices to one-on-one interviews and group conversations, exploring African cinema as a whole and … read more»

Jean-Marie Teno, Cameroon, 2000, 75 min.
  • A Trip to the Country
  • $26.95
  • Director: Jean-Marie Teno
    Country: Cameroon
    Year: 2000
    Running Time: 75 min.
    Language: Bamileke and French


    With irony and humor, this film questions the validity of development discourse which deems all things European to be modern and all things African to … read more»

Guew Bi–Sabar Dances of Senegal (DVD cover)
  • Guew Bi – Dances of Senegal
  • $20.00
  • Director: Françoise Bouffault
    Country: Senegal
    Year: 1997
    Running Time: 30 min.
    Language: English and French


    Senegalese often set up a temporary stage at a street corner. It is the Guew Bi, the dancing circle where a cheerful crowd dressed … read more»

  • Through African Eyes | Vol. 1 | Dialogues with The Directors
  • $25.00 - $40.00
  • Through African Eyes: Dialogues with the Directors surveys African cinema through candid revealing conversations with twenty of its most original and celebrated filmmakers. From the pioneers in the industry to the emerging generation they are all bonded by their need … read more»

  • Faat Kiné
  • $29.95
  • Director: Ousmane Sembène
    Country: Senegal
    Year: 2001
    Running Time: 121 min.
    Language: French and Wolof


    Sembène tackles the question of women’s lives in contemporary Dakar, Senegal’s bustling capital. It’s a warm, often funny story of a single mother, her two … read more»

Mandabi (DVD cover), 1968, 90 min.
  • Mandabi
  • $29.95
  • Director: Ousmane Sembène
    Country: Senegal
    Year: 1968
    Running Time: 90 min.
    Language: Wolof with English subtitles

    Sembène’s second feature unlocked for the first time on film the complex daily world of modern Africa. This deceptively simple story of a man … read more»