Africa (region)

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...

Concerning Violence

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...

Daresalam

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...

The Forgotten Kingdom

Guimba the Tyrant

Guimba the Tyrant

Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko
Year: 1995

Acclaimed at home and at the Cannes, Toronto and New York Film Festivals as the African film event of the year, Guimba weaves a captivating tale of sexual power plays, set against the grand sweep of a precolonial African...

Guimba the Tyrant

Halfaouine

Halfaouine

Director: Ferid Boughedir
Year: 1995

A charming tale of a young boy's sexual awakening in Muslim Tunisia. Boughedir's style is sensual and full of joy, celebrating the pleasures of everyday life.

Halfaouine

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

Karmen Geï

Son of Man

Son of Man

Director: Mark Donford-May
Year: 2007

"Extraordinary and powerful" (Roger Ebert). In the state of Judea in southern Africa, violence, poverty and sectarianism are endemic. As civil war reaches new heights, a divine child is born to a lowly couple. The critically acclaimed SON OF MAN is ...

Son of Man

Yeelen

Yeelen

Director: Souleymane Cissé
Year: 1987

From one of the master African film directors, the story of Nianankoro, a young African warrior destined to destroy a corrupt older society, the secret Komo cult, and with it his father and inevitably himself.

Yeelen

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