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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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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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STOP

STOP

Director: Spencer Wolff

STOP places the stop and frisk controversy in the context of a long history of civil rights, with profound implications for today's criminal justice system.

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Concerning Violence

Concerning Violence

Director: Göran Hugo Olsson
Year: 2014

From the director of The Black Power Mixtape comes a bold and fresh visual narrative on Africa, based on newly discovered archive material covering the struggle for liberation from colonial rule in the late '60s and '70s, accompanied by text from Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth.

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Fela Kuti:

Fela Kuti: "Music is the Weapon"

Director: Jean Jacques Flori, Stephen Tchal-Gadjieff
Year: 1982

Shot in Lagos at the peak of his career in 1982, this documentary contains interviews with Fela detailing his thoughts on politics, Pan-Africanism, music and religion. For all who wish to know more about an artist at the heart of African musical history, FELA KUTI: MUSIC IS THE WEAPON is an essential film.

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Pioneers of African-American Cinema

Pioneers of African-American Cinema

Director: Richard Norman, Richard Maurice, Spencer Williams, Oscar Micheaux
Year: 2015

A monumental collection of historically vital films, digitally mastered in HD using archival elements. This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind with no fewer than a dozen feature-length films and nearly twice as many shorts and rare fragments. Subject matter includes race issues that went unaddressed by Hollywood for decades. 

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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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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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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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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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