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African Underground: Democracy in Dakar

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"A ground-breaking documentary film about hip-hop, youth and politics in Dakar Senegal. The film follows rappers, DJs, journalists, professors and people on the street at the time before, during, and after the controversial 2007 presidential election in Senegal and examines hip-hop's role on the political process. Originally shot as a seven-part documentary mini-series released via the internet, the documentary bridges the gap between hip-hop activism, video journalism and documentary film and explores and explores the role of youth and musical activism on the political process."--Container.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Aujourd'hui

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"Dakar, la ville familière, grouillante, colorée ... La famille, les amis, son premier amour, les manifestations, ses aspirations ... Aujourd'hui Satché doit mourir. Il a été choisi. Aujourd'hui Satché vit comme il n'a jamais vécu"--http://jour2fete.com; Satché, who has returned to his birthplace in Senegal after 15 years in the United States, awakes to his final day on earth during which he intensively perceives his environment for one last time as he attends a farewell ceremony with his family, progresses down the street where neighbors give him presents, reunites with old friends and his former mistress, visits the elder who will lay out his body, then goes home to his wife and young children.
DVD
2013; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Xala

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In a fictional African country, a rich, self-made businessman and member of the post-colonial ruling elite takes on a third wife to show the world his wealth, only to be stricken by a curse resulting in impotency. His efforts at getting cured lead to disasterous yet comical results.
DVD
2005; 1974
Clemons (Stacks)
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Badou Boy: Contras' City

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Badou boy: this film follows the adventures of Badou Boy, a cheeky young man, as he travels through the streets of Dakar on the city buses.; Contras' city: a fictional documentary thatportrays the city of Dakar.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Faat Kine

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The drama of Faat Kine, an independent single mother and business woman who runs a gas station franchise; and also born in 1960, the same year Senegalese independence was attained.
DVD
2001; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ainsi Meurent les Anges: And So Angels Die

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A Senegalese poet living in France suffers from existential malaise, exacerbated by his turbulent relationship with his father.
DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love

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Director Chai Vasarhelyi follows N'Dour over two years, filming in Africa, Europe, and America to tell the story of how he faces challenges and eventually wins over audiences both at home and abroad. Includes images of Senegal's sacred Muslim rituals, vibrant concert performances, and intimate access to N'Dour and his family.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Return: The N'Deup Healing Ceremony

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In Senegal and throughout West Africa, illnesses are believed to be caused by supernatural external aggression. The diagnosis is made by a traditional healer, a shaman, whose job is to locate and then placate the spirits, the rab, that are responsible for the illness. The N'Deup healing ceremony shown in this video enlists the local community under the direction of the healer. Drumming, dancing, herbal cures, as well as ritual bloodletting are employed in a dramatic effort to soothe and appease the agitated spirit. The goal of this complex and colorful ceremony is a return to the inner harmony the patient had earlier enjoyed.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Karmen Gei

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"Like every Carmen, Karmen Geï is about the infinite desire for freedom and the laws, conventions, languages, the human limitations which constrain that desire"--Container.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Tableau Ferraille

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Tells the story of an idealistic young politician's rise and fall. Daam, a well-intentioned but vacillating European-trained politician, must choose between two social paradigms exemplified by his two wives. The film offers a view of how modernization, as practiced in today's Africa, corrodes traditional communities and retards grassroots development.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Africa Dreaming

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Four short films on love from Namibia, Tunisia, Senegal, and Mozambique.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
12.

Karmen Geï

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Karmen escapes prison through her lesbian relationship with the warden. She then wrecks the marriage and career of a police corporal by making him her lover and co-conspirator in a smuggling ring. She abandons the corporal who, in a fit of jealous rage, stabs her. Contains much singing and dancing.
DVD
2005; 2001
Clemons (Stacks)