Featured Books and DVDs
Director: Mikhail Kalatozov
Country: Soviet Union
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»
Director: Carlos Diegues
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»
Director: Jean Marie Teno
Country: Cameroon and France
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»
Director: Ousmane Sembène
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»
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»