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Angano ... Angano "Venerable but unmistakably contemporary storytellers recount for the camera and their listeners the founding myths of Malagasy culture, the creation of man and woman, the origin of rice cultivation, the reason for animal sacrifice." -- Container.
Afrique, je te plumerai A compelling and sardonic essay on the history of colonialism in Cameroon, and by extension, on the African continent. Focuses on historical as well as contemporary European cultural domination, particularly in the publishing and media industry.
Lumumba This film recounts Lumumba's 200 day rule culminating with his assassination. Reveals how a weakened democratic movement succumbed to the only well-financed and organized force in the country--the military.
You Africa, Youssou N'Dour and Etoile Documentary of the 1994 tour of nine West African nations by legendary Senegalese performing artist, Youssou N'Dour and his band and back-up dancers, Super Etoile.
Chef! "In ... Chef!, Teno locates the roots of Africa's authoritarian regimes in the patriarchal family, reinforced by traditional kingship and the colonial experience. Teno insists that this film was not planned but imposed itself on him during a visit to his ancestral village, Bandjoun, in the Ghomala speaking region of Western Cameroon. He had gone to film dances dedicating a monument to King Kamga Joseph II, the filmmakers' great grand uncle, but the ceremony soon turned into a celebration of one-man rule, in particular Cameroonian President Paul Biya's"--From the California Newsreel Web site., "Teno investigates the ties between unaccountable government and an unproductive economy in La tête dans les nuages. Kleptocracy has become an accepted fact of Cameroonian life described by the [...]
Femmes aux yeux ouverts Profiles contemporary African women in four West African countries: Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal and Benin. We meet a woman active in the movement against female genital mutilation, a health care worker educating women about sexually transmitted diseases, and businesswomen who describe how they have set up an association to share expertise and provide mutual assistance.
Femmes aux yeux ouverts Surveys social conditions faced by women in Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal and Benin, including circumcision, forced marriage, AIDS, and economic repression. Examines grass-roots efforts toward education and improvement as Africa opens to democracy.