Tag: A

  • Muzna Almusafer
  • Biography: Muzna Almusafer was born in Madinat Sultan Qaboos in Muscat, Oman. Her admiration for images started at an early age through her father, who is a painter and a photographer. She graduated from Kuwait University majoring in mass communication … read more»

  • Annie
  • Director: Will Gluck
    Country: USA
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 118 min.
    Language: English

    Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie (Quvenzhané Wallis) has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all … read more»

  • Jide Akinleminu
  • Also Known As: Jide Tom Akinleminu

    Biography: Jide Akinleminu grew up in the town of Ikorodu, Nigeria as the son of a Nigerian farmer and a Danish librarian. His family relocated in 1991 to Denmark. He attended the acclaimed Fatamorgana … read more»

  • Carlos Agullo and Mandy Jacobson
  • Biography: Carlos Agullo worked as an assistant editor on The Sea Inside by Alejandro Amenábar, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and later as film editor for other award winning Spanish directors such as Mateo Gil, Oskar … read more»

  • Carlos Agullo
  • Biography: Carlos Agullo worked as an assistant editor on The Sea Inside by Alejandro Amenábar, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and later as film editor for other award winning Spanish directors such as Mateo Gil, Oskar … read more»

  • The Amazing Nina Simone
  • Director: Jeff L. Lieberman
    Country: USA
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 110 min.
    Language: English

    The Amazing Nina Simone reveals the real Nina Simone through over 50 intimate interviews with those who best knew the artistry and intentions of one of … read more»

  • Eka Christa Assam
  • Biography: Eka Christa Assam is a Cameroonian filmmaker who started her filmmaking career as an actress in 2006. After a couple of years as an actress, she made her first six-minute short film, Doormat, which was selected into the … read more»

  • The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo
  • Director: Yaba Badoe
    Country: Ghana
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 78 min.
    Languages: English

    The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo explores the artistic contribution of one of Africa’s foremost women writers. Director Badoe charts Aidoo’s creative journey over seven decades, from … read more»

  • August Winds (Ventos de Agosto)
  • Director: Gabriel Mascaro
    Country: Brazil
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 77min
    Language: Portuguese with English subtitles

    In a small seaside village, Shirley cares for her ailing grandmother while working  on a coconut farm and longing to become a tattoo artist. She … read more»

  • Screening & Discussion – An African City

    Thursday, February 19th, 2015, 6:30pm – 8:45pm
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    515 Malcolm X Boulevard
    New York, NY 10037

    This event is free and open to the public, but registration is … read more»

  • Ca Twiste a Poponguine
  • Director: Moussa Sene Absa
    Countries: Senegal
    Year: 1993
    Running Time: 90 min.
    Language: French

    Ca Twiste a Poponguine is set in the mid ’60s and follows the exploits of two gangs of teenagers who adopt Western ways. Each gang only … read more»

All About Darfur

Director: Taghreed Elsanhouri
Country: Sudan and UK
Year: 2005
Running Time: 80 min.
Language: Arabic

Up until now, the perilous situation in Sudan has been seen only from the perspectives of those outside the country. All About Darfur offers an … read more»

Tableau Ferraille / Scrap Heap

Director: Moussa Sene Absa
Countries: Senegal
Year: 1997
Running Time: 93 min.
Language: French and Wolof

Scrap Heap was filmed in the director’s hometown of Tableau Ferraille. Daam, an idealistic young politician, must choose between the social paradigms exemplified by … read more»


Director: Violeta Ayala and Daniel Fallshaw
Country: Australia and US
Year: 2009
Running Time: 78 min
Language: Spanish, Hassaniya, and English

Ayala and Fallshaw thought they were making a feel-good documentary about family reunions in Western Sahara, a former Spanish … read more»

  • The A77A Project – On Presidents and Superheroes

    Director: Khaled Hafez
    Country: Egypt
    Year: 2009
    Running Time: 3 min.
    Language: English

    Every civilization looked for the imaginary super-hero for protection against evil forces, from ancient Anubis to modern Batman. In the fifties and sixties, the voice of … read more»

  • Ayen’s Cooking School for African Men
  • Director: Sieh Mchawala
    Country: Australia
    Year: 2007
    Running Time: 52 min.
    Language: English

    In Sudan it is taboo for a man to cook. But when a group of refugee Sudanese men in Australia is found starving because the men don’t … read more»

  • Africa: The Beat
  • Director: Samaki Wanne
    Country: Tanzania
    Year: 2011
    Running Time: 59 min.
    Language: Gogo and Spanish

    Africa: The Beat was filmed in Nzali, an enclave situated in the heart of Tanzania where the Wagogo live. Theirs is a unique musical universe. … 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»

Afro@Digital (DVD cover), 2003, 52 min.
  • Afro@Digital
  • 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»