Franco Rosso's incendiary Babylon had its world premiere at Cannes in 1980 but went unreleased in the U.S. for "being too controversial, and likely to incite racial tension" (Vivien Goldman, Time... More
Director: Göran Hugo Olsson Country: Africa (region), Denmark, Finland, Sweden, U.S.
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... More
Director: Issa Serge Coelo Country: Chad, Africa (region)
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... More
Directors: Jean Jacques Flori, Stephen Tchal-Gadjieff Country: France
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... More
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... More
Director: Andrew Mudge Country: Africa (region), South Africa, U.S.
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... More
A love story spanning two continents, NOWHERE IN AFRICA is the extraordinary true tale of a Jewish family who flees the Nazi regime in 1938 for a remote farm in Kenya. Winner of the Academy Award for... More
An ingenious shepherdess is transformed into a bogus Indian princess of a capricious French aristocrat. This charming Continental comedy follows both the myth of Pygmalion and La Baker's own rise as... More
Directors: Jason Silverman, Samba Gadjigo Country: Senegal, U.S.
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... More
Director: Souleymane Cissé Country: Africa (region), Mali
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 inevitabl... More