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Brown Bread

Brown Bread

Director: Sarah Gross
Year: 2015

It all started with a vision. In the 1970s Margot and Peter made their first steps away from a normal family and began to adopt, integrating children of poverty and children of privilege, black and white under one roof.

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SEMBENE!

SEMBENE!

Director: Jason Silverman, Samba Gadjigo
Year: 2015

In 1952, Ousmane Sembene, a Senegalese dockworker and fifth-grade dropout, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. This true story celebrates how the father of African cinema, against enormous odds, fought a monumental, 50-year battle to give Africans a voice.

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Daresalam

Daresalam

Director: Issa Serge Coelo
Year: 2000

Two childhood friends swept up in civil wars in Chad and Burkina Faso. Tranquil, violent, intimate and objective, DARESALAM is a powerful film of resonant depth that "brilliantly weaves memory, hope and despair" (San Francisco Weekly) into "a poignant essay on civil war" (LA Weekly).

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The Forgotten Kingdom

The Forgotten Kingdom

Director: Andrew Mudge
Year: 2013

Atang Mokoenya is an unemployed, aimless young man who spends his days idling in the slums of Johannesburg. When his father dies, Atang must give up his selfish ways and fulfill his father's humble last wishes: to be buried in the rural mountain kingdom of Lesotho, the country they left 15 years earlier in hopes of a better life.

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Hyenas

Hyenas

Director: Djibril Diop Mamb├ęty
Year: 1992

A woman returns to the village from which she was banished 30 years before, unmarried and pregnant . . . now a millionairess and seeking revenge on the man who betrayed her.

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

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Year: 2016

The first documentary about Maya Angelou celebrates her life and reveals new insight into the life of this legendary performer, writer, poet and activist. 

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Karmen Geï

Karmen Geï

Director: Joseph Gaï Ramaka
Year: 2001

Bizet's celebrated opera Carmen receives a spectacularly bold reworking in Joseph Gaï Ramaka's KARMEN GEI

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Finding Fela

Finding Fela

Director: Alex Gibney
Year: 2014

Directed by Alex Gibney, this is the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's life, his music, his social and political importance and how his impact transformed the life of many Nigerians and rights activists throughout the world.

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Flex is Kings

Flex is Kings

Director: Michael Beach Nichols, Deidre Schoo
Year: 2013

Flex is Kings is a riveting and awe-inspiring look inside the world of Brooklyn street dancing known as flexing. Directors Michael Beach Nichols and Deidre Schoo take audiences along on the emotional journey of several young dancers; dancers who vie for a chance to make something of themselves by battling it out through this DIY art form.

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Nollywood Babylon

Nollywood Babylon

Director: Samir Mallal, Ben Addelman
Year: 2008

This documentary chronicles the wild world of "Nollywood," a term coined in the early '90s to describe the world’s fastest-growing national cinema based in Lagos, surpassed only by Bollywood in volume. Peppered with outrageously juicy movie clips and buoyed by a rousing score fusing Afropop and traditional sounds, this film celebrates the distinctive voice of Nigerian cinema.

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