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

Mikhail Kalatozov, 1964, Soviet Union, 141 min I am Cuba (ultimate edition)

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

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

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

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»

Jean-Marie Teno, Cameroon, 2004, 78 min. The Colonial Misunderstanding

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

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

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»