A Guide to Videos in African Studies


Columbia University Libraries and elsewhere at Columbia.

(January 2014)

Compiled by Dr. Yuusuf S. Caruso, African Studies Librarian, Columbia University


Most of the video titles listed and summarized here are available at one of two locations: Butler Media Center, 208B Butler Library ; and, Barnard Media Center, Barnard Library, Barnard College.

***PLEASE NOTE
: Access to videos at Columbia University are restricted to persons with current Columbia IDs and library borrowing privileges.

  • Butler Media Collections, 208B, Butler Reserves, Butler Library
    On-site viewing for students & faculty with CUID.
    • RESERVES: On-site for all CUID holders or viewing outside library (with prior arrangements) for Columbia faculty and classroom use only.
    • OFFSITE [Butler Media Reserves]: On-site viewing for CUID holders or outside library for faculty.
      Look up title in CLIO, make "Request From Offsite" online, and allow 1-2 days before pick-up.
    • GENERAL: On-site viewing and over night loan periods for CUID holders to view videos outside of library.
    • For more information, see the LibraryWeb guide to the Butler Media collection.
  • Barnard Media Center, Barnard Library, Lehman Hall, Barnard College
    Students and faculty with Columbia ID can view videos on-site. Only Barnard faculty can borrow videos for viewing outside library/classroom use.

Videos are also available in other locations on campus:

  • At the Music & Arts Library's "Music Video" collection, students and faculty with Columbia ID can view on-site; only Columbia "officers" can borrow videos for viewing outside library.
  • At Lehman Reserves, Columbia ID required; one VCR and monitor is available for on-site viewing.
  • At the Language Resource Center (formerly: Humanities Media Center or "HMC") in 116B Lewisohn Hall, students and faculty with Columbia ID can view videos on-site. Students cannot borrow videos for viewing outside center. Columbia faculty must register with the Center in order to borrow videos for classroom or overnight use.
  • At Mathematics and Science Libraries, Columbia ID required.

Contents (Arranged by Region and Country)

Africa - General

Central Africa

Democratic Republic of Congo/Zaïre

Eastern Africa

Kenya & Somalia

Indian Ocean - Madagascar

North Africa

Southern Africa

South Africa

Western Africa

Burkina Faso & Mali

Nigeria & Benin

Senegal, Mauritania, The Gambia

Africa & the African Diaspora


Video Summaries and Locations in Alphabetical Order

 

 

A.B.C. Africa. Videorecording. MK2 Productions; a film by Abbas Kiarostami; New Yorker Films presents with Abbas Kiarostami and Marin Karmitz; cinematographer, Seifollah Samadian; editor, Abbas Kiarostami; narrators: Abbas Kiarostami, Seifollah Samadian. -- [United States]: New Yorker Video, [2005].
About 139 minutes in length. In English and Farsi with English subtitles.

Other Title: Abbas Kiarostami, the art of living; Art of living. Originally released as a motion picture in 2001. Over the course of a 10-day visit to Uganda, Abbas Kiarostami uses his camera to capture and caress the faces of a thousand orphans, many whose parents died of AIDS. Alternately heartbreaking and optimistic.

A.B.C. Africa
Butler Media Reserves, DVD 3718 -or-3887


 

 

Abouna. Videorecording. Tele-Chad ; producer, Guillaume de Seille for Duo Films ; directed and written by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun ; director of photography, Abraham Haile Biru ; editor, Sarah Taouss Matton ; music, Diego Moustapha Ngarade. -- [United States] : Home Vision Entertainment, [2005]
About 84 minutes in length. In Chad Arabic with optional English subtitles.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2002. After two young Chadian boys discover their father has abandoned them, they embark on a desperate quest to bring him home. Cast: Ahidjo Mahamat Moussa, Hamza Moctar Aguid, Zara Haroun, Mounira Khalil, Kously Lamko. Special features: interview with director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun; film shorts by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun.

Abouna
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4599
Butler Media, DVD12161


 

 

Acrobatics of dance: Sierra Leone National Dance Troupe Videorecording. Produced and directed by Merrill Brockway ; University of the State of New York ; WCBS-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.). Camera three (Television program). -- [New York, N.Y. : Media Services, Barnard College Library, 1988?]
About 29 minutes in length.

The Sierra Leone National Dance Troupe performs and demonstrates dance techniques.

Acrobatics of dance
Barnard Media, VIDEO GV1713.S53 A3 1988g


 

 

Adanggaman. Videorecording. A production of I.M.T.M. Film (France), Amka Films (Suisse), Abyssa Film (Côte d'Ivoire), Direction de la Cinématographie Nationale (DNC) du Burkina Faso; executive producer, Tiziana Soudani; script, Jean-Marie Adiaffi, Roger Gnoan M'Bala, Bertin Akaffou; director Roger Gnoan M'Bala; director of photography, Mohammed Soudani; editor, Monika Goux; music, Lokua Kanza. -- [New York, N.Y.]: New Yorker Video, 2007.
About 85 minutes in length.

Ossei is a strong-willed young man who sets out to rescue his mother when their village is raided. His quest leads him to the stronghold of the dreaded King Adanggaman, an arrogant despot who thrives on the slave trade and uses fierce female warriors to enforce his power. One of these Amazons, herself a former slave, falls in love with Ossei, and they escape to the bush. [Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire]

Adanggaman
Butler Media, DVD11072


 

 

Adwa, an African victory. Videorecording. A Negod Gwad Production in Co-Production with ZDF/ARTE; producer-director & editor, Haile Gerima; production manager, Solomon Bekele; director of cinematography, Agustin Cubano; sound, Albert Bailey; traditional music arranged by Mulatu Astatke. -- [Washington, DC]: Mypheduh Films, Inc. [distributor]; 2003.
About 97 minutes in length.

On March 2, 1896, the Italians embarked on the final European conquest of an African nation, Ethiopia. With brilliant military intelligence and gallant generals at the helm, united and willed, the Ethiopian people fought their way to triumph over the Italians at the Battle of Adwa. The event ignited a lasting flame of hope, of freedom and independence in the hearts of African throughout the world. Haile Gerima, the director and producer, joins the voices of Ethiopian historians, elders, priests, poets and singers, capturing on film the powerful education and experience that shaped his consciousness. In a collage of Ethiopian landscapes, paintings, photographs and faces, the film illuminates one of the hidden sources of African empowerment.

Adwa, an African victory
Butler Media Reserves, DVD6923


 

 

Africa. Videorecording. Written and presented by Basil Davidson ; directed by John Percival, Christopher Ralling, Andrew Harries, and Mick Csaky. -- Boston, MA: Home Vision, c1984.
Each episode is about 57 minutes in length.

Africa: Different but Equal
Barnard Media & Butler Media Reserves, VIDEO DT20 .A3 1984, v. 1

"For centuries Africa was ravished by the slave trade, which has distorted our view of its people. Davidson shows that Africa gave rise to some of the world's greatest civilizations."

Africa: Mastering a Continent
Barnard Media & Butler Media Reserves, VIDEO DT20 .A3 1984, v. 1

"Looking closely at three different communities, Davidson examines the way African peoples carve out an existence in an often hostile environment."

Africa: Caravans of Gold
Barnard Media & Butler Media Reserves, VIDEO DT20 .A3 1984, v. 2

"Davidson traces the roots of the medieval gold trade--which reached from Africa to India, China, and Italy--and examines its influence on the African continent."

Africa: Kings and Cities
Barnard Media & Butler Media Reserves, VIDEO DT20 .A3 1984, v. 2

"Kano, Nigeria, is one example of an African kingdom. There, a king still holds court in his 15th century palace and ancient rituals continue to command the respect of the people."

Africa: The Bible and the Gun
Barnard Media & Butler Media Reserves, VIDEO DT20 .A3 1984, v. 3

"The slave trade decimated the African population and tore the fabric of society. Then new kinds of interlopers came: explorers, missionaries, and Cecil Rhodes."

Africa: This Magnificent African Cake
Barnard Media & Butler Media Reserves, VIDEO DT20 .A3 1984, v. 3

"A 30-year 'scramble for Africa,' begun in the 1880s, dramatically changed the continent. Nearly all of Africa became subject to colonial rule until World War II."

Africa: The Rise of Nationalism
Barnard Media & Butler Media Reserves, VIDEO DT20 .A3 1984, v. 4

"Davidson charts Africa's struggle for independence, focusing on the final collapse of the White minority in Zimbabwe and on apartheid in South Africa."

Africa: The Legacy
Barnard Media & Butler Media Reserves, VIDEO DT20 .A3 1984, v. 4

"Davidson looks at Africa in the aftermath of colonial rule. Interviews with political leaders illuminate the problems and successes of Africa today."

 

 

Africa, a history denied. (Time-Life's Lost Civilizations) Videorecording. Produced by Time-Life Video and Television. -- Alexandria, Va. : Time-Life Video and Television (distributor), c1995. Executive producer, Joel Westbrook ; series producer, Jason Williams ; producer, David Dugan ; coordinating producer, William Morgan. Sam Waterston, narrator. Filmed in Zimbabwe and Tanzania.
About 48 minutes in length.

A history of theories and white fantasies surrounding Great Zimbabwe and the gold trade in East Africa. Features on-screen comments by Peter Garlake, Stanlake Samkange, Michael Horton, and Ali A. Mazrui. The film reviews the theories of archaeologists--past and present. Actors are seen portraying: white adventurers and archaeologists; Great Zimbabwe priests, kings, and commoners; and, Swahili rulers and foreign traders. There are also several speculative "re-enactments" of rituals and dances performed at Great Zimbabwe. The film ends with some reflections on the bizarre "Lost City" amusement park in modern South Africa.

Time-Life's Lost Civilizations: Africa, A History
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO DT14 .A385 1995g


 

 

Africa, an introduction. Videorecording. BFA Educational Media ; written and produced by Wayne Mitchell. -- St. Louis, MO: Phoenix Learning Group, c1992. (*Originally produced in 1981.)
About 22 minutes in length.

"Explores Africa's diverse cultures and geographic features. Also examines the impact of modernization and urbanization on the African continent."

Africa, an introduction
Barnard Media, GF701 .A57 1992


 

 

Africa, a new look. Videorecording. International Film Foundation, Inc.; written and produced by Sam Bryan; narrated by Athmani Magoma. -- United States: The Foundation, c1981.
About 27 minutes in length.

Presents a sampling of the people of Africa today: teachers and students, politicians and artists, business people, farmers, fishermen, and factory workers. Includes scenes of primary schools and universities, commercial and family farms, religious services, and a political rally.

Africa, a new look (1981)
Barnard Media, DT30.5 .A33 1981


Africa come back: the popular music of West Africa. Videorecording. A Third Eye Productions, Ltd. for Channel Four in association with RM Arts; producer, Penny Corke; director, Geoffrey Haydon. -- Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2003].
About 60 minutes in length.

Just as Africa has impacted the music of the Caribbean and the Americas, so has the New World reciprocated, strongly influencing the music of contemporary Africa. This program looks at the popular music scene in Ghana and West Africa documenting the history of musical genres such as hi-life, presenting the sounds of the palm wine guitar, the plangent harmonies of nnwonkoro, and the polyrhythms of kpanlogo.

Africa come back: the popular music of West Africa
Barnard Media, DVD ML3760 .A37 2003g


 

 

Africa: dispatches from a fragile continent: book review and interview with Blaine Harden. Videorecording. -- (S.l.): C-SPAN: Distributed by C-SPAN Archives at Purdue University, c1990.
About 60 minutes in length.

Africa, dispatches from a fragile continent -or- Blaine Harden, author
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO Z1035.A1 B66 90/10/01 and VIDEO Z1035.A1 B66 90/11/12


 

 

Africa First. Volume one. Videorecording. -- Universal City, CA : Focus World : Focus Features, c2011.
Four short films, about 122 minutes in length in total. Dialogue in English and multiple languages; subtitles in English.

Includes: Pumzi / by Wanuri Kahiu (22 min.) -- Un transporte en commun = Saint Louis blues / by Dyana Gaye (48 min.) -- Tunnel / by Jenna Bass (25 min.) -- Abyss boys / Jan-Hendrik Beetge (26 min.).

Pumzi: A futuristic film set in Nairobi, Kenya where the outdoors is extinct and has been outlawed. Saint Louis blues (also called N'Dar): A musical about a cross-country trip through Senegal in a battered taxi, as passengers sing their stories. The tunnel: In a small village in Zimbabwe terrorized by soldiers just after independence, a little girl creates a fantasy where her father escapes to freedom through a tunnel. The abyss boys: Two brothers who are abalone poachers in a South African fishing village try to escape their lives--but trying to escape causes their own destruction.

Africa First, Volume 1
Butler Media Reserves, DVD24487


 

 

Africa is a woman's name Videorecording. Transparent Productions presents; in collaboration with Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo; directed by Ingrid Sinclair, Bridget Pickering, Wanjiru Kinyanjui; produced by Transparent Productions; editors, Andrés Prieto, Wilfried Prager. -- New York: Women Make Movies, c2009.
About 52 minutes in length. In Shona and English with English subtitles.

"Follows three very different African women working to create change at all levels of society: Amai Rose, a Zimbabwean housewife and businesswoman; Phuti Ragophala, a school principal in one of South Africa's poorest communities; and Njoki Ngund'u, a human rights attorney and member of Kenya's parliament.

Africa is a woman's name
Butler Media Reserves, DVD18924


 

 

Africa--living with corruption. Videorecording. Directed by Elizabeth C. Jones; written by Sorious Samura; producer, George Waldrum. -- New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007.
About 52 minutes in length.

African journalist Sorious Samura reveals how corruption has become normal and accepted in Africa.

Africa--living with corruption
Butler Media Reserves, DVD6940


 

 

Africa: open for business. Videorecording. Producer/director, Carol Pineau. [S.l.]: Carol Pineau, c2006.
About 58 minutes in length. DVD format.

Profiles ten entrepreneurs from ten different African countries who tell their own stories about how they overcame obstacles to build successful businesses.

Africa: open for business (2006)
Butler Media Reserves, DVD 5440


 

 

Africa paradis = Africa paradise. Videorecording. Scénario, adaptation et dialogues, Pierre Sauvil; sur une idée originale de Sylvestre Amoussou; réalisé par Sylvestre Amoussou. -- Rosny-Sous-Bois, France: Tchoko Tchoko 7ème Art, [2007]
About 86 minutes in length. In French, with English subtitles.

In the future, Europe declines after suffering acute economic and political crises, while a united Africa thrives. A French couple, Olivier, an engineer, and Pauline, a French instructor, decide to immigrate to the United States of Africa in search of a better life. Denied entry visas, they seek the services of a trafficker. From then on, their life is turned upside down as they experience life as illegal immigrants, victims of political exploitation who are unable to find decent employment. Plus, special features: "Making of" featurette, theatrical trailer, the film's premier in Abidjan, and a screening on Gorée Island off the coast of Senegal. [Africa]

Africa paradis = Africa paradise
Butler Media Reserves, DVD8186


 

 

Africa rising: the grassroots movement to end female genital mutilation. Videorecording. Equality Now presents; directed and produced by Paula Heredia; edited by Paula Heredia, Anne Alvergue; writer consultant, Laurens Grant; principal photography, Susan Muska, Greta Olafsdottir; principal photography, Mali, Kenya, UK, Paula Heredia; narrated by Efua Dorkenoo.
About 62 minutes. In English, French, Somali, and Swahili, with English subtitles.

"Depicts the efforts of local African political activists to end the practice of female genital mutilation in Africa. The film follows various activists in Tanzania, Somalia, Kenya, and Mali."

Africa rising
Butler Media Reserves, DVD13107


 

 

Africa, search for common ground. Videorecording. A production of Common Ground Productions, The Media Peace Centre, Ubuntu Television and Film ; series producers, Jonathan S. Deull, Mark J. Kaplan. -- [Cape Town, South Africa]: Common Ground Productions, c1997.
Each program is about 26 minutes in length. The video programs are part of a television series profiling formal efforts by various African countries to peacefully resolve contemporary conflicts. Each of the films in the program is introduced by John Matshikiza and others from a television studio in Cape Town, South Africa.

Africa, search for common ground, Program 3: Rwanda & Burundi
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO DT450.435 .A375 1997

The first film in this program follows the efforts of the International Tribunal for Rwanda to bring the perpetrators of the genocide to justice, an arduous, complicated process which has not gone smoothly. The second film examines Rwanda and Burundi where hate radio has been used to incite ethnic violence. But now in Burundi, radio is also being utilized as a means of building understanding and promoting reconciliation.

Africa, search for common ground, Program 4: Mozambique & Angola
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO DT1182 .A375 1997

The two films presented in this program examine the results of civil war and the efforts made toward national reconciliation in Mozambique (Cleansing the past) and Angola (Rivers of fear).

Africa, search for common ground, Program 8: Mali & Lesotho
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO JQ1879.A15 A375 1997

The first film in this program reviews the events since the 1991 coup d'état in Mali, including an interview with Amadou Toumani Touré held in May 1997. The second film examines the social and environmental impact of the dam projects of the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority and the role of the Lesotho Council of Non-governmental Organizations.

Africa, search for common ground, Program 9: S.A. between confession and prosecution
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO JQ1981 .S688 1997

The film presented in this program follows former policeman, Wouter Mentz, who has applied to the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission for amnesty for the part he played in 21 politically motivated murders. Can the truth heal his wounds and those of his victims? We witness his testimony before the Commission, and his struggle to find a new life in the new South Africa.

Africa, search for common ground, Program 11: Algeria, the life and death of Algerian journalists
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO PN4748.A4 A375 1997

The film presented in this program examines the impact of the free press movement in Algeria ("Mouvement des journalistes algériens"), using archival footage recorded between 1988 and 1989 by Merzak Allouache.

Africa, search for common ground, Program 12: Three Women in Eritrea & Wangari Maathai in Kenya
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO JQ2945 .A91 A375 1997

The first film in this program highlights the wartime experiences of women in one Eritrean family in Asmara and the issue of women's rights in an independent Eritrea. The second film profiles Wangari Maathai and the Green Belt movement, a tree-planting campaign organized by women in Kenya. Maathai's place in Kenyan opposition politics is emphasized.

 

 

Africa united. Videorecording. Pathé, UK Film Council and the BBC present in association with Warner Bros. Pictures and with the participation of Canal+ and Ciné-Cinéma, and in association with the Rwanda Film Commission ... [et al.] ; original screenplay by Rhidian Brook ; produced by Mark Blaney, Jackie Sheppard, Eric Kabera ; directed by Debs Gardner-Paterson ; director of photography, Sean Bobbitt; music, Bernie Gardner; editor, Victoria Boydell; production designer, Mike Gunn. -- Johannesburg : Pathé : Distributed by Impact Video, [c2011?]
About 84 minutes in length. PAL format

"The extraordinary story of a small group of children and their bid to achieve their ultimate dream - they travel 3000 miles to the Soccer World Cup across to see the Football World Cup... Without papers, money or a believable story, they are escorted to a children's refugee camp. But with considerable ingenuity and sass (and a World Cup wall chart for a map), our pint-sized protagonists escape the camp and set off in pursuit of their dream, picking up along the way a "dream team" of displaced kids, who help them negotiate a series of thrilling and hilarious adventures." Cast: Eriya Ndayambaje, Roger Nsengiyumva, Sanyu Joanita Kintu, Yves Dusenge, Sherrie Silver.

Africa united
Butler Media Reserves, DVD25238


 

 

African art, women, history: the Luba people of central Africa. Videorecording. Created and produced by Linda Freeman ; executive producer, Lorraine E. Hall ; written and directed by David Irving; narrated by Dr. Mary Nooter Roberts ; editor, Tom Campbell; director of photography, Mike Harlow ; original music, Joshua Stone. African American artists series. -- Chappaqua, NY : L & S Video, c1998.
About 28 minutes in length.

In central Africa, as elsewhere, memory sustains the identity of a people. This documentary is about Luba art and the relationship between women art, politics, religion, and history. Using artifacts from a 1996 exhibition at the Museum for African Art in New York -- "Memory: Luba art and the making of history," as well as photos and color film footage, Mary Nooter Roberts discusses major aspects of Luba art, focussing on the Luba "lukasa" (memory board), other objects, and female body scarification.

African art, women, history:
the Luba people
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO N7397 K83 A37


 

 

The African Burial Ground: an American discovery. Videorecording. Written by Christopher Moore ; executive producer, J. Peter Glaws, III ; produced and directed by David Kutz ; produced by Kutz Television Inc. for the United States General Services Administration ; [narrators], Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis.
About 28 minutes for each videocassette, organized into 4 programs.

Explores the history and archeological excavation of a burial ground for African slaves discovered in lower Manhattan Island, New York, during construction of Federal office building in the summer of 1991. Relates also the effect of the discovery on undertstanding the role of Afro-Americans in colonial American life.

African Burial Ground, The
Barnard Media & Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO F128.9 .N3 A27 1994g


 

 

African carving : a Dogon Kanaga mask. Videorecording. A film by Eliot Elisofon and Thomas Blakely ; with the collaboration of Robert Gardner ; produced by the Film Study Center, Harvard University ; photography, Eliot Elisofon ; editing, Thomas Blakely ; ethnographic consultant, Hans Guggenheim ; Dama dance material, the Wunderman Foundation. -- Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, c2008.
About 17 minutes in length. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974.

Examines the ceremonies and rituals surrounding the Kanaga mask. Shows the ritual of carving the mask and presents parts of the ceremony in which the mask is used to release the spirit of a dead man.

African carving: a Dogon Kanaga mask
Butler Media Reserves, DVD13449


 

 

African dance: sand, drum and Shostakovich. Videorecording. Kinodance; producer & director: Ken Glazebrook, Alla Kovgan. -- Watertown, Mass.: Documentary Educational Resources, c2007.
About 70 minutes in length.

A documentary exploring African contemporary dance featuring eight modern dance companies from Africa, Europe and Canada, as well as interviews with dance historians. [Africa]

African dance: sand, drum and Shostakovich
Butler Media Reserves, DVD10529


 

 

An African election. Videorecording. Urban Republic presents, in association with the Cell Film Production ; in co-production with AMKA Films Productions, RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera, SRG SSR, Idée Suisse ; a film by Jarreth Merz ; co-writers, Erika Tasini, Shari Yantra Marcacci ; camera, Topher Osborn, Kevin Merz. -- New York, NY : Cinema Guild, 2011.
About 87 minutes in length. In English.

In 2008, director Jarreth Merz returns to his boyhood home of Ghana to find himself. That all changes when he discovers a country churning with political, social and economic turmoil. Ghana is on the cusp of its presidential election and Merz pulls us with him into the political machine. Following key candidates for three months, he provides an insider's view into the lives of the Ghanaian people and the larger-than-life politicians who will do anything to win.

African election, An
Butler Media Reserves, DVD25107


 

 

African Indian odyssey. Videorecording. Director and editor, Hina Saiyada ; content director & writer, Jon Soske ; Saffron TV ; Centre for Indian Studies in Africa ; cinematographer, Brendon Keyser ; music director, Brendan Jury ; executive producers, Gita Pather, Dilip Menon & Stan Joseph. -- [Johannesburg ] : Centre for Indian Studies in Africa, [2010]
About 70 minutes in length. In English.

"African Indian Odyssey brings together leading South African intellectual, political and cultural figures to tell the 150-year-old story of Indians in South Africa. The result is a powerful documentary that overturns stereotypes and gives fresh insight into what it means to be South African."

African Indian odyssey
Butler Media Reserves, DVD22451


 

 

African Jim, or Jim comes to Jo'burg. Videorecording. Produced by Warrior Films ; director, Donald Swanson ; producer, Eric Rutherford ; music performed by the African Inkspots and the Jazz Maniacs. South African cinema from the 'Fifties' -- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Villon Films, [1998]
About 60 minutes in length.

Originally filmed by Warrior Films of Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1949; known in South Africa as the first all-black feature film. "Jim leaves rural South Africa to find work in Johannesburg and ends up finding romance and a successful career."

African Jim
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO PN1997.A31162 1998g


 

 

African leaders: Amilcar Cabral & Frantz Fanon. Videorecording. Director of "Amilcar Cabral": Ana Lucia Ramos Lisboa ; director of "Frantz Fanon", Cheikh Djemai. -- Chicago : Facets Video : ArtMattan Productions, 2010.
2 discs, about 52 minutes each. French or Arabic dialogue; English subtitles.

Originally produced in 2001. Cabral was the founder of the African Party for Independence of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde, and led the Liberation Movement against Portugal for those countries. Fanon, a psychiatrist, philosopher, and political leader, became a spokesman for the Algerian revolution against French colonialism. He documented the effects of colonialism and racism.

African leaders: Amilcar Cabral & Frantz Fanon
Butler Media Reserves, DVD25910
See also: Amilcar Cabral


 

 

African underground: Democracy in Dakar. Videorecording. Nomadic Wax and Sol Productions present ; an African Underground project ; director, Ben Herson, Magee McIlvaine, and Christopher Moore ; producer, Ben Herson ; camera, Magee McIlvaine [et al.] ; editor, Magee McIlvaine ; songs featured, all beats by Benny Beats/Nomadix Wax. -- Holderness, NH.: Sol Productions, 2007.
About 70 minutes in length. In French and Wolof, with English subtitles.

"Documents the role of Hip Hop in 2007 Senegalese elections. Rap music and Hip Hop culture really began to explode out of the streets and sprawling shanty-town suburbs of Dakar in the late 1980s and early 1990s. A response to decades of single party political rule with little attention paid to urban poverty, unemployment, crime, and corruption, emcees, graffiti writers, and DJ's used their music and spray cans to educate and empower each other."

African underground: Democracy in Dakar
Butler Media Reserves, DVD8147


 

 

The Africans, a triple heritage. Videorecording. A co-production of WETA-TV and BBC-TV ; produced by Peter Bates; written and presented by Ali A. Mazrui. -- Chicago, Ill.: Annenberg/CPB Project, c1986.
Each episode is about 60 minutes in length.

Africans: New Gods
Barnard & Offsite [Butler Media], VIDEO DT14.A3753 1986g, Cassette 1

"The roles of Christian missionaries, Western secularism, Muslim sects, Egyptian pharaohs, and native religions are discussed in visits to Senegal, Zaire, and Egypt."

Africans: Tools of Exploitation
Barnard & Offsite [Butler Media], VIDEO DT14.A3753 1986g, Cassette 2

"This program traces the colonial economic legacy, the development of slavery, and European control of Africa's natural resources, with special attention to the roles played by Belgium and Great Britain."

Africans: New Conflicts
Barnard & Offsite [Butler Media], VIDEO DT14.A3753 1986g, Cassette 3

"Urbanization, warrior traditions, European-created national boundaries, the Islamic jihad tradition, and nationalist movements are problems of Africa's post-colonial period, examined in this episode."

Africans: In Search of Stability
Barnard & Offsite [Butler Media], VIDEO DT14.A3753 1986g, Cassette 4

"In a continent where 70 coups have taken place in the last 25 years, the question of governing effectively is critical. This segment compares African military regimes, one-party states, Marxism in Mozambique, and the styles of the presidents of Tanzania and Zaire."

Africans: The Nature of a Continent
Barnard & Offsite [Butler Media], VIDEO DT14.A3753 1986g, Cassette 5

"Geography's influence on history is the topic of this episode which explores the roles that water, desert, and equatorial climate have played in developing African culture and civilization."

Africans: A Legacy of Lifestyles
Barnard & Offsite [Butler Media], VIDEO DT14.A3753 1986g, Cassette 6

"What constitutes 'family' in African culture? This segment examines matrilineal, patrilineal, and polygamous traditions as well as the impact of modern cities on family ties."

Africans: A Garden of Eden in Decay?
Barnard & Offsite [Butler Media], VIDEO DT14 .A3753 1986g, Cassette 7

"More than 70 million Africans suffer from malnutrition while their countries export food to Europe. Economic and agricultural failures and successes are examined in Algeria, Ghana, and Zimbabwe."

Africans: A Clash of Cultures
Barnard & Offiste [Butler Media], VIDEO DT14 .A3753 1986g, Cassette 8

"In every area of life -- dress, behavior, law, worship, and language -- Africans have a triple heritage ("traditional", Islamic, & "Western") that often sends conflicting signals. The African struggle to evolve new, effective, and essentially African ways of doing things is the topic of this episode."

Africans: Global Africa
Barnard & Offsite [Butler Media], VIDEO DT14.A3753 1986g, Cassette 9

"Africa's role in international politics and economics, from UN participation to cobalt production and the political crisis in South Africa, is the focus of this concluding episode. Other issues include the International Monetary Fund, food aid, and tourism."

 

 

Afrique, je te plumerai = Africa, I'm going to fleece you. Videorecording. Un film de Jean-Marie Teno; écrit, produit réalisé et raconté par Jean-Marie Teno. Library of African cinema series. Filmed in Cameroon. French dialogue; English subtitles.
About 88 minutes in length.

"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."

Afrique, je te plumerai
Butler Media Reserves, DVD5210
Barnard Media, DVD DT572 .A37 1992h
Barnard, VIDEO DT572 .A37 1992g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00074


 

 

Again the second time. Videorecording. Director, Micha Shagrir; produced for United Jewish Appeal and Keren Hayesod United Israel Appeal by Communications Division Jewish Agency for Israel and WZO Department of Information; producers, Avi Armoza, Allen Pakes. -- Teaneck, N.J.: Ergo Home Video, c1991.
About 19 minutes in length.

Chronicles Operation Solomon; the May, 1991 36-hour emergency airlift of 14,200 Ethiopian Jews from Addis Ababa to Israel. [Ethiopia]

Again the second time
Barnard Media: VIDEO DS135.E75 A32 1991g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01611


 

 

Aimé Césaire : a voice for history = une voix pour l'histoire. Videorecording. Saligna and So On presents ; executive producer, Jean-Lou Monthieux ; directed by Euzhan Palcy ; concept, Euzhan Palcy, Annick Thébia-Melsan ; cameraman, Jean-Michael Destang ; editing, Catherine Chauchan, Annie Lemeisle. [s.l.] : JMJ Productions, 2006.
About 160 minutes on 3 discs. In French, with English subtitles.

A biography in three parts of the Martinican writer who is considered as one of key figures in the Negritude and Pan-Africanist movements and in the development of Francophone literature in the 20th century.
Contents: Pt 1. The vigilant island = L'ile veilleuse ; pt 2. Where the edges of conquest meet = Au rendez-vous de la conquête ; pt 3. The strength to face tomorrow = La force de regarder demain.

Aimé Césaire: a voice for history
Butler Media Reserves, DVD5494, parts 1-3
Barnard Media, VIDEO PQ3949.C44 Z52 1994g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00898


 

 

Ainsi meurent les anges. Videorecording. M. sa Productions et L'Institut national de l'audiovisuel (France) présentent un film écrit et réalisé par Moussa Sene Absa; producteur délégué, Moussa Sene Absa; music, Aminata Naar Fall; editing, Pascale Chavance, Josette Peyrebonne. -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, c2001.
About 57 minutes in length. In French and Wolof, with English subtitles. VHS format

Originally produced in 2001. "Mory [is] a troubled Senegalese poet living outside Paris with his French wife and their children. We watch his marriage fall apart under cross cultural pressures, specifically his father’s demand that he take a second wife in Senegal. Homeless in winter, separated from his children, his poems scattered over a Paris street, Mory returns to Senegal, penniless and with uncertain prospects. At the same time, black-and-white sequences reveal the psychological origins of Mory’s present malaise."

Ainsi meurent les anges
Offiste [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES 00530


 

 

Alagba--a water spirit masquerade and Chief chief! Videorecording. Directed and edited by Jane Thorburn; narrated by Sokari Douglas Camp; advisor, Robin Horton; camera and sound, Jane Thorburn, Mark Lucas. -- London : After Image, Ltd, c1995.
About 73 minutes in length. In English and Ijo language, with English subtitles.

Contents: Alagba: a water spirit masquerade (41 min.) -- Chief Chief! (32 min.). In the first of these two films, Sokari Douglas Camp, a Nigerian woman sculptor who lives in London, explores her family's cultural roots through participation in the 1994 masquerade festivals of the Kalabari of southeastern Nigeria. The religious, artistic, and other cultural aspects of the Kalabari masquerade are examined in detail, with live scenes from the festivals at Buguma, near Port Harcourt, and interviews with the historian Robin Horton and other members of the all-male Ekine Society. In the second film, Camp's two brothers are installed as Kalabari chiefs in 1994 at Buguma. The history of chiefs and the ceremonies are discussed by Horton and others. The Douglas family preparations and parts of the installation ceremonies are featured.

Alagba & Chief Chief!
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO DT515.45 .I35 A43 1995g


 

 

Alan Paton's beloved country. Videorecording. Director, Catherine Meyburgh. -- Vancouver, B.C. : Villon Films, [1999]
About 54 minutes in length.

A documentary film on the South African author.

Alan Paton's beloved country
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES 01177


 

 

Algeria: women at war. Videorecording. Producer, Parminder Vir ; produced in association with Commission of the European Communities ... [et al.] ; a Formation Films production, for Channel Four Television and ENTV Algeria ; director of photography, Ali Yeganeh ; editor, Alain Jacquiers ; music, Houria Aicha. -- New York, NY : Women Make Movies, [2008?]
About 49 minutes in length. Narration in English. Dialogue in French & Arabic, with English subtitles.

Originally produced as a documentary film in 1992. Algerian women recall their experiences during the French-Algerian War, reflecting also on how the roles and perceptions of women in Algeria have changed in the decades since.

Algeria: women at war
Butler Media Reserves, DVD18939
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01353


 

 

Allah Tantou = A la grace de Dieu = God's will. Un film écrit et réalisé par David Achkar. Library of African cinema. -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1991.
  About 62 minutes in length. In French and Soussou, with English subtitles.

Through home movies, old newsreels, letters and fictional reconstruction of imprisonment, this film examines the life of Marof Achkar, the filmmaker's father, a diplomat under the Sekou Touré regime, who later disappeared into the Guinean gulag. The film re-evaluates the turbulent decade of African independence and discusses its relevance to the new political order on the continent.

Allah Tantou
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT543.822 .A42 1991g


 

 

Allister Haddon Sparks, author: The mind of South Africa: book review. Videorecording. -- (S.l.): C-SPAN: Distributed by C-SPAN Archives at Purdue University, c1990.
About 60 minutes in length.

Allister Sparks
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], Z1035.A1 B66 05/01/90


 

 

Amandla!: a revolution in four-part harmony. Videorecording/DVD. Kwela Productions in association with Bomb Films, HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films, The Ford Foundation and the South African Broadcasting Corporation ; producers, Desirée Markgraaff, Lee Hirsh, Sherry Simpson Dean ; director, Lee Hirsh ; cinematographers, Clive Sacke, Ivan Leathers, Brand Jordaan ; editor, Johanna Demetrakas. -- Santa Monica, Calif.: Artisan Home Entertainment, [2003], c2002.
About 103 minutes in length.

Features: Vusi Mahlasela, Jeremy Cronin, Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Sophie Mgcina, Dolly Rathebe, Sifiso Ntuli, Abdullah Ibrahim, Duma Ka Ndlovu. "Tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played against apartheid. Specifically considers the music that sustained and galvanized blacks for more than 40 years. Focuses on the struggle's spiritual dimension named for the Xhosa word for 'power'. An uplifting story of human courage, resolve and triumph."

Amandla!
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01412
Butler Media Reserves, DVD10877 and DVD2150


 

 

The ancient Africans. Videorecording. Directed and photographed by Sam Bryan ; presented by Julien Bryan and the International Film Foundation ; narrators, Athmani Magoma, Edmund Lyndeck. -- New York, NY: International Film Foundation, 199-? [1970]. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1970.
About 27 minutes in length.

Animated drawings, maps, and pictures of art objects from six museums are intercut with location photography of the Kush and Axum areas to show life today in the ancient Sudanic kingdoms and in Benin. Includes scenes of the stone walls of Zimbabwe.

The ancient Africans
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT14 .A6 1990g


 

 

Angano, angano: nouvelles de Madagascar. Par Marie-Clemence et César Paes ; direction de production, Marie-Clemence Blanc-Paes ; réalisation, César Paes. Library of African cinema. -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, c1989.
About 64 minutes in length. In Malagasy and French, with English subtitles.

Venerable, contemporary storytellers recount the founding myths of Malagasy culture: the creation of man and woman, the origin of rice cultivation, the reason for animal sacrifice. The tales flow into and out of stunning scene of Malagasy life which give birth to the stories and which they in turn explain.

Angano, angano
Barnard Media, VIDEO GR360.M2 A6 1989


 

 

Al Ard = The land. Videorecording. Directed by Youssef Chahine ; producer, Mustapha Abdel Aziz ; screenplay, Hassan Fonad ; cinematography, Abdel Halim Nasr ; editor, Rashida Abdel Salam ; music, Ali Ismail. -- Seattle, WA : Arab Film Distribution, 2011.
About 130 minutes in length. In Arabic with English subtitles. Credits in Arabic only.

Originally released as an Egyptian motion picture in 1970. A film based on the novel by Abdel Rahman al-Sharqawi about rural life. Cast: Yehia Chalhine, Ezzat El-Alaili, Ali El-Scherif.

Al-Ard = The land
Butler Media Reserves, DVD15826


 

 

Arlit, deuxième Paris = Arlit, the second Paris Videorecording. Coproduced by MKJ Films and Noble Films; written and directed by Idrissou Mora Kpai; co-writer, Isabelle Boni-Claverie; photography, Jacques Besse; music, Groupe Ferdewass d'Arlit, Amadou Sariki Nomma; editor, Vera Memmi. -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2005.
About 78 minutes in length. In French, Bariba, Hausa and Tamazight with English subtitles.

Arlit, Deuxième Paris is a case study in migration and environmental racism set in an uranium mining town in the Sahara desert of Niger. Here European corporations extracted nuclear power and profits, leaving behind illness due to radiation, contamination and unemployment. Arlit flourished during the oil crunch of the early 70s when its uranium mines employed 25,000 workers from around the world in high paying jobs. It has now become a ghost town, a place of transit. [Niger]

Arlit, deuxième Paris = Arlit, the second Paris
Butler Media Reserves, DVD5326


 

 

The art of Viyé Diba: the intelligent hand. Videorecording. A production of Arts in Action Society, Vancouver, Canada & SudProd Senvision, Dakar, Se´ne´gal; director, Claudine Pommier. -- Vancouver, B.C.: Arts in Action Society; Dakar, Sénégal: SudProd Senvision, c2003.
About 52 minutes in length. In French with subtitles in English.

"Viyé Diba, a Senegalese artist living in Dakar, says himself that he is not an African artist, but a modern artist living in Africa. His work has evolved from small format painting to 3 dimensional works to increasingly large metaphorical installations. His artistic discourse goes beyond a mere aesthetic expression. Whether it delves into the mysteries of communication, or raises environmental, social or political questions through the use of raw and recycled materials, Viyé's work explores the vital role of art and cannot be ignored"--Container.

The art of Viyé Diba: the intelligent hand
Butler Media Reserves, DVD5629


 

 

Asante market women. Videorecording. Granada Television International; produced & directed by Claudia Milne; editor, Andy Sumner, Miriam Margoyles. -- New York, N.Y.: Filmakers Library, 1982.
About 52 minutes in length.

Examines the matrilineal and polygamous Asante society of Ghana through interviews with women, who exercise complete authority in the wholes ale produce market, and with their husbands and their relationships, the practical problems they confront, and the various solutions they embrace. [Ghana]

Asante market women
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT507 .A725 1982g


 

 

The Ashanti kingdom. Videorecording. A presentaton of Films for the Humanities & Sciences ; Image Sud Nord ; directed by N'Gouan Ano Steve. -- Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities, c1992.
14 minutes only.

African Studies: The Ashanti Kingdom
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO 00767


 

 

Asmara, Eritrea. Videorecording. A film by Anonymous Productions; directed by Caterina Borelli; editor, Aline Hervé; camera, Caterina Borellli. -- [United States?]: Anonymous Productions, c2007.
About 63 minutes in length.

[Eritrea]

Asmara, Eritrea
Butler Media Reserves, DVD6376


 

 

Atlantico negro: na rota dos Orixás = Black Atlantic: on the Orixás route. Videorecording. Documentário de Renato Barbieri; idealização e realização Instituto Itaú Cultural Videografia; director, Renato Barbieri; director of photography, Carlos André Zalasik; editor, Saulo Lanounier; narrator, João Acaiabe. -- New York, N.Y.: Filmakers Library, [2003?]
About 55 minutes in length.

"The waters of the Atlantic brought the slaves from Africa to Brazil, their bodies in chains but their souls still tied to mother Africa. This Brazilian-made film takes us to both shores, to how spiritual life, dance and song came with the captive people and took root in the new soil. Among the many traditions were the language and gods of Yoruba and Jejes from the Republic of Benin. Today, when Brazilians revisit Africa, they teach the Africans the culture that these descendants of slaves keep alive in Brazil. The documentary is a testimony to some of the ironies of the diaspora." [Brazil-Benin]

Atlantico negro: na rota dos Orixás = Black Atlantic: on the Orixás route
Butler Media Reserves, DVD9056


 

 

Atumpan, the talking drums of Ghana. Videorecording. Mantle Hood; Institute of Ethnomusicology, University of California, Los Angeles in cooperation with African Studies Center, UCLA; School of Music and Drama, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana; filmed and recorded by Mantle Hood.
About 43 minutes in length.

"Documentary about West African ceremonial drums. Explains the different uses for each drum and who may use them as well as showing how they are made. Also shown are some of the dances performed to the beat of the drums."

Atumpan, the talking drums of Ghana
Music VIDEO VC276


 

 

Baara. Videorecording. Cissé Films; director, Souleymane Cissé. -- Paris: Médiathèque des trois mondes, [1999?]
About 90 minutes in length. In Bambara and French.

Originally produced in 1978. A baara is a man who earns his living transporting goods in his wheelbarrow. This baara is hired to work in a textile factory in Mali, where the boss exploits and oppresses the workers. This results in an uprising and fatality.

Baara
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES03886


 

 

Bab El-Oued city. Videorecording. Jacques Bidou, Jean Pierre Gallèpe, Merzak Allouache, présentent ; un film de Merzak Allouache ; une production Les Matins Films, Flash Back Audiovisual, La Sept Cinéma, ZDF, Thelma Film AG ; photography, Jean Jacques Mréjen ; Editing, Marie Colonna ; music, Rachid Bahri. -- Seattle, Wash. : Arab Film Distribution, [1994]
About 93 minutes in length. VHS or DVD formats. In Arabic and French with English subtitles.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1994. Bab El-Oued is a working class district of Algiers. A young worker commits an act which puts the entire district in turmoil. A baker unable to sleep removes loudspeakers from his building and stirs an unstable atmosphere lead by Islamic extremists. Cast: Nadia Kaci, Mohamed Ourdache, Hassan Abdou, Mabrouk Ait Amara, Messaoud Hattou, Mourad Khen, Djamila, Simone Vignore, Michel Such.

Bab El-Oued city
Butler Media Reserves, DVD11974
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00944


 

 

Bahia, Africa in the Americas. Videorecording. Produced, written and translated by Geovanni Brewer. -- Berkeley, CA.: University of California, Extension Media Center, 1988.
About 58 minutes in length.

The central roles of music and dance in Afro-Brazilian religions, including Umbanda.

Bahia, Africa in the Americas
Music VIDEO VC 226


 

 

A Bamako, les femmes sont belles. Videorecording. Un film de Christiane Succab-Goldman ; présenté par La Sept ARTE-ISKRA ; image, Pierre Boffety ; son, Michel Faure ; musique, Mamadou Diabate et al. -- Arcueil, France : ISKRA ; Vancouver, B.C. : Distributed by Villon Films, c1995.
About 65 minutes in length. In French, Bambara, and other African languages, with English subtitles.

In Bamako, the capital of Mali, West Africa, women of various social backgrounds discuss their memories of the past and their lives in the present. The politics of gender, marriage, education, development, human rights, and female circumcision in urban and rural Mali are all highlighted. Seydou Keita, the well-known Malian photographer, displays some of his older black and white portraits of Malian women as a complement to some of the stories that the women tell.

A Bamako, les femmes sont belles
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO HQ1813.5 .A3 1995g


 

 

Bamako. Videorecording. New Yorker Films presents an Abderrahmane Sissako film, an Archipel 33, Chinguitty Film, Mali Images, Arte France co-production in association with Louverture Films; produced by Denis Freyd and Abderrahmane Sissako; written and directed by Abderrahmane Sissako; director of photography, Jacques Besse; editor, Nadia Ben Rachid; costumes, Maji-da Abdi; production designer, Mahamadou Kouyaté. -- [New York] : New Yorker Video, 2007.
About 117 minutes in length; in French and Bambara, with English subtitles.

Special features: Interview with director Abderrahmane Sissako; interview with Danny Glover; comments from economists, scholars and activists; theatrical trailer. "Melé, a bar singer, and her unemployed husband Chaka are on the verge of breaking up. In the courtyard of the house they share with other families in Bamako, the capital city of Mali, African civil society representatives have taken proceedings against such international financial institutions as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, whom they blame for Africa's woes. As numerous trial witnesses air bracing indictments against the multinational economic machinery that haunts them, life in the courtyard presses forward."

Bamako
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7355 and DVD7959


 

 

Bamako sigi-kan = Bamako's pact. Videorecording. K'a Yéléma Productions; a film by Manthia Diawara; camera, Arthur Jafa; editor, France Langlois. -- [S.l. s.n.], c2002.
About 72 minutes in length.

"This original documentary shot by Arthur Jafa brings a new look to the modern African city and enables a better understanding from the inside of how democracy takes root in Mali. Discover how politics in the city and in everyday life is lived in a changing society still inscribed within tradition as the men and women of Bamako tell their own stories." [Mali]

Bamako sigi-kan = Bamako's pact
Butler Media Reserves, DVD10797


 

 

The Bambara kingdom of Segu. Videorecording. Presented Films for the Humanities & Sciences; Images Sud-Nord.
-- Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities, c1992.
About 19 minutes in length.

This short film presents a brief history of the Bambara people of West Africa in a concise narrative style, featuring illustrations, photos, and live footage. The narrative focuses on the Bambara involvement in the slave trade and the survival of Bambara culture in the modern country of Mali. [Mali]

The Bambara kingdom of Segu
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00685


 

 

Battle of Algiers. Videorecording. Story and sceenplay, Franco Solinas and Gillo Pontecorvo; edited by Mario Serandrei and Mario Morra; produced by Antonio Musi; directed by Gillo Pontecorvo. -- New York, N.Y. : Axon Video Corporation, 1988.
About 125 minutes in length. French and Arabic dialogue, English subtitles.

"A dramatic re-enactment of Algeria's fight for independence From France, covering the period from 1954-1962."

Battle of Algiers, The
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT295 .B37 1988


 

 

The battle for Johannesburg. Videorecording. Uhuru Productions ; in co-production with SABC...[et al.]; produced, written and directed by Rehad Desai; co-directed by Darryl Els; cinematography, Jonathan Kovel, Darryl Els; editor, Menno Boerema; music, Joel Assaizky. -- Johannesburg: Uhuru Productions, [2011]
About 73 minutes in length. DVD-R, PAL format

Originally produced in 2010. "Captures the changing face of a city that's preparing to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It's a tale of property developers vying for sections of the crumbling city with renewed excitement, of a city council determined to create a world class city and ultimately of how this affects the hundreds of thousands of people who have made the city slums their home. There is money to be spent, even more to be made and conflicting interests are at stake. As whole areas around stadiums get a brush up and the middle classes, Black and white, begin to move back in, beneath the scramble for property and space is a human story of survival."

Battle for Johannesburg, The
Butler Media Reserves, DVD 25560


 

 

Beauty and the beast: two Igbo masquerades. Videorecording. Camera and narration, Herbert M. Cole; producer, Karen Morell; technical director, Jim Pease; research assisted by Alexander Attah; (presented by) University of Washington. African encounters. -- Seattle: Instructional Media Services, University of Washington, [1991], c1985.
About 31 minutes in length.

Two masquerades, an Ekeleke and an Okoroshi festival, videotaped in the Igbo village-group of Agwa, Nigeria. Research in 1983. On this copy, there is no narration until near the end of the film.

Beauty and the beast: two Igbo masquerades
Butler Media Reserves, DVD16252
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO DT515.45 .I33 B43 1991g


 

 

Belgisch Congo Belge. Videorecording. Gefilmd door = filmé par = filmed by Gérard de Boe, André Cauvin, Ernest Genval. -- [Belgium] : Royal Belgian Film Archive, [2010]
2 discs: about 276 minutes in total. In Dutch with subtitles in Dutch, French and English. Accompanying text in Dutch, French and English.

DVD 1, 10 films by Gérard De Boe (138 min) :
1. Leprosy (1938, ca. 9 min.)
2. The Black Elite of Tomorrow (1950, ca. 16 min.)
3. Wagenia Fishermen (1952, ca. 13 min.)
4. Mangbetu (1954, ca. 30 min.)
5. Lovanium (1959, ca. 8 min.)
6. Training Medical Staff (1955, ca. 10 min.)
7. In the Garden of Brother Gillet (1957, ca. 9 min.)
8. Congolese Sisters (1958, ca. 9 min.)
9. In 50 Years (1958, ca. 20 min.)
10. She shall be called Woman (1953, ca. 11 min.)

DVD 2, 5 films (138 min.):
11. Bwana Kitoko / André Cauvin (1955, 77 min.)
12. From Boma to Tshela / Ernest Genval (1926, ca. 28 min.)
13. Gold / Ernest Genval (1938, ca. 15 min.)
14. Within the Work Fair / Ernest Genval (1926, ca. 5 min.)
15. The life of the Watermen / Ernest Genval (1938, ca. 13 min.)

 

"This double DVD offers an insight into colonial reality [of the Belgian Congo] through the lense of the three most prominent colonial filmmakers. Pioneer Ernest Genval made his first films around 1925. From the late thirties onwards Gérard De Boe built up a singular and yet impressive work. And finally there is André Cauvin's most famous film Bwana Kitoko, a gripping account of King Baudouin's first journey to the black continent in 1955. Five years later Congo was independent."

Belgisch Congo Belge
Butler Media Reserves, DVD26422


 

 

Belonging. Videorecording. Producers, Khetiwe Ngcobo, Renée Williams; director, Minky Schlesinger and Khetiwe Ngcobo. -- [San Francisco, Calif.]: California Newsreel, [2004].
About 52 minutes in length. In English and Zulu with English subtitles.

"Born into exile as the daughter of political e´migre´s, Kethiwe Ngcobo and her family returned to their longed-for homeland, South Africa in 1994. Now ten years later, Kethiwe, a hip, young woman with a British accent finds herself struggling to find her place in the new South Africa. Hoping to reconcile the warring strands of her identity, Khetiwe seeks healing in her Zulu traditions. At the same time, her sister refuses to participate in any ceremonies as meaningless rituals. Khetiwe is not alone in her journey to find belonging. The country is also in the process of finding itself. This is a personal and honest look at one person's quest for identity"--Container.

Belonging
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7321


 

 

Between Joyce and remembrance. Videorecording. A film by Mark Kaplan. -- [Cape Town] : Grey Matter Media, 2004.
About 68 minutes in length.

This documentary tells the story of the Mtimkulu family, stretching back over two decades. Through the unfolding of personal narratives, this film raises far reaching questions about the nature of truth, forgiveness and reconciliation. It illustrates the ripple effect of an injustice, the disappearance and murder of Siphiwo Mtimkulu, twenty years ago to show how fragile the 'miracle' of South Africa's transition really is.

Between Joyce and remembrance
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7704


 

 

Between two fires: torture and displacement in Northern Uganda. Videorecording. Presented by WITNESS and Human Rights Focus; directors, Francis Odongyoo, Stephen Lamony; producers, Francis Odongyoo, Hakima Abbas. -- [Brooklyn, NY]: WITNESS, 2006.
About 14 minutes in length.

Through the personal stories of IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) torture survivors, Between Two Fires advocates for official acknowledgment of abuses, redress for torture survivors, and the strengthening of national mechanisms to end the use of torture. [Uganda]

Between two fires: torture and displacement in Northern Uganda
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7806


 

 

Black and white in color. Videorecording. A production of Home Vision Entertainment and Janus Films; producers, Arthur Cohn, Jacques Perrin, Giorgio Silagni; screenplay writers, Georges Conchon, Jean-Jacques Annaud; director, Jean-Jacques Annaud; cinematographer, Claude Agostini; editors, Franc¸oise Bonnot, Michele Böehm; original music, Pierre Bachelet. -- Chicago, IL: Home Vision Entertainment, 2003.
About 92 minutes in length. French, German and English dialogue, English subtitles.

An irrepressible and timely satire on racism, colonialism, and war. Set in the Ivory Coast during the First World War, a group of French colonials learn that their country is at war with Germany. Spurred on by a capricious moment of patriotism, the Frenchmen decide to attack their German neighbors who reside in a colony up the river.

Black and white in color
Butler Media Reserves, DVD1861


 

 

Black Dju!. Videorecording. Une production presentent Jani Thiltges & Claude Waringo ; une coproduction Samsa Film (Luxembourg), Saga Film (Belgique), RTBF (Television belge), Vermedia (Portugal) ; direction, Pol Cruchten ; direction de production, Françoise Vercheval ; scénario, Frank Feitler ; musique, Andre Mergenthaler ; image, Daniel Barrau ; montage, Denise Vindevogel. -- New York, NY : ArtMattan Productions, 1995.
About 80 minutes in length. In Portuguese and French with English subtitles.

Videocassette release of the motion picture made in 1995. Cast includes: Manu Dibango, Richard Courcet, Patrick Flora-Praxo, Adama Kouyaie, Philippe Leotard, Cesaria Evora. 'From the sun of the Cape Verde Islands, its a very big step to rainy, land-locked Luxembourg, but that's the journey Dju Dele Dibonga takes to track down his dad, whose yearly visits and monthly guest worker checks have stopped. Dju has to face overzealous immigration cops and an outraged police lieutenant who eventually joins in the hunt, becoming Dju's partner in this tale of love and friendship.'

Black Dju!
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO PN1997 .B575 1995g


 

 

Black girl = La noire de... Videorecording. Filmi Domirev Dakar; d'après une nouvelle de Ousmane Sembene; photography, Christian Lacoste; editor, André Gaudier. Plus, Borom sarret = The wagoner. Un film de Ousmane Sembene. -- [United States]: New Yorker Video, 2005.
About 80 minutes in length. In French, with optional English subtitles.
See also: Borom sarret below.

DVD release of the 1965 and 1964 motion pictures. See also: New Yorker videocassette version. 1. In La noire de ..., a Senegalese maid goes to the Riviera with her employers and gains a new perspective on what it means to be African outside of Africa. A story of exile and despair. Cast: Mbissine Thérèse Diop, Anne-Marie Jelinck, Momar Nar Sene, Robert Fontaine. 2. In Borom Sarret, the film follows a cart driver as he meets an unfortunate array of people in Dakar. Cast: Ly Abdoulaye, Albourah.

Black girl = La noire de... [+ Borom sarret]
Barnard Media, DVD PN1997 .N657 2005g
Butler Media Reserves, DVD5190
Black girl (1965)
Barnard Media, VIDEO PN1997 .N657 1965g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01613


 

 

Black gold. Videorecording. Presented by Speak-it Films in association with Fulcrum Productions; filmed, directed, and produced by Marc Francis & Nick Francis; executive producer, Christopher Hird; editor, Hugh Williams; musical score, Andreas Kapsalis. -- [San Francisco?]: California Newsreel, c2007.
About 78 minutes in length.

After oil, coffee is the most actively traded commodity in the world with $80 billion in retail sales. But for every $3 cup of coffee, a coffee farmer receives only 3 cents. Most of the money goes to the middlemen, especially the four giant conglomerates which control the coffee market. Tracing the path of the coffee consumed each day to the farmers who produce the beans, Black Gold asks us to "wake up and smell the coffee," to face the unjust conditions under which our favorite drink is produced and to decide what we can do about it. [Ethiopia]

Black gold
Butler Media Reserves, DVD6836


 

 

Black history in the early church. Videorecording. Film by Catherine Kroeger. -- [Minneapolis, MN]: Christians for Biblical Equality, c2005.
About 111 minutes in length.

Dr. Catherine Clark Kroeger, President of Christians for Biblical Equality, delivers two lectures illustrated by slides. The first lecture describes the highly developed civilization of Nubia, how these black people intermingled with the Israelites and surrounding nations, and black persons mentioned in the Old and New Testaments. The second lecture introduces the prominent Africans in early church history. Both lectures make the point that Africans brought the gospel to Europe.

Black history in the early church
Burke [UTS] LC Stacks, DVD BS680.B48 B53 2005g


 

 

Black Paris. Videorecording. A production of SBS-TV. -- New York, NY: Distributed by Insight Media, 2002.
About 30 minutes in length. In French and English.

Explores the influence of African culture in France on fashion, cuisine and music.

Black Paris
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES03496


 

 

Blood and sand: war in the Sahara. A report by Sharon I. Sopher. Videorecording. Produced & directed by Sharon I. Sopher ; written by Sharon Sopher, Peter Kinoy. A production of Developing News, Inc. and the Television Laboratory at WNET/Thirteen. -- New York, NY : Sharon Sopher Productions, c1982.
About 52 minutes in length.

"The film provides the first Western coverage of the war in the Western Sahara. Morocco is trying to maintain its occupation despite the opposition of local people (although many of them have fled to refugee camps in Algeria) and the disruption of the Moroccan economy. The United States has supported Morocco diplomatically and with arms sales during the Carter and Reagan administrations despite human rights concerns and the support for the Western Sahara inhabitants by many other countries."

Blood and Sand: War in the Sahara
Butler Media Reserves (Non-Circulating), DVD16212
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00684


 

 

Blood in the mobile. Videorecording. Produced by Koncern TV-og Film produktion in co-production with Chili Film, Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion ; director, Frank Piasecki Poulsen ; producer, Ole Tornbjerg ; editor, Mikael K. Ebbesen. -- New York, N.Y. : Filmakers Library, [2011]
About 82 minutes in length. In English with some French and other languages with subtitles in English.

Originally released in Denmark in 2010. Shows the connection between our phones and the civil war in the Congo. Director Frank Poulsen travels to DR Congo to see the illegal mine industry with his own eyes. He gets access to Congo's largest tin-mine, which is being controlled by different armed groups, and where children work for days in narrow mine tunnels to dig out the minerals that end up in our phones.

Blood in the mobile
Butler Media Reserves, DVD22690


 

 

Boesman & Lena. Videorecording. Kino International, Pathe Image Production and Primedia Pictures ; producers, François Ivernel, Pierre Rissient ; written and directory by John Berry ; cinematographer, Alain Choquart ; editor, Jeanne Moutard. -- New York : Kino International : [distributor] Kino on Video, [2001], c1999.
About 84 minutes in length.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1999 and based on the Athol Fugard play "Boesman & Lena". Examines the devastating effects of racism on the human spirit through the progress of one couple's life together under Apartheid, as they are pushed from the bucolic Eden of South African farmlands into a makeshift shelter on the mudflats near Cape Town. Cast includes: Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Willie Jonah.

Boesman & Lena
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES02219 and MPDVD01422


 

 

Boma-Tervuren, le voyage. Videorecording. Director, Francis Dujardin. -- New York : ArtMattan Productions, 1999.
About 54 minutes in length. A documentary in French with English subtitles.

The film revisits the extraordinary and tragic saga of 267 Congolese men and women brought to Brussels for the 1897 World's Fair. After a four month journey, they are exhibited before a million visitors. Subjected to the crushing gaze of the "Whites" and the cold climate, many fell prey to disease and some even lost their lives. The dead were hastily dispatched to a common grave, sparking a fierce debate in Belgian society. One hundred years later, Congolese compatriots return to the scene and question the "Whites" of today on the incredible story of that 'human zoo'."

Boma-Tervuren, le voyage
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES 00598


 

 

Bopha! = Arrest! Videorecording. Produced and directed by Daniel Riesenfeld ; camera, Roger Harrid, Brian Tilly ; narrator, Sidney Poitier. -- Vancouver, Canada: Villon Films, [c1991]
About 59 minutes in length.

Originally produced by DJR in 1986. "The Earth Players production of Percy Mtwa's Bopha! was produced at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa." Cast includes: Aubrey Moalosi, Aubrey Redebe, Sydney Khumalo. Bopha! depicts South Africa's dreaded black police force, the tool of apartheid. Through the play the audience sees the reality and effects of South Africa's apartheid. This film includes live footage of the black force in action.

Bopha!
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], MPDVD01418 and VIDEORES00607


 

 

Born musicians: traditional music from the Gambia. Videorecording. A production of Third Eye Productions, Ltd. for Channel Four in association with RM Arts; producer, Penny Corke; director, Geoffrey Haydon; Commentary and interviews by Sidia Jatta; photography, Roger Deakins. -- Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2003]
About 60 minutes in length. In Mandinka and English with English subtitles.

Focuses on the professional musicians of the West African Savannah and in particular on the Mandinka music of the Gambia.

Born musicians: traditional music from the Gambia
Barnard Media, DVD ML3760 .B67 2003g


 

 

Borom sarret = The wagoner. Videorecording. Un film de Sembene Ousmane ; director and writer, Sembene Ousmane ; photographer, Christian Lacoste ; editor, Andre. Gaudier. -- [New York] : Released by New Yorker Films, [2000?]
About 20 minutes in length. VHS format. In Wolof and French with English subtitles.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1963. A cart-taxi driver goes to the city of Dakar to earn a living. Working for free out of sympathy for other poverty-stricken people, and taken advantage of by a dishonest city-dweller, he loses first his money and then his cart.
See also: Black girl = La noire de... + Borom sarret above.

Borom sarret
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01636


 

 

The boys of Baraka. Videorecording. A production of Loki Films, LLC, for the Independent Television Service, in association with P.O.V./American Documentary, Inc.; director, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady; cinematographers, Marco Franzoni, Tony Hardmon; editor, Enat Sidi; original music, J.J. McGeehan. -- [San Francisco, CA.]: Act Now Productions; [Los Angeles, CA.]: Ironweed Film Club, [2006].
About 84 minutes in length.

Follows a group of 12-year-old boys from the most violent ghettos of Baltimore to the Baraka School, an experimental boarding school in rural Kenya, where children live by strict guidelines, yet are given the freedom to grow.

The boys of Baraka
Barnard Media, DVD HV9069 .B697 2006g
Butler Media Reserves, DVD5390 and DVD5537
Butler Media, DVD10988


 

 

Bunny Chow: know thyself. Videorecording. A production of MTV Films & Dog Pack/DV8 Films/Film i Va¨st, SABC2; producers, Kagiso Lediga, Isaac Kaminsky, Leanne Callanan; director, John Barker; editor, Sakie Bergh; cinematographer, Zeno Petersen; original music composed by Joel Assaizky; story by David Kibuuka, John Barker, Joey Rasdien, Salah Sabiti; written by John Barker, David Kibuuka. -- Wendywood, South Africa: Ster-Kinekor Home Entertainment, c2007.
About 94 minutes in length.

"Bunny Chow follows the raucous and often ridiculous weekend journey of three stand up comedians. Egos run high and careers are at stake as Kags, an arrogant womaniser, Joey, a devout yet conflicted Muslim and Dave, a somewhat innocent and naive "dishwasher" with dreams of making it big on the comedy scene, embark on a road trip to Oppikoppi, South Africa's biggest annual rock festival. The trio slip out of their normal lives for a few dusty and increasingly absurd days with hopes of mass debauchery, drugs, rampant sex, true love and conquering the rock stages with their comedy, but they get a bit more than they bargained for."

Bunny Chow: know thyself
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7560


 

 

Ça twiste à Poponguine. Videorecording. Une coproduction Cámeras Continentales, France 2, RTS ; un film de Moussa Sene Absa ; director of photography, Dominique Gentil ; editor, Rose Evans-Decraene ; music, Madou Diabate. -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, c1993.
About 90 minutes in length. In French with English subtitles.

A coming of age story set in a remote Senegalese beachside village during the week before Christmas, 1964, where the local teenage boys are divided into rival cultural camps. The "Ins" ("Inseparables") style themselves after French pop stars, attend school, have all the girls--but no record player. Their rivals, the "Kings," style themselves after African-American blues legends, they work as fishermen, don't have any girls--but they do have a record player.

Ça twiste à Poponguine
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES 00531


 

 

Amilcar Cabral. Videorecording. A film by Ana Ramos Lisboa. -- New York, N.Y.: ArtMattan Productions, 2001.
About 52 minutes in length.

"Amilcar Cabral was the leader of the Liberation Movement of Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau and the founder of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC). He was born in Guinea in 1924 and assassinated in Conakry in 1973. Regarded as a true icon of African history, this documentary provides considerable background to this revolutionary giant and reveals Cabral in several dimensions: as a man, a father, politician, humanist and poet. The documentary is skillfully produced and uses a wealth of rare archive footage, balanced inclusion of varied testimonies of important African personalities and the credible recreation of notable episodes of Cabral's life." [Guinea-Bissau]

Amilcar Cabral
Butler Media Reserves, DVD11087
See also: African leaders: Amilcar Cabral & Frantz Fanon


 

 

Cairo Station = Bāb al-Ḥadīd. Videorecording. Gabriel Talhami presents ; screen play, Abdel Hay Adib ; dialogue, Mohamad Abou Youssef ; produced by Gabriel Talhami ; directed by Youssef Chahine ; director of photography, al-Fīzī ; editing, Kamāl Abū al-ʻIlā ; music, Fuʼād al-Ẓāhirī.. 50th anniversary edition -- [Seattle, Wash.] : Typecast Releasing, 2009.
About 74 minutes in length. In Arabic with English subtitles.

Includes short film: "Cairo as seen by Chahine" (1991 ; about 24 minutes in length). In Arabic, with English subtitles.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1958. A story of unrequited love amongst the working poor, set in a Cairo railroad station. Cast: Farīd Shawqī, Hind Rustum, Yūsuf Shāhīn, Ḥasan al-Bārūdī, ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz Khalīl, Naʻīmah Waṣfī, Saʻīd Khalīl.

Cairo Station = Bāb al-Ḥadīd
Butler Media Reserves, DVD11905
Butler Media, 2 copies: DVD12255 ; DVD18571


 

 

Camp de Thiaroye. Videorecording. Société nouvelle de promotion cinématographique ; scenario, dialogue et réalisation, Sembène Ousmane, Thierno Faty Sow ; director, Papawongue Mbengue. (Director of photography, Ismail Lakhdar Hamina ; editor, Kahena Attia-Riveill ; music, Ismail Lô.) -- New York: New Yorker Films Video (Distributor), c1998.
About 152 minutes in length. In French and Wolof, with English subtitles.

A dramatization of a historical event. "African soldiers, returning home after fighting in World War II, are massacred in a dispute over pay."

Camp de Thiaroye
Barnard Media: VIDEO PN1997 .C355 1988g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00150
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7961


 

 

Carnet d'expulsions de Saint-Bernard à Bamako & Kayes. Videorecording. Un film réalisé par Philippe Baque, Arlette Girardot. -- France: L'yeux ouverts, c1997.
About 54 minutes in length. In French, with some interviews in an unidentified African language with French subtitles.

A documentary on the expulsion of undocumented Africans from the Church Saint-Bernard in Paris. The undocumented Africans are interviewed about their experience and their lives after their return to their country of origin, Mali.

Carnet d'expulsions de Saint-Bernard à Bamako & Kayes
Barnard Media: VIDEO JV7925 .C37 1997g


 

 

Ceddo. Videorecording. A production of Filmi Doomi Reew; writer & director Sembe`ne Ousmane; cinematography, Georges Caristan ... [et al.]; editing, Florence Eymon, Dominique Blain; music, Manu Dibango. -- [S.l.]: Me´diathe`que des trois mondes, [2002?]
About 121 minutes in length. In Wolof with French subtitles.

An historical epic set loosely in 17th century western Africa, the film examines the confrontation between opposing forces in the face of Moslem expansion in Africa.

Ceddo
Barnard Media, DVD PN1997 .C433 2002g
Butler Media Reserves, DVD in process
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES03421


 

 

Changing this country: the testimony of four South African workers. Produced by the International Labour Organisation. -- Washington, DC: ILO, 1988.
About 58 minutes in length.

COSATU and South African women workers are the main focus of this film.

Changing this country
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00642


 

 

La chasse au lion à l'arc. Videorecording. Presented by Pierre Braunberger ; Films de la Pleïade ; a film by Jean Rouch ; cinematography, Lisa Hagstrand ; editors, Isabelle Rathery, Timothy Miller. -- [New York?]: Interama Video Classics, c1965.
About 68 minutes in length. In Fula, with English voiceover.

An ethnographic study of the Fulani people, nomads who live with their herds on the boundaries of Niger and Mali and the Gao people, lion hunters who use bow and arrow to kill their prey.
--See also: Jean Rouch collection (2005)

La chasse au lion à l'arc
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01498


 

 

Chef! ; La tête dans les nuages. Videorecording. Deux films du Raphia ; filmé, produit et réalisé par Jean-Marie Teno. -- [San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel ; 1999]
"Chef!" is about 61 minutes in length.
"La tête dans les nuages" is about 35 minutes in length.
Both films are in French with English subtitles.

In "Chef!", the director visits his ancestral village in western Cameroon to film the dedication of a monument to his relative, the local king, when he realizes that the celebration is also for President Paul Biya and his party. The film then explores, through interviews, the problems of one-man rule, from the village to the city, focussing on a variety of human rights issues.

"La tete" (originally produced in 1994) examines the impact of an unaccountable government and economic mismanagement on the people of Yaoundé.

Chef! et La tête dans les nuages
Butler Media Reserves, DVD15873


 

 

Children of the revolution. Videorecording. Producer, David Max Brown; director, Zola Maseko. -- [South Africa]: Maxi-D TV Productions; Johannesburg: Film Resource Unit, c2002.
About 52 minutes in length.

In 1990, while in exile in Tanzania, Zola Maseko, interviewed a number of fellow South African exiles. Twelve years after his return to South Africa, Maseko tracks down the exiles. This documentary tells of their lives in a democratic South Africa.

Children of the revolution
Butler Media Reserves, DVD5914


 

 

Children of war. Videorecording. Peregrine Films ; produced by Bryan Single, Farzad Karimi, and Timothy Beckett in association with The Center for Global Health and Peacebuilding ; filmed and directed by Bryan Single ; Original music by Mark Brandon Hill and James Makubuya. -- [S.l.] : Peregrine Pictures : New Day Films, c2010.
About 75 minutes in length. In Luo with English subtitles.

A documentary on northern Uganda children of war; on the child soldiers who were abducted from their homes and forced to become fighters by the Lord's Resistance Army. Follows a group of them as they undergo a process of trauma therapy and healing while in a rehabilitation center.

Children of war
Butler Media Reserves, DVD19918


 

 

Chinua Achebe: Africa's voice. Videorecording. A Trident Communications production. Written and directed by David Akinde ; producers, David Akinde, Cyril Ibe ; editor, David Akinde ; narrated by Marshall Bean ; interviewer, Cyril Ibe. -- Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1999.
About 61 minutes in length.

This program analyzes the impact Chinua Achebe and his writings have had on world literature, as well as his influence as an editor and a spokesman for a generation of African writers. Dr. Achebe, professors Abiola Irele and Gerald Graff, and Charles Larson, editor of the anthology Under African Skies, discuss the characterization, social implications, and levels of interpretation of Things Fall Apart. Vital concepts indigenous to the Ibos of southeastern Nigeria such as oral culture, reincarnation, and negotiation concepts essential to a deep understanding of the novel are also presented.

Chinua Achebe:
Africa's voice
Barnard Media VIDEO PR9387.9.A3 Z463 1999g


 

 

Chinua Achebe: the importance of stories. Videorecording. A video by Cambiz A. Khosravi. Narrated by Michelle Willingham and John R. Le Fever. -- New York: Cinema Guild, c1996.
About 57 minutes in length.

An interview with the first great African novelist writing in English, the Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. He discusses his personal views as an African and how his identity has shaped his writing.

Chinua Achebe:
the importance of stories
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO PR9387.9.A3 Z464 1996


 

 

Chocolat. Videorecording. Alain Belmondo et Gérard Crosnier ; Marin Karmitz, MK2 ; un film de Claire Denis ; co-producers, Cinémanuel, MK2 Productions, Cerito Films, La S.E.P.T., Caroline Productions, Le F.O.D.I.C. Cameroun, Wim Wenders Produktion Berlin, TFI Films Production ; director, Claire Denis ; writer, Claire Denis and Jean-Pol Fargeau ; music, Abdullah Ibrahim ; director of photography, Robert Alazraki. -- [New York] : Orion Home Video, [1990], c1988.
About 105 minutes in length. In French, with English subtitles.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1989. The cast includes: Giulia Boschi, Isaach de Bankole, François Cluzet, Cecile Ducasse, Mireille Perrier. A young woman returns to Cameroon to trace her past. Soon the sights, sounds and smells sweep her back to her childhood and memories of the people who populated her youth.

Chocolat
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES02087
Barnard Media, DVD PN1997.C463 2001g and VIDEO DT571.F73 C4 1988g


 

 

Cinderella of the Cape Flats. Videorecording. A production of Trinity Productions and SABC 1; producer, Penny Gaines; director by Jane Kennedy; co-producer, Jane Kennedy; editor, Susan Korda; camera, Chris Lotz and Jane Kennedy; original music, Charl-Johan Lingenfelder. -- [San Francisco, CA]: California Newsreel, [2004].
About 58 minutes in length. English and Afrikaans with English subtitles.

"Everyday the working class Coloured women in the garment industry of the windswept flats around Cape Town toil anonymously to make clothes so that other women will look beautiful. Invariably they cannot afford these garments themselves. But for one day a year they come out in all their glory at the Annual Spring Queen pageant. The pageant is created by the workers and their trade union to bring their families together for an evening of solidarity and fun. After working for weeks on glamorous costumes which one will be queen for a day? Set against the preparation for the 2003 pageant, this film explores the lives of working women and celebrates them as creators of beauty. Although the end of apartheid has not taken away the drudgery of repetitive factory labor, this pageant shows working class women inventing their own lively folk culture"--Container.

Cinderella of the Cape Flats
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7322


 

 

City of dreams. Videorecording. Produced and directed by Ruby Ofori, Edward Scott; editors, Ruby Ofori, Edward Scott. -- New York, NY: Distributed by the Cinema Guild, c2005.
About 52 minutes in length.

A tour of the city of Asmara, Eritrea, which has a wealth of rationalist architecture as a result of its colonization by Italy during the early 20th century. The architect Naigzy Gebremedhin looks at the mixed legacy of his city's built environment, which is both a source of pride for the Asmarinos and a constant reminder of a period of colonial subjugation and segregation. [Eritrea]

City of dreams
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES02110


 

 

The city that kills Somalians. Videorecording. A Riaan Hendricks film; director, Riaan Hendricks; producers, Lungeleni Zondi, Riaan Hendricks; principal photography, Riaan Hendricks; editor, Riaan Hendricks; music composed by Ben Amato ... [et al.]. -- Cape Town: Young Lion Films, c2007.
About 48 minutes in length.

The film shows scenes of life in Cape Town. A number of people were filmed, mainly on the streets of the city. [South Africa]

The city that kills Somalians
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7688


 

 

Clando = Clandestine. Videorecording. Un film de Jean-Marie Teno ; produit et realise par Jean-Marie Teno. Library of African cinema. -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, c1996. Letterbox format. In French, with English subtitles.
About 96 minutes in length.

Sobgui, a former computer programmer, drives a "clando" cab in Douala, Cameroon's streets. He is clandestine, not just because his cab is unlicensed, but because he is hiding from his past. When a radical political group involves him a revenge slaying of an informer, Sobgui knows that it is time to get out of Douala. He gets his chance when he is asked to find a wealthy villager's son in Germany. The film represents a dilemma facing educated Africans: whether to work to change the autocratic regimes at home or seek their fortunes abroad. Cast: Paulin Fodouop, Caroline Redl.

Clando
Barnard Media, VIDEO PN1997 .C55 1996g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01403


 

 

Chronicle of a genocide foretold. Videorecording. Written and directed by Daniele Lacourse, Yvan Patry ; produced by Alter-Cine, Inc. and the National Film Board of Canada ; executive producers, Don Haig, Yvan Patry ; camera, William Turnley ; editing, Nick Hector ; sound, Stephane Poulin. -- New York, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, 1996.
About 141 minutes in length (in three parts). In French, English, and Kinyarwanda, with English translation and subtitles.

"Fifty years after the Holocaust, the world allowed another genocide to occur. In April 1994, the international community, including the United States, sat by and watched as 800,000 people (mostly Tutsi) were massacred. Today, Rwanda remains torn by ethnic killings. This three- part documentary features film diaries and commentary from Rwandan survivors and activists (including Andre Sibomana, priest and journalist), a Belgian UN peacekeeper, and Alison Des Forges, historian."

Chronicle of a genocide foretold
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO DT450.435 .C65 1996g


 

 

Cobra Verde. Videorecording. Produced by Lucki Stipetić; Buch and Regie Werner Herzog; editor, Maximiliane Mainka; music, Popol Vuh; director of photography, Victor Ruzicka. -- Troy, MI: Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2000.
About 110 minutes in length.

Francisco Manoel da Silva, 19th century, gun-toting Brazilian bandit known as the Cobra Verde, is unknowingly hired by the owner of a sugar plantation to keep his slaves in check, but instead, the Cobra manages to sleep with the landowner's daughters and impregnate them. In revenge, the owner sends the Cobra on a dangerous mission to sail to the West coast of Africa and reopen the slave trade, and the Cobra wages war with a local tribal king.

Cobra Verde
Butler Media, DVD9195
Butler Media Reserves, DVD0972


 

 

Colobane express. Videorecording. Un film de Khady Sylla ; photography, Yves Monteil ; ArtMattan Productions. -- New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, 1999.
About 52 minutes in length. In Wolof with English subtitles. VHS format.

A reportage of the personal experience of public transportation in Dakar, Senegal. It presents much of the daily life of the average people and the inadequacies of public transportation.

Colobane express
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES 03348


 

 

Come back, Africa. Videorecording. Written by Lionel Rogosin, with Lewis Nkosi, William Modisane ; produced and directed by Lionel Rogosin ; photography, Ernst Artaria, Emil Knebel ; edited by Karl Lerner. South African cinema from the 'Fifties'. -- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Villon Films, [between 1990 and 1999]
About 81 minutes in length.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1959. American filmmaker, Lionel Rogosin, teams up with African writers in South Africa to secretly produce an anti-apartheid docudrama. The story centers around Zachariah, an African migrant who comes to Johannesburg in search of work. As a black worker without a permit, Zachariah is subject to arbitrary dismissal and sudden arrest by the white authorities, as well as the violence of the black township. The film explores life in and around Sophiatown, including scenes in a bar or "shebeen".

Come back, Africa
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO PN1997 .C663 1990z

See also: Coffret Lionel Rogosin: Disc 2: Come back, Africa [with French subtitles]
Butler Media Reserves, DVD15867 and DVD16981
Barnard Media (Non-Circulating), DVD PN1998.3.R64 C64 2010g


 

 

Confessions of a gambler. Videorecording. A Riempie Productions and Rogue Star Films production in association with SABC 2; based on the novel by Rayda Jacobs; screenplay by Rayda Jacobs; produced by Ross Garland; producer, Zaheer Bhyat; directed by Rayda Jacobs; director of principal photography, Amanda Lane; director of photography, Jon Kovel; editor, Ronelle Loots; original music, Ghalik Jacobs and Muriel Marco. -- [Rosebank, Johannesburg: Distributed by Nu Metro Home Entertainment, 2008]
About 88 minutes in length.

In Cape Town, a devout Muslim mother of grown children becomes addicted to gambling. Soon, this intelligent and independent woman has lost everything and finds herself with mounting debts and a dangerous involvement with gangsters. At the same time, she is involved in a love triangle with her own married sister, who develops cancer. Based on a true story. [South Africa]

Confessions of a gambler
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7574


 

 

Congo in four acts. Videorecording. Produced by Djo Tunda & Steven Markovitz. -- Brooklyn, NY : Icarus Films, 2009.
4 short films, about 70 minutes in length in total. In French with English subtitles.

Includes: Ladies in waiting (24 min. ; directed by Dieudo Hamadi & Davita Wa Lusala) -- Symphony Kinshasa (15 min. ; directed by Kiripi Katembo Siku) -- Zero tolerance (17 min. ; directed by Dieudo Hamadi) -- After the mine (14 min. ; directed by Kiripi Katembo Siku)

Congo in four acts
Butler Media Reserves, DVD14885


 

 

Congo River: au-delà des ténèbres. Videorecording. Cinéart ; Christine Píreaux ; Les Films de la Passerelle et Serge Lalou, Les Films d'Ici présentent ; un film de Thierry Michel ; producer, Christine Píreaux ; director, Thierry Michel. -- [Paris] : Cinélibre : Distributed by Twin Pics, [2010?]. Part of: Thierry Michel l'integrale Zaïre-Congo
2 discs, about 168 minutes in length in total. In French and English, with English subtitles.

Contents: [disc 1] Film (116 min.) -- [disc 2] Carnet de Tournage and bonus (52 min.).

A documentary which follows a barge and its captain up the Congo River. It takes the viewer through a great variety of scenes, from beautiful rainforest to the harsh reality of forced child labour in mines, and includes interviews with villagers, intellectuals and chiefs.

Congo River: au-delà des ténèbres
Butler Media Reserves, DVD15837


 

 

From Congo to Zaire. Videorecording. Presented by Belgavox; Script, Frédéric Tadino; director, Oliver Moser; editor, Marie Couplet; original music, Alec Mansion; narrator, John Boyle. -- New York, N.Y.: Filmaker's Library, c2001.
About 52 minutes in length.

Documents how the legacy of colonialism affected modern Congo after being granted its independence from Belgium in 1960, led first by Patrice Lumumba, then by General Mobutu for thirty years. [DR Congo]

From Congo to Zaire
Butler Media Reserves, DVD10649


 

 

Consequences. Videorecording. Written and produced by John Riber; executive producer, Steve Smith; director, Olley Maruma. -- Columbia, MD: DSR, Inc., 1988.
About 54 minutes in length.

A Zimbabwean high-school student's plans for her future are drastically changed when she becomes pregnant. [Zimbabwe]

Consequences
Barnard Media, VIDEO PN1997 .C657 1988g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES02418


 

 

Consuming hunger. Videorecording. A Maryknoll World/Tamouz co-production in association with Channel Four; producer, Freke Vuijst and Ilan Ziv; director, Ilan Ziv; narrator, Trey Wilson. -- Maryknoll, NY: Maryknoll World Productions, c1987.
About 87 minutes in length.

Just as the Vietnam conflict was a "television war", the starvation in Ethiopia was a "television famine". Our thoughts and feelings about it and responses to it have been completely shaped by television images. This series analyzes how these images became our reality." Pt. 1 asks why it took so long for Western television to cover the famine in Ethiopia. Pt. 2 examines what was done with the famine story, including use of celebrities, for-profit commercials based on the situation, the Live Aid fundraising, and some Africans' criticism of Western coverage. Pt. 3 focuses on the moral obligation of the media to present the truth. It looks, in particular, at Hands Across America, to benefit the homeless and hungry in America, as a media event. [Ethiopia]

Consuming hunger
Barnard Media, VIDEO PN1992.6 .C655 1987g


 

 

A country imagined. Videorecording. Presented by Johnny Clegg ; [produced by] Curious Pictures ; Directors, Guy Spiller, John Trengove, Vincent Moloi, Feizel Mamdoo, Liza Key, Terri Ella ; producers, Lusanda Chauke, Tracy Murinik ; cinematography, Ian Miller, Tebogo Malopo, Trevor Calverley, David Forbes. -- Auckland Park [South Africa] : SABC, [2010]
5 discs, about 624 minutes in length in total. In English.

Contents: DVD 1. Episode 1. The reef ; Episode 2. Eastern Cape ; Episode 3. Northern Cape -- DVD 2. Episode 4. Karoo ; Episode 5. Free State ; Episode 6. Cape Town -- DVD 3. Episode 7. Klein Karoo/Garden Route ; Episode 8. Jozi ; Episode 9. Kwazulul-Natal -- DVD 4. Episode 10. The far north ; Episode 11. Travelling north west -- DVD 5. Episode 12. Mpumalanga Episode 13. Drakensberg.

Originally broadcast in South Africa on SABC2 from April to June 2010. "Featuring the work of more than four hundred artists, the series is presented by Johnny Clegg, one of South Africa's most loved and famous musicians and dancers. An anthropologist by profession, Johnny embarks on a fascinating exploration of art and artists set against a backdrop of spectacular scenery and a vexed and dramatic history."

Country imagined, A
Butler Media Reserves, DVD22865, discs 1-5


 

 

Courting justice. Videorecording. Created by Ruth B. Cowan ; director, Jane Thandi Lipman; producer, Bridget Pickering, Neil Brandt; Luna Films; director of photography, Manu Lapiere; editor, Dara Kell; music, Philip Miller.
-- New York : Distributed by Women Make Movies, [2008]
About 54 minutes in length. In English and Xhosa, with English subtitles.

Originally produced as a documentary film by Luna Films in 2008. "This film illustrates how the new constitution in post-apartheid South Africa partially lived up to its goals of promoting justice and human rights. Essential to keeping these promises, indeed mandated by the constitution, is a diverse judiciary -- one that includes women. By 2008, 18 percent of the superior court judges were women."

Courting justice
Butler Media Reserves, DVD13108


 

 

The cows of Dolo Ken Paye: resolving conflict among the Kpelle Videorecording. Script and narration by James L. Gibbs, Jr. -- St Louis, MO: Phoenix Learning Group, 199-?
About 30 minutes in length.

Originally filmed in 1970. In Fokwele, Liberia, a town in transition to modern ways, conflicts arise because of differing life styles. Many old customs of the Kpelle are still alive, but are complicated by new economic practices and social structures. Cattle divide the town into two classes: the rich cattle owners, the poorer rice farmers, whose crops are often marauded by the cattle and who in turn attack the cows. In this film, such an incident is followed through the proceedings of justice in the community. See also, "Dolo Ken Paye's people go to the movies".

Cows of Dolo Ken Paye
Barnard Media, VIDEO GN655.L5 C6 1990


 

 

The Cradock four. Videorecording. Michel Noll presents ; a film by David Forbes ; writer & director, David Forbes ; executive producers, David Forbes & Michel Noll ; a co-production by Shadow Films, Solferino Images and Quartier Latin Media ; director of photography, editor, David Forbes; music, Olivier Lafuma. -- [Vancouver, BC, Canada] : Villon Films, [2011?]
About 92 minutes in length. PAL format. In English.

The "Cradock four" (Matthew Goniwe, Sparrow Mkonto, Fort Calata and Sicelo Mhlauli; three black South African activists and a friend along for the ride) were abducted while travelling from Port Elizabeth to Cradock in 1985. They were tortured, mutilated, murdered and their bodies scattered and burned. All this was done, it was assumed (and proven by later testimony), by 'security forces' acting on the highest authority. Although many such actions took place, the martyrdom of these four men was an important turning point in the struggle for black self-determination, one in which the ruling powers abandoned any pretense of gaining the moral upper hand in the arena of world public opinion.

Cradock four, The.
Butler Media Reserves, DVD23070


 

 

Crossroads. Videorecording. A film by Hillie Molenaar and Joop van Wijk. -- New York, NY: First Run/Icarus Films, 1996.
About 55 minutes in length. With English subtitles.

"The location is a crossing of roads leading from Uganda into Tanzania and from Kenya via Rwanda to Zaire. Some years ago, Mama Shillingi started her "hotelli" at the crossroads. She offered food and shelter to truck drivers. Until, in 1994, thousands of dead bodies came floating down the nearby Kagera river. Shortly thereafter, the refugees came across the border. Within a few days, half a million people had settled there. Around a hamlet of four houses, a boom town arose called Benaco."

Crossroads
Barnard Media, VIDEO HV640.5 .R95 C76 1996g


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dakan. Videorecording. Production Pascal Lahmani ; un film écrit et réalisé par Mohamed Camara. -- Conakry, Guinea: Les Films du 20ème et La Sept Cinéma ; (San Francisco : distributed by California Newsreel), c1997.
About 87 minutes in length. In French and Mandikan with English subtitles.

Cast: Aboubacar Touré, Mamady Mory Camara, Cecile Bois, Koumba Diakite, and Kade Seck. "Dakan is the first feature film on homosexuality from sub-Saharan Africa. It also is a contemporary African reinterpretation of the age-old Romeo and Juliet conflict between love and social convention."

Dakan
Barnard Media, DVD PN1997 .D253 2007g
Barnard Media & Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO PN1997 .D253 1997g


 

 

The dance of the spirits : mask styles and performances in the upper Volta. Filmed & written by Christopher Roy ; producer, Steven Henke ; presented by The School of Art and Art History, The University of Iowa ; narrator, Lee Dennis. Art and death in Africa. -- [Iowa City] : University of Iowa, Audiovisual Center, c1988.
About 28 minutes in length.

An exploration, through still images and taped performances, of the designs and significance of various mask styles and dance performances in the West African country of Burkina Faso. Examines the social and spiritual customs of the Mossi, Winiama, Bobo and other peoples of the "Upper Volta". See also: Yaaba Soore below.

The dance of the spirits
Barnard Media, VIDEO NB1255.B92 D35 1988g


 

 

Dances of the Nyakyusa & the Nkonde. Videorecording. By Kazuaki Kurita. -- Nishi-Ikebukuro, Japan: Centre for Human Migration and Acculturation Studies, Rikkyo University, 2005.
2 DVDs.

Other Title: Connections between Nyakyusa and the Nkonde from the viewpoint of dance and trade. Demonstrates Igoma, the most popular dance in the Nyakyusa and the Nkonde land...southern Tanzania and northern Malawi. [*Accompanying booklet.]

Dances of the Nyakyusa & the Nkonde
Butler Media Reserves, DVD 4899 (disc 1 & 2)


 

 

Dans les tranchées, l'Afrique: l'aventure ambiguë. Videorecording. Un film de Florida Sadki. -- [Paris, France] : Médiathèque des Trois Mondes, 2004.
About 52 minutes in length. PAL format In French.

Jean-Pierre Koita tells a moving story about his father, Demba Koita, a sixteen-year-old youth from Senegal who fought in World War I for France. It is the first time that French soldiers and colonial soldiers fought together in the trenches.

Dans les tranchées, l'Afrique: l'aventure ambiguë
Butler Media Reserves, DVD26806


 

 

Daresalam = Let there be peace. Videorecording. La Sept ARTE présente ; une production Pierre Javaux Productions ; d'après un scénario de Issa Serge Coelo et Ismael Ben Cherif ; adaptation et dialogues, Issa Serge Coelo et Pierre Erwan Guillaume ; réalisé par Issa Serge Coelo ; cinématographie, Jean-Jacques Mrejen ; musique, Khalil Chahine ; montage, Catherine Schwartz. -- San Francisco, Calif.: California Newsreel, 2000.
About 104 minutes in length. Widescreeen format.
In French and Arabic with English subtitles.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2000. This feature film focuses on two young men caught up in the Civil War in Chad. It begins in the 1970s with the story of Koni and Djimi as the central government invades their village and insistes on buying the farmer's millet at below market and then browbeats the villagers into paying taxes to help fight the war. When they resist the government burns the village and massacres the inhabitants. Djimi, wounded, remains behind with the hard-liners, while Koni joins a faction which supports compromise with the government.

Daresalam
Butler Media Reserves, DVD3562
Offsite [Butler Media Reserve], VIDEORES01340


 

 

Darfur diaries: message from home. Videorecording. InCounter Productions ; produced & directed by Aisha Bain, Jen Marlowe, Adam Shapiro ; music, Leonard Nelson Hubbard. -- Los Angeles, Calif. : Cinema Libre Studio, 2006.
About 55 minutes in length. In English.

Originally produced in 2005. A brutally honest inside look into the current tragedy befalling the Darfur region. This film seeks to provide space for the victims of atrocities to speak and to engage with the world. Amnesty International will use the film to educate its members.

Darfur diaries: message from home
Butler Media Reserves, DVD12040


 

 

Darfur now: six stories, one hope. Videorecording. Warner Independent Pictures and Participant Productions present a Crescendo production, a Mandalay Independent Pictures production with the cooperation of AJC ; produced by Cathy Schulman, Don Cheadle, Mark Jonathan Harris ; written and directed by Theodore Braun ; director of photography, Kirsten Johnson ; editors, Edgar Burcksen, Leonard Feinstein ; music, Graeme Revell ; performers, Stevie Wonder, Bono. -- Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2008.
About 98 minutes in length. In English.

Originally released in 2007. Follows the story of six people who are determined to end the sufferings in Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur. The six - an American activist, an international prosecutor, a Sudanese rebel, a sheikh, a leader of the World Food Program and an internationally known actor - demonstrate the power of how one individual can create extraordinary changes.

Darfur Now
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7214


 

 

The dark side of chocolate. Videorecording. Bastard Film & TV presents ; a film by Miki Mistrati and U. Roberto Romano ; producer, Helle Faber ; script, Miki Mistrati ; photographers, Henrick Bohn Ipsen, U. Roberto Romano, Niels Thastum ; sound, Bobby Hess, Asser Borgen ; editor, Andreas Birch Eriksen. -- Hamilton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences ; Films Media Group, c2010.
About 47 minutes in length. Some dialogue in French and other languages with voice-over English translation.

"This program investigates, following a trail of misery that begins at a confectionary trade show in Germany, continues on through the villages of southern Mali and the cocoa plantations in neighboring Cote d'Ivoire and finishes up in Switzerland on the doorstep of one of the world's largest confectionary companies, a signer of the 2001 Chocolate Manufacturer's Association agreement outlawing child labor--a document with which its suppliers were supposed to be in full compliance by 2008."

Dark side of chocolate, The
Butler Media Reserves, DVD14768


 

 

Darwin's nightmare. Videorecording. A coproduction of Mille et Une Productions, Coop99 Filmproduktion, Saga Film; producers, Edouard Mauriat ... [et al.]; director, scriptwriter and cinematographer, Hubert Sauper; editor, Denise Vindevogel; artistic collaborators, Sandor Rieder, Nick Flynn. -- [France]: MK2 Editions, [2005].
About 107 minutes in length. In English, Russian and Swahili with French subtitles.

Documentary film that exposes the poverty and misery of the people living on the shores on Lake Victoria in Tanzania who are dependent upon fishing the Nile perch, an invasive species, from the lake for their meager earnings. The fish are exported by air to Europe to be sold cheaply and the planes that arrive to transport the fish at first seem to arrive empty, but turn out to carry weapons to Africa and fish away.

Darwin's nightmare
Barnard Media, DVD SH312.V53 D3 2005g
Butler Media Reserves, DVD3919 ; DVD5161 ; and DVD5161


 

 

Daughters of the dust. Videorecording. A Geechee Girls production ; produced, written, and directed by Julie Dash ; music composed by John Barnes ; editors, Amy Carey, Joseph Burton ; director of photography, A. Jaffa Fielder ; executive producer, Lindsay Law. -- New York, N.Y. : Kino on Video, [2000]
About 113 minutes in length.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1991. Story of a large African-American family as they prepare to move North from the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia at the dawn of the 20th century.
--Deluxe edition includes: Audio commentary by writer/director Julie Dash; "Touching our own spirit: the making of Daughters of the Dust," a new documentary featuring interviews and behind-the-scenes footage; never-before-seen footage from the preliminary version of the film; isolated musical score by John Barnes; excerpt of Spencer Williams' The Blood of Jesus (1941); an interview with historian Robert Farris Thompson; deleted scenes, theatrical trailer.

Daughters of the dust
Butler Media Reserves: DVD0614
Barnard Media: DVD PN1997 .D313343 2000g


 

 

Dead mums don't cry. Videorecording. Produced by Tristan Quinn for the BBC Reporter: Steve Bradshaw; series editor: Mike Robinson. -- Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films, c2005.
About 50 minutes in length.

This documentary (BBC "Panorama" Series) follows Grace Kodindo, an obstetrician in Chad, as she tries to stop mothers from dying from pregnancy and childbirth. [Chad]

Dead mums don't cry
Health Sciences Media Reserves, RG530.3.C45 D43 2005


 

 

Dear Mandela. Videorecording. Produced, directed and edited by Dara Kell & Christopher Nizza. -- [New York] : Sleeping Giant : Sundance Institute : Fireworx Media, [2012]
About 93 minutes in length. In English and Zulu with English subtitles.

Originally produced as a documentary film in 2011.: "Destroyed homes, threats at gunpoint and high-court action, this battle by three young people to stand up for their rights is a testimony to people power. When the South African government promises to 'eradicate the slums' and begins to evict shack dwellers far outside the city, three friends who live in Durban's vast shantytowns refuse to be moved. Dear Mandela follows their journey from their shacks to the highest court in the land as they invoke Nelson Mandela's example and become leaders in a growing social movement."

Dear Mandela
Butler Media Reserves, DVD25515


 

 

Deep hearts. Videorecording. Produced by the Film Study Center, Harvard University; a film by Robert Gardner, co-photographer & editor, Robert Fulton. -- Watertown, Mass.: Documentary Educational Resources, 2005.
About 58 minutes in length.

A documentary film originally produced in 1979. An ethnographic portrayal of the Bororo people of Niger, showing an annual ritual dance, which symbolizes their beliefs about containing and controlling their feelings of love. [Niger]

Deep hearts
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4050


 

 

Delmas: the passion -- the pain. Videorecording. A production of SABC 1/Kevin Harris Productions; written & directed by Kevin Harris. -- [Johannesburg]: Kevin Harris Productions for SABC1, [2004]; editor, Andre van Heerden; cinematography, Kevin Harris.
About 52 minutes in length.

This documentary looks at the co-called 'Delmas Treason Trial' - the longest running political trial in South African history, running from 1985 to 1990. This film looks at the people involved in the political events leading up to the trial and the effects of the trial on the families of the accused.

Delmas: the passion -- the pain
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7607


 

 

Delta force. Videorecording. Writer/researcher, Kay Bishop ; director/producer, Glenn Ellis ; a Catma Films production for Channel Four ; camera, Ken Morse, Guy Newton ; editor, Sally Hilton ; original music, Mark Hawkins ; commentary, Cathy Tyson. -- [New York, N.Y.] : Witness Films, Inc., [2008?]
About 50 minutes in length.

A documentary made before the judicial murder of the Nigerian writer and human rights activist Ken Saro-Wiwa in November 1995. Delta Force tells the story of the non-violent efforts of the Ogoni people to halt 30 years of environmental damage, suffering and inequality on the Niger Delta. Delta force opens with the arrest of Saro-Wiwa and the subsequent implementation of "Operation Restore" in Ogoniland--the military campaign of terror waged against the Ogoni people in an attempt to suppress their environmental campaign against oil drilling by Shell International. Also includes interview excerpts with Ken Wiwa, son of Ken Saro-Wiwa. [Nigeria]

Delta force
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7809


 

 

Deluge : Yawaneze micebale. Videorecording. Produced by Mekuria Productions in association with Channel Four Television ; written, produced and directed by Salem Mekuria ; camera, Salem Mekuria, Mark Gunning, Eric Neudel, Dan Nutu, Iftach Shavit ; edited by Eric Neudel, Dan Nutu, David Carnochan ; narrator, Salem Mekuria. -- New York : Third World Newsreel, 1997.
About 69 minutes in length. In English and Amharic, with English subtitles.

Originally produced in 1995. Through interviews, letters, photographs, and film footage, Salem Mekuria explores the history of her own family in Ethiopia and elsewhere from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. The last years of Haile Sellassie's reign, the 1974 revolution, the military junta or "dergue", and the regime of Mengistu Haile Mariam are examined.

Deluge
Butler Media Reserves, DVD8081
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO DT387.953 .D45 1995g


 

 

Les derniers colons = The last colonials Videorecording. Films de la Passerelle ; un film de Thierry Michel ; produit par Christine Pireaux ; scénario et réalisation, Thierry Michel ; photographie, Thierry Michel ; montage, Marine Deleu, Marie-Hélène Dozo ; musique, March Hérouet. -- New York : First Run/Icarus Films, 1995.
About 61 minutes in length. In French with English subtitles.

"Visits with the last of the white population living in Zaire. They are managers, missionaries, businessmen and land owners who have chosen to settle in the heart of Africa, and who remain there in spite of the violence and danger. They reminisce on the 'good old days of the colonial era' and reveal shattered dreams in a country they thought might have been the new El Dorado."

Derniers colons, Les
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT658 .D47 1995g


 

 

The devil came on horseback. Videorecording. An International Film Circuit release of a Break Thru Films production in association with Global Grassroots & Three Generations, a film by Annie Sundberg & Ricki Stern ; produced by Ricki Stern ... [et al.] ; directed by Annie Sundberg & Ricki Stern ; cinematography, Jerry Risius, Phil Cox, Tim Hetherington, William Rexer, Annie Sundberg, John Keith Wasson ; edited by, Joey Grossfield ; music by, Paul Brill. --[New York] : distributed by New Video Group, c2007.
About 85 minutes in length.

This powerful and original film exposes the tragedy taking place in Darfur as seen through the eyes of an American witness, former U.S. Marine Captain Brian Steidle, who has since returned to the U.S. to take action to stop it.

Devil came on horseback, The
Butler Media Reserves, DVD6553


 

 

Destructive engagement. Videorecording. A film by Toni Strasburg; commentary written by David Souden and Toni Strasburg; commentary by David Munro; producer and director, Toni Strasburg. -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, c1987.
About 54 minutes in length.

"Investigates South Africa's use of violence and military incursions to destabilize the states of Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia and Angola, and the cost in terms of pain, suffering and damage to these countries."

Destructive engagement
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT747 .S6 D46 1987


 

 

Diamonds and rust. Videorecording. Produced and directed by Adi Barash, Ruthie Shatz ; produced in association with TV Ontario ; produced with the assistance of the Israel Broadcasting Authority, The Soros Documentary Fund of the Open Society Institute, the New Israeli Foundation for Cinema & Television ; camera, Adi Barash ; editor, Ruthie Shatz. -- Brooklyn, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, 2001.
About 73 minutes in length.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2001. Mostly in English, some Hebrew and Spanish, all dialogue is subtitled in English. 'A documentary film about 90 days in 1999 with the crew of a De Beers diamond mining ship off the coast of Namibia. Racial and other tensions are observed as the white South African officers, Cuban captain and cook, Israeli security manager and black Namibian deck hands work punishing hours on the rusty old ship.'

Diamonds and rust
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00411


 

 

Diamonds in the rough: a Ugandan hip hop revolution. Videorecording. A Subterranean Network production ; produced by Jim Thompson, Matthew Forrest, Andrea Carrano ; written & edited by Brett Mazurek, Matthew Forrest ; directed by Brett Mazurek ; director of photography, Brett Mazurek ; narrated by Michael Franti ; narration written by associate producer Toby Wagstaff. -- New York : H2O Newsreel c/o Third World Newsreel, 2009.
About 53 minutes in length. Some subtitles in English. ***Plus, 1 sound disc, with 14 music tracks.

"From the ashes of four decades of war, AIDS and corruption in Uganda, the Bataka Squad artists, Babaluku and Saba Saba, rise to forge a revolutionary path using music. They are on a mission to empower the forgotten youth of Africa from within, while spreading their message of hope around the globe. Narrated by Spearhead singer Michael Franti, follow the Bataka movement to amplify the spirit of the next generation in this musical journey.

Includes 7 music videos: Tuja babya / Krazy Native -- Vakwokuvegesa / Babaluku -- Malkia / Rah-P -- Lemelako / Abrams & Sylvester -- Wansi wagalu / Krazy Native -- Compilation / World Mash -- Compilation / Connect.

Includes a 60 min. video about the Bavubuka Foundation, a nonprofit organization that believes connecting youth with music and the arts can transform lives and unify diverse communities.

Diamonds in the rough: A Ugandan hip hop revolution
Butler Media Reserves, DVD16699


 

 

Diaspora conversations from Gorée to Dogon. Videorecording. Produced, directed, and written by Manthia Diawara ; edited by Shingu Yang. -- New York : Third World Newsreel [distributor], 2000.
About 47 minutes in length.

Actor Danny Glover and director Manthia Diawara travel through West Africa from Gorée Island (Senegal) to Dogon country (Mali), creating conversations that link different sides and accounts of the African Diaspora.

Diaspora conversations from Gorée to Dogon
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00595


 

 

David Kramer & Taliep Petersen's District Six. Videorecording. Producers, David Kramer & Taliep Petersen. -- Cape Town: Stage Productions, 2007.
About 139 minutes in length.

Recorded at the Baxter Theatre, May 2003: musical theater depiction of life in apartheid-era South Africa.

District Six
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7602


 

 

Divine carcasse. Underworld Films ; un film écrit et réalisé par Dominique Loreau ; directeur de la photographie, Etienne de Grammont ; directeur de production, Szymon Zaleski ; musique, Phillippe Woitchik. Library of African cinema series. -- San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 1998.
About 60 minutes in length. In French, Fon and Yoruba with English subtitles.

Cast: Alphonse Atacolodjou, Simonet Biokou, Fidele Gbegnon, Szymon Zaleski. "Divine Carcasse is a hybrid - half fiction film, half ethnographic documentary -- which contrasts a desacralized, materialistic European view of reality with an animist, holistic African one ... [The film] traces the transformation of an automobile [a 1955 Peugot owned by a French philosophy teacher and then by the teacher's African cook.]... The car enters a mixed world of traditional beliefs and western entrepreneurship which is urban Africa today [in coastal Benin]."

Divine carcasse
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO PN1997 .D62 1998


 

 

Dokwaza: last of the African ironmasters. Videorecording. Directed by Nicholas David and Yves Le Bléis ; script, Nicholas David ; camera, Henri Auge. -- Calgary, Alberta, Canada : University of Calgary, Dept. of Communications Media ; New York : distributed by Insight Media, [20--?], c1988.
About 50 minutes in length.

Originally produced in 1988. Shows the physical and spiritual process of smelting and forging iron as performed in 1986 by the Mafa people in the Mandar Highlands of North Cameroon, from building a furnace of stone and daub to the final production of an iron hoe.

Divine carcasse
Butler Media Reserves, DVD13522


 

 

Dôlè. Videorecording. Jean-Jacques Hubert et Charles Mensah présent ; Direct & Differe ; Ce.Na.Ci. ; un film de Imunga Ivanga ; director/producer, Imunga Ivanga ; une coproduction franco-gabonaise, avec la participation du Centre National du Cinématographie, du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, de l'Agence Intergouvernementale de la Francophonie ; script, Imunga Ivanga ; adaptation and dialogues, Imunga Ivanga, Freddy N'Dong Beng, Philippe Mory ; photography, Dominique Fausset ; editing, Patricia Ardouin-Repper ; music, François N'Gwa .. [et al.] -- San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 2001.
About 80 minutes in length. In French, with English subtitles.

"The action takes place in Libreville, the capital of Gabon. This is where Mougler and his friends Baby Lee, Joker, Akson and Bezingo, four fifteen-year-old boys, live. These boys have to fend for themselves, except for Mougler who lives with Maradou, his mother. The gang is tired of thieving and is full of dreams of more ambitious jobs. The opportunity is given to them with the extremely popular betting kiosks in Dôlè. The temptation is great, and so are the risks."

Dôlè
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00529


 

 

Dollars and dreams: West Africans in New York. Videorecording. A production of Blue Saxophone Films; producers, Jeremy Rocklin & Abdel Kader Ouedraogo, directed by Jeremy Rocklin. -- Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources, 2007, c2006.
About 56 minutes in length.

Focuses on the pursuits and challenges of numerous West African immigrants as they confront the facts of the American Dream and the reality of the New York experience. Economic achievements and entrepreneurship are shown as well as the difficulties Africans find in maintaining their culture and identity.

Dollars and dreams: West Africans in New York
Butler Media Reserves, DVD6541


 

 

Dolo Ken Paye's people go to the movies. Videorecording. Script and narration by James Lowell Gibbs, Jr. -- St Louis, MO: Phoenix Learning Group, 199-?.
About 8 minutes in length.

The people of Dolo Ken Paye (a Kpelle community in Liberia) watched a movie made earlier about them ("The Cows of Dolo Ken Paye"). The narrator observed and commented on their reactions to the film.

Dolo Kenya Paye's people
Barnard Media, VIDEO GN655.L5 C62 1990


 

 

The dream becomes a reality: nation building and the continued struggle of the women of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front. Videorecording. A documentary by Eva Egensteiner ; produced at the Center for Visual Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Southern California ; production assistance, Daniel McCoy ... [et al.] ; translation, Martha Yebio, Elma Yohannes ; introductory music, Mohammed Derff ; final music, Aron Tadesse. -- Berkeley, California : Center for Media and Independent Learning, c1995.
About 48 minutes in length. In English and Tigrinya, with English subtitles.

Interviews, Eva Egensteiner, Sondra Hale (interview with Lidia Berhane) ; others interviewed: Elsa Yacob, Saada Suleiman, Ruth Simon, Azede Mesfin, Abenet Essayas. Eritrean women veterans of the liberation war reflect on women's status in contemporary Eritrean society.

Dream becomes a reality, The
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO HQ1794.5.Z8 E75 1995g


 

 

The dream deferred: Africa's AIDS crisis. Videorecording. Written by Charlayne Hunter-Gault ; produced and directed by Sandy Balfour, Charlayne Hunter-Gault ; producer, Cynde Strand ; CNN presents (Television program) ; principal camera, Cynde Strand ; editor, Andrew Denny ; presenter, Charlayne Hunter-Gault ; host, Leon Harris. -- [Walnut Creek, Calif.] : Multivision Media Monitoring, [2001]
About 57 minutes in length.

"The HIV/AIDS epidemic has struck Africa with horrific force-- more [than] 3.8 million people [were] infected in 2000. Many of these people will die within a decade. In A dream deferred, CNN Johannesburg Bureau Chief Charlayne Hunter-Gault takes a look at the lives of six South Africans who illuminate the face of the HIV/AIDS pandemic sweeping the continent."

Dream deferred, The: Africa's AIDS crisis
Barnard Media, VIDEO RA644.A25 A3635 1988


 

 

"Dreaming of Jerusalem": African Zion, the sacred art of Ethiopia. -- Fort Worth, Texas: Produced by Mayah Productions and CTCV Studios for InterCultura Inc., in association with The Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University, 1993. (Katina Simmons, producer; Roderick Guerison, writer; Akin Babatunde, narrator.)
About 11.5 minutes in length

The film offers a colorful brief survey of the art and history of Christianity in the Ethiopian highlands from the rise of Axum in the 3rd century to the coronation of Emperor Haile Sellassie in 1930.

Dreaming of Jerusalem
Butler Media Reserves, VIDEO N7988.7.A1 D74 1993g


 

 

The Drilling fields. Videorecording. A Catma films production for Channel Four, writer/researcher, Kay Bishop; commentary, Cathy Tyson; producer, Poonam Sharma; director, Glenn Ellis. -- Brooklyn, NY: WITNESS, [2008?], c1994.
About 51 minutes in length.

Looks at the land rights dispute in the Niger delta area between the Nigerian government, the indigenous Ogoni people and the Shell Oil Company. [Nigeria]

The Drilling fields
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7872


 

 

Drum. Videorecording. A production of Armada Pictures International, VIP2, Medienfonds, Nova Films, and Black Roots; producer, Chris Sievernich ... [et al.]; director, Zola Maseko; screenplay, Jason Filardi; director of photography, Lisa Rinzler; editor, Troy Takaki; original score, Cedric Gradus Samson. -- Leipzig: Kinowelt Home Entertainment GmbH: Arthaus, c2006.
About 96 minutes in length. In English or German with optional German subtitles.

"A dramatisation of the life of Henry Nxumalo the journalist who wrote for the magazine 'Drum'. Nxumalo, who became one of the first voices of resistance to expose and highlight the horrors of apartheid, died in very mysterious circumstances. His story and that of his colleagues at Drum Magazine is set in 1950's Sophiatown."--Film Index International.

Drum
Butler Media Reserves, DVD11281


 

 

A dry white season. Videorecording. Based on the novel by (South African author) Andre Brink; screenplay by Colin Welland and Euzhan Palcy; produced by Paula Weinstein; directed by Euzhan Palcy. Cast: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Jurgen Prochnow, Zakes Mokae, Susan Sarandon, Marlon Brando. -- New York, N.Y.: CBS/FOX Video, c1989.
About 107 minutes in length.

"Ben du Toit is a prominent white schoolteacher in South Africa, unquestioning of the sytem. When the son of Gordon Ngubene, his Black gardener, is killed in the Soweto massacre, Du Toit is disturbed, but as nothing can be done, he advises his friend to drop the matter. Ngubene proceeds to investigate, is arrested and dies in custody. The police report the death a suicide, but all evidence points to murder. Du Toit decides to investigate on his own, and becomes transformed by his pursuit of justice."

Dry white season, A
Butler Media Reserves, LASERDSC PR9369.3.B7 D7 1990g
Barnard Media, VIDEO PR9369.3 .B7 D7 1989g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01410


 

 

Duhozanye: a Rwanda village of widows. Videorecording. Integritet Film presents; produced & directed by Karoline Frogner; editors, Jon Jerstad, Terje Paasche. -- New York: Women Make Movies, [2011]
About 52 minutes in length. In English, Kinyarwanda, and Norwegian.

"In the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, widow Daphrose Mukarutamu founded Duhozanye, an association of genocide widows. This documentary recounts Duhozanye's formation and growth, and the organization's role in national reconciliation."

Duhozanye: a Rwandan village of widows
Social Work Reserves, DVD DT450.435 .D8469 2011g


 

 

Duka's dilemma: a visit to Hamar, Southern Ethiopia. Videorecording. A film by Jean Lydall & Kaira Strecker; camera, sound, and editor, Kaira Strecker; anthropology and production, Jean Lydall. -- Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources, 2005.
About 87 minutes in length. In Hamar, with English subtitles.

"Duka is a married woman and mother of five young children, living in Hamar, Southern Ethiopia. Ever since her husband married a beautiful, young, second wife, Duka has been in a state of emotional turmoil ... Personal and intimate, the film follows this family in crisis ..." [Ethiopia]

Duka's dilemma: a visit to Hamar, Southern Ethiopia
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4152
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01454


 

 

Dungamanzi = Stirring waters: Tsonga and Shangaan art from southern Africa. Videorecording. Editor, Nessa Leibhammer. -- Johannesburg: [s.n.], 2007.
About 20 minutes in length.

Accompanies the exhibition held at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. Includes an interview with Billy Makhubele, a pioneer in the making of wire sculptures and a collector of rare beaded artworks and items of clothing of the Ndebele and Shangaan, many of which formed part of the exhibition. He is also a designer of "mincekas" (traditional textile wraps), beaded by his three wives and children. Also features an interview with poet and publisher Vonani Bila, who discusses the culture and artwork of the Tsonga and Shangaan people.

Dungamanzi = Stirring waters: Tsonga and Shangaan art from southern Africa
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7590


 

 

Emitai. Videorecording. Films Domirev présentent ; un film de Sembene Ousmane ; director of production, Paulin Soumanou Vieya ; photography, Michel Renaudeau ; editing, Gilbert Kikoïné. -- [New York] : New Yorker Films [2001?]
About 96 minutes in length. In Diola and French with English subtitles.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1971. Depicts the clash between French colonialists and the Diolas in the closing days of World War II, as well as the history and myths of this Senegalese 'ethnic group'.

Emitai
Butler Media Reserves, DVD11435
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES 01596


 

 

L'enfant noir. Videorecording. A film by Laurent Chevallier; presented by Les Films du Paradoxe; producers, Dominique Andreani, Beatrice Korc. -- Bois-Colombes, France: Films du Paradoxe, c1995.
About 92 minutes in length. In French. Region 2 DVD (PAL).

A dramatization of the famous novel by Camara Laye about his childhood in colonial Guinea.

L'enfant noir
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00808


 

 

Environmental shepherds. Videorecording. Executive producer, Desert Research Foundation of Namibia; producer, Andy Botelle; directors, Miki Redelinghuys, Andy Botelle; script, Andy Botelle; camera, Miki Redelinghuys, Tim Wege, Andy Botelle; editor, Greg Shaw; narrator, Shado Twala. -- Windhoek, Namibia: Mamokobo Video and Research, c2002.
About 27 minutes in length.

A documentary centered on the Desertification 2002 Conference of the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia. The conference brought together farmers and scientists to share information about ways to combat desertification and preserve the environment of Southern Africa while protecting the ability of residents to make their living from the land. Following the symposium in Cape Town, conference participants made site visits to rural communities. The visit to the Suid Bokkeveld and Wupperthal communities in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa are shown.

Environmental shepherds
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01218


 

 

Et si Latif avait raison! = And what if Latif was right!. Videorecording. L'Observatoire Audiovisuel sur les Libertés presente ; un film de Joseph Gaï Ramaka. -- [Paris, France] : Lowave, c2006.
About 120 minutes in length. DVD (PAL). In French with English subtitles

"In this razor-sharp analysis of Senegal's perverted democracy, Joseph Gaïe Ramaka shows us how unlucky the Senegalese feel to have Wade as 'a democrat'. The film is based on journalist Abdoulatif's Coulibaly's denunciation of Wade's scandalously unmet promises for democratic change and pays homage to the victims of his regime."

Et si Latif avait raison!
Butler Media Reserves, DVD17279


 

 

Everyone's child. Videorecording. Produced by Jonny Persey, John Riber, Ben Zulu and Media for Development Trust ; directed by Tsitsi Dangarembga ; director of photography, Patrick Lindell ; story by Shimmer Chinodya. -- Harare, Zimbabwe: Media for Development Trust ; Columbia, MD : distributed by DSR Inc., 1995.
About 96 minutes in length.

In a rural village in Zimbabwe, Tamari and Itai are devasted following the tragic death of both their parents. For the children this is a time of fear and survival as family and neighbors turn their heads. The social climate in the city is just as hostile as it is in the village. In the end it is only tragedy that can bridge the gulf of denial between their two worlds and make the community realize that these are everyone's children.

Everyone's child
Butler Media Reserves, DVD25451
Barnard Media, VIDEO PN1997 .E947 1995g


 

 

Evolution, human origins : a walk through time. Videorecording. A production of the British Broadcasting Corporation, Open University, and Pennsylvania State University--Audio-Visual Services; producer, David Jackson ; narrator, Peter Skelton. -- University Park, Pennsylvania : Penn State Audio-Visual Services, 1992.
About 30 minutes in length.

Examination of origins of evolutionary theory. Includes overview of study of fossil hominids and earliest traces of bipedal walking found in Africa. Compares human and ape skeletons in relation to evolutionary theory.

Evolution, human origins
Mathematics Reserves, GN281 E8 1992


 

 

Exodus from Africa. Videorecording. An Insight News Television production ; in association with Channel 4 ... [et al.] ; CNN presents ; written by Sorious Samura ; producers, Ruth Burnett, Richard Fabb ; camera, Tim Lambon, Shane Teehan, David Niblock ; online editor, Ayshand Opynchal ; offline editors, Richard Guard, Gus Nunes, Andy Loftus ; host, Leon Harris. -- [S.l.] : Multivision Media Monitoring, c2001.
About 57 minutes in length.

Originally broadcast as an episode of the television program CNN presents, June 3, 2001 (includes commercials aired during the broadcast). Sorious Samura, himself a refugee from Africa, tells the story of the plight of Africans coming to Europe illegally. For many, the risk of staying in Africa is greater than the risk of escaping to Europe.

Exodus from Africa
Barnard Media, VIDEO PN1997 .E963 2001g


 

 

Ezra. Videorecording. ARTE France présente une production Cinefacto-ARTE France en coproduction avec Amour Fou Filmproduktion et Sunday Morning, en association avec Pierre Javaux Productions et Granite Filmworks Ltd. ; un film de Newton I. Aduaka ; director/screenwriter, Newton I. Aduaka ; co-screenwriter, Alain-Michel Blanc. -- San Francisco, Calif.: California Newsreel, 2007.
About 110 minutes in length.

This docu-drama "tells the story of Ezra, a young boy kidnapped and forced to become a soldier with a rebel faction in the Sierra Leone civil war. Ten years later, he is brought before a truth and reconciliation commission and made to revisit and understand his crimes so as to begin the process of psychological healing."

Ezra
Butler Media Reserves, DVD6286


 

 

Faat Kine. Videorecording. Filmi Doom Reew Dakar-Sénégal présente ; un film de Sembène Ousmane ; directeur de production, Wongue Mbengue ; scénario, dialogues, réalisation, Sembène Ousmane ; director of photography, Dominique Gentil ; editing, Kahena Attia Riveil ; original music by Sembène Ousmane and performed by Yande Codou Sène. -- San Francisco, California: California Newsreel, [2000]
About 121 minutes in length. In French and Wolof, with English subtitles.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2000. "The deceptively light domestic drama of Faat Kine, a gas station operator born, significantly, the same year as Senegalese independence, 1960." The drama focuses on a mother and a daughter and their life choices.

Faat Kine
Butler Media Reserves, DVD6205
Barnard Media, VIDEO PN1997 .F338 2000g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00289


 

 

Facing the truth. Videorecording. With Bill Moyers ; producer and director, Gail Pelett ; writers, Gail Pellett, Bill Moyers ; Public Affairs Television. -- Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1999.
About 120 minutes in length. 2 videocassettes.

Originally produced in 1998. With the end of apartheid in 1994, South Africa has had to come to terms with its oppressive past. This program describes the efforts of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate human rights violations and to help South Africa in its process of reinvention. Moyers and Pellett speak with apartheid victims to hear their stories; interviews with Desmond Tutu, former officers of state security, counterterrorists and journalists, and footage of the TRC hearings, round out this documentary.

Facing the truth
Barnard Media & Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO DT1757 .F33 1999g, Videocassettes 1-2


 

 

Family across the sea. Videorecording. Producer/writer, Tim Carrier ; director/videographer, Domino Boulware ; South Carolina Educational Television Network. -- San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, c1990.
About 58 minutes in length.]

In 1989 the nation of Sierra Leone invited a delegation of African-Americans to visit their country; the members of the delegation belong to a distinctive culture known as Gullah. The Gullah people have retained more of their African heritage than any other group of Blacks in North America. Scholars have uncovered remarkable connections between the Gullah of South Carolina and Georgia and the people of Sierra Leone. The ancestors of the Gullah were African slaves brought to the Sea Islands because of their expertise in rice cultivation. This film documents how the Gullah incorporated many aspects of African culture in the daily life of the plantations. The Gullah language contains over 3,000 words of African origin and resembles the Kiro language of Sierra Leone. The film concludes with the "homecoming" of the Gullah delegation to West African relatives of whom they had no knowledge.

Family across the sea
Barnard Media, VIDEO E185.93.S7 F36 1990g


 

 

Fang: an epic journey. Videorecording. A film by Susan M. Vogel ; producer, Ed De Carbo ; director, writer, Susan M. Vogel ; director of photography, Alex Kondrucke ; art directors, Chris Muller, Louisa Thompson. -- [New York, N.Y.] : Prince Street Pictures, Inc., c2001.
About 8 minutes in length. Includes 31 page guide. VHS format

"This is a work of fiction but everything in it is based on real events." About the journey of an African sculpture, beginning in Cameroon in 1904. The film then traces what happens to the sculpture in Paris in 1907 and 1917, Berlin in 1933, and New York in 1948. The sculpture finally ends up in a museum in 1970. Cast: Robert Pembertor, Jean-Paul Colleyn, Ron Street, Jon Shaver.

Fang: an epic journey
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00565


 

 

Faraw!: une mère des sables. Videorecording. Le Centre national de production cinématographique du Mali et Les Films de la Dune Rose ; d'après "Le violon" de Abdoulaye Ascofaré et "Une journée" de Aliou N'Doye ; scénario et réalisation, Abdoulaye Ascofaré. -- New York, NY : ArtMattan Productions, 1997.
About 90 minutes in length. In Songhai with English subtitles.

Cast: Balamoussa Keïta, Safiatou Mahaman, Aminata Ousmane. "Faraw!--Mother of the dunes: With three difficult children, a crippled, mentally unbalanced husband and no steady income, Zamiatou is the poorest woman in an impoverished desert village in Mali. She could have plenty of money to survive if she would sell her daughter as a prostitute to nearby French settlers, but she refuses to do so. Unfortunately, her family situation continues to spiral downward and she is finally forced to seek outside help."

Faraw!: une mère des sables
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO PN1997 .F35 1997g


 

 

Fela: music is the weapon. Videorecording. -- Los Angeles, CA: Geffen Records, 2004.
About 53 minutes in length. DVD format.

Filmed in 1982 in Lagos, Nigeria, the documentary mixes footage of Fela Anikulapo Kuti performing at his Shrine nightclub, interviews with the controversial musician, glimpses of life at his not-so-palatial Kalakuta Republic compound, and scenes of Lagos street life.

Fela: music is the weapon
Offsite [Music Video], MUSDVD90174


 

 

Femmes aux yeux ouverts = Women with open eyes. Videorecording. Un film de Anne-Laure Folly ; produit par Amanou Production. Library of African cinema. -- San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 1994.
About 52 minutes in length.

"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
Barnard Media, DVD HQ1788 .F45 1994h and VIDEO HQ1788 .F45 1994g


 

 

Festival panafricain d'Alger: film culte et méconnu!. Videorecording. Un film de William Klein ; réalisation, William Klein avec la collaboration de Antoine Bonfanti ... [et al.] -- [France] : Arte Editions, [2010]
2 discs: Festival panafricain--about 90 minutes in length; Eldridge Cleaver--about 75 minutes in length. In French and English with French subtitles.

Includes: Eldridge Cleaver, black panther. Videorecording. Réalisation, scénario, image, William Klein.

"This hitherto little known documentary by the photographer, painter and graphic artist William Klein plunges us into the very heart of the 1st Panafrican Cultural Festival held in Algeria in 1969." Interviews and archival footage of performances by Nina Simone, Archie Shepp, and Miriam Makeba, among others.

Festival panafricain d'Alger
Butler Media Reserves, DVD26706, discs 1-2


 

 

Fighting the silence: sexual violence against women in Congo. Videorecording. IF Productions presents ; written and directed by Ilse van Velzen and Femke van Velzen ; camera, Bram van Spengen ; editor, Paul de Heer ; music, Jeroen Goeijers ; interviews, Kim Brice. -- New York : Women Make Movies, 2007.
About 53 minutes in length. In French and Swahili; with English subtitles.

During the Democratic Republic of the Congo's seven year war, more then 80,000 women and girls were raped. "Fighting the Silence" tells the story of ordinary women and men struggling to change their society: one that prefers to blame victims rather than prosecute rapists. Survivors tell of the brutality they experienced. Husbands talk of the pressures that led them to abandon their wives. A father explains why he has given up on his daughter's future. Soldiers and policemen share their shocking views about why rape continues to flourish in the Congo despite the war having officially ended four years ago.

See also: Weapon of war: confession of rape in Congo

Fighting the silence
Bulter Media Reserves, DVD18919
Barnard Media (Non-Circulating), DVD HV6569.C65 F5 2007g


 

 

Finye = The Wind. Videorecording. Filimu Sisé bèna ; ka ja labèn nè, ja musakaw tigi, n'a labèn baga Solomani Sisé [director, Souleymane Cissé] ; cinematography, Etiyeni Kariton de Garamon ; editor, Andéré Davanture. -- New York: Kino on Film ; Kino International, 2002.
About 105 minutes in length. In Bambara and other West African languages, with English subtitles.

Originally produced in Mali in 1982. Finye tackles the generation gap in post-colonial West Africa. Its heroine is the pot-smoking daughter of a provincial military governor who falls in love with a fellow university student, the descendant of one of Mali's chiefs of an earlier age. Both families object to the union and to the lovers' growing involvement in student strikes against the corrupt government.

Finye
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01307


 

 

First World Festival of Negro Arts (1966 ; Dakar, Senegal). Videorecording. Directed and written by William Greaves ; a production of the Motion Picture and Television Service of the United States Information Agency ; camera, Georges Bracher, William Greaves. -- New York, N.Y. : [Distributed by] WIlliam Greaves Productions, [199-?]
About 40 minutes in length. VHS format.

Originally produced as motion picture in 1967. Presents Dakar's 24-day Festival of Negro Arts. Depicts performances of African and American entertainers and presents displays of art works. Includes Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, and Alvin Ailey.

First World Festival of Negro Arts
Butler Media Reserves, DVD8143
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01321


 

 

A fisherman's tale. Videorecording. A production of Riaandh Films; director, Riaan Hendricks. -- [South Africa]: Young Lion Films [distributor], c2003.
About 26 minutes in length. In Afrikaans, with some English; subtitles in English.

Critically acclaimed and award winning documentary film about the fishing community at KalkBay, and about the longing of a son to know his father.

A fisherman's tale
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7611


 

 

Flame. Videorecording. A co-production, Black & White Film Company, JBA Production, Onland Productions ; written by Ingrid Sinclair with Barbara Jago, Philip Roberts ; produced by Simon Bright, Joel Phiri, Jacques Bidou, Bridget Pickering ; directed by Ingrid Sinclair ; photography, João (Funcho) Costa ; editor, Elisabeth Moulinier ; music, Philip Roberts. Library of African cinema. -- San Francisco: California Newsreel, (1996).
About 85 minutes in length.

The starring cast: Marian Kunonga, Ulla Mahaka. Description: Dramatization of the role of women fighters in the Zimbabwean liberation struggle, and of the abuses committed against women and peasants, in the military and in Zimbabwean society at large.

Flame
Butler Media Reserves, DVD11132
Barnard Media and Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO PR9390 .F45 1996


 

 

Fold crumple crush: the art of El Anatsui. Videorecording. A film by Susan Vogel ; producer, Prince Street Pictures ; director, Susan Vogel ; editor, Harry Kafka ; music John Billingsley ; camera, Isaac Kpelle, Susan Vogel. -- Brooklyn, NY : Icarus Films, [2011]
About 53 minutes in length.

Also includes short film: Anatsui at work. (About 27 minutes in length)

"A powerful portrait of Africa's most widely acclaimed contemporary artist. An insider's view of the artist's practice, the ingenious steps and thousands of hours of labor that convert used bottle tops into huge, opulent wall hangings. Behind the charming, easy-going artist we meet a man mysterious even to his dearest friends. The film circles around Anatsui -- we see the celebrated artist at the Venice Biennale, in his home town, inside his studio directing a score of assistants."

Fold crumple crush: the art of El Anatsui
Butler Media Reserves, DVD16642


 

 

The forts & castles of Ghana. Videorecording. Midwest Tapes ; narrator, Danny Glover. -- Chatsworth, CA: Image Entertainment, 2003.
About 88 minutes in length.

Learn about the epicenter of the slave trade, the country's history, culture and treasured ecosystem, including a look at a painful time in its history. Enjoy beautiful footage of Ghana today where children filled with hope play in lush greenery. [Ghana]

The forts & castles of Ghana
Butler Media Reserves, DVD5507


 

 

Francophonie d'Afrique. Videorecording. Directed by Institut pour la coopération audiovisuelle francophone. -- [New York] : Society for French American Cultural Services and Educational Aid, c1992.
About 50 minutes in length.

Extraits d'une programme télévisé, Espace francophone:
L'Afrique francophone au quotidien -- Matougou en famille Zaïre -- Doumel prend le bus Sénégal -- Femmes rurales au Burundi -- Les enjeux du développement -- Alphabétisation -- Lutte contre le sida -- La création francophone -- Presse et démocratie -- L'Afrique et la communauté francophone.
[After a geographic and historic presentation of the francophone African countries, this program is divided in thematic sections, each being introduced by a local television commercial and a song by a popular singer. These sections threat major issue of concern in Africa today, including the daily life of African children, health care, the fight against AIDS, as well as literacy programs.]

Francophonie d'Afrique
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT524 .F69 1992g


 

 

Frantz Fanon: black skin, white mask. Videorecording. Written by Issac Julien and Mark Nash; producer, Mark Nash ; director, Issac Julien ; a Normal Films production for BBC and the Arts Council of England, in association with Illuminations. -- San Francisco, California: California Newsreel, c1995.
About 50 minutes in length.

A film biography of Fanon, one of the most influential theorists of the anti-colonial movements of our century. Reveals not only the facts of his life but his long and tortuous inner journey. Includes interviews with family members and friends, documentary footage, readings from Fanon's work and moving dramatizations of crucial moments in his life. The film follows Fanon from his birth in Martinique in 1925, through medical school in France, to his work in Algeria where he joined the turbulent liberation struggle.

Frantz Fanon: black skin, white mask
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7800
Barnard Media and Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO CT2628.F35 F7 1995g


 

 

Frantz Fanon: une vie, un combat, une oeuvre / his life, his struggle, his work. Videorecording. Scénario et réalisation, Cheikh Djemaï ; production, Claude Gilaizeau et Barcha Bauer; cinematography, Robert Millié, François Rosolato ; editing, Jean-Pierre Sanchez ; music, Anouar Brahem (Thimar).-- New York : ArtMattan Productions, [2006?]
About 52 minutes in length.

Originally produced as a documentary in 2001.: "Frantz Fanon was a psychiatrist, originally from Martinique, who had become a spokesman for the Algerian revolution against French colonialism. Embittered by his experience with racism in the French Army, he gravitated to radical politics, Sartrean existentialism and the philosophy of black consciousness known as negritude. His 1952 book Black skin, white masks offers a penetrating analysis of racism and of the ways in which it is internalized by its victims. While secretly aiding the rebels of the Algerian anti-colonial war as a doctor in Algeria, Fanon cared for victims and perpetrators alike, producing case notes that shed invaluable light on the psychic traumas of colonial war. Expelled from Algeria in 1956, Fanon moved to Tunis where [he] wrote for El Moudjahid, the rebel newspaper, founded Africa's first psychiatric clinic, and wrote several influential books on decolonization." Includes excerpts from Frantz Fanon's texts read by Pierre Auffray.

Frantz Fanon: une vie, un combat, une oeuvre / his life, his struggle, his work
Butler Media Reserves, DVD14058


 

 

Funeral season: ou la saison des funérailles. Produced by Matthew Lancit ; co-produced by Laura Hudock ; written and directed by Matthew Lancit. -- Toronto, Ontario: [s.n.], 2011.
About 87 minutes in length. In English with some French dialog subtitled in English.

Originally produced in 2010. "Travelogue and ethnography meet in this whimsical ghost story about a foreigner in the midst of a culture where "the dead are not dead". Village by village, locals take him on a road trip through Cameroon's most joyous funeral celebrations. Along the way, he befriends his guides and becomes increasingly haunted by memories of his own ancestors."

Funeral seasons: ou la saison des funérailles
Butler Media, DVD25106


 

 

The future of mud : a tale of houses and lives in Djenne. Videorecording. Le Musée National du Mali presents a film by Susan Vogel ; produced by Susan Vogel, Samuel Sidibé, Trevor Marchand. -- Brooklyn, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, c2007.
About 58 minutes in length.

Through the story of a mason in Djenne, Komusa Tenapo, and his family, this documentary examines an African tradition of mud architecture in Mali. [Mali]

The future of mud
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7128


 

 

Future remembrance: photography and image arts in Ghana. Videorecording. A publication of IWF (Institut für den Wissenschaft a film by Tobias Wendl and Nancy du Plessis; camera, Tobias Wendl; editor, Abbas Yousefpour. -- Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources, 1998.
About 55 minutes in length.

A documentary about the role of photography, photographers and the art of image making in Ghana. Photographers, sculptors, and painters discuss the economic, social, cultural, aesthetic, and spiritual motivations of their work.

Future remembrance: photography and image arts in Ghana
Barnard Media, VIDEO TR119.G45 F888 1998g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO TR119.G45 F888 1998g


 

 

 

 

 

 

Gacaca : living together again in Rwanda? Videorecording. A production of Dominant7/Gacaca Productions in association with Planete ; a film by Anne Aghion ; director, Anne Aghion ; producers, Philip Brooks, Laurent Bocahut, Anne Aghion ; editor, Nadia Ben Rachid ; photography, Mathieu Hagnery, James Kakwerere. -- New York : First Run/Icarus Films, c2002.
About 55 minutes in length. In English, Tutsi and Hutu, with English subtitles.

In 1994, decades of politically motivated ethnic scapegoating culminated in a wholesale slaughter of the Rwanda's Tutsi minority, along with many Hutu moderates. Today, Rwanda is rebuilding, but its most difficult task is addressing the emotional trauma and fostering reconciliation between the Hutu and Tutsi. This film follows the first steps in one of the world's boldest experiments in reconciliation: the Gacaca Tribunals. These are a form of citizen-based justice based on ancient traditions of judgement, aimed at unifying this scarred nation.
See also: In Rwanda we say ; My neighbor, my killer ; and The notebooks of memory

Gacaca: living together again in Rwanda
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00519


 

 

Garbage dreams: [raised in the trash trade]. Videorecording. Co-production with Motiveart ; in association with Chicken & Egg Pictures ; Producer, director, cinematographer, Mai Iskander ; co-producer and editor, Kate Hirson ; co-editor, Jessica Reynolds ; original music, Raz Mesinai ; executive producer, Tiffany Schauer ; co-executive producer, Claudia Miller. -- New York: Iskander Films, Inc.: [distributed by] Cinema Guild, c2009.
About 79 minutes in length. In Arabic, with English subtitles.

"Follows three teenage boys born into the trash trade and growing up in the world's largest garbage village, on the outskirts of Cairo. It is the home to 60,000 Zaballeen, Arabic for 'garbage people.' Far ahead of any modern 'green' initiatives, the Zaballeen survive by recycling 80 percent of the garbage they collect. When their community is suddenly faced with the globalization of its trade, each of the teenage boys is forced to make choices that will impact his future and the survival of his community." [Egypt]

Garbage dreams
Butler Media Reserves, DVD11261


 

 

Gem slaves: Tanzanite's child labour. Videorecording. Produced by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs; written, produced and directed by Rand Pearson; camera, Jandries Groenendijkj, Peter Karanja; editors, Jandries Groenendijkj, Don Prior. Narrator: Mumbi Kaigwa. Commentary: Harry Mushi, Grace Banya. -- [Nairobi, Kenya]; IRIN, [2006]
About 15 minutes in length.

Mererani in northern Tanzania is the only place on earth where the precious stone tanzanite is mined. Every day thousands of children risk their lives in poorly constructed mine shafts for barely a meal a day. Despite efforts to curb this deadly practice, the global thirst for tanzanite continues to drive these children undergound. [Tanzania]

Gem slaves: Tanzanite's child labour
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7448


 

 

Général Idi Amin Dada: autoportrait. Videorecording. Un film de Barbet Schroeder ; une production Le Figaro, Mara-Films, TV Rencontre ; camera, Nestor Almendros ; editor, Denise de Casabianca ; music, Idi Amin Dada. -- [United States]: Criterion Collection ; Home Vision Cinema ; Janus Films, c2002.
About 90 minutes in length. DVD format. English dialogue, with French credits.

Originally released in France as an English language film in 1974, with French subtitles. This re-release...without subtitles. Includes a 2001 interview with Barbet Schroeder, and a timeline of Ugandan history. In 1974, a film crew followed Idi Amin Dada, dictator of Uganda, interviewing him and filming him as he worked.

General Idi Amin Dada
Butler Media Reserves, DVD1253


 

 

La genèse = Genesis. Videorecording. Kino International ; une coproduction Kora Films, Balanzan, CNPC, Cinéma Public Films ; producteurs exécutifs, Jacques Atlan, Chantal Bagilishya ; un film de Cheick Oumar Sissoko ; scénario, Jean-Louis Sagot-Duvauroux ; cinematography, Lionel Cousin ; editor, Ailo Auguste ; music, Michel Risse, Pierre Sauvageot. -- New York, NY: Kino on Video, 2003.
About 102 minutes in length. In Bambara language ; English subtitles.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1999. Video version distributed by California Newsreel. Cast: Sotigui Kouyate, Bala Moussa Keita, Salif Keita, Fatoumata Diawara. Power struggle between two families. Inspired by the book of Genesis.

La genèse = Genesis
Butler Media Reserves, DVD1896
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00292 and VIDEORES00605


 

 

Gerrie & Louise: a film. Videorecording. Directed and narrated by Sturla Gunnarsson ; produced by Phyllis Brown, Sturla Bunnarsson, David York ; written and co-produced by Steven Silver ; edited by Manfred Becker ; narration written by Steven Silver, Barry Stevens ; cinematography by Kirk Tougas ; music composed by Jonathan Goldsmith ; produced by Blackstock Pictures and Eurasia Motion Pictures. -- [Canada]: Blackstone Pictures ; New York : [distributed by] First Run/Icarus Films, c1997.
About 75 minutes in length.

This documentary film focuses on newlyweds Gerrie and Louise. Gerrie is a former member of the South African military and was involved in operations in support of apartheid, including operations where civilians in opposition to apartheid were tortured. Louise is a former journalist who covered the protests leading to the fall of apartheid and them became the principal investigator for SA's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Using interviews and documentary footage, the film looks at some of the operations Gerrie played a part in, and at some of the work of the TRC exposing the actions of former government officials involved in maintaining apartheid."

Gerrie & Louise
Butler Media Reserves, VIDEORES00155


 

 

Ghosts of Rwanda. Videorecording. A Frontline co-production with the BBC and Silverbridge Productions; written, produced, and directed by Greg Barker; co-producer, Julia Powell; editor, Paul Carlin; photography, Frank Lehmann, Ray Brislin, Fred Scott; narrator, Will Lyman. -- [Alexandria, Va.]: Distributed by PBS Home Video, [c2004].
About 115 minutes in length. DVD version.

Chronicles the Rwandan genocide of 1993, one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century. Includes interviews with key government officials, diplomats, and eyewitnesses accounts.

Ghosts of Rwanda
Barnard Media, DVD DT450.435 .G56 2005h
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01500
Social Work Reserves, VIDEO DT450.435 .G56 2004g


 

 

Gito l'ingrat = Gito the ungrateful. Videorecording. Un film de Léonce Ngabo ; une coproduction Jaques Sandoz Film Productions, Capital Entertainment France Productions, Productions Cinématographiques du Burundi ; scénario, Léonce Ngabo, Patrick Herzig ; producteur, Jaques Sandoz ; réalisateur, Léonce Ngabo ; cinématographie, Matthias Kaelin ; montage, Dominique Roy ; musique, Pierre-Alain Hofmann ; producteurs executifs, Patrick Herzig, Daniel Messre, Bonaventure Nicimpaye. -- New York : KJM3 Entertainment Group, [1993]
About 90 minutes in length.
In French with English subtitles.

"Gito, a student from Burundi studying in Paris, decides to return home, taking with him his brand new diploma and a heap of illusions. Gito personifies the young African intellectual who, having immersed himself in a foreign culture, rediscovers the country of his origins and sees his utopian dreams confronted by daily realities."

Gito l'ingrat
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01176

 


 

 

God grew tired of us. Videorecording. Newmarket Films presents in association with Silver Nitrate a National Geographic Films/LBS production ; a film by Christopher Quinn and Tommy Walker ; executive produced by Peter Gilbert, Brad Pitt, Steven Rosenbaum, Adam Schlesinger, Jack Schneider ; co-produced by Eric Gilliland, Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney ; produced by Molly Bradford Pace, Christopher Quinn, Tommy Walker ; co-directed by Tommy Walker ; directed by Christopher Quinn ; written by Christopher Quinn ; director of photography, Paul Daley ; edited by Johanna Giebelhaus, Geoffrey Richman ; original music, Jamie Saft, Mark Nelson, Mark McAdam. -- Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2007.
About 90 minutes in length.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006. Presents the plight of young, male Sudanese refugees, known as "lost boys," being displaced to foreign countries due to civil war in their homeland. The film tells the story of three of the lost boys who struggled to come to the United States for a better life, while still attempting to assist the family and friends they have left behind.

God grew tired of us
Butler Media Reserves, DVD23246

 


 

 

God sleeps in Rwanda. Videorecording. Written, directed and produced by Kimberlee Acquaro and Stacy Sherman. -- New York: Women Make Movies, c2004.
About 29 minutes in length.

Examines the lives of five Rwandan women as they attempt to rebuild their lives following the 1994 genocide. [Rwanda]

God sleeps in Rwanda
Social Work Reserves, DVD HQ1797.5 .G64 2004


 

 

Going home. Videorecording. Presented by TVE International; producer/director, Emily Marlow; camera, Adam Hall; music, M'Bady Kouyate, Montagu Bourcier; editor, Deirdre O'Connell; narrator, Steve Bradshaw. -- Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films, c1998.
About 31 minutes in length.

Documents the plight of Sierra Leonean and Liberian refugees in Guinea. Evaluates the efforts of the Guinean government and the UN High Commission for Refugees to protect the rights of refugees according to the OAU Convention. [Guinea]

Going home
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES03744


 

 

Gold, tears and music. Videorecording. Co-produced by Abdulkadir Ahmed Said, Bridget Thompson; directed by Abdulkadir Ahmed Said. -- [South Africa: s.n., 2007]
About 52 minutes in length.

This DVD incorporates the stories of Johannesburg, its gold mining industry, and the music shaped in this melting pot, from Marabi to Kwela and Mbaqanga. It characterises the post 1994 period in South Africa and features Pops Mohamed as a griot for the 21st century. [South Africa]

Gold, tears and music
Music, Copy Ordered as of 08-14-09


 

 

The good and the evil. Videorecording. Via le Monde, Inc. ; produced by Daniel Bertolino, Catherine Viau ; directed by Francois Floquet. -- Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities, c1991. (Legends of the world series.) Filmed in Sénégal.
About 26 minutes in length.

Characters' voices are in Wolof, but they are often drowned out by the English narration and translation.

Good and evil (Senegal)
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO00768


 

 

Good fortune. Videorecording. A film by Landon Van Soest and Jeremy Levine ; director, Landon Van Soest ; editor, Jeremy Levine ; producers, Jeremy Levine, Landon Van Soest. -- [Brooklyn, N.Y.] : Transient Pictures, [2009]
About 73 minutes in length. In English, Swahili, and Dholuo; subtitles in English.

UN Habitat promises better housing to residents of the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Meanwhile in the Kenyan countryside, Dominion Farms, a private U.S. company, hopes to elevate the local standard of living by converting pastures and farmland into rice fields. By taking their camera directly to the communities affected by these two ambitious development projects, the filmmakers discover what these do-gooder institutions can’t seem to, why their presence is unwelcome by the very people they are trying to help.

Good fortune
Butler Media Reserves, DVD12427


 

 

Gorée: the door of no return. Videorecording. A film by Ann E. Johnson and Robin Klein ; a Meme Chose production. -- Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities and Sciences, c1992.
About 30 minutes in length.

A brief history of Gorée Island in Sénégal. The film features: a summary of the impact of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in West Africa (some book illustrations and other images shown actually depict the trade in other parts of the African continent); European rivalry for control of the island; the pivotal role of the Signarées ; a theatrical re-enactment of the enslavement and sale of a slave; and, scenes of modern tourism on the island.

African Studies: Gorée--the door of no return
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT549.9.G67 G6 1992g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO DT549.9.G67 G6 1992g


 

 

Grace, Milly, Lucy--child soldiers. Videorecording. A Macumba DOC production in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada; produced, written and directed by Raymonde Provencher ; director of photography, Fran¸ois Beauchemin; editing, Marina Popova, Denis Boisvert. -- New York: Women Make Movies, c2010.
About 73 minutes in length. In English and Acholi with English subtitles.

"In Uganda, more than 30,000 children have been abducted by rebel troops over the past 20 years and forced into armed conflict. Many of these child soldiers are girls. When they return from captivity, the girls struggle to be accepted in their communities and make their voices heard."

Grace, Milly, Lucy--child soldiers
Barnard Media, DVD UB416 .G733 2010g


 

 

Le Grand blanc de Lambarene = The great white man of Lambarene. Videorecording. Scénario original, Bassek Ba Kobhio; adaptation et dialogue, Serge Lascar, Bassek Ba Kobhio; un film de Bassek Ba Kobhio; producteur, Hugues Nonn. Library of African cinema series. -- San Francisco, California: California Newsreel, c1995.
About 89 minutes in length. In French, with English subtitles.

"A docudrama revisionist perspective on Albert Schweitzer, Nobel Peace Prize winner and secular saint of the colonial era. Shot on the site of Schweitzer's hospital in Gabon, the film reveals a man blinded to the people around him by his own spiritual self-absorption and arrogance." The cast includes: Andre Wilms, Marisa Berenson, Alex Descas, Elisabeth Bourgine, Philippe Maury.

Le Grand blanc de Lambarene
Barnard Media, VIDEO CT 1018.S45 G72 1995g


 

 

Great Zimbabwe: mystery city of Black Africa. Videorecording. Educationali Video Network, Inc. -- Huntsville, Texas: Educational Filmstrips, c1993.
About 13 minutes in length.

A short overview of the history of Great Zimbabwe and its ruins.

Great Zimbabwe, mystery city of Black Africa
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00284


 

 

The greatest silence: rape in the Congo. Videorecording. Produced by Jackson Films; in association with HBO Documentary Films and The Fledgling Fund; producer-director-cinematographer-editor, Lisa F. Jackson; Music, Bernard Buleri Kalume. -- New York, NY: Women Make Movies, 2007.
About 76 minutes in length.

"Since 1998 a brutal war has been raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Over 4 million people have died, and many tens of thousands of women and girls have been systematically kidnapped, raped, mutilated and tortured by soldiers from both foreign militias and the Congolese army. Until now, the world has known nothing of their stories. A survivor of gang rape herself, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson has created an extraordinary film in which these brave women finally speak." [DR Congo]

The greatest silence: rape in the Congo
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7614


 

 

The greedy child. Videorecording. -- Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1991. (Folk tales and legends from around the world) Filmed in Sénégal.
About 26 minutes in length.

"This folk tale from Sénégal tells the story of a boy who runs away from home and is captured by a giant."

Greedy child, The. (Senegal)
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO GR352.72.W64 G74 1991g


 

 

Griottes of the Sahel : female keepers of the Songhay oral tradition in Niger. Videorecording. A production of the Center for Instructional Design and Integrated Technologies ; produced in association with the College of the Liberal Arts, Pennsylvania State University ; producer/writer, Thomas A. Hale ; director/editor, Marie Hornbein ; narrators, Jack Eggert, Aissata Niandou. -- University Park, Penn. : PennState Audio-visual Services, c1991.

Griottes maintain the oral tradition of the Songhay people by singing praises of people and recounting geneology, in distinction to the male griots who sing the epic dramas of heroes past. The music and dance of the griottes are important elements of ceremonies and social events.

Griottes of the Sahel
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT547.45.S65 G74 1991g


 

 

The guardians of Africa: the tsetse fly. Videorecording. Narrator, David Munro; produced and directed by Bruno Sorrentino; in association with Television Trust for the Environment; TVE production. -- Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1995. In English.
About 45 minutes in length.

"The African tsetse fly carries the lethal diseases of sleeping sickness and nagana. But while nagana is lethal to cattle, local wildlife are immune. Herders stay clear of the tsetse areas, leaving the wild life habitats undisturbed, but the cattle face starvation if they remain on the parched plains. This program illustrates how these facts create a unique conundrum for the cattle herders of Kenya's southern Rift Valley: death by starvation or disease."

Guardians of Africa
Barnard Media, VIDEO QL537.M7 G83 1995g


 

 

Guelwaar. Videorecording. A film by Sembène Ousmane. Film Doomireew; producer, Jacques Perrin; cinematographer, Dominique Gentil ; sound, Ndiouga Moctar Ba ; editing, Marie-Aimee Debril ; original music, Baaba Maal. -- New York : New Yorker Films, c1993.
About 115 minutes in length. In Wolof and French, with English subtitles.

Filmed near Thiès, Sénégal. When Guelwaar, a political activist and a Christian, is mysteriously killed and mistakenly buried in a Muslim cemetary, family members, political and religious leaders become embroiled in a dispute at the grave site. The issues of official corruption, foreign aid, religious difference, and the future of African society are all addressed.

Guelwaar
Barnard Media and Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO PQ3989 .S46 G8 1993g


 

 

The Guguletu seven. Videorecording. Producer and director, Lindy Wilson ; cinematographers, Clifford Bestall, Dewald Aukema ; music, Philip Miller. -- Vancouver, Canada: Villon Films, [2001]
About 107 minutes in length.

This documentary film investigates the tragic deaths of a group of young black South Africans in 1986. Originally reported as a terrorist ambush thwarted by the police, the story behind the incident is uncovered by investigators for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The Guguletu Seven
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00609


 

 

Guimba: un tyran, une epoque. Videorecording. Un film de Cheick Oumar Sissoko. Library of African cinema series. Coproduction with: La Centre National de Production Cinematographique du Mali, La Direction de la Production Cinematographique du Burkina-Faso, La WDR Cologne. Cast: Falaba Issa Traoré, Bala Moussa Keïta, Habib Dembele, Lamine Diallo, Helene Diarra, Mouneissa Maiga. -- San Francisco, Calif. : California Newsreel, c1995.
About 94 minutes in length. In Bambara and Peul with English subtitles.

"An epic set in the legendary past of Mali (West Africa) to provide a biting allegory of present-day African politics. Through the story of the downfall of Guimba the tyrant, the filmmaker foretells a similar fate for the many dictators who still pillage the continent. He frames his film with the appearance of a griot, a traditional African storyteller who passes down the "wisdom of the ancestors", looking to the values and legends of the African past for inspiration and guidance in reconstructing well-governed, self-sufficient nations."

Guimba
Butler Media Reserves, DVD3373
Barnard Media, VIDEO PN1997 .G794 1995g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00137


 

 

The Al-Hadji and his wives. Videorecording. A film by Jie Li. -- Watertown, Mass. : Documentary Educational Resources, c2009.
About 50 minutes in length. Some parts in language from Bamunka , Northwest Cameroon, with English subtitles and voiceovers.

Originally produced in 2006. "The Al-Hadji and His Wives is a film portrait of a Mbororo Fulani patriarch, Al-Haji Isa, his savvy wives, and their rebellious daughters."

Al-Hadji & his wives, The.
Butler Media Reserves, DVD13447


 

 

Has God forsaken Africa? = Dieu a-t-il quitté l'Afrique? Videorecording. The National Film Board of Canada presents ; a film by Musa Dieng Kala ; a National Film Board of Canada production ; produced by Colette Loumède [and] Christian Madawar ; research, script, and direction, Musa Dieng Kala ; cinematography, Alex Margineanu ; original music, Musa Dieng Kala. -- Montréal : National Film Board of Canada, 2008.
About 52 minutes in length. French and Wolof dialogue; subtitles in English and French.
***Plus a short film: Hungu / a film by Nicolas Brault (About 9 minutes in length).

Originally released as a motion picture in 2007. A film about "the tribulations of five young Senegalese men seeking to emigrate at any cost. In the Ouago Niayes neighbourhood in Dakar, Kader, Ibrahima, Ahmadou, Omar and Djiby meet every day on the 'strays bench' to share their hopeless burdens and build their dreams of a future in the West. Their goal: to find a captain to take them by canoe, or someone who will sell them a visa on the black market"

Has God forsaken Africa? ; plus Hungu
Butler Media Reserves, DVD11705


 

 

Have you heard from Johannesburg [7 documentary stories] Produced and directed by Connie Field ; editors, Gregory Scharpen, Jeffrey Stephens ; cinematographer, Tom Hurwitz ; writers, Ken Chowder, Connie Field, Gregory Scharpen. -- Franklin Lakes, NJ : Clarity Educational Productions, [2006?]

"...chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa's entrenched apartheid regime and its international supporters who considered South Africa an ally in the Cold War." In 7 parts: Road to resistance ; Hell of a job ; The new generation ; Fair play ; From Selma to Soweto ; The bottom line ; Free at last.

Have you heard from Johannesburg
Butler Media Reserves, DVD17288 (7 discs)


 

 

Have you heard from Johannesburg? Apartheid and the Club of the West. Videorecording. A production of Clarity Films; producer-director, Connie Field; editors, Gregory Scharpen, Jeffrey Stephens; cinematographer, Tom Hurwitz; writers, Ken Chowder, Connie Field, Gregory Scharpen; narrator, Awele Makeba. -- Franklin Lakes, NJ: Clarity Educational Productions, Inc., 2006.
About 90 minutes in length.

This film looks at the relationship between the United States and South Africa during the 1980s. The film focuses on the anti-apartheid movement, which effected changes of policy in companies, universities, and the U.S. Congress.

Have you heard from Johannesburg? Apartheid and the Club of the West
Butler Media Reserves, DVD6381


 

 

Have you seen Drum recently? Videorecording. [Presented by] Bailey's African Photo Archives ; produced by Claudia Schadeberg and Jurgen Schadeberg ; directed by Jurgen Schadeberg ; executive producer, J.R.A. Bailey ; commentary written by Richard Bergnon ; camera, Tony Mander, Andre Pienaar, Ivars Rushevics ; editor, Sharron Hawkes ; music, Gallo Africa, Ltd. -- [South Africa : GTV, 1995]
About 77 minutes in length. ***VHS/PAL format.

A documentary about South African culture in the 1950's and the impact of apartheid on the lives of black Africans. Rare footage from Drum Magazine archives brings to life the music, dance, and shebeen philosophy of that period. Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Trevor Huddleston, Chief Luthuli, Can Themba, Bloke Modisane, and Miriam Makeba are among those featured or shown.

Have you seen Drum recently?
Barnard Media (Non-Circulating), DVD DT1752 .H38 2005g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO DT1752 .H38 1995


 

 

Heart of the Congo. Videorecording. A production of Moira Productions film in association with Dateline Productions; written, directed, narrated & produced by Tom Weidlinger; Lillian Lincoln Foundation; editor, Maureen Gosling; original music, Ed Bogas, Guillermo Galinda. -- Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films, 2004.
About 57 minutes in length. In English and French with parts in an undetermined African language with English or French subtitles and voiceovers.

Amid threats of violence, corruption, and a legacy of colonial dependency, aid workers in the Congo help refugees who have lost everything. They seek to strengthen villagers' will, essential for a self-sufficient future. Heart of the Congo is a film about courage, perseverance and ways in which humanitarian aid makes a lasting difference.

Heart of the Congo
Barnard Media, DVD HV555.C65 H42 2004g
Butler Media Reserves, DVD6474 and DVD6475


 

 

The heart of whiteness. Videorecording. Written and directed by Rehad Desai; editor, Kirsten de Megalhaes. -- South Africa: National Film and Video Foundation, 2006.
About 50 minutes in length.

South African filmmaker Rehad Desai travels to Orania in the Northern Cape, to investigate what it means to be white in the new South Africa. [South Africa]

The heart of whiteness
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7559


 

 

Heaven's herds: Nguni cattle, Nguni people Videorecording. A production of Flying Fox Productions; producer, James Hersov; directors, James Hersov, Sofia de Fay; scriptwriters, Sofia de Fay, James Hersov; editor, Robert Haynes; music, Sue Grealy; directors of photography, Efpe Senekal, Mark Rowlston; narrator, Pitika Ntuli. -- [South Africa]: Flying Fox Productions, c2005.
About 75 minutes in length. In English, and Zulu with English subtitles.

A documentary about Nguni cattle, a breed indigenous to Southern Africa, and their central role in the culture of the Nguni people, the amaZulu in particular, who herd them.

Heaven's herds: Nguni cattle, Nguni people
Butler Media Reserves, DVD6188


 

 

Heavenly mud: architecture and magic in Mali = Hemelse modder: architectuur en magie in West-Afrika. Jokestar Film presenteren een documentaire van Ton van der Lee. AVRO Television. Camera, Eugene van den Bosch ; editor, Jan Dries Groenendijk ; producer (Africa), Rudolf Evenhuis ; producer, Tyo Vuik. -- New York: Filmakers Library, c2003.
About 52 minutes in length. In Dutch and French, with English subtitles. DVD format

"This unique film takes us on a journey down the Niger River in Mali (West Africa) filled with rarely seen traditional African architecture. These edifices are as visionary as anything conceived by Gaudi in the 20th century. The power and striking beauty of African architecture is immediately apparent... The film compares ancient African architecture to twentieth century 'organic' architecture as practiced by Frank Lloyd Wright and Antonio Gaudi. A famous Dutch organic architect, Max van Huut, believes modern Western architecture has contributed to alienation, whereas contemporary organic architecture, with its more human scale, contributes to a sense of community."

Heavenly mud: architecture and magic in Mali
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4629


 

 

Herdsmen of the sun. Videorecording. Director, Werner Herzog ; producer, Patrick Sandrin ; photographer, Thomas Weber ; Interama. -- New York : Kino International, c2000.
About 52 minutes in length. In French, English, and Peul with English subtitles.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1986. Filming the Woodabe (Bororo) in the drought stricken Sahara, Herzog focuses on one ritual. Once a year in what amounts to a beauty pageant, the young men dress up and parade in front of the women. Each woman must then choose and spend the next few nights with the man she finds the most beautiful.

Herdsmen of the sun
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00366


 

 

O Herói = the hero. Videorecording. Producer, Fernando Vendrell ; director, Zeze Gamboa. -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2005.
About 97 minutes in length. In Portuguese, with English subtitles. DVD format.

Luanda, capital of Angola, is a huge city trying to cope with and overcome the profound legacy of a civil war that lasted for nealy 30 years. A military soldier Vitorio has just been discharged after almost 20 years of fighting in the war. During his last military assignment he stepped on a land mine and lost a leg. After recuperating, he finds himself alone, unemployed and homeless.

O Herói
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4963 and DVD5223


 

 

Hidden faces. Videorecording. A 20th Century Vixen production for Channel 4 ; by Kim Longinotto & Claire Hunt with Safaa Fathay ; editor, John Mister. Part of: "Without walls" (Television program) -- New York, N.Y. : Women Make Movies, [2008]
About 52 minutes in length. In English and Arabic with English subtitles.

Originally broadcast on television in 1990. Discusses the psychological and sociological problems of Egyptian women, especially Muslim women. Focuses on Dr. Nawāl Sa'dāwī, a Muslim feminist, psychiatrist and novelist.

Hidden faces
Barnard Media, VIDEO HQ1793 .H43 1990g
Butler Media Reserves, DVD -- on order
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO HQ1793 .H43 1990g


 

 

I [heart] hiphop in Morocco: peace, love, hiphop. Videorecording. Directed and produced by Josh Asen and Jennifer Needleman. Editor, Jennifer Needleman; camera, Josh Asen ... [et al.] -- [Los Angeles]: Rizz Productions, c2007.
About 77 minutes in length.

Follows the attempt to organize and present the first ever hip hop festival in three cities in North Africa in 2005 by DJ Key, founder of the Original Hiphop Association. Various Moroccan hip hop artists talk about the struggles they face between making the music they love and Muslim culture. [Morocco]

I [heart] hiphop in Morocco: peace, love, hiphop
Butler Media Reserves, DVD8061


 

 

Hold up the Sun : The ANC and Popular Power in the Making = Ulibambe Lingashoni. Videorecording. -- Johannesburg: AMC?; 1993.
Each episode is about 52 minutes in length. ***VHS/PAL format.

A history of the African National Congress in South Africa.

Hold Up the Sun: "Enter the Masses, 1949-1958"
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO JQ1998.A4 U45 1993g, Tape 1

Hold Up the Sun: "No Kings and Generals"
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO JQ1998.A4 U45 1993g, Tape 2

Hold Up the Sun: "Roots of Struggle"
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO JQ1998.A4 U45 1993g, Tape 3

Hold Up the Sun: "Submit or Fight, 1958-1969"
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO JQ1998.A4 U45 1993g, Tape 4

Hold Up the Sun: "The New Generation, 1968-1983"
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO JQ1998.A4 U45 1993g, Tape 5


 

 

Hopes on the horizon. Videorecording. WGBH ; Blackside, Inc. ; Produced and directed by Onyekachi Wambu ; editor, Eric W. Handley ; narrator, Derrick N. Ashong. -- Berkeley, California : University of California Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning, 2001.
About 115 minutes in length.

This documentary chronicles the rise of pro-democracy movements in six African countries during the 1990s (Bénin ; Nigeria ; Rwanda ; Morocco ; Mozambique ; South Africa).

Hopes on the horizon
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00435


 

 

Hot wax. Videorecording. A production of Left-Eye; Originally produced as an episode of the documentary television series Project 10: real stories from a free South Africa for SABC 1 in 2004; producer, Trish Urquhart; director, Andy Spitz; camera, Andy Spitz; editor, Tonia Selley; music, Warrick Swinney, Murray Anderson. -- [San Francisco, CA]: California Newsreel, [2004].
About 49 minutes in length.

"Ivy is a big, bubbly black woman who managed to run her own beauty salon surreptitiously during the dark days of apartheid. She lives in Alexandra, a restless and poor township, while her white, mostly elderly, clients live in the tree-lined suburbs of Johannesburg. In her salon she is part beautician, long-time friend, lay counselor and honest commentator to her customers. While she masks her clients' imperfections, she also peels away layers of difference separating the races. It can be easily pointed out that Ivy essentially enjoys the intimacy of a domestic servant, while her white clients maintain their economic privileges and know little about Ivy's private world. But since apartheid's end, Ivy owns her own shop and now meets her clients on an equal footing"--Container.

Hot wax
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7323


 

 

Hotel Rwanda. Videorecording. United Artists presents, in association with Lions Gate Entertainment ; a United Kingdom/South Africa/Italy co-production, in association with the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa ; a Miracle Pictures/Seamus production ; produced in association with Inside Track & Mikado Film ; a film by Terry George ; produced by A. Kitman Ho, Terry George ; written by Keir Pearson & Terry George ; directed by Terry George ; director of photography, Robert Fraisse ; editor, Naomi Geraghty ; music, Andrea Guerra, Rupert Gregson-Williams, Afro Celt Sound System ; costume designer, Ruy Filipe ; production designers, Tony Burrough, Johnny Breedt. -- [United States]: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, [2005], c2004.
About 122 minutes in length.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2004. "The deeply moving true story of a five-star-hotel manager who used his wits and words to save more than 1,200 lives during the 1994 Rwandan conflict (genocide)." Special features: audio commentary with Terry George, Don Cheadle and Paul Rusesabagina ; featurette with cast and crew ; "A message for peace": making Hotel Rwanda; theatrical trailer. Cast: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Desmond Dube, David O’Hara, Cara Seymour, Fana Mokoena, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Tony Kgoroge, Mosa Kaiser.

Hotel Rwanda
Barnard Media, DVD PN1997 .H68 2005g
Butler Media Reserves, DVD10616


 

 

How Facebook changed the world: Arab spring. -- London : BBC : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2013.
2 discs, about 52 minutes each.

Episode 1: the host Mishal Husain meets with young men and women who led the Arab Spring revolt in Tunisia and Egypt and shows their cell phone footage as she explains the regime change in those countries. Episode 2: the host Mishal Husain talks with young protestors who spread the Arab Spring revolt to Libya and Bahrain, and with people who are still fighting the Syrian regime, as she explains the roots of turmoil in those countries. Recorded off-air from BBC2 on 05/09/2011 and 15/09/2011.

How Facebook changed the world: Arab spring
Butler Media Reserves, DVD25881, discs 1-2


 

 

How Samba became Viceroy. Videorecording. Via le Monde, Inc. ; directed by Richard Lavoie ; producers, Daniel Bertolino, Catherine Viau. -- Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities, c1991. (Legends of the world) Filmed in Mali.
About 26 minutes in length.

Characters' voices are in Bambara, but they are often drowned out by the English narration and translation.

How Samba Became Viceroy
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01731


 

 

The human puzzle. Videorecording. Producer, Rod Caird; director, James Black. With Walter Cronkite. -- New York, NY: A & E Home Video, c1994. Ape man (Television program) series; no. 1.
About 50 minutes in length.

"Compared to other species, human beings have been on earth for a very short time. For millions of years, the dinosaurs dominated. Then came an evolutionary upheaval: the continents shifted, the climate changed and the ape emerged. In Africa, our primal ancestors began to make hugh biological leaps forward. But what mysterious phenomenon allowed humans to branch off from the ape?"

Human puzzle, The
Mathematics Reserves, VIDEO GN281 .A64 1994g


 

 

The hunters. Videorecording. Produced by the Film Study Center of the Peabody Museum of Harvard University; written and directed by John Marshall, Lorna Marshall, & Lawrence Kennedy Marshall. Harvard University Film Study Center. -- Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, (199-) Originally released in 1958 as a motion picture.
About 72 minutes in length.

"In this classic documentary, the Kalahari Bushmen (!Kung) of Africa wage a constant war for survival against the hot arid climate and unyielding soil. 'The Hunters' focuses on four men who undertake a hunt to obtain meat for their village. The chronicle of their 13-day trek becomes part of the village's folklore, illustrating the ancient roots and continual renewal of African 'tribal' cultures."

Hunters, The
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO DT1058.K86 H86 1990z


 

 

Hyenes = Hyenas. Videorecording. D'après "Der Besuch der alten Dame" (La visite de la vielle dame) de Friedrich Durrenmatt ; adaptation et dialogues, Djibril Diop Mambety ; scripte, Martine Olive Brun ; produit par Alain Rozanes et Pierre-Alain Meier ; un film de Djibril Diop Mambety. Library of African cinema. -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, c1992.
About 107 minutes in length. Letterbox format. In Wolof, with English subtitles.

The cast includes: Mansour Diouf and Ami Diakhate. A woman who amasses a fortune returns to her hometown upon which she will bestow a great deal of money if someone there will murder her former lover who betrayed her, forcing her out of the village and into a life of prostitution.

Hyenas
Butler Media Reserves, DVD1916
Barnard Media, DVD PN1997 .H94 2007g and VIDEO PT2607.U493 B43 1992g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00138


 

 

I have a problem, Madam. Videorecording. Production, Bernard Neuhaus ; camera, sound and direction, Maarten Schmidt and Thomas Doebele ; Uganda Association of Women Lawyers. -- New York, NY: First Run/Icarus Films (distributor), c1995.
About 59 minutes in length. In English, Swahili, and Luganda, with English subtitles.

A glimpse into a society where women are only now beginning to be heard in a traditionally male culture. Run by female lawyers, FIDA-Uganda has set up several legal aid centers for women in domestic trouble. With the help of a weekly radio show, the centers fill daily with women waiting to tell their stories. FIDA lawyers attempt to reconcile the women and their men in face to face meetings, even if it means traveling to isolated villages. The attitudes of both men and women are beginning to change, but this slow process sometimes leads to conflicts between official and traditional law.

I have a problem, Madam
Barnard Media, VIDEO KTW51.9 .I2 1995g


 

 

Ikon South Africa. Videorecording. A Matabane Filmworks & Sterkinekor Home Entertainment Film, "Basement Bioscope Collection"; directed and produced by various artists: Matabane, Khalo. Kgoroge, Tony. Hersi, Fatima. -- [South Africa]: Rainbow Circle Films, [2007?]
About 109 minutes in length. In English or Afrikaans.

v. 1. Devious ; Native yard 1 ; Gemaakte hare ; Zion Youth Crew ; Devious short film ; PSA 1: Juvenile justice ; PSA 2: Condom HIV/AIDS / v. 2. Biko’s children ; Amina my daughter ; Pam & Ashraf ; Brush ; See me hear me ; Blackbox suite. [South Africa]

Ikon South Africa
Butler Media Reserves, DVD8277, discs 1-2


 

 

Imperfect journey. Videorecording. A film by Haile Gerima; a Low Flying Pictures co-production with BBC ... [et al.]; producer, Andrew Coggins; photographers, Nick Gifford, Roger di Vito; film editors, Nick Anderson, Yemane I. Demissie; music, Sudäthiopien Musik der Hamar. -- New York, NY: First Run/Icarus films, 1994.
About 88 minutes in length.

A documentary on a journey from Gondar to Addis Ababa in 1994 by Ethiopian filmmaker Haile Gerima, accompanied by Polish journalist Ryzard Kapuscinski. Interviews with Ethiopians about the impact of the Mengistu regime and the prospects for the future. [Ethiopia]

Imperfect journey
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00518


 

 

In and out of Africa. Videorecording. By Gabai Baare, Ilisa Barbash, Christopher Steiner, Lucien Taylor ; produced & directed by Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Taylor ; based on original research by Christopher B. Steiner. -- Berkeley, California: University of California Extension, Center for Media and Independent Learning, c1992.
About 59 minutes in length.

"During the colonial period in the 1920's, European interest in collecting African art stimulated a transnational trade between Africa and the West. Today this multi-million dollar trade lies largely in the hands of Muslim merchants. This is a story about Gabai Baare, a merchant who brings 'wood' from West Africa to sell in the United States. It is a story about the meaning of art."

In & out of Africa
Butler Media Reserves, DVD3424
Barnard Media and Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO NB1098.I5 1992g


 

 

In darkest Hollywood: cinema and apartheid. Videorecording. 2 videocassettes. Written, filmed, edited and produced by Peter Davis and Daniel Riesenfeld. -- [Bloomington, Indiana] : Nightingale/Villon, c1993.
Each part is about 56 minutes in length.

"Turns the lens toward the filmmakers and the South African society they so often misrepresented. Films generally supported the ethos of racial domination that led to apartheid and it was only after Africans insisted on being heard that they began to be portrayed on-screen as more than mere adjuncts of whites. Includes interviews with producers, directors, screenwriters, authors and actors commenting on films they produced which explored the conditions of black South Africans."

In Darkest Hollywood, Part I
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO PN1993.5.S6 I5 1993g, Tape 1

In Darkest Hollywood, Part II
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO PN1993.5.S6 I5 1993g, Tape 2

NOTE: Video teacher's guide is available upon request at 308 Lehman Library, Office of the African Studies Librarian.


 

 

In the shadow of the sun. Videorecording, Directed by Nadine Wanono & Philippe Lourdou. -- Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational, Resources [distributor.], 1998.
About 83 minutes in length. Original version in French, with subtitles in English.

"In Mali, 800 kilometers northeast of the capital Bamako, the cliffs of Bandiagara stretch about 300 kilometers and reach a height of 300 meters. It is here, among the Arou, one of the four tribes of the Dogon population, that Amma, Lord and creator of the world, chose the supreme religious chief who was responsible for fertility, rain and order on earth."

In the shadow of the sun
Butler Media Reserves, DVD13448


 

 

In Rwanda we say--the family that does not speak dies. Videorecording. Gacaca Productions & Dominant 7 in association with NDR/ARTE; a film by Anne Aghion; director, Anne Aghion; producers, Laurent Bocahut, Anne Aghion; editor, Nadia Ben Rachid; photography, Claire Kelly du bois, James Kakwerere. -- Paris : Dominant 7; Gacaca Productions, c2004.
About 54 minutes in length; in English and Kinyarwanda, with English subtitles.

"Two years [after the Gacaca tribunals], ...close to 16,000 of these [genocide] suspects, still untried, are released across the country. Having confessed to their crimes, and having served the maximum sentence the Gacaca tribunals would eventually impose, perpetrators of appalling crimes are sent home to plow fields and fetch water alongside the people they victimized. 'In Rwanda we say' ...focuses on the release of one suspect, tracking the effect of his return on a tiny hillside hamlet. While the government's message of a 'united Rwandan family' permeates the language of the community, the imposed co-existence brings forth varying emotions, from numb acceptance to repressed rage. Violence seems to lurk just below the surface."
See also: Gacaca: living together again in Rwanda? ; My neighbor, my killer ; and The notebooks of memory

In Rwanda we say--the family that does not speak dies
Butler Media Reserves, DVD11303
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES02058


 

 

In search of human origins. Videorecording. 3 videocassettes. WGBH/Boston ; presented by Don Johanson ; series producer, Peter Jones ; executive producer, Paula S. Apsell ; a Nova production by Green Umbrella Ltd. and the WGBH Science Unit in association with the Institute of Human Origins, HIT Entertainment, NDR International, Sveriges TV and BBC-TV. -- Boston: WGBH Educational Foundation, c1994.
Each episode is about 55 minutes in length.

The story of Lucy
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO GN283.25 .I6 1994g, v. 1

*Written & produced by Michael Gunton. In 1974 Don Johanson unearthed Lucy, at almost 3 million years of age, our oldest human ancestor. Lucy's tiny three-and-a- half-foot skeleton set the world of paleoanthropology on its ear. Lucy walked upright and provided evidence that a larger brain was the key difference between early man and the ape. In this film Johanson recounts his discovery of Lucy as he returns to the site of his find in Ethiopia and expounds upon the important information it still continues to generate.

Surviving in Africa
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO GN283.25 .I6 1994g, v. 2

*Written & produced by Leonora Carey Johanson. Paleoanthropologist Don Johanson sets out to disprove that early man's larger brain and reliance on technology are the by-products of the ability to hunt. He embarks on a journey across the Serengeti savanna of East Africa to attempt to reconstruct early man's survival behaviors. He finds food not by hunting but by scavenging off the leftovers of lions and leopards.

The creative revolution
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO GN283.25 .I6 1994g, v. 3

*Written & produced by Lauren Seeley Aguirre. Fifty thousand years ago a dramatic change swept through the hunter-gatherers then living in Africa. They began to paint, carve, talk, bury their dead, and to travel and trade. Scientists continue to debate the reasons for this sudden transformation. Don Johanson sets out to retrace the migration of our ancient ancestors from Africa, to Asia, to Europe and even to Australia. Prehistoric art and cave paintings are investigated in an effort to find clues to how and when our ancestors evolved into modern human beings.

 

 

Inagina : l'ultime maison du fer = the last house of iron. Videorecording. A film by Documentary Educational Resources, PAVE, Bernard Agustoni, Eric Huysecom ; directed by Eric Huysecom, Bernard Agustoni ; cinematographer, Bernard Agustoni ; written by Armen Godel ; translated by Vivienne Baillie Gerritsen ; narrated by Douglas Fowley, Jr. ; edited by Bruno Saparelli ; music, Jessi Tissougui ; sound mixing, Reni Sutterlin, Denis Sichaud. -- Genève, Suisse : Television Suisse Romande, c1997.
About 54 minutes in length.

Eric Huysecom and Bernard Agustoni work with 13 Dogon master smelters to recreate the building of a traditional iron smelting furnace in Mali. The film describes in detail every aspect of the event, from the selection of the site of the reconstruction which is the oldest remaining furnace site in the region, last active in 1961, to the final result.

Inagina: l'ultime maison du fer
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO TN647 .M35 1997


 

 

Iron ladies of Liberia. Videorecording. A co-production of Just Media, Gabriel Films, Steps International and the Independent Television Service (ITVS); producers: Henry Ansbacher, Jonathan Stack; directed by Daniel Junge; co-directed by Siatta Scott Johnson; editor, Davis Coombe; song, India.Arie; music, Gunnard Doboze; camera, Daniel Junge. -- New York: Women Make Movies, c2007.
About 77 minutes in length.

After fourteen years of civil war, Liberia is a nation ready for change. On January 16, 2006, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was inaugurated President, following a hotly contested election in which she won 59 percent of the vote. She is the first elected female head of state in Africa. Since taking office, she has appointed other women to leadership positions in all areas of government, including the Police Chief and the ministers of Justice, Commerce, Finance and Gender. Can the first female Liberian president, backed by other powerful women, bring sustainable democracy and peace to such a devastated country?

Iron ladies of Liberia
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7276


 

 

Islamic state? Videorecording. Directed by Mahmood Jamal; presenter, Ziauddin Sardar; narrator, Marc Zuber. -- Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1993.
About 30 minutes in length.

What is an Islamic state? What is its relationship to the people and how democratic can it be? Dr. Hassan Turabi describes the ideal Islamic state and its ideology. [Sudan]

Islamic state?
Barnard Media, VIDEO BP163 .I84 1993g


 

 

It's not easy. Videorecording. Federation of Uganda Employers and the Experiment in International Living/Uganda; co-produced with Uganda Television; produced by John Riber; directed by Faustin J. Misanvu. Script, John Riber, Viola Mukasa; Editor, Louise Riber. -- Columbia, MD: distributed by Development through Self-Reliance, Inc., 1991.
About 48 minutes in length.

Dramatic representation of middle-class Africans and their struggle to deal with the realities and challenges posed when a married Ugandan business executive contracts HIV and passes the infection to his wife and unborn child. [Uganda]

It's not easy
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES02422


 

 

Ivory wars: saving the African elephant, a race against time. Videorecording. Written by Philip Cayford and Brian Jackman; executive producer, Tim Cowling. -- (Los Angeles, CA?): The Discovery Channel, c1989.
About 50 minutes in length.

"Elephant herds once freely roamed the rain forests and savannahs of Africa; but today, the majestic African elephant faces the threat of extinction. Ruthless poachers routinely slaughter whole herds of elephants for their valuable ivory: the elephant population has dropped by half in the last ten years. Unless the killing stops, elephants may not survive the century."

Ivory wars
Barnard Media, VIDEO QL737 .P98 I86 1989g


 

 

Jaguar. Videorecording. Films de la Pleiade, Paris; presented by Pierre Braunberger. Producer and director, Jean Rouch. Cast: Lam Ibrahima Dia, Illo Gaoudel, Damoure. -- New York : Interama, Inc., (198-?) In French with English subtitles. Originally issued as a motion picture in the early 1950's.
About 93 minutes in length.

"Portrays a condition and state of mind that existed in West Africa in the 1950's--a time when it was possible to travel freely and when there was an exhilarating sense of opportunity in the air."

See also: "Jean Rouch" below.

Jaguar
Butler Media Reserves, DVD25453
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO HN824 .J34 1996g


 

 

Je chanterai pour toi = I'll sing for you. Les Productions Faire Bleu present ; director, Jacques Sarasin. -- New York, NY : First Run Features, 2003.
About 77 minutes in length. French dialogue with English subtitles.

This documentary, presented by Jonathan Demme, paints a low-key, entrancing portrait of African guitar legend Boubacar Traoré, known to his countrymen as Karkar, a musician who regularly stirred the spirits of listeners on the radio and the dance floor during the early 1960s after Mali achieved independence. Featuring: Haruna Barry, Demba-Kane Niang, Madieye Niang, Blaise Pascal, Mamadou Sangare., Malik Sidibé, Ballaké Sissoko, and Ali Farka Touré. Plus, three performance films; interview with Lieve Joris; interview with ethnographer Youssouf Tata Cissé.

Je chanterai pour toi
Music Video, MUSDVD 375


 

 

Joe Ouakam: fête de l'âme. Videorecording. Un film de Wasis Diop ; pour DDM Cinema. -- [Dakar, Senegal?] : DDM Cinema, c2010.
About 29 minutes in length. In French and Wolof with French subtitles.

A short film presents the daily life of Sengalese artist, philosopher, actor, and writer Joe Ouakam who also goes by the name Issa Samb. Ouakam walks the streets of Dakar talking to people, himself, and picking up items to take back to his "garden." This DVD accompanies the book: Joe Ouakam: rétrospective.
Cast: Issa Samb alias Joe Ouakam.

Joe Ouakam: fête de l'âme
Butler Media Reserves, DVD15064


 

 

John M. Coetzee : passages. Videorecording. Produced by Dizzy Ink for SABC3 ; director/cinematographer/editor, Henion Han ; producer, Cheryl Tuckett. -- [London]: Dizzy Ink, [1997]
About 54 minutes in length.

Passages read by J.M. Coetzee ; participants: Lionel Abrahams, Lesley Marx, David Attwell, Rita Barnard, Ashraf Jamal. "In a rare television appearance the author, J.M. Coetzee, recounts some of his childhood reminiscences and reads selected passages from his novels. Filmed on location in South Africa, Coetzee's readings are complemented by 'evocative sounds and images' allowing the viewer an opportunity to experience the power of his writing. Through the commentary of various academics and writers, the video offers stimulating insight into the discussion of J.M. Coetzee and his work."

John M. Coetzee
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES 01166


 

 

Journeys into Islamic Africa. Videorecording. Producers, Ahmad Fadzil A. Manap, Wan Rozita Aladad Kahn; director, Hisham Abdullah. Originally produced by Grand Brilliance Sdn. Bhd. in 2004. -- Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2006.
About 52 minutes in length.

"Muslim countries cover approximately 50 percent of Africa. This program travels around the continent to inquire into Islamic history and the Muslim way of life, stopping in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zanzibar, South Africa, Senegal, Algeria, Sudan, and many other destinations. The experiences of two particular groups--those sent by Muhammad himself to Ethiopia, and slaves and prisoners of the Dutch--are given special attention"--Container.

Journeys into Islamic Africa
Butler Media Reserves, DVD5571


 

 

Justice à Agadez. Videorecording. Cinédoc films présente un film de Christian Lelong. -- New York: First Run/Icarus Films, [2006?]
About 78 minutes in length. In English and Tamashek, with English subtitles. DVD format.

Originally released as a motion picture in France in 2004.
Filmed in the village of Agadez in northern Niger, this films chronicles seven typical cases heard by the local Cadi. The film unobtrusively witnessess these seven stories - small civil disputes, domestic conflicts, marriage problems, accusations of theft. Justice at Agadez not only demonstrates the power of Islamic religious beliefs in enforcing both moral and civil behavior but also provides viewers a rare opportunity to see how Islamic law, unlike the manner in which it has often been sensationalized in the Western media, actually functions on an everyday basis.

Justice à Agadez
Butler Media Reserves, DVD5317


 

 

Justice for sale. Videorecording. IFproductions presents a film by Ilse & Femke van Velzen ; field producer, Nynke Douma ; scenario and directing, Ilse van Velzen, Femke van Velzen ; director of photography, Rogier Timmermans ; editor, Paul de Heer ; music, Jeroen Goeijers. -- New York : Women Make Movies, c2011.
About 83 minutes in length. In French, Swahili and Lingala with English subtitles.

"Follows Claudine, a young and courageous human rights lawyer, in her struggle against injustice and widespread impunity in Congo. She investigates the case of Masamba, a soldier who was convicted of rape, and discovers that his trial was corrupt and unfair. He was jailed without any concrete evidence. In Claudine's journey to obtain justice, she uncovers a system where the basic principles of law are virtually ignored."

Justice for sale
Butler Media Reserves, DVD26818


 

 

The JVC Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of Africa. A production of JVC ; director, Hiroshi Yamamoto ; executive producers, Katsumori Ichikawa, Yuji Ichihashi. -- [S.l.] : Victor Company of Japan ; distributed by Multicultural Media, c1996.
About 156 minutes in length.

Folk music and dance of Africa: v. 1. Egypt, Uganda, Senegal (56:38) -- v. 2. The Gambia, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria (51:53) -- v. 3. Kenya, Malawi, Botswana, South Africa (47:38),

The JVC Smithsonian Folkways...Africa
Music Video, VC250


 

 

Kafi's story. Videorecording. A film by Arthur Howes and Amy Hardie. -- San Francisco, Calif.: California Newsreel, [2000]. Originally produced in 1989. Kafi's voice in English by Ben Ziblim. In English, Nubian, and Arabic, with English subtitles.
About 54 minutes in length.

"This film captures Nuba life just at the moment before it was engulfed in the Sudanese civil war in 1989. Kafi narrates his journey to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, from his village Torogi in the Nuba Mountains. Torogi is in the middle of Sudan's encroaching civil war, between the Muslim North and the Christian South. Torogi itself is neither Muslim nor Christian and is trying to remain neutral." See also, the sequel Nuba conversations.

Kafi's Story
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00291


 

 

A Kalahari family. Videorecording. Kalfam Productions, Inc. ; written and directed by John Marshall (pt. 1, 3-4) ; directed by John Marshall and Claire Ritchie, written and edited by John Marshall (pt. 2, 5) ; edited by John Marshall and Jonathan Sahula (pt. 1, 3-4) ; camera, John Marshall ... [et al.] ; narrator, Rena Baskin. -- Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources, c2002.
About 332 minutes in length on 2 discs. In English and San, with English subtitles.

In 1951, Laurence and Lorna Marshall and their two children, Elizabeth and John, set out to find the "Bushmen" of the Kalahari Desert. Their aim was to study and document their life and culture. While in Nyae Nyae the Marshall family documented everyday life as well as unusual events and activities, producing a massive body of work that continues to define the fields of anthropology and ethnographic filmmaking today. Encapsulating 50 years of Namibian history, A Kalahari Family represents a lifetime of documentation, research, and personal contact by filmmaker John Marshall. [Namibia]
-- See also: N!ai: the story of a !Kung woman

A Kalahari family
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4074 (2 discs)


 

 

Kangamba. Videorecording. El Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos presenta ; un film de Rogelio París. -- [Cuba] : Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos : Ministerio de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias, 2008.
About 96 minutes in length. In Spanish.

A dramatization of the Cuban involvement in the Angolan civil war, in support of the MPLA government and against troops sent by apartheid South Africa to support UNITA, the rebel Angolan movement. Credits: Armando Tomey, Rafael Lahera, Linnett Hernández, Jorge Enrique Caballero.

Kangamba
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4074 (2 discs)


 

 

Karmen Gei. Videorecording. Euripide et al. présentent ; une coproduction Arte France Cinéma, Canal+Horizons ; scénario, Joseph Gaï Ramaka ; producteur, Richard Sadler ; réalisation, Joseph Gaï Ramaka ; music, Julien Jouga, David Murray, Doudou N'Diaye Rose ; cinematography, Bertrand Chatry ; editing, Hélène Girard ; avec la participation de Canal+, Sofica Sofinergie 5, et Téléfilm Canada. -- [San Francisco, Calif.]: California Newsreel, [2002]
About 83 minutes in length. In French and Wolof, with English subtitles.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001. Adapted from the novel "Carmen" by Prosper Mérimée. 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. Cast includes: Djeïnaba Diop Gaï, Magaye Niang, Stephanie Biddle, Thierno Ndiaye Dos, Dieynaba Niang, El Hadji Ndiaye, Aïssatou Diop.

Karmen Gei
Butler Media Reserves, DVD3577
Barnard Media, VIDEO PN1997 .K376 2001g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO00762


 

 

Katanga business. Videorecording. Un film de Thierry Michel ; written and directed by Thierry Michel ; produced by Christine Pireaux ; a co-production of Les Films de la Passerelle, Les Films d'Ici, Radio-Télévision belge de la communauté culturelle française, and Cinéart. -- [Brussels, Belgium] : Twin Pics, [2009]
About 1 hour, 19 minutes in length, plus bonus disc. In French, with French or English narration ; subtitles in French, Dutch, or English.

PAL, Region 2 version: "This documentary explores socioeconomic injustice in Katanga, the southeastern province of the Congo in Central Africa. Katanga contains some of the world's richest deposits of key minerals such as copper, uranium, and cobalt. Yet the country's people continue to live in dire poverty while corporations from India, China, and elsewhere gain millions of dollars of profits from Katanga's natural resources."

Bonus disc: Making of Mine of worries in Katanga = Making of Mines de tracas au Katanga (52 min.) ; Ore and lore = Fétiche et minerais (23 min.) ; Interview Thierry Michel (20 min.) ; Bandes annonces [theatrical trailers] (6 min.).

Katanga business
Butler Media Reserves, DVD15869 (2 discs)


 

 

Keita: the heritage of a griot = Keïta : l'heritage du griot. Un film de Dani Kouyaté ; director of photography, Robert Millié. AFIX Productions ; Les Productions de la Lanterne ; Sahelis Productions ; L'Etat de Burkina. Original music by Sotigui Kouyaté. Featuring: Sotigui Kouyaté, Hamed Dicko, Seydou Boro, Addoulaye Koumboudri, Mamadou Sarr, Claire Sanon, Blandine Yameogo, Awa Sow, and Souleymane Koulibaly. -- San Francisco, Calif. : California Newsreel, [1994].
About 94 minutes in length. In Jula and French with English subtitles.

"Based on one of the most important works of African oral literature, the Sundjata epic. When a djéliba, a master griot or bard, arrives mysteriously at the home of Mabo Keita to teach him 'the meaning of his name,' the boy and griot are inevitably brought into conflict with his Westernized mother and schoolteacher, who have rejected African tradition. The griot reveals to Mabo the story of his distant ancestor, Sundjata Keïta, the 13th century founder of the great Malian trading empire."

Keita
Barnard Media, DVD PL8491.9.E63 K45 1995g
Butler Media Reserves, DVD11620 -and- DVD11621
Barnard Media and Offsite [Butler Media Reserves],
VIDEO PL8491.9.E63 K45 1994g


 

 

Keith Richburg, author: Out of America, book review. C-SPAN ; Public Affairs Video Archives ; interviewer, Brian Lamb. Booknotes series. -- [S.l.]: C-SPAN : [Distributed by] C-SPAN Archives at Purdue University, c1997.
About 59 minutes in length.

A March 1997 interview with the author, who served as a reporter for The Washington Post Africa Bureau (in Nairobi, Kenya) and who presents a mostly negative view of Africa.

Keith Richburg, author
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO Z1035.A1 B66 97/03/05


 

 

Ken Saro-Wiwa: an African martyr. Videorecording. Produced by Nathan Sheppard ; director, Mark Johnston ; a Millennium Movies Production ; production manager, Elaine Sheppard ; production assistant, Mary Lucas ; researcher, Christina Barchi ; camera, Nathan Sheppard ; narrator, Leon Herber. -- Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2004]
About 23 minutes in length. DVD format

"Ken Saro-Wiwa, the celebrated Ogoni writer and political activist, was hanged in November 1995 by the Nigerian military dictatorship. Saro-Wiwa had been campaigning for the rights of Nigeria's Ogoni people, who have suffered from decades of resource exploitation by foreign oil companies and oppression by the Nigerian military government. This program tells Saro-Wiwa's story through his own words and those of his wife and features the only in-depth interview he gave before his death."

Ken Saro-Wiwa, an African martyr
Barnard Media, DVD PR9387.9 .S27 Z6 2004g


 

 

Kiswahili: Lugha na Utamaduni. Videorecording. Project director and executive producer, Dr. Lioba Moshi. Producer, Stephen A. Gamble. -- Athens, GA: University of Georgia, Office of Instructional Development, Instructional Resources Center, 1996. Filmed in Tanzania.
Playing times vary.

A full-length, Swahili language immersion course in 23 lessons, including Swahili subtitles. Recommended for intermediate level and above.

Kiswahili, Lessons 1-4
HMC A1197

Kiswahili, Lessons 5-6
HMC A1198

Kiswahili, Lessons 7-10
HMC A1199

Kiswahili, Lessons 11-13
HMC A1200

Kiswahili, Lessons 14-16
HMC A1201

Kiswahili, Lesson 17
HMC A1202

Kiswahili, Lessons 18-20
HMC A1203

Kiswahili, Lessons 21-23
HMC A1204


 

 

Kuxa kanema: la naissance de cinema = Kuxa kanema: the birth of cinema. Videorecording. Films do Tejo ... [et al.]; un film de Margarida Cordoso; scénario et réalisation, Margarida Cordoso; cinematography, Lisa Hagstrand ; editors, Isabelle Rathery, Timothy Miller. -- Brooklyn, NY: First Run/Icarus Films, 2003.
52 minutes in length. In Portuguese with English subtitles.

Originally produced in 2003, this documentary discusses the history of Mozambique's National Institute of Cinema's weekly newsreel entitled "Kuxa kanema". Shows the relationship between the films and President Samora Machel and FRELIMO (Mozambique Liberation Front). The original filmmakers discuss their work as a testimonial to the country, its struggles and wars.

Kuxa kanema: la naissance de cinema = the birth of cinema
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT3394 .K89 2003g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01498


 

 

The lady of Osogbo. Videorecording. Directed by Pierre Guicheney; camera, Fattih El-aleem Daffallah; editors, Zan Barberton, Hugh Lewis; music, Omar Ihsas. -- Le Mans, France: 24 images, 2007.
About 77 minutes in length.

Documentary film about the sacred woods of Osun Osogbo (Western Nigeria).

The lady of Osogbo
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7246


 

 

Lagos/Koolhaas. Videorecording. A Pieter van Huystee Film. Directed by Bregtje van der Haak ; producer, Sylvia Baan. -- Brooklyn, NY : First Run/Icarus Film, 2003.
About 55 minutes in length.

Originally produced in 2002. A film that follows Rem Koolhaas during his research in Lagos over a period of two years as he wanders through the city, talking with people and recognizing the problems of urban life.

Lagos/Koolhaas
Butler Media Reserves, DVD3600
Barnard Media, Video PN1997 .L3323 2003g


 

 

Lagos wide and close: an interactive journey into an exploding city. Videorecording. Producer[s], Bruno Felix and Femke Wolting ; director, Bregtje van der Haak ; design, Silke Wawro ; photography, Alexander Oey ; soundscape, Rik Meier ; editors, Alexander Oey, Jasper Quispel, Bas Rath. -- [Amsterdam] : Submarine Channel, c2005.
About 60 minutes in length. In English.

Documentary footage of the city of Lagos. The viewer can choose from two different video angles (wide or close) and three different audio tracks (commentary with Rem Koolhaas, talks with inhabitants, and sounds of the city). This DVD is based on research by the Harvard Project on the City under the direction of Rem Koolhaas.

Lagos wide and close
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4653
Avery (Microfilm Cabinet), DVD AA1597 N56 L13
Barnard Media, DVD DT515.9.L3 L34 2005g


 

 

The language you cry in: story of a Mende song. Videorecording. A co-production Inko & Taller de Imagen de la Universidad de Alicante ; directed & produced by Alvaro Toepke & Angel Serrano ; written by Alvaro Toepke. Narrator, Vertamae Grosvenor. -- San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 1998.
About 53 minutes in length. In English and Mende, with English subtitles.

Tells a scholarly detective story reaching across hundreds of years and thousands of miles from 18th century Sierra Leone to the Gullah people of present-day Georgia. Traces the history of a Gullah song, a burial hymn of the Mende people brought by slaves to the Georgia coast more than 200 years ago. The song was preserved there for generations, though the meaning of the words were forgotten, until a pioneering Black linguist, Lorenzo Turner, recognized its origin in the 1930s. In the 1990s contemporary scholars Joe Opala and Cynthia Schmidt discovered that the song was still remembered in a remote village in Sierra Leone. The film concludes with the homecoming of the Gullah family which had preserved the song in America to the Mende villagers who reenact the ancient burial ritual for them.

The language you cry in
Barnard Media, VIDEO ML3556 .L264 1998g


 

 

Last grave at Dimbaza. Videorecording. Morena Films. Directors, Chris Curling, Pascoe Macfarlane ; producers, Nana Mahomo, Antonia Caccia, Andrew Tsehlana. -- Brooklyn, NY: First Run/Icarus Films, [2006]
About 55 minutes in length. DVD format.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974.
Shot illegally in the Republic of South Africa, this documentary exposes the oppression of Blacks and other people designated as colored under apartheid rule in South Africa.

Last grave at Dimbaza
Butler Media Reserves, DVD5380


 

 

The last king of Scotland. Videorecording. Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films and FilmFour present in association with the UK Film Council and Scottish Screen a Cowboy Films/Slate Films production ; produced by Lisa Bryer, Andrea Calderwood, Charles Steel ; screenplay by Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock ; directed by Kevin Macdonald ; director of photography, Anthony Dod Mantle ; editor, Justine Wright ; music, Alex Heffes ; costume designer, Michael O'Connor ; production designer, Michael Carlin ; special effects supervisor, Sebastian Bulst ; visual effects supervisors, John Lockwood, Steve Street. -- Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2007.
About 123 minutes in length.

Chronicles Idi Amin's rise and fall. Amin's despotic reign of terror is viewed through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan, a Scottish doctor who arrives in Uganda in the early 1970s to serve as Amin's personal physician. His perspective as an outsider causes him to be initially impressed by Amin's calculated rise to power and he grows increasingly monstrous. A pointed examination of how independent Uganda (a British colony until 1962) became a breeding ground for Amin's genocidal tyranny. Amin is both seductive and horribly destructive. Garrigan grows increasingly prone to exploitation. Based on the novel by Giles Foden.
Cast: Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney.

Last king of Scotland, The.
Butler Media Reserves, DVD5599
Butler Media, DVD21517


 

 

The lesson of the three thieves. Videorecording. Via le Monde, Inc. ; directed by Bruno Carriere ; executive producer, Catherine Viau. -- Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities, c1991. (Legends of the world). Filmed in The Gambia.
About 26 minutes in length.

Characters' voices are in Wolof, but they are often drowned out by the English narration and translation.

Lesson of the Three Thieves
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO GR352.72.W64 L47 1991g


 

 

Liberia: a fragile peace. Videorecording. Presented by California Newsreel; a film by Steven Ross. Editor, Vanessa Procopio; associate editor, Par Parekh; co-producer, Andrew Carlson; written by Joseph Dorman; cinematography, Steven Ross; still photography, Chris Hondros; associate producers, Karen Dahn, Par Parekh; narrator, Dion Graham. -- [San Francisco, Calif.]: [distributed by] California Newsreel, 2005.
About 60 minutes in length.

"Chronicles the period from the departure of [dictator] Charles Taylor to the election of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the first African woman head of state, and presents the difficulties of rehabilitating a nation destroyed by war."

Liberia: a fragile peace
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4960


 

 

Liberia: an uncivil war. Videorecording. Presented by Gabriel Films ; produced and directed by Jonathan Stack. -- [New York, N.Y.] : Gabriel Films, distributed by California Newsreel, 2005.
About 102 minutes in length.

"Provides an in-depth case study of one of the many brutal civil wars that have sprung up like wild fires across Africa. It is an exciting example of war-time journalism--harrowing reporting with bullets ricocheting just feet from the camera--placed in a historical context stretching back nearly two hundred years. Reporter Jonathan Stack is besieged in the Liberian capital of Monrovia where President Charles Taylor says he will not leave until peacekeepers are in place. Taylor is remarkably equable for a man who has been indicted on 17 counts of crimes against humanity by the United Nations. James Barbazon is embedded with The LURD (Liberians United For Reconcilation and Democracy) who have pledged to pillage the country until President Taylor leaves. Barbazon introduces us to the General Cobra, Col. Black Diamond and soldiers, slightly more than children, who eat their victims’ hearts in the belief it will make them stronger. August 5, 2003 -- with the rebels at the bridges leading to Monrovia, the Nigerians are at last persuaded to sent 750 peacekeepers and the U.N. soon follows with 14,000. But what remains in the viewer’s mind is President Bush’s empty promises of help during the darkest days of Liberia’s civil war."

Liberia: an uncivil war
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES02100


 

 

The life & times of Chris Hani. Videorecording. Written, directed & edited by Ken Kaplan ; producers, Shareef Cullis, Junaid Ahmed ; executive producer, Safritel ; original music, Vusi Mahlasela ; narrator, John Matshikiza. -- [Johannesburg]: Afravision/Safritel, c1994.
About 56 minutes in length. VHS/PAL format.

"[Chris] Hani quickly rose to senior leadership positions in the African National Congress, Umkhonto we Sizwe and the South African Communist Party. This documentary examines his humanitarian, self-critical, non-sexist and non-racial approach to life and the struggle for freedom in South Africa. Through various interviews and archive material it shows his revolutionary ethics, charisma, moral strength and his passion for literature."

Life & times of Chris Hani, The
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00191


 

 

The life and times of Sara Baartman : "the Hottentot Venus" Videorecording. A film by Zola Maseko ; directed by Zola Maseko ; produced by Philip Brooks, Harriet Gavshon ; camera, Giulio Biccari ; sound, Karen Boswall, Robin Harris ; narration written by Christian Docin-Julien ; original music composed and performed by Pops Mohamed ; performed by Gloria Bosman ; presented by Dominant 7, Mail & Guardian Television, France 3 and SABC 2. -- New York, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, 1998.
About 52 minutes in length.

Using historical drawings, cartoons, legal documents, and interviews with noted cultural historians and anthropologists, the film examines the social, political, scientific, and philosophical assumptions of early 19th century Britain and France which transformed a young African woman from the British Cape Colony into a representation of savage sexuality and racial inferiority.

Life and times of Sara Baartman
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7320
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT1768.K56 L54 1998g--Ask at Barnard Circulation;
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO DT1768.K56 L54 1998g


 

 

Little Senegal. Videorecording. Jean Bréhat et Rachid Bouchareb présentent ; un film de Rachid Bouchareb ; director and writer, Rachid Bouchareb; writer, Olivier Lorelle ; une coproduction 3B Productions, France 2 Cinema, Taunus Film International, Tassili Films ; avec les participations de Cofimage 11 et Gimages 3, Canal+, Centre national de la cinématographie. -- [Paris, France] : Blaq Out, c2001, c2004.
About 97 minutes in length.
DVD (Region 2); PAL standard ; In French or French and English (with optional French, German and English subtitles.)

Originally released as a motion picture in 2001. Cast includes: Sotigui Kouyaté, Sharon Hope, Roschdy Zem, Karim Traoré. "Alloune, a guide at tourist site devoted to the history of slavery in Senegal, immigrates to New York City and falls in love."

Little Senegal
Butler Media Reserves, DVD3542
Barnard Media, DVD PN1997 .L5057 2004g


 

 

Living memory: six sketches of Mali today. Videorecording. Produced by Musée National du Mali, Eric Engles, Prince Street Pictures ; conceived and directed by Susan Vogel ; written by Susan Vogel, Samuel Sidibe ; cinematography, Harouna Racine Keïta, Susan Vogel ; editor, Harry Kafka ; principal music, Salif Keita. -- Brooklyn, NY: First Run/Icarus Films, c2003.
About 53 minutes in length. Narration in English; dialogue in French and other languages with English subtitles.

A documentary about Mali's ancient culture and the place of that culture in the modern country. The six sections are ritual arts, culture on display, style, architecture, contemporary artists and music.

Living memory: six sketches of Mali today
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES001189


 

 

Living with the past: historic Cairo Videorecording. Directed by Maysoon Pachachi and produced by Elizabeth Fernea. -- [London]: Echo Productions, c2001.
About 53 minutes in length. In English.

The film portrays al-Darb al-Ahmar, a section in the heart of the old city. Conceived to accompany the book, "Living in historic Cairo", the film follows several interwoven restoration projects undertaken in Cairo. The projects combine conservation with social, cultural and economic neighbourhood schemes.

Living with the past / Living in historic Cairo
Butler Media Reserves, DVD13426


 

 

The long journey of Clement Zulu. Videorecording. An Open Door production in association with Double Exposure for BBC Television; director, Liz Fish; producer, Ingrid Falck; executive producer for the BBC, Narendhra Morar; narrated by Gcina Mhlope. -- [Haddonfield, NJ]: Flying Fish Productions, [2008]
About 59 minutes in length.

Traces the first year of freedom for three men released from South Africa's maximum security political prison, Robben Island. The three men are: Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim, Clement Zulu, and James Mange. [South Africa]

The long journey of Clement Zulu
Butler Media Reserves, DVD8619


 

 

Long night's journey into day. Videorecording. Iris Films/Iris Feminist Collective. Directors, Frances Reid & Deborah Hoffman ; producer, Frances Reid ; original score, Lebo M ; cinematographers, Ezra Jwili, Frances Reid. -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, c2000.
About 95 minutes in length.

English subtitles for Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, and other southern African languages. Narrator, Helen Mirren. "For over 40 years, South Africa was governed by the most notorious form of racial domination since Nazi Germany. When it finally collapsed, those who had enforced apartheid's rule wanted amnesty for their crimes. Their victims wanted justice. As a compromise, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was formed. As it investigated the crimes of apartheid, the Commission brought together victims and perpetrators to relive South Africa's brutal history. By revealing the past instead of burying it, the TRC hoped to pave the way to a peaceful future."

Long night's journey into day
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00169


 

 

The long walk of Nelson Mandela. Videorecording. Produced by Story Street Productions and Films2people; director Clifford Bestall; interviewer and writer John Carlin. Frontline (Television program) -- [United States] : PBS Home Video, [2012]
About 120 minutes in length.

Originally broadcast on Frontline in 2011.: "Frontline presents the story of the man behind the myth, probing Mandela's character, leadership, and life's method through intimate recollections with friends, political allies, adversaries, and his fellow prisoners and jailers on Robben Island, where Mandela spent 18 of his 27 prison years, transforming himself in prison from an impetuous, risk-taking radical into a mature leader and statesman."

Long walk of Nelson Mandela, The.
Butler Media Reserves, DVD25722


 

 

Lorang's way: a Turkana man. Videorecording. Produced and directed by David and Judith MacDougall; camera, David MacDougall; sound, Judith MacDougall. -- Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media LLC, [2004]
About 70 minutes in length. In Turkana, with English subtitles.

Insightful profile of a senior man of the semi-nomadic Turkana of northwestern Kenya. Because the Turkana are relatively isolated and self-sufficient, most see their way of life continuing unchanged into the future. But Lorang thinks otherwise, for he has seen something of the outside world. This is a study of a man who has come to view his society as vulnerable, and whose traditional role in it has been shaped by that realization. [Kenya]

Lorang's way: a Turkana man
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4906


 

 

Lost boys of Sudan Videorecording. Actual Films ; Principe Productions ; POV ; directed and produced by Megan Mylan & Jon Shenk ; cinematographer, Jon Shenk. POV (Television program) -- [United States] : New Video Group : Docurama, 2004.
About 87 minutes in length.

Originally released as a documentary feature in 2003. The journey of two teenage Sudanese boys, orphaned by their war torn country, who traveled to America looking for a safer environment and learning to cope with the unfamiliar complexities of contemporary American society.
Cast: Santino Majok Chuor, Peter Nyarol Dut.

Lost boys of Sudan
Butler Media Reserves, DVD2682
Butler Media, DVD24039
Social Work Reserves, DVD E184.S77 L67 2004g


 

 

The lost city of Zimbabwe. Videorecording. Arkios Productions in association with The Archaeological Institute of America at Boston University & The Learning Channel. -- Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences: Devillier/Donegan Enterprises (distributor), c1993.
About 22 minutes in length.

A survey of the historical controversy among white scholars and in white popular discourse on the origins of Great Zimbabwe. Some recent archaeological work and efforts at restoration are also discussed.

Lost City of Zimbabwe, The
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO DT3025.G84 L68 1993g


 

 

Lost in the stars. Videorecording. A production of American Film Theatre; producer, Ely Landau; director, Daniel Mann; music, Kurt Weill; book and lyrics, Maxwell Anderson; music supervised by Alex North; screenplay by Alfred Hayes; executive producer, Edward Lewis. -- New York: Kino Video, 2003.
About 97 minutes in length.

Stephen Kumalo, a black South African minister searches the unfamiliar back alleys and shanty towns of Johannesburg for his son, Absalom. But Kumalo's unwavering faith is put to the test when he finds Absalom in jail facing a capital murder charge. Courage, dignity and sacrifice fall prey to the whirlwind of racist hypocrisy and hollow justice in Absalom's trial. Absalom's reunion and reconciliation with this father, his jailhouse marriage to his pregnant sweetheart, and his heroic determination to tell the truth set the stage for a tragic climax.

Lost in the stars
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4619


 

 

Lumo. Videorecording. A production of Goma Film Project. -- [New York]: Goma Film Project, c2007.
About 72 minutes in length. In Kongo, with subtitles in English.

(Producer) In eastern Congo, vying militias, armies, and bandits use rape as a weapon of terror. When 20 year old Lumo Sinai was brutally attacked, she was left with a fistula--a condition that has rendered her incontinent and threatens her ability to give birth in the future. Rejected by her fiance´ and cast aside by her family, Lumo found her way to the one place that may save her: HEAL Africa, a hospital for rape survivors set on the border with Rwanda.

Lumo
Barnard Media, DVD RC560.R36 L85 2007g
Butler Media Reserves, DVD6318


 

 

Lumumba. Videorecording. JBA Production. Director, Raoul Peck ; producer, Jacques Bidou ; writers, Pascal Bonitzer, Raoul Peck ; cinematographer, Bernard Lutic. -- New York: Zeitgeist Films, [2001]
About 115 minutes in length. In French with English subtitles.

Dramatizes the life of Congolese revolutionary, Patrice Lumumba, who led his country to independence from Belgium in 1960. He served, for less than a year, as the first elected prime minister until he was brutally assassinated.

Lumumba
Butler Media Reserves, DVD1377
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00304


 

 

Lumumba, la mort du prophete = Lumumba, the death of a prophet. Videorecording. Une production Velvet Film GmbH, Berlin, Cinemama GmbH, Zurich en association avec La SEPT ; textes originaux de Raoul Peck ; produit par Raoul Peck, Andreas Honegger, Frank Hoffer ; director, Raoul Peck ; narrator, Hebert Peck, Jr. Library of African cinema (series). -- San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 1992 [1991]
About 69 minutes in length. In French, with English narration and English subtitles.

Re-examines the independence struggle in the Belgian Congo and its leader, Patrice Lumumba, from the perspective of a West Indian filmmaker in Europe who lived in the Congo as a boy. The film includes footage from his childhood and the turbulent political events that surrounded him. It recounts Lumumba's tragic 200 day rule culminating with his assassination. Combines archival footage with memories of former Congolese political activists, former colonial officials, journalists, and Lumumba's daughter.

Lumumba, la mort du prophete
Butler Media Reserves, DVD11117
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT663.L8 L8 1992g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO DT663.L8 L8 1992g


 

 

The Luthuli Detachment. Videorecording. A production of Qoma Film Productions; director/producer, Zolile ka Nqose; directors of photography, Ezra Jwili, Mzwandile Njokwana, Kenneth Ramoitheki; editor, Kenneth Ramoitheki; music, Winston Mankunku Ngozi ... [et al.]. -- [South Africa]: Qoma Film Productions, c2007.
About 60 minutes in length. English; English subtitles when African languages (such as Xhosa and Zulu) are spoken.

"After many attempts had failed in trying to find routes back into South Africa, It was decided that this MK-ZIPRA would get into Rhodesia. Some of the MK Cadres would remain in Rhodesia fighting with ZIPRA while the rest of the MK [Umkhonto we Sizwe] units would proceed into South Africa's four provinces. On August the 2nd 1967, just before crossing the Zambezi river this almost hundred men joint force was named the Luthuli Detachment ..."--Container. In the video, MK veterans talk about their experiences.

The Luthuli Detachment
Butler Media Reserves, DVD8812


 

 

Samora Machel: son of Africa. Videorecording. Producer, Ron Hallis, Joyce Sikakane, Ophera Hallis; originally produced as a documentary film in 1989 by Hallis Media; director, Ron Hallis; interviewers, Ron Hallis, Joyce Sikakane; photography, Ron Hallis; editor, Ophera Hallis. -- Johannesburg: Film Resource Unit [distributor, 2006?]
About 28 minutes in length.

Life of Samora Machel, Mozambican revolutionary, commander of FRELIMO, the Mozambique Liberation Front, and first president of Mozambique after independence, told through interviews with Machel himself and others.

Samora Machel: son of Africa
Butler Media Reserves, DVD5814


 

 

Madame Brouette. Videorecording TLA Releasing ; coproduit par production La Fête Inc., Telefilm Canada ; MSA Productions, les Productions de la Lanterne, Arte France cinéma ; un film de Moussa Sene Absa ; scénaristes, Moussa Sene Absa and Gilles Desjardins ; réalisateur, Moussa Sene Absa ; director of photography, Jean-Jacques Bouhon ; editor, Matthieu Roy-Décarie ; music, Majoly and Serge Fiori, Mamadou Diabaté.
-- [Philadelphia, Pa.] : TLA Releasing, 2005.
About 104 minutes in length. In French, with English subtitles.

Also known as: "Extraordinaire destin de Madame Brouette" and originally released as a motion picture in 2002. Madame Brouette is a proud and independent mother in Dakar, Senegal who hopes to lift her family out of poverty by opening a cafe. Her dream is jeopardized when her new boyfriend is murdered and she is the only suspect.

Madame Brouette
Butler Media, DVD 12502


 

 

Madina Boe. Videorecording. Directed by Jose Massip; director of photography, Abraham Haile Biru; editor, Sarah Taouss Matton; music, Diego Moustapha Ngarade. -- New York: Third World Newsreel, 1969.
About 34 minutes in length. In Portuguese.

"This film captures the activities of combatants in the People's Army for the Independence of Guinea Bissau/Cape Verde during the struggle for independence from Portugal. Filmed in the liberated area of Guinea Bissau and the Republic of Guinea, Madina Boe records aspects of the life of guerrilla cadre, documenting political education, guerrilla medicine, and physical training. In one scene, a section of the PAIGC prepares for an attack against a Portuguese military outpost. The film explains both the practical and philosophical nature of armed struggle in Guinea Bissau and includes an interview with Amilcar Cabral, founder of the PAIGC independence movement." [Guinea Bissau]

Madina Boe
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES03324


 

 

Maids and madams. Videorecording. Producer, Christian Wangler; written and directed by Mira Hamermesh. -- New York, NY: Filmmakers Library, c1985.
About 52 minutes in length.

"Examines the plight of Black female domestics in South Africa. Interviews Black maids and the white "madams" who employ them, showing the maids performing their daily tasks. Describes the lifestyle of the Black maids and their families. Discusses race relations in South Africa as shown by the relationship between the Black maids and the white families for whom they work. Comments upon the status of South African women of both races."

Maids and madams
For Columbia only: Online -- via Alexander Street Press, Filmakers Library


 

 

Les maîtres fous. Videorecording. Produced by Pierre Braunberger; directed by Jean Rouch; in association with Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France) Institut française d'Afrique noire. -- (New York, N.Y.?): Interama Video Classics, (1986) Originally produced as a documentary film in 1954.
About 29 minutes in length.

This film documents the Haouka cult, a religious movement which was widespread in Ghana from the 1920's to the 1950's. Shows devotees living and working in Accra and participating in a "tribal ceremony".

See also: Jean Rouch

Maîtres fous, Les
Barnard Media, VIDEO BL2470 .G6 M3 1986g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO BL2470 .G6 M3 1986g and VIDEORES00303


 

 

The making of mankind. Videorecording. Presented by Richard Leakey ; series producer, Graham Massey. Peter Spry-Leverton, producer. -- New York, NY : Ambrose Video, c1981.
Each episode is about 55 minutes in length.

Anthropologist Richard Leakey traces the origin and development of the human species.

Contents:
Episode 1: "In the beginning" (East African origins)
Episode 2: "One small step"(Bipedality; Mary Leakey)
Episode 3: "A human way of life" (Kalahari; human tools)
Episode 4: "Beyond Africa" (China; language development)
Episode 5: "A new era" (Neanderthals; Lascaux cave art)
Episode 6: "Settling down" (From nomadic hunter to village farmer)
Episode 7: "The survival of the species" (Why humans will survive)

Making of mankind, The
Barnard Media, VIDEO GN281 .M34 1981g


 

 

The making of a nation: a political history of Kenya. Videorecording. A Nation Media Group/Hilary Ng'weno co-production ; written and directed by Hilary Ng'weno ; research, Bill Ruto ; production assistants, Brenda Oduol, Aeleen Wanjiru ; cameramen, James Opiyo, George Bwana, Simon Taveta ; audio recording and mixing, Davis Mwasaru ; graphic designer, Grace Omondi ; video editors, Nicholas Nderitu, Maluti Musau ; production co-ordinator, Roseline Muriithi ; executive producers, Wangethi Mwangi, Ian Fernandes ; co-executive producers, Charles Onyango-Obbo, Alex Kobia ; production manager, Sharleen Samat ; series editor, Justus Tharao. -- Nairobi : Nation Media Group, c2007.
2 discs, about 420 minutes in total. DVD PAL format. In English.

Documentary series orginally broadcast on NTV in Kenya.. "Through 14 captivating half hour episodes, the series tells the story of the last days of Kenya's freedom struggle, the turbulent early years of the country's independence, the dramatic events and the larger than life cast of characters that shaped and continue to shape the destiny of their young nation"

Disc one: Episode 1. Before the beginning, 1959-1963 ; Episode 2. Dividing the spoils, 1964 ; Episode 3. Battle of ideologies, 1964-1966 ; Episode 4. Shifting alliances, 1966-1969 ; Episode 5. Cohesion at the centre, 1969-1972 ; Episode 6. No longer at ease, 1973-1975 ; Episode 7. The rise and fall of the community, 1967-1977 Disc two: Episode 8. The end of an era, 1975-1978 ; Episode 9. The rise of Moi, 1978-1982 ; Episode 10. Feet of clay, 1982-1988 ; Episode 11. The return of party politics, 1988-1991 ; Episode 12. A divided house, 1992-1997 ; Episode 13. A coalition of change, 1998-2002 ; Episode 14. Unity and after, 2002-2007.

Making of a nation: a political history of Kenya, The
Butler Media Reserves, DVD15202, 2 discs


 

 

Malaria: killer number one. Videorecording. Produced by IRIN Films for OCHA; producer, Hugo Rämi. Camera/editor, Andy Schmid; commentary, Melkamu Koroto, Rory Nefdt, Dawid Bunaro. -- [Nairobi, Kenya]: IRIN, [2005]
About 19 minutes in length.

Malaria claims three million lives every year worldwide, most of them in the countries south of the Sahara. Among the places hardest hit is Ethiopia. Here malaria can wipe out the lives of hundreds of thousands of villagers, mainly women and children, in a single epidemic. [Ethiopia]

Malaria: killer number one
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7447


 

 

Le malentendu colonial = colonial misunderstang. Videorecording. California Newsreel presents; Les films du Raphia; un film de Jean-Marie Teno; written, produced, & directed by Jean-Marie Teno; co-produced by Bärbel Mauch. -- [San Francisco, CA]: California Newsreel, 2004.
About 73 minutes in length. In French, German, and English, with English subtitles.

The filmmaker looks at European colonialism in Africa through the lens of Christian evangelism as the model for the relationship between Africa and western countries today. The history of German missionaries in Namibia in the 19th and 20th centuries is discussed by African and German historians and theologians, revealing how colonialism destroyed African beliefs and social systems and replaced them with European ones.

Le malentendu colonial
Barnard Media, DVD BV3625.N42 M25 2004g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES02067


 

 

Mali. Videorecording. A production of SBS-TV. -- New York, NY: Distributed by Insight Media, 2002.
About 30 minutes in length. In French and English.

Explores the country of Mali and its influence on Parisian culture.

Mali
Butler Media Reserves, VIDEORES03495


 

 

Mali: the music of life. Videorecording. BBC Videos for Education & Training. Music, Mamadi Kamara ; editors, David McCormick, Helen Garrard ; executive producer, Dennis Marks ; producer, Mark Kidel. Under African skies (Television program) -- New Jersey: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1997.
About 60 minutes in length.

Features the music of Mali, where every musician is a poet who uses a fusion of traditional Mandinka style and modern rhythm and blues to tell a story. From rural villages to modern night clubs, from folk songs to sophisticated African jazz, all of the music is discussed as an extension of traditional Malian rhythms, melodies, and themes. Two prominent women singers discuss their careers.

Mali: the music of life
Music Video, VC336


 

 

Mammy Water: in search of the water spirits in Nigeria. Videorecording. A co-production by Tandem Film & Sabine Jell-Bahlsen; written and directed by Sabine Jell-Bahlsen. Narrators: Donald Arthur, Cassandra Francis, Jean Scott. -- Berkeley, CA : University of California, Extension Media Center (distributor), c1989. In English or Igbo and Ijo with English subtitles.
About 59 minutes in length.

"The film features Mammy Water rituals and interviews with Igbo and Ijaw devotees and their leaders. Mammy Water is a water deity worshiped in Nigeria."

Mammy Water
Barnard Media and Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO BL2470 .N5 M36 1989g


 

 

Mandabi = Money order Videorecording. Filmi Doomirewe, Dakar & Comptoir français du film production, Robert de Nestle, Paris ; written and directed by Ousmane Sembène ; producer, Jean Maumy, Paul S. Vieyra ; photography, Paul Soulignac. -- New York: New Yorker Films, c2005, 1968.
About 90 minutes in length. In Wolof with English subtitles.

Originally as a motion picture in 1968. A story about a man who received a money order that threatens to destroy the traditional fabric of his life. The problems of modern Africa a civilization struggling to recapture its own rich heritage after colonial corruption.

Mandabi
Butler Media Reserves, DVD6564 and DVD6565


 

 

Mandela. Videorecording. An Island Pictures presentation; a Clinica Estetico production; directed by Jo Menell & Angus Gibson; producers, Jonathan Demme, Edward Saxon, Jo Menell. -- New York, N.Y.: Palm Pictures, 2007.
About 118 minutes in length.

This candid and provocative portrait of Nelson Mandela takes you to the very heart of the struggle for majority rule in South Africa. [South Africa]

Mandela
Butler Media Reserves, 208 Butler: DVD8887


 

 

Mapantsula. Videorecording. An Oliver Schmitz and Thomas Mogotlane film; screenplay by Oliver Schmitz, Thomas Mogotlane; produced by Max Montocchio; directed by Oliver Schmitz. Library of African cinema series. -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, c1988. Cast: Thomas Mogotlone, Marcel van Heerden, Themlsi Mtshali, Dolly Rathebe, Peter Sephuma, Darlington Michaels, Eugene Majola.
About 104 minutes in length. With English, Zulu, Sotho and Afrikaans dialogue; English subtitles.

"Panic is a mapantsula, a Zulu term for a petty crook. Set in South Africa, he is imprisoned with Anti-apartheid activists. There he is transformed into a man willing to become involved with social change."

Mapantsula
Barnard Media: VIDEO PN1997 .M3732 1988g;
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00136


 

 

Market imaginary. Videorecording. A film by Joanna Grabski ; director and producer, Joanna Grabski ; camera, Jacques Daniel Ly ; editor, Mark Sewards. -- [Bloomington, IN] : Indiana University Press, [2013]
About 54 minutes in length. Dialogue in Wolof, French, English, with subtitles in English.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2012."Market Imaginary explores Dakar's Colobane market in relation to its neighborhood, the city, and the imagination. Famous as a crossroads, the market is characterized by the Wolof saying, 'You can find anything in the world at Colobane Market."

Market imaginary
Butler Media Reserves, DVD26635


 

 

Masai women: Masai of Kenya. Videorecording. Granada Colour Production ; produced and directed by Chris Curling ; Researcher/anthropologist, Melissa Llewelyn-Davies ; camera, Charles Stewart ; sound, Neil Kingsbury ; film editor, Dai Vaughan. Part of: Disappearing world. -- [London] : Granada Television International : [distributed by] Shanachie Entertainment Corp., p2003.
About 52 minutes in length. In English and Maa, with some subtitles in English.

Originally produced for the television series, Disappearing World, by Granada Television International in 1974. An ethnographic view of Masai culture and society, focusing on the preparation of young Masai girls for marriage and life in their society. Probes, through a candid interview with an older woman, the feelings of the Masai women about polygamy and their inability to own property.

Masai women
Butler Media Reserves, DVD13478
Butler Media, DVD23888


 

 

Massai: les guerriers de la pluie. Videorecording. Richard Grandpierre et Stéphane Parthenay présentent ; une coproduction Eskwad, Mordicus Productions, Exception Wild Bunch ; en association avec StudioCanal, Cofimage 14 et Cofimage 15 ; avec la particpation de Canal+ ; scénario, Olivier Dazat et Pascal Plisson ; adaptation et dialogues, Olivier Dazat ; produit par Richard Grandpierre et Stéphane Parthenay ; un film de Pascal Plisson ; cinematography, Manuel Teran ; editing, Valéry-Anne Sarcy ; music, Yvan Cassar. -- New York, NY : ArtMattan Productions ; Chicago, IL : Distributed by Facets Video, [2007?]
About 90 minutes in length. In Maa, with English subtitles.

Originally produced as a feature film in 2004. "Faced with a dangerous drought, Masai elders are convinced that they have been cursed by the Red God - the God of Vengeance. Following the death of the war chief, a group of adolescents band together to form a new generation of inexperienced but brave warriors, forcing them into adulthood. The young men must return with the mane of the legendary lion to appease the wrath of the Red God and bring back the rains. The survival of their culture depends on this quest." Cast: Ngotiek Ole Mako, Paul Nteri Ole Sekenan, Parkasio Ole Muntet, Musurpei Ole Torogue.

Massai: les guerriers de la pluie
Butler Media, DVD23889


 

 

"Master Harold"...and the boys. Videorecording. A drama by Athol Fugard; producer, Iris Merlis; director, Michael Lindsay-Hogg. Cast: Matthew Broderick, Zakes Mokae, John Kani. -- Toronto, Ont.: Karl-Lorimar Home Video, c1984.
About 90 minutes in length.

"Tells the story of the special relationship between Hally ('Master Harold') and two Black men Willie and Sam ('the boys') who work for Hally's family. Set in a small family- owned tea room in Port Elizabeth, South Africa in 1950, Hally learns that his crippled alcoholic father is about to be released from the hospital. Afraid, angry and frustrated over his father's return, Hally suddenly turns vicious toward Willie and Sam as he has never done before, uncovering his inherited racism."

Master Harold and the boys
Barnard Media & Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO PR9369.3 .F8 M3 1982g


 

 

Matamata and Pilipili. Videorecording. A film by Tristan Bourlard; Vidocam; Cobra Films. -- New York, NY: First Run/Icarus Films, c1996.
About 55 minutes in length.

In the 1950's, a Belgian missionary and film fanatic in the Congo, Albert Van Haelst, made some twenty films: the Matamata and Pilipili series. These comic heroes, the missionary's would-be African answer to Laurel and Hardy, were the delight of Congolese movie-goers. Never viewed outside the Continent before, the films disappeared at the close of the colonial period. Tristan Bourlard has now recovered the original negatives from archives in Belgium. Fifty years after their creation, this film reveals these hidden gems. Through them, and through the story of their creation, their reception by Congolese audiences, their disappearance, and what happened later to the filmmaker and his two Congolese movie-stars, Matamata and Pilipili reclaims an important episode in Congolese popular culture, while exploring the complex terrain of colonial relationships and media representations. [DR Congo]

Matamata and Pilipili
Barnard Media, VIDEO PN1998.3.H24 M37 1996g


 

 

Mau Mau. Videorecording. Narrated by Musindo Mwinyipembe ; written by David Koff ; a film by David Koff and Anthony Howarth. Black man's land (Television program), pt. 2. -- Van Nuys, California: The Bell Weather Group, 199-. Originally filmed in 1973.
About 52 minutes in length.

"Traces the history of the state of emergency declared by the British Colonial government of Kenya in 1952 in an attempt to subdue the movement among black Kenyans for political and civil rights. Reveals the secret society known as Mau Mau to have been an attempt by the white minority to discredit the rising tide of black nationalism."

Mau Mau (Black man's land, pt. 2)
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT433.577 .M38 1990g


 

 

Mbira dza vadzimu: dambatsoko, an old cult centre. Videorecording. Produced by Gei Zantzinger ; with Muchatera Mujuru, Ephat Mjuru ; director, Andrew Tracy ; camera, Les Blank ; sound, Gei Zantzinger ; editor, Conley Benfield ; narrator, Rosemary Logie. -- University Park, PA : PennState, 1978.
About 51 minutes in length. In Shona, with English narration, English subtitles and English voice-over.

This documentary deals with various aspects of Zimbabwean culture: traditional cult ceremonies (music and dance) performed by Muchatera and Ephat Mujuru, including a spirit possession ceremony, prayers, and graphic footage of animal slaughter and blood sacrifice.

Mbira dza vadzimu: dambatsoko, an old cult centre
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00210


 

 

Mbira dza vadzimu: religion at the family level with Gwanzura Gwenzi. Videorecording. Director, Alfred G. Zantzinger ; adviser, Andrew Tracy ; photographer, Les Blank ; sound, Alfred G. Zantzinger ; editor, Conley Benfield ; field engineer, Bud Huggler ; Produced in cooperation with the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. -- University Park, Pa : Pennsylvania State University, Audio-Visual Services [distributor], 1978.
About 66 minutes in length.

A documentary on mbira and religion outside of Harare, Zimbabwe, with Gwanzura Gwenzi.

Mbira dza vadzimu: religion at the family level
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00208


 

 

Mbira dza vadzimu: urban and rural ceremonies with Hakurotwi Mude. Videorecording. Producer, Gei Zantzinger ; director, Andrew Tracey ; camera, Les Blank ; sound, Gei Zantzinger ; editor, Conley Benfield. -- University Park, PA : Pennsyvania State University, Audio-Visual Services, 1978.
About 45 minutes in length. In Shona and English, with English subtitles.

This film is about the mbira dza vadzimu, filmed in Zimbabwe. It shows the use of this type of music by Hakurotwi Mude and his group in a Zezuru ancestor-cult ritual and a burial ceremony.

Mbira dza vadzimu: urban and rural ceremonies
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00211


 

 

Mbira-matepe dza muhondoro: a healing party, with Saini Murira and Thomas Dzamwarira.Videorecording. Producer, Gei Zantziger ; Camera, Les Blank ; sound, Gei Zantziger; editor, Conley Benfield ; narrator, Rosemary Logie. -- University Park, PA : Pennsylvania State University, Audio-Visual Services, 1978.
About 20 minutes in length. English narration.

A documentary film of the reenactment of a healing ceremony. Saini Murira leads a group which performs songs played on a type of mbira called the matepe dza mhondoro or deep notes of the lion spirits. Before and after attending the patient, two mediums dance to the sounds of mbiras, rattles, drums, and singers.

Mbira-matepe dza mhondoro: a healing party
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00567


 

 

Mbira music: the spirit of Zimbabwe. Videorecording. Produced by Zimmedia Proppu 1000 ; director, Simon Bright ; producers, Ingrid Sinclair, Kristiina Tuura. -- Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1992. Filmed in 1990.
About 52 minutes in length.

A survey of traditional and modern mbira music in Zimbabwe. The music of professional stars (including Thomas Mapfumo) and amateurs are featured.

African Studies: Mbira Music: Spirit of Zimbabwe
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO ML350.M35 1992g


 

 

Mbira: njari, Karanga songs in Christian ceremonies with Simon Mashoko. Videorecording. Producer, Gei Zantziger ; director, Andrew Tracy ; camera, Les Blank ; sound, Gei Zantziger ; editor, Conley Benfield -- University Park, PA : Pennsyvania State University, Audio-Visual Services, 1977.
About 24 minutes in length. In Shona, with English subtitles.

Simon Mashoko, a rural Catholic catechist in Bikita, Zimbabwe, uses the mbira in his services.

Mbira: njari, Karanga songs in Christian ceremonies
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00206


 

 

Mbira: the technique of the mbira dza vadzimu. Videorecording. Produced by Gei Zantziger ; with Ephat Mjuru ; director, Andrew Tracy ; camera, Les Blank. -- University Park, PA : Pennsuvania State University, 1981.
About 19 minutes in length.

Filmed in 1975. An introduction to the musical technique and sound of the mbira dza vadzimu ("mbira of the ancestor spirits"), played by Ephat Mujuru.

Mbira: the technique of the mbira dza vadzimu
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00209


 

 

What happened to Mbuyisa? Videorecording. Feizel Mamdoo, Film Resource Unit. Endemol UK Productions ; produced and directed by Feizel Mamdoo. -- [South Africa: s.n., 2007]
About 65 minutes in length.

The image of Mbuyisa, holding the limp figure of a dying Hector Peterson on that fateful June 16 in 1976 will forever be etched in our collective memories as a people, as a nation. This film travels further afield, following Mbuyisa's troubled life and trying to uncover details of his unkwnown but tragic time in exile.This was a highly popular film during its television screening by the South African Broadcasting Corporation in 1999. [South Africa]

What happened to Mbuyisa?
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7541


 

 

Men of gold. Videorecording. Misfit Pictuz presents in association with haMoloi; director, Victor Moloi; producer, Mandilakhe Mjekula; camera, Vincent Moloi; editor, Tongai Furusa; musical score, Tumi Molekane. -- [South Africa]: haMoloi Pictures, 2006.
About 54 minutes in length.

"Men of Gold is a parallel and a juxtaposition of Johannesburg white history and todays' [sic] social and political climate. It portrays a sprinkle of 'white' street sellers selling fake gold jewellery in the inner-city Joburg. This documentary tracks the daily life of a 40 year-old drug addict Leonard who has just lost his best friend in a mysterious disappearance while trying to survive in a lonely city. [South Africa].

Men of gold
Butler Media Reserves, 208 Butler: DVD7702


 

 

Milking the rhino. Videorecording. A co-production of David E. Simpson ; Kartemquin Educational Films ; the Independent Television Service (ITVS) ; directed, produced, written by David E. Simpson ; narrator, Munyikombo Bukusi ; photography, Jason Longo ; original music, Mark Bandy ; editor, David E. Simpson. -- Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, c2008.
About 83 minutes in length. Dialogue in English and Masai; English and Herero.

Originally broadcast on the television program Independent Lens in 2008. Chronicles the forgotten element of most nature documentaries of Africa--the villagers who live there and must deal with the dangers and costs associated with living with the wildlife. Filmed in both Kenya and Namibia.

Milking the rhino
Butler Media Reserves, DVD10729


 

 

Mirt sost shi amit = Harvest, 3000 years. Videorecording. By Haile Gerima ; cinematography, Elliot Davis. -- Washington, D.C. : Mypheduh Films, Inc., [1993] (Originally released as a motion picture in 1976.)
About 150 minutes in length. In Amharic with English subtitles.

Cast: Kasu Asfaw, Adane Melaku, Gebru Kassa, Negus Hailu. Set in Ethiopia, a peasant family struggles for survival on the farm of a wealthy feudal landowner. The film's pace and visual style is geared to the rhythms of daily life, providing a sensitive portrayal of the details and dramas of everyday reality. The drama is set in motion by the teen-age son and daughter who contest traditional social roles, the tyrannical behavior of the landowner and the visionary and revolutionary deeds of the local madman.

Harvest, 3000 years
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES03282


 

 

Mobutu, King of Zaire: an African tragedy. Videorecording. Les Films de la Passerelle, Image Création, Les Films d'Ici present a series by Thierry Michel ; produced by Christine Pireaux, Martine Barbé, Serge Lalou. -- New York : First Run/Icarus Films, 1999.
3 videocassettes, each about 52 minutes in length. Dialogue in French, with some English subtitles; some English commentary.

"The definitive visual record of the rise and fall of Joseph Désiré Mobutu, ruler of Zaire (the Congo) for over 30 years. Drawing upon 140 hours of rare archival material found in Kinshasa and 50 hours of interviews with those once close to him..."

Mobutu, King of Zaire
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT658.25 M6 1999g, pt 1-3
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01526 (pt 1-3)


 

 

Monday's girls. Videorecording. Director, Ngozi Onwurah ; narrator, Caroline Lee Johnson ; a Lloyd Gardner production for BBC-TV. "Under the sun." Library of African cinema. -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, c1993.
About 49 minutes in length. In English and Igbo, with English subtitles.

The film examines the Iria, a women's initiation ceremony of the Niger River delta, through the contrasting viewpoints of its participants. In the ceremony, the initiates are paraded bare-breasted before the town assembly, determined to be virgins by examination of their nipples, when certified, are then confined and pampered in "fattening rooms". The women are finally "presented to society", ready for marriage.

Monday's girls
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT515.45.I33 M66 1993g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00135


 

 

Moolaadé. Videorecording. Filmi Doomireew Sénégal présente; co-production Direction de la Cinematographie Nationale ...[et al.]; scénario et réalisation, Ousmane Sembene; photography, Dominique Gentil; music, Boncana Maïga. -- New York: New Yorker Films, 2004. [Videodisc version published in London by Artificial Eye, 2005.]
About 124 minutes in length. In French and Bambara, with English subtitles. VHS or DVD formats.

Translated and adapted by Samba Gadjigo. The drama is set in Burkina Faso. To escape the ritual of 'purification' --moolaadé-- organized every seven years, four young girls flee their village and find protection with Collé, but their flight sends the local population into turmoil. Cast: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maïmouna Hélène Diarra, Salimata Traore, Aminata Dao, Dominique T. Zeida, Mah Comparore.

Moolaadé
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7950 and DVD5597 (disc 1-2)
Barnard Media, DVD PN1997 .M674 2005g
Butler Media Reserves, VIDEORES2103


 

 

Mortu nega = Those whom death refused. Videorecording. Um filme de Flora Gomes ; director/screenwriter, Flora Gomes ; screenwriter, David Lang ; editor, Christiane Lack. Baldo, M'Male Nhasse, Pedro Da Silva. Library of African cinema (series). -- San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 1998? [1988] Originally produced as a motion picture in 1988.
About 93 minutes in length. In Portuguese, with English subtitles.

"In 1973, independence was proclaimed in Guinea Bissau, ending five centuries of Portuguese colonization and a decade of armed struggle. This film, Gomes' first feature- length film, portrays this critical period in history through the story of one woman, Diminga, whose husband is fighting on the front lines. The camera captures Cabral's assassination, the ending of hostilities, and the reconstruction of the economically and spiritually devastated country struggling with drought and famine. The term "Mortu Nega" means those that death did not want, and Gomes films a ceremony using 3000 extras, in which survivors call upon the dead, asking them how they can go on living in such terrible conditions."

Mortu nega
Barnard Media, VIDEO PN1997 .M678 1998g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO PN1997 .M678 1998g


 

 

Mossane. Videorecording. Agence Intergovernmentale de la Francophonie ; Muss Productions vous présente un film Safi Faye ; scénario original et réalisation, Safi Faye ; directeur de la photographie (image), Jürgen Jürges ; production, Trigon-Film (Suisse) ; ingénieur du son, Anna Perini; décor, Assane N'Doye; chef monteuse (montage), Andrée Davanture; musique, Yandé Coudou Sène; scriptes, Magali Chirouze, Zeiba Monod; adaptation, Safi Faye.
-- Dakar,Sénégal : Muss Productions ; distributed by Agence intergouvernementale de la francophonie, 1996.
About 106 minutes in length. In Wolof and French, with French subtitles.

"L'histoire de Mossane, belle jeune fille qui fait tourner tous les coeurs dans son village de Mbissel. Ses parents l'ont promise en mariage a Diogoye qui travail au Concorde Lafayette a Paris. Mais Mossane aime Fara, un jeune etudiant désargenté."

Mossane
Butler Media Reserves, DVD 11649
Barnard Media, DVD PN1997 .M677 1996g


 

 

Motherland: a genetic journey. Videorecording. A production of Filmakers Library, Inc.; producers & directors, T. Jackson and A. Baron for Takeaway Media Productions. -- New York, N.Y.: Filmakers Library, c2003.
About 90 minutes in length.

(Producer) Cut off from their ancestry by the three-hundred-year-long slave trade which uprooted 12 million people from Africa, three people are given the opportunity, through DNA searches, to reconnect with their roots. Through advances in DNA research and with the help of laboratories in the UK and America, the possibility arises that with a swab from the inside of a person's cheek they can trace back twelve or thirteen generations to the tribe of their ancestors.

Motherland: a genetic journey
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4850 and DVD4851


 

 

The mothers' house. Videorecording. A film by François Verster ; Luna Films, Undercurrent Film & Television. with the support of SABC2, Fonds Images SUD, Open Society Institute, National Film & Video Foundation, Sundance Documentary Fund; producer, Neil Brandt; director by François Verster; editor, Peter Neal; music, Peter Coyte; associate producer, Lucinda Englehart. -- New York: Filmakers Library, c2006.
About 76 minutes in length.

"When Apartheid finally ended, there was great hope that the damage of the past could be healed -- within communities, individuals and also within families. This film covers four years in the life of a girl born during that time and growing up with her mother and grandmother in Bonteheuwel, a "coloured" township just outside Cape Town." -- film introduction.

The mothers' house
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7358


 

 

Movement (r)evolution Africa: a story of an art form in four acts. Videorecording. Produced and directed by Joan Frosch; co-director, Alla Kovgan.; director of photography, Jeff Silva; editor Alla Kovgan; music, Fabrice Bouillon Laforest, Jean-Yves Gratius. -- Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources, 2008.
About 65 minutes in length.

Movement (R)evolution Africa explores the emerging African dance movement through the voices and performances of a selection of its trendsetters. The film is intended to expand and invigorate contemporary dance by illuminating critical innovations of African artists.

Movement (r)evolution Africa: a story of an art form in four acts
Butler Media Reserves, DVD10530


 

 

Mr. Devious : my life. Videorecording. 4 Wall Films and Rainbow Circle Films present a film by John Fredericks ; directed by John Fredericks ; producer, Martina Della Togna ; editor, Vaughan Giose. -- [South Africa]: 4 Wall Films : Rainbow Circle Films, [2006]
DVD of 73 minutes in length ; accompanying sound CD of 57 minutes. In English, with some Afrikaans, and English subtitles.

A documentary film about the life, music and legacy of South African hip-hop MC and social justice advocate Mr. Devious (Mario van Rooy).

Mr. Devious: my life
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7421, disc 1-2


 

 

Mrs. Goundo's daughter. Videorecording. Produced and directed by Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater; Independent Television Service. -- New York, N.Y.: Women Make Movies, 2009.
About 60 minutes in length.

"Threatened with deportation, Mrs. Goundo must convince an immigration judge that her two-year-old daughter is in danger; if returned to her family's native country of Mali, she will be forced to undergo female genital mutilation."

Mrs. Goundo's daughter
Butler Media Reserves, DVD11359


 

 

Music of the ancestors: the mbira music of Rambisayi Stella Chiweshe. Videorecording. (**European VHS / PAL) ; directed by R. Wicksteed. Produced in Zimbabwe. -- [South Africa] : s.n., c1994.
About 50 minutes in length.

A biography of pop mbira star, Stella Chiweshe. It features clips from some of Stella Chiweshe's performances, her visits to the homes of family members, her wedding to a German-born producer, and a very brief survey of the modern music scene in Zimbabwe.

Music of the Ancestors
Butler Media Reserves, VIDEO ML350.M87 1994g


 

 

My neighbor, my killer. Videorecording. Gacaca Productions ; produced & directed by Anne Aghion ; camera, James Kakwerere ...[et al.] ; graphics, Dorothée Perkins ; editor, Nadia Ben Rachid. -- [New York : A. Aghion], c2009.
About 80 minutes in length. In Kinyarwanda, with English subtitles.

A film of the Gacaca Tribunals, open-air hearings with citizen-judges meant to try their neighbors and rebuild the nation. As part of this experiment in reconciliation, confessed genocide killers were sent home from prison, while traumatized survivors were asked to forgive them and resume living side-by-side. Anne Aghion charts the impact of Gacaca on survivors and perpetrators alike. Through their fear and anger, accusations and defenses, blurry truths, inconsolable sadness, and hope for life renewed, she captures the emotional journey to coexistence.
See also: Gacaca: living together again in Rwanda? ; In Rwanda we say ; and The notebooks of memory

My neighbor, my killer
Butler Media Reserves, DVD11300


 

 

Nabantwa bam' = With my children: a family portrait. Videorecording. Originally produced as an episode of the documentary television series Project 10: real stories from a free South Africa for SABC 1 in 2004; producer, Tusi Fokane; based on an idea by Tusi Fokane; written and directed by Victor Khulile Nxumalo; director of photography, Joe Mogotsi; editor, Gugu Sibandze; idea developed by Victor Khulile Nxumalo, Tusi Fokane, Karabo Lediga. -- [San Francisco, Calif.]: California Newsreel, [2004]
About 41 minutes in length. In English and Zulu with English subtitles.

"This film is a fascinating case study of the emergence of social classes even within the same South African family. Two brothers live with their successful and ambitious mother, a market researcher, in a comfortable, middle class Soweto home. The older brother Nhlanhla has suffered a head injury which may be debilitating. In any case, he had no time in the tumultuous decade preceding the end of apartheid to receive an education that would let him take advantage of the opportunities offered by the new South Africa. Street-wise instead, he spends his time hanging out with his home boys, and, in his own words, 'mostly taking care of the dog.' His younger brother, Miles, is a 'born free,' the first black student at his all white school and now a programmer with a promising career at Microsoft. Though fond of his brother, his life is in complete contrast to Nhlanhla's. Miles has very clear goals and deadlines for himself; his strong motivation shows what a difference it makes to know that there is no ceiling on one's ambitions."-

Nabantwa bam' = With my children: a family portrait
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7324


 

 

Nadine Gordimer. Videorecording. Produced by Gaumont Television ... [et al.] ; written and directed by Anne Lainé camera, Clive Lawrie ; editor, Alain Robiche. -- Vancouver, B.C.: Villon Films, c1999.
About 50 minutes in length.

A documentary about the South African writer Nadine Gordimer. Ms. Gordimer speaks about her life and work, and about her country.

Nadine Gordimer
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01184


 

 

Namibia: no easy road to freedom. Videorecording. Written, produced and directed by Kevin Harris; editor, Catherine Meyburgh; cameras, Dewald Aukema & John Liebenberg. -- [Johannesburg]: Kevin Harris Productions, [1988]
About 57 minutes in length.

This documentary explores the struggles of the Namibian people to win their independence from South Africa, which illegally occupied their country since the 1971 revocation of the UN mandate, and documents the human rights violations committed by the South African armed forces. [Namibia]

Namibia: no easy road to freedom
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7606


 

 

Namibia: rebirth of a nation. Videorecording. Produced by Kevin Harris Productions; edited & directed by Kevin Harris; cinematography, Dewald Aukema. -- [Johannesburg, South Africa]: Kevin Harris Productions, [1990]
About 45 minutes in length.

After 23 years of armed struggle against the South African forces of occupation, a democratic election, under United Nations supervision, was held in Namibia. The liberation movement, SWAPO achieved a majority vote and under their first elected president, Mr. Sam Nujoma, the people of Namibia attained their independence on 21st March, 1990. This film documents the challenges facing Namibians in rebuilding a nation dispossessed by a lifetime of colonial domination and devastated by decades of occupation. [Namibia]

Namibia: rebirth of a nation
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7605


 

 

N!ai, the story of a !Kung woman. Videorecording. Produced by John Marshall and Sue Marshall-Cabezas ; directed and edited by Adrienne Miesmer and John Marshall. A co-production of Documentary Educational Resources, Inc. and Public Broadcasting Associates, Inc. -- Watertown, Mass. : Documentary Educational Resources, c1980.
About 60 minutes in length.

A compilation of footage of the !Kung people of Namibia from 1951 through 1978. Focuses on the changes in the life of these people as seen through the reflections of one woman, N!ai.

N!ai, the story of a !Kung woman
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4930 (2004)
Barnard Media and Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO DT 1058.K86 N24 1980g


 

 

Ndeysaan = Le prix du pardon. Videorecording. California Newsreel presents ; Kaany Production et les Films du Safran présentent ; une film de Mansour Sora Wade. -- [San Francisco, California] : California Newsreel, c2001.
About 91 minutes in length.
In Wolof with English subtitles ; credits in French.

A Lébou fishing village on the south coast of Senegal is covered in a mysterious persistent fog. Neither prayer not sacrifices can break the curse. Mbanik, the son of the dying witch doctor, dares defy the spirits and return the sun to the village. He can then declare his love for Maxoy. Yatma, his best friend and rival, is driven to murder by jealousy. For Yatma, a new curse is about to begin. [Librement adapté du roman 'Le prix du pardon' de Mbissane Ngom.]

Ndeysaan = Le prix du pardon
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01016


 

 

Neria. Videorecording. Media for Development Trust ; original concept, Godwin Mawuru ; screenplay by Louise Riber, based on a story by Tsitsi Dangarembga ; produced by Louise and John Riber ; directed by Godwin Mawuru. -- Columbia, MD : Distributed by Development through Self Reliance, Inc., c1992.
About 103 minutes in length.

English version. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1991. Cast: Jesesi Mungoshi, Dominic Kanaventi. "Patrick and Neria, through shared hard work and resourcefulness, built a comfortable home, a good life and family in the city. But when their loving and equal partnership suddenly ends with the tragic death of Patrick, Neria's nightmare begins."

Neria
Barnard Media, VIDEO PR9390.9.D36 N46 1992g;
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES02413


 

 

Agostinho Neto. Videorecording. Directed by Orlando Fortunato ; director, Orlando Fortunato ; producer, Paulo de Sousa ; production manager, Cremilde Mourão. -- Johannesburg : MNet : NU Metro Home Entertainment, c2010.
About 56 minutes in length. DVD-5, PAL format. In Portuguese, with English subtitles.

"Agostinho Neto was one of the most important figures of the Movement for the Liberation of Angola. Founder of M.P.L.A. (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola). He experienced many intense years in the fight for the liberation of his country. This is a documentary about a man, a poet, a humanist and in someway a hero. This documentary attempts to paint the picture of the personality and figure that was Agostinho Neto, using archive material, the testimony of his friends and the recreation of some episodes of his life."

Agostinho Neto

Butler Media Reserves, DVD25053


 

 

Who's afraid of Ngugi? Videorecording. K'a-Yéléma Productions; written and directed by Manthia Diawara; produced by Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda; camera, Petna Ndaliko Katondolo; editor, Harry Kafka. -- New York: Third World Newsreel, c2006.
About 83 minutes in length.

This documentary follows acclaimed author Ngugi wa Thiong'o as he and his political activist wife Njeri journey back to Kenya after years of exile. As they are welcomed home by joyous and hopeful crowds, they also must cope with those who still find their revolutionary words and deeds threatening. [Kenya]

Who's afraid of Ngugi?
Butler Media Reserves, DVD10795


 

 

Nigeria's oil war. Videorecording. Producer, Mary Ann Jolley ; reporter, Eric Campbell ; produced by Mark Corcoran for Australian Broadcasting Corporation ; camera, Ron Foley ; editor, Simon Brynjolffssen. Foreign correspondent (Television program) -- New York, N.Y. : Filmakers Library, c2005.
About 24 minutes in length. DVD.

An episode of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV program Foreign Correspondent that examines the oil industry of the Niger River Delta. The oil wealth of the region has not benefitted much of the population, and in the face of extreme poverty, indifference on the part of the oil companies and corruption on the part of the government, armed groups are being formed to attack the oil companies’ installations.

Nigeria's oil war
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4893


 

 

Nigerian art: kindred spirits. Videorecording. A co-production of WETA-TV and the Smithsonian Institution in association with Blue Sky Productions; producer, Carroll Parrott Blue ; writer, Michael Olmert ; narrator, Ruby Dee. -- New York: Unapix Consumer Products, c1996.
About 58 minutes in length.

Where does the vitality of Nigerian art come from, tradition or modernism? Who are the artists and what are they telling us? What is the role of art in Nigerian culture? This program answers these and other questions through interviews with Nigerian artists, and provides historical background on Nigerian art.

Nigerian art: kindred spirits
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO N7397 N5 N54 1996g


 

 

Nirgendwo in Afrika = Nowhere in Africa. Videorecording. Eine MTM Medien & Television München Produktion ; in coproduktion mit Constantin Film Produktion, Bavaria Film, MC One ; gefordert durch FilmFernsehFonds Bayern ... [et al.] ; ein Film von Carolin Link ; producer, Peter Herrmann ; director, Caroline Link ; camera, Gernot Roll ; editor, Patricia Rommel ; music, Niki Reiser. -- Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003]
About 142 minutes in length.
In German, Swahili, and English ; English subtitles.

Based upon the novel by Stefanie Zweig. Originally issued as a motion picture in 2001. "Story of a German Jewish family who travel to Kenya and spend the war years [1940s] there. Each of the family members adapt differently to the exotic circumstances and come to deal with African life individually."

Nirgendwo in Afrika
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01332


 

 

Nollywood Babylon. Videorecording. AM Pictures presents in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada ; exec. producers, Galile Marion-Gauvin, Marcel Jean, Ravida Din (NFB) ; cinematography, Ben Addelman, Samir Mallal ; editor, Annie Llkow ; original music, Olivier Alary ; written and directed by Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal ; produced by Ben Addelman, Samir Mallal and Adam Symansky (NFB). -- New York, NY : Distributed by Lorber HT Digital, c2009.
About 74 minutes in length. In English, with English subtitles.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008. "Chronicles the wild world of "Nollywood," a term coined in the early '90s to describe the world's fastest-growing national cinema, the Nigerian film industry. Peppered with interviews with producers, directors and actors, film clips and buoyed by a rousing score fusing Afropop and traditional sounds, Nollywood Babylon celebrates the distinctive power of Nigerian cinema now bursting beyond the borders of Africa."

Nollywood Babylon
Barnard Media (Non-Circulating), DVD PN1993.5.N55 N6545 2009g


 

 

Nollywood lady. Videorecording. Written and directed by Dorothee Wenner ; producer, Merle Kroge ; a Pong production, commissioned by 2DF in affiliation with Arte ; director of photography, Bernd Meiners ; editor, Merle Kröger ; music, Philip Scheffner ; sound, Pascal Capitolin ; executive producer, Philip Scheffner. -- New York : Women Make Movies, 2008.
About 52 minutes in length. In English, with English subtitles.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008. "Peace Anyiam-Fiberesima of Lagos, Nigeria is an impresario of showbiz and an impassioned spokeswoman for the thriving and innovative African film industry. She is "Nollywood Lady," an ex-lawyer, producer, filmmaker, and the founder and CEO of the influential African Academy of Motion Pictures. And she is reshaping the way Africans see themselves--and how the world sees Africans."

Nollywood lady
Butler Media Reserves, DVD13105


 

 

The notebooks of memory. Videorecording. Gacaca Productions & Dominant 7 in association with NDR/ARTE; a film by Anne Aghion; director and producer, Anne Aghion; editor, Nadia Ben Rachid. -- [New York: A. Aghion, c2009]
About 53 minutes in length. In English and Kinyarwanda, with English subtitles.

"On a lush green Rwandan hillside, more than a decade after the 1994 genocide to wipe out the Tutsi population, a small rural community gathers on the grass over and over again for the Gacaca trials, a unique experiment in justice meant to bring unity back to this nation. Anne Aghion spends four years following the process, as a tribunal of local citizen-judges weighs survivor accounts of the massacres against the testimony of perpretrators who barter confessions for reduced prison sentences."
See also: Gacaca: living together again in Rwanda? ; In Rwanda we say ; and My neighbor, my killer

The notebooks of memory
Butler Media Reserves, DVD11302


 

 

Nuba conversations. Videorecording. A film by Arthur Howes. -- San Francisco, Calif.: California Newsreel, 2001. In English, Nubian and Arabic, with English subtitles. About 52 minutes in length.

"Ten years after shooting Kafi's Story, British filmmaker Arthur Howes re-entered the Sudan clandestinely to find out what happened to the Nuba of Torogi. Everywhere he encountered the jihad or holy war. The fundamentalist Sudanese regime is pursuing its policy of forced Arabization through a systematic disruption of the Nuba family, by killing their cattle and burning their villages. While Nuba women hide in caves, 60,000 Nuba children have been abducted to camps where they are forcibly converted to Islam. Howes estimates that 40% of the Sudanese Army is now composed of Nuba men."

Nuba conversations
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00290


 

 

The Nuer. Videorecording. A film by Hillary Harris and George Bridenbach ; produced by Robert Gardner & Hilary Harris. -- Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, 2004.
About 73 minutes in length.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1971. Presents the most important relationships and events in the lives of the Nuer, Nilotic people in Sudan and on the Ethiopian border. Demonstrates the vital significance of cattle and their central importance in all Nuer thought and behavior.

Nuer, The
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4051

Also at Columbia: Online Via Alexander Street Press


 

 

Nyameka's story. Videorecording. Produced and directed by Mark J. Kaplan. -- Cape Town, South Africa : Rapid Blue on behalf of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, c2001.
About 26 minutes in length.

In 1985, the South African police killed four Cradock community activists. These men, known as the Cradock Four, became a national symbol of resistance and heroes in the struggle against apartheid. The video tells the story of Nyameka Goniwe, one of the Cradock widows, who reflects on the life of her husband, Matthew Goniwe.

Nyameka's story
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00599


 

 

Ọba koso: Nigerian music and dance drama. Videorecording. Creative Arts Television ; Camera Three presents Duro Ladipo's National Theatre of Nigeria ; written and directed for the stage by Duro Ladipo ; presented in North America by Mel Howard ; produced and directed by Merrill Brockway; written and directed by Duro Ladipo ; presented in North America by Mel Howard ; produced and directed by Merrill Brockway. Language -- Kent, CT : Creative Arts Television, c2007.
About 28 minutes in length. In Yoruba, commentary in English.

Originally performed for the stage in 1975, released as a film in 1969. "Excerpts from the famous Yoruba folklore drama about a wicked man who tries to overthrow the king. Intricate dance steps, brilliantly colored costumes, and Yoruba instruments and singing."

Ọba koso: Nigerian music and dance drama (2007 DVD version)
Barnard Media (Non-Circulating), DVD PN1997 .O23 2007g

Ọba koso = The king did not hang (1996 VHS version)
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00599


 

 

Senator Obama goes to Africa. Videorecording. First Run Features; directed by Bob Hercules; produced by Bob Hercules and Keith Walker; a Media Process Group production. -- [New York]: First Run Features, 2007.
About 60 minutes in length.

Senator Barack Obama travels to the land of his ancestry. From South Africa to Kenya to a Darfur refugee camp in Chad, Obama explores the vast continent that is gaining increasing importance in this age of globalization. [Africa]

Senator Obama goes to Africa
Butler Media Reserves, DVD8169 ; DVD8182


 

 

Oberlin-Inanda: the life and times of John L. Dube. Mogoya Productions ; Chérif Keïta production ; director, Chérif Keïta ; written by Chérif Keïta, in collaboration with Paul Hager & Mweze Ngangura ; photography, Ntokozo Madlala ...[et al.]; editing, Aleshia Mueller ; music, Ruben T. Caluza ...[et al.]; research, Chérif Keïta ...[et al.]. -- Johannesburg: Film Resource Unit, 2004.
About 55 minutes in length. DVD format.

Features the life and work of John Langalibalele Dube (1871-1946), pioneer educator, journalist, musician, churchman and politician who co-founded the African National Congress in 1912 and served as its first President until 1917. Oberlin-Inanda connects Dube’s American education with his struggle for political and economic independence and celebrates his enduring legacy in today’s democratic South Africa.

Oberlin-Inanda
Butler Media Reserves, DVD 5433


 

 

O. R. Tambo 1917-1993. Videorecording. -- Auckland Park, RSA: Skenia (PTY) (distributor), c1993.
About 85 minutes in length. ***PAL format.

"Gives an account of Oliver R. Tambo's funeral and a glimpse of the man that South Africa knew as the ANC [African National Congress] stalwart."

O. R. Tambo 1917-1993
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO DT1949 .T36 O5 1993g


 

 

100 Days. Videorecording. Written and directed by Nick Hughes; produced by Eric Kabera, Nick Hughes; director of photography, Nick Hughes; editor, Kavila Matu; original score, Steve Parr, Sharon Rose. -- [Nairobi, Kenya: Vivid Features, 2001]
About 96 minutes in length. In Kinyarwanda and English, with English or French subtitles.

A docudrama: the Civil War of 1994 in Rwanda is seen through the fate of one family, particularly the teenage daughter. [Rwanda]

100 Days
Butler Media Reserves, DVD10893


 

 

One hundred years of silence. Videorecording. Turbine Film; producer/director, Halfdan Muurholm; co-director and research, Casper W. Erichsen; camera, Morten Rasmussen; editor and sound design, Adam Ross; composer, Niels Hoppe; narrator, Brian Patterson. -- New York, N.Y.: Filmakers Library, [2006?]
About 39 minutes in length.

Documentary film about the near extermination of the Herero people of Namibia by German colonial soldiers in the first years of the 20th century. This history is told through the story of a young present-day Herero woman whose great-grandmother was raped by a German soldier, resulting in Georgina's light skin and eyes. [Namibia]

One hundred years of silence
Butler Media Reserves, DVD5196


 

 

Origins: the films. Videorecording. Producer/director/editor, Guy Spiller; executive producer, Francis Gerard. -- Johannesburg: Origins Centre, University of the Witwatersrand, c2007.
About 28 minutes in length. Narration in English with some dialogue in unknown San language and Northern Sotho.

Contains four short films about the customs and history of San and Hananwa people in South Africa.

Origins: the films
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7609


 

 

Ota Benga : a pygmy in America. Videorecording. Written and directed by Alfeu França. -- Berkeley, CA: University of California Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning, c2002.
About 17 minutes in length.

Documentary about a pygmy, Ota Benga, taken from the Congo in 1904 and subsequently exhibited at the St. Louis World's Fair and the Bronx Zoo. Features archival film and animation, and one sequence filmed in color in 1999. [Diaspora]

Ota Benga: a pygmy in America
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00658


 

 

The other side of the country. Videorecording, Mango films presents a film by Catherine Hébert ; directed by Catherine Hébert ; produced, Brigette Dion, Catherine Hébert ; editing, Annie Jean ; Image, Sébastien Gros ; additional music, Martin Léon ; translations, Simon Hébert, Charles Olango, Christine York. -- Montreal, Canada : Atopia, 2007.
About 84 minutes in length. In English, Acholi, and Langi with interview in English subtitles.

Northern Ugandans share their personal accounts of terror and fear regarding the LRA and the 20-year conflict in their country. They discuss the mystery of the government's ineffectiveness to stop them and the corruption that is apparent in financial aid for victims, the lack of military support and the cover-up of humanitarian offenses against their own people. Produced with the participation of SODEC.

Other side of the country, The.
Butler Media, DVD24983


 

 

A pair of boots and a bicycle: the story of Job Maseko. Videorecording. Producer, Edwin Wes; director, Vincent Moloi. -- [South Africa]: Rare Earth Films, [2007]

Why would men who are repressed at home valiantly fight in the war of their oppressors? And what did the triumphant victors give them, upon their return, for their "gallant and distinguished service"? In this very personal, fascinating investigation, South African documentary maker Vincent Moloi journeys from the Soweto sitting rooms of veterans to El Alamein to find the answers, and in doing so unearths the significant contribution of South Africa's black soldiers to the Allies' North Africa campaign. Told with poignancy, the irony of their situation is slowly revealed through the life and actions of one soldier: Job Maseko. Job received the Military Medal for a heroic and ingenious sabotage of a German supply ship while a prisoner of war in Tobruk.

A pair of boots and a bicycle: the story of Job Maseko
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7539


 

 

A panther in Africa. Videorecording. Produced in association with Independent Television Service; written, directed & edited by Aaron Matthews; associate producer, Jennifer Mittelstadt; cinematography, Wayne De La Roche, Aaron Matthews, Pete O'Neal, Charlotte Hill O'Neal. -- New York, NY: Filmakers Library, c2004.
About 71 minutes in length.

Documentary on Pete O'Neal, a Black Panther who fled from the United States in 1969 after he was arrested for transporting a gun across state lines. O'Neal talks about his life in exile in Tanzania and how he adapted his ideals to his adopted country, and reflects on his revolutionary past.

A panther in Africa
Butler Media Reserves, DVD5361


 

 

The peacekeepers = Le prix de la paix. Videorecording. National Film Board of Canada in co-production with 13 Production and Arte France; director, photographer, writer Paul Cowan; producer, Adam Symansky; editor, Hannele Halm; sound, Craig Lapp; original music, Jean Mallet; executive producer, Eric Michel. -- [Canada]: National Film Board of Canada, c2005.
About 83 minutes in length.

Documents the United Nations peacekeeping efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Contains footage from meetings at UN headquarters, as well as footage gathered while with UN troops in northeast Congo. [DR Congo]

The peacekeepers = Le prix de la paix
Barnard Media: DVD DT658.25 .P43 2005g


 

 

Petit à petit. Videorecording. Pierre Braunberger présente ; un film de Jean Rouch ; production, Films de la Pléiade ; editing, Josée Matarasso, Dominique Villain ; music, Enos Amelolon, Alan Ghelly, Amicale de Niamey. -- Brooklyn, NY : Icarus Films, [201-]
About 92 minutes in length. In French with English subtitles.

Six films by Jean Rouch; originally produced as a motion picture in 1969: "A classic ethnofiction by Jean Rouch, one of the pivotal figures in the French New Wave and in the history of ethnographic cinema. An innovative semi-improvised feature film about young men from Niger exploring life in Paris and learning to appreciate traditional values back home. Like Jaguar, and starring the three main actors from that film, Petit a Petit is an exercise in what Rouch called ethno-fiction, an idiosyncratic blend of fiction and observational documentary."

Petit à petit
Butler Media Reserves, DVD25451


 

 

La petite vendeuse de Soleil = The little girl who sold The sun. Videorecording. Productrice exécutive et deleguée, Silvia Voser ; écrit et réalisé, Djibril Diop Mambéty ; production Waka Films SA (Suisse), Cephéide Productions (France), Maag Daan (Sénégal) ; music, Wasis Diop. Library of African cinema. -- San Francisco, Calif.: California Newsreel [distributor], 1999.
About 43 minutes in length. In Wolof with English subtitles.

Parable uses the struggles of a young crippled girl in Dakar trying to earn her living in the market place selling newspapers to mirror Africa's role in the international marketplace. Cast: Lissa Baléra, Taïrou M'Baye.
--See also: Tales of ordinary people below

La petite vendeuse de Soleil
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00139


 

 

Phela-ndaba = End of the dialogue: apartheid in South Africa 1970. Videorecording. Morena Films present ; a film by Antonia Caccia ... [et al.] ; music, Barton Midwood. -- Brooklyn, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, [2003]
About 45 minutes in length.

This film was shot illegally in South Africa during 1969-70 by members of the Pan Africanist Congress of South Africa." A documentary showing the stark contrast between the quality of life of whites and blacks of South Africa under apartheid, with minimal narration.

Phela-ndaba
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00993


 

 

Pièces d'identités. Videorecording. Un film écrit, réalisé et produit par Mweze Ngangura ; Films Sud--Sol'oeil Films ; Isabelle Mathy, Pétrouchka Films ; Georges Kamanayo, Vidéocam ; cinematography, Jacques Besse ; original music, Jean-Louis Daulne, Papa Wemba. -- San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 1998.
About 93 minutes in length. In French, with English subtitles.

A Congolese king searches for his daughter in Brussels where for a time he loses his royal fetishes, his identity, but finds a friend, a local cabdriver with a secret identity. With his help and a chain of coincidence (it must be destined), Mani Kongo is reunited with his daughter and his regalia and returns to Africa with a circle of friends.

Pièces d'identités
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00532


 

 

La pirogue: goor fitt. Videorecording. Éric Névé, Oumar Sy et Adrien Maigne présentent ; une coproduction franco-sénégalaise, Les Chauves-Souris, Astou Films, Arte France Cinéma, Appaloosa Films, Royal Pony Films, LCS, Studio 37 ; avec la participation du Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée et de Canal+, Cine +, Arte France, TV5monde en association avec La Banque postale image 4 et avec le soutien de EED-Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst, Allemagne ; coproducteur, Oumar Sy ; scénario et dialogues, Éric Névé & David Bouchet ; produit par Éric Névé & Adrien Maigne ; un film de Moussa Touré ; director of photography, Thomas Letellier ; editors, Josie Miljevic, Barbara Bossuet ; music, Prince Ibrahima Ndour. -- New York, NY : ArtMattan Productions, [2012]
About 85 minutes in length. In French, Wolof and Pular with English subtitles.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2012 ; based on an original story by Abasse Ndione. "A group of thirty men (and one female stowaway) in a wooden fishing pirogue named the Goor Fitt, who don't all speak the same language, hailing from different ethnic and religious backgrounds and some of whom have never seen the sea, attempt a treacherous illegal crossing from Senegal to Spain where they believe better lives and prospects are waiting for them."
Cast: Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Laïty Fall, Malamine Dramé "Yalenguen," Balla Diarra, Salif "Jean" Diallo, Babacar Oualy, Mame Astou Diallo, Saikou Lo, Ngalgou Diop, Limamou Ndiaye, Diodio Ndiaye, Mohamed Fall, Bassirou Diakhate, Moctar Diop "Tino."

Pirogue, La.
Journalism Reserves, DVD PN1997.2 .P58 2012g


 

 

Solomon Plaatje: a man for our time. Videorecording. Current Affairs Films ; producer, Beata Lipman ; director, Jane Thandi Lipman ; based on research by Tim Couzens ; camera, Clive Lawrie ; editor, Catherine Meyburgh ; voiceovers, John Kani, Patrick Shai. -- Johannesburg, South Africa : [Thorold's Africana books, 2001]
About 52 minutes in length. VHS (PAL) format

Originally broadcast on South African television in 2000. The documentary tells the story of the life and work of journalist Solomon Plaatje, one of the founders of the African National Congress; includes interviews with scholars, politicians and Plaatje's descendants.

Solomon Plaatje: a man for our time
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00400


 

 

A place in the city. Videorecording. Grey Street Films made with assistance from Fahumu Networks for Social Justice through a grant from TrustAfrica; filmed, produced, and directed by Jenny Morgan; edited at VET, Hoxton Square, London; editor, Duncan Harris. -- [S. l.]: Grey Street Films, 2008.

Nearly 15 years since apartheid ended, millions of black South Africans still live in self-built shacks - without sanitation, adequate water supplies, or electricity. But a place in the city will overturn all your assumptions about slums and the people who live in them. [South Africa]

A place in the city
Butler Media Reserves, DVD10865


 

 

Portrait of Muslim women. Videorecording. A film by Rayda Jacobs; edited by Ashley Smith, Rignold Haywood. -- Cape Town: Riempie Productions, 2005.
About 24 minutes in length.

A look in to the lives of Muslims in South Africa.

Portrait of Muslim women
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7601


 

 

Pray the Devil back to hell. Videorecording. Fork Films presents ; a film by Abigail E. Disney and Gini Reticker ; produced by Abigail E. Disney ; directed by Gini Reticker ; director of cinematography, Kirsten Johnson ; editors, Kate Taverna, Meg Reticker ; music composed by Blake Leyh ; vocals by Angelique Kidjo. -- [Sausalito, CA?] : Distributed by Roco Films Educational, [2008]
About 72 minutes in length. In Liberian Pidgin English and standard English, with English subtitles.

A documentary about a group of brave and visionary women who demanded peace for Liberia, a nation torn to shreds by a bloody civil war, violent warlords and a corrupt Charles Taylor regime. Includes interviews, archival images, and scenes of present-day Liberia together to recount the experiences and memories of the women who were instrumental in bringing lasting peace to their country.

Pray the Devil back to hell
Butler Media Reserves, DVD10439


 

 

Praying for rain. Videorecording. Produced by Sharon I. Sopher, Trust Mashoro ; directed by Sharon I. Sopher ; written by Sharon I. Sopher, Peter Kinoy. A co-production of Sharon Sopher Productions Inc., Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation & the Discover Channel. -- New York, NY: Sharon Sopher Productions, Inc., c1993.
About 54 minutes in length.

"Shows effects of the 1992 drought in Zimbabwe on humans and animals, and how people dealt with drought-related problems."

Praying for Rain
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00585


 

 

Pride of lions. Videorecording. Written and directed by John Woehrle and Louise Woehrle ; director of photography, Bill Carlson ; editor, Ben Watne ; produced by Louise Woehrle ; executive producer, John Woehrle. -- [United States?] : Pride of Lions, LLC, c2009.
About 84 minutes in length. In English, with some Krio.

"Pride of lions presents Sierra Leone in a new light -- the story of what it means for a country and its people brutalized by an 11-year civil war to move beyond their scars. through personal stories of human suffering, loss, and recover, woven within a 50-year historical framework, the Sierra Leoneans reveal universal truths about the strength of the human spirit and the power of forgiveness to move us forward. The amputee, boy soldier, doctor, high school principal, student, and agricultural entrepreneur -- each has a unique perspective and a powerful story to tell."

Pride of lions
Butler Media Reserves, DVD26839


 

 

Prime time South Africa: a selection of post-Apartheid television programs. Videorecording. Aired by the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Library of African cinema. -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, (1997). Dialogue in various South African languages; subtitles in English.
About 110 minutes in length.

Videocassette release of television programs originally shown between 1995-1996. Dramas, comedies, game shows and commercials were chosen to demonstrate the variety of ways South African media is now portraying its new, post-apartheid society. Includes episodes from 5 series: Soul City deals with AIDS in a clinic in a South African township. Local Voter is a game show presenting voter education. The Rhythm and Rights series explores political issues from women's rights to unemployment through a fictional community radio station. Generations is a primetime drama set in a Black-owned advertising agency while Going Up is a situation comedy set in a multiracial law firm.

Prime time South Africa
Barnard Media, VIDEO PN1992.3.S58 P74 1997g


 

 

Projek Mandela. Videorecording. M-Net presents a Nayanaya Pictures production in association with Shadow Pictures ; a film by Clifford Bestall ; directed, written & filmed by Clifford Bestall ; produced by Xoliswa Sithole ; editor, Ashley Smith. -- Johannesburg : Distributed by Nu Metro Home Entertainment, c2010.
About 52 minutes in length. PAL format

"In the late 1980s, Nelson Mandela stood alone against the apartheid state. In 48 secret meetings, the political prisoner faced a relentless barrage of questions from South Africa's intelligence officials. Not only did he hold his ground, eventually he convinced the apartheid regime that he possessed the leadership qualities and the political skill required to bury apartheid and transform the country. This film reveals for the first time the torturous journey that Mandela undertook on behalf of the vast Majority of South Africans"

Projek Mandela
Butler Media Reserves, DVD26009


 

 

Promised land. Videorecording. Director/producer Yoruba Richen ; program produced by Promised Land Film ; editor, Jessica Reynolds; cameria, Shandu Nesengani, Adile Zaled Cook; music composed by Kathryn Bostic; Musicians: Nils Jiptner, Bakithi Kumalo, Mike Acosta. -- New York, NY : Third World Newsreel, 2010.
About 57 minutes in length. In English.

"Though apartheid ended in South Africa in 1994, economic injustices between blacks and whites remain unresolved. The film follows two black communities as they struggle to reclaim land from white owners, some of whom who have lived there for generations. Amid rising tensions and wavering government policies, the land issue remains South Africa's "ticking time bomb," with far-reaching consequences for all sides. Promised Land captures multiple perspectives of citizens struggling to create just solutions. Promised Land invites viewers to take an inside look at the critical story of land reform and racial reconciliation in the new South Africa."

Promised land
Butler Media Reserves, DVD13371


 

 

Pull ourselves up or die out = Hi dwi kana !xi : a field report. Videorecording. Documentary Educational Resources ; produced by Claire Ritchie ; photography, Cliff Bestall, John Marshall ; editor, Mark Kaplan ; narrator, John Marshall. -- Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, c1985.
About 26 minutes in length.

The film reports on the dire situation of the !Kung people of Tshum!kwi, Namibia, between 1980 and 1984. It highlights the economic problems and issues that the !Kung are facing, with scenes and interviews surrounding the possible establishment of a game reserve, the development of cattle farming, and confrontations with South African officials over !Kung water rights.

Pull ourselves up or die out
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO DT1558.K86 P85 1985g


 

 

Pushing the elephant. Videorecording. A film by Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel; director, Beth Davenport & Elizabeth Mandel; producer, Katy Chevigny & Angela Tucker; a co-production of Arts Engine, The National Black Programming Consortium, and the Independent Television Service. -- New York: Women Make Movies, 2010.
About 83 minutes in length. In English, Kinyamulenge, and Swahili, with English subtitles.

"...tells the extraordinary story of a mother and daughter reunited after a decade separated by civil war. In the late 1990s, Rose Mapendo lost everything to the violence that engulfed the Democratic Republic of Congo. She emerged from the suffering advocating peace and reconciliation. But after helping numerous victims to rebuild their lives, there is one person Rose must still teach to forgive--her daughter Nangabire."

Pushing the elephant
Butler Media Reserves, DVD 15153


 

 

Quand les étoiles rencontrent la mer.= When the stars meet the sea. Videorecording. Réalisé par Raymond Rajaonarivelo ; adaptation et dialogues, Raymond Rajaonarivelo, Santiago Amigorena, avec la collaboration de Suzanne Schiffman ; produit par Jacques Le Glou. -- San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, c1996.
About 77 minutes in length. In French and Malagasy, with English subtitles. Letterbox format.

A boy born during a lunar eclipse survives abandonment and inherits magical powers.

Quand les étoiles rencontrent la mer
Barnard Media & Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO PN1997 .Q25 1996g


 

 

Quartier Mozart. Videorecording. Ecrit, produit et réalisé par Jean-Pierre Bekolo. Library of African cinema. -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, c1992.
About 80 minutes in length. Letterbox format. In French, with English subtitles.

The cast includes: Serge Amougou, Sandrine Ola'a, Jimmy Biyong, Essinidi Mindja, Atebass. The story is set in a working class neighborhood in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The queen of the 'hood' is a proud young girl who does not want to be taken advange of by men. The local sorceress who helps her enter the body of a young man, My Guy, so she can discover for herself the real "sexual politics" of the quarter.

Quartier Mozart
Barnard Media, VIDEO PN1997 .Q27 1992g


 

 

Queen Latifah presents Mama Africa Videorecording. "Uno's world": director of photography, Lionel Cousin ; editor, Jackie Le Cordeur ; producer, Joel Phiri ; "Hangtime": director of photography, Alwin Kuchler ; editor, Liz Webber ; producer, Simon Onwurah ; "Raya": director of photography, Michael Brierley, editor Jackie Le Cordeur; producer, Steven Markovitz and Platon Trakoshis. -- [New York]: Wellspring Media, Inc., 2002, c2001.
About 89 minutes in length.

Uno's world (ca. 28 min.), directed by Bridget Pickering -- Hangtime (ca. 30 min.), directed by Ngozi Onwurah -- Raya (ca. 28 min.), directed by Zulfah Otto-Sallies. Three contemporary fables set in Namibia, Nigeria and South Africa. Each story presents a young person with great potential who is overwhelmed by poverty and makes bad choices when tempted to do wrong. Each film is introduced by Queen Latifah.

Queen Latifah presents Mama Africa
Butler Media Reserves, DVD5627
Barnard Media, DVD PN1997 .Q44 2002g and VIDEO PN1997 .Q44 2002g


 

 

Rachida. Videorecording. A film by Yamina Bachir-Chouikh ; un coproduction Ciel Production, Arte France Cinéma, Ciné-Sud Promotion ; story and screenplay, Yamina Bachir-Chouikh ; music, Anne-Olga de Pass ; director of photography, Mustapha Belmihoub. -- [S.l.] : First Run Features, [2005?]
About 100 minutes in length. In Arabic and French with English subtitles.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2002. "Rachida lives and teaches in an old neighbourhood in Algeria. Like most of the people in Algeria, she thinks she is far removed from the bloody conflict the country is in, until one day she is attacked by a terrorist group. The terrorists ask her to plant a bomb in her school. After refusing, they shoot her in cold blood. Miraculously, she is saved and seeks refuge in a neighbouring village."
Cast: Ibtissem Djouadi, Bahia Rachedi, Rachida Messadouen, Zaki Boulenafed, Amel Chouikh, Abdelkader Belmokadem.

Rachida
Butler Media Reserves, DVD3364


 

 

Raï-story: de Cheikha Rimitti à Cheba Djenet = Hekayat al-rai. Videorecording. Misr International Films presente ; une film produit par Gabriel Khoury, Marianne Khoury, Humbert Balsan ; une coproduction Misr International films... [et al.] ; réalisation, Madeleine Verschaffelt, Ahmed Rachedi ; ecrit et réalisé par Madeleine Verschaffelt, Ahmed Rachedi. -- Seattle, WA : Arab Film Distribution, 2006.
About 58 minutes in length. In French and Arabic with English subtitles.

Originally produced as a documentary film by Misr International Films In 2004. A film tracing the beginnings of rai music in the 1920s and its transformation over the decades, culminating in 1990s pop culture. The film also explores the careers of performers who have continued the tradition of rai, including longstanding rai musician Cheikha Remitti and contemporary performer Cheba Djenet.

Raï-story
Butler Media Reserves, DVD8856


 

 

Rain in a dry land. Videorecording. Written, produced and directed by Anne Makepeace; a co-production with Anne Makepeace Productions, Inc. and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with P.O.V./American Documentary, Inc. [and] in association with the Center for Independent Documentary. Directors of photography, Joan Churchill, Barney Broomfield; editor, Mary Lampson; music, Joel Goodman. -- Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films, [2006].
About 53 minutes in length.

Presents the story of two Somali Bantu families, refugees from the 1991 civil war in Somalia, who find new homes in urban America. The film begins as the families prepare to leave the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya and follows them for the first two years of their new life in the United States. [Diaspora]

Rain in a dry land
Butler Media Reserves, DVD5723


 

 

Ralph Bunche : an American odyssey. Videorecording. A film by William Greaves. Written by William Greaves in association with Leslie E. Lee ; producer, Louise Archambault ; executive producer, William Greaves ; narrated by Sidney Poitier. -- [S.l.]: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture ; New York : Distributed by William Greaves Productions, c2001.
About 117 minutes in length.

Based on the biography Ralph Bunche: An American Life by Brian Urquhart. This documentary film discusses the personal and professional life of the statesman and diplomat who was one of the founders of the United Nations and who received the Nobel Prize for his peacemaking efforts.

Ralph Bunche, an American odyssey
Butler Media Reserves, DVD6171
Barnard Media, VIDEO E748 .B885 R3 2001g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00368


 

 

Ralph Bunche: the odyssey continues-- Videorecording. A film by William Greaves ; a production of William Greaves Productions, Inc. -- New York: William Greaves Productions, 2003.
About 448 minutes on 12 videodiscs

Narrated by Sidney Poitier. Based on the award-winning documentary film, "Ralph Bunche: an American odyssey," that premiered on PBS in 2001, these videodiscs offer a more comprehensive, in-depth look at Ralph Bunche's life and legacy. Each module focuses on a particular theme, time period or major development in Ralph Bunche's career as scholar, educator, statesman, civil and human rights activist, international peacemaker and world-wide celebrity. Examines the life and legacy of the international statesman, U.N. peacemaker, African American scholar, and civil rights activist, Ralph Bunche. The events he was involved in encompass such issues as conflict resolution, peacekeeping, race relations, human rights, the United Nations, and national self-determination.

Contents:
Module 1 : Early years, early influences (ca. 24 min.)
Module 2 : The Making of a scholar/activist (ca. 40 min.)
Module 3 : A Black scholar investigates colonialism (ca. 26 min.)
Module 4a (ca. 35 min.) & 4b (ca. 34 min.) : Race : an American dilemma
Module 5 : Insider/activist (ca. 27 min.)
Module 6 : Mr. U.N. (ca. 35 min.)
Module 7 : The Peacemaker in Palestine (ca. 42 min.)
Module 8 : The architect of peacekeeping (ca. 21 min.)
Module 9 : International troubleshooter (ca. 31 min.)
Module 10a (ca. 27 min.) & Module 10b (ca. 30 min.) : Crisis in the Congo
Module 11 : The man behind the myth (ca. 40 min.)
Module 12 : The final years (ca. 36 min.)

Ralph Bunche: the odyssey continues
Butler Media Reserves, DVD8148 (disc 1-12)


 

 

Randall Robinson, author: Defending the spirit, book review. Videorecording. C-SPAN ; Public Affairs Video Archives; interviewer, Brian Lamb. Booknotes series. -- [S.l.]: C-SPAN : [Distributed by] C-SPAN Archives at Purdue University, c1998.
About 61 minutes in length.

A February 1998 interview with the author, who is also the leader of Transafrica Forum, an African-American research and lobby organization with a focus on American foreign policy, including US policy towards Nigeria, South Africa, and other parts of Africa.

Randall Robinson, author
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], Z1035.A1 B66 02/10/98


 

 

Reassemblage. Videorecording. Produced by Jean-Paul Bourdier; directed, photographed, written and edited by Trinh T. Minh-ha. -- New York, N.Y.: Women Make Movies, Inc., [200-?]
About 40 minutes in length.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1982 by Moongift Films. "A complex visual study of the women of rural Senegal. Shows documentary filmmaking and the ethnographic representation of cultures."

Reassemblage
Butler Media Reserves, DVD14349


 

 

Recalling the future: art in contemporary Africa. Videorecording. A co-production of Arts in Action Society, Sud-Prod SenVision, in association with Bravo!, Newstyleartschennel; director, Claudine Pommier; executive producer, Cheikh Tidiane N'Diaye; camera, Emile Dubuisson ... [et al.]; editor, Eddie O. -- Vancouver, Canada: Arts in Action Society; Dakar, Senegal: Sud-Prod SenVision S.A., [2000?].
About 48 minutes in length. In English and French, with English subtitles.

"Filmed during the 1998 Dakar Arts Biennial (Dak'Art '98), Recalling the future expolres how the many profesisonal modern visual artists on the African continent take their place in the worldwide evolution of artistic expression." [Senegal]

Recalling the future: art in contemporary Africa
Butler Media Reserves, DVD5540


 

 

Repercussions: a celebration of African-American music. Videorecording. Directed by Geoffrey Haydon and Dennis Marks; a Third Eye Production for RM Arts and Channel Four. -- Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, [2004]
Each program is about 55 minutes in length. 7 programs ; 7 discs

The African musical traditions of The Gambia, Ghana, the Caribbean, and the United States are featured.
Contents: Disc 1/program 1: Born musicians: traditional music from The Gambia ; Disc 2/program 2: On the battlefield: gospel quartets -- Disc 3/program 3: Legends of rhythm and blues ; Disc 4/program 4: Sit down and listen: the story of Max Roach -- Disc 5/program 5: The drums of Dagbon ; Disc 6/program 6: Caribbean crucible -- Disc 7/program 7: Africa come back: the popular music of West Africa.

Repercussions, Discs 1-7
Music Video: MUSDVD1720


 

 

Reporter. Videorecording. Stick Figure Productions ; HBO Documentary Films ; executive producer, Ben Affleck ; producers, Mikaela Beardsley and Steven Cantor ; director, photographer and editor, Eric Daniel Metzgar ; music, Eric Liebman. -- [New York] : HBO Documentary Films, c2009.
About 92 minutes in length.

Documentary film about the journey of Nicholas D. Kristof, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the crisis in Darfur.

Reporter
Butler Media Reserves, DVD18953


 

 

Retracing the Benga rhythm. Videorecording. Presented by Ketebul Music; director, Dimitri Croella; camera, Patrick Ondick; performances by various Kenya artists; narrator, John Sibi-Okumu. -- Nairobi: Ketebul Music, c2008.
About 108 minutes in length. Accompanied by a music CD, plus historical & biographical notes.

Documentary film tracing the history and evolution of "Benga," a Kenyan music style that originated on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya in the early 60's and went on to become the most popular music in Kenya. Its tone and tempo made it particularly ideal for the dance craze that was swept through much of the African continent, and the genre is largely credited for the bounce of music from East Africa. [Kenya]

Retracing the Benga rhythm.
Music Video, MUSDVD1089 (plus audio CD)


 

 

The return: the N'Deup healing ceremony. Videorecording. Produced by Leslye Abbey; directors, David Patrick, Leslye Abbey; Opening narrator, Dome Babou. -- [Senegal]: Snowflake Productions; New York: Distributed by the Cinema Guild, Inc., 2001.
About 30 minutes in length. In English and Wolof.

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 Lebu 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. [Senegal]

The return: the N'Deup healing ceremony
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES02108


 

 

Rhythm of resistance: the Black music of South Africa. Videorecording. Harcourt Films; produced by Jeremy Marre, directed by Chris Austin and Jeremy Marre. -- (Newton, NJ): Shanachie, c1988. Originally produced in 1979.
About 47 minutes in length.

"Includes: still photos from Magubane's 'South Africa' International Defense and Air Fund. Features music that has been ignored, suppressed or ghettoized, some filmed clandestinely. Featured performers: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Malombo, Johnny Clegg/Sipho Mchunu of Juluka, The Mahotella Queens, Abafana Baseqhudeni and others."

Rhythm of resistance
Music VIDEO VC 168


 

 

The river where we live. Videorecording. Les films du tricycle; A film by Sylvain L'Espérance; editor, Harry Kafka; music, Issa Bagayogo. -- New York: Third World Newsreel, [2009]
About 92 minutes in length.

Narrated in English, this film documents the diversity of human activity in the daily lives of people living in the Inland Niger River Delta in Mali. Includes interviews with artisans, merchants, navigators, herders and fishermen that show the symbiotic relationships they have with the Niger River and the Inland Niger Delta.

The river where we live
Butler Media Reserves, DVD10838


 

 

International cooperation: defeating Riverblindness in Western Africa. Videorecording. Produced by the External Affairs Department of the World Bank in cooperation with the Riverblindness Unit of the World Bank West Africa Department; narrator, Aubrey Williams; producer/director, Jane Wholey. -- [S.l.]: World Bank, c1995.
About 22 minutes in length.

Tells the story of the international initiative that succeeded in wiping out river blindness in Burkina Faso. It allowed the settlement of the sparsely populated Volta Valley by the Mossi people--a development plan by which the Burkinabe government sought to relieve population pressure, establish communities, and increase cotton production. Examines land tenure, technological change, and government pricing as issues that affected people's daily lives. [Burkina Faso]

International cooperation: defeating riverblindness in Western Africa
Barnard Media, VIDEO RA644.O53 I6 1995g


 

 

Rivers of sand. Videorecording. A film by Robert Gardner. -- Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources, c2004.
About 83 minutes in length. In Hamar and English, with English subtitles.

Originally produced in 1973. Portrays the people called the Hamar who live in the scrubland of southwestern Ethiopia. Points out that in this society, men are masters and women are slaves. Shows how this sexual inequality affects the mood and behavior of the people. [Ethiopia]

Rivers of sand
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4052


 

 

Roots calling. Videorecording. Coproduced by Grey Matter Media, Oblique Productions; SABC; producer, Robert Abel; director, Mark J. Kaplan; script, Mark J. Kaplan; research, Robert Abel; camera, Jonathan Bloom, Mark J. Kaplan, Morné Jacobsz; editor, Tiny Laubscher. -- [South Africa?: Mark Kaplan, 2008]
About 48 minutes in length.

Singer Pinise Saul and guitarist Lucky Ranku left South Africa in the 1970s and moved to London. The film, made in 2004, shows them making their first trip back to South Africa. They visit former colleagues, including the legendary Winston Mankunku. While focusing on the emotional toll of exile from the homeland, the film also includes many musical performances. [South Africa]

Roots calling
Music Video, MUSDVD1145


 

 

Rostov-Luanda. Videorecording. Un film de/ein Film von Abderrahmane Sissako ; une production de/eine Produktion von Movimento en coproduction avec/in Ko-Produktion ZDF, RTBF & Morgane Films ; direction de production/aufnahmeleitung, Bruno Florentin ; image/kamera, Jacques Besse ; montage/schnitt, Claudio Martinez, Dominique Galliéni. -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, c1997.
About 60 minutes in length. In French, Portuguese, and Arabic, with English subtitles.

As a student, Abderrahmane Sissako spent a year in Rostov on the Don during the 1980s and there became friends with a young man from Angola. This film chronicles the Mauritanian director's search for a friend of the past. In this personal journey, Sissako encounters present-day Angolan society, with its dashed dreams and unexpected resiliencies. He is drawn to those who are disillusioned by the war in Angola and in neighboring countries. Eventually, he finds his friend in Germany and not in Angola.

Rostov-Luanda
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO DT1422 .R67 1997g


 

 

Jean Rouch. Videorecording. Les Films de la Pléiade ; Sodaperaga editions ; dirigée par Patrick Leboutte et Marc Antoine Roudil ; coffret édité avec l'aide de Bernard Surugue. -- [France] : Editions Montparnasse, 2005.
About 11 hours on 4 videodiscs.

Presents ten films by ethnologist Jean Rouch, along with interviews of the filmmaker, famous for his Niger-based films.

Contents :
- Disc 1. Ciné-Transe: Les Maîtres fous (1956, 28 min.); Mammy Water (1956, 18 min.); Les Tambours d'avant/Tourou et Bitti (1972, 9 min.) ; Ciné-conte: La chasse au lion à l'arc (1967, 77 min.); Un lion nommé l'Americain (1972, 20 min.)
- Disc 2. Ciné-Plaisir: Jaguar (1967, 88 min.); Moi, un noir (1959, 70 min.)
- Disc 3. Ciné-Rencontre: Petit à petit (1971, 92 min.); La pyramide humaine (1961, 88 min.)
- Disc 4. Ciné-Rouch: Jean Rouch raconte à Pierre-Andre Boutang (104 min.); A propos de Jean Rouch, conversation avec Bernard Surugue et Patrick Leboutte: Le double d'hier a rencontré demain / un film de Luc Riolon et Bernard Surugue (2004, 10 min.); Veuves de 15 ans / un film de Jean Rouch (1965, 24 min.)

Jean Rouch
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4915, disc 1-4


 

 

Jean Rouch en zijn camera in het hart van Afrika = Jean Rouch and his camera in the heart of Africa. Videorecording. Een film van Philo Bregstein ; camera, Djingarei Maiga, Jean Rouch, Ricardo da Silva ; music, Tollou Mozourane ; scenario, Philo Bregstein, Jan Venema. -- Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources, c2004.
About 74 minutes in length. In English and French, with English subtitles. DVD format.

Originally released in 1978.
This film provides an in-depth look at the work of Jean Rouch and his associates from Niger, namely Damoure and Lam, who participated in production of many of Rouch's Niger-based films...segments from several of Rouch's earlier film works are interspersed with the filming in Niger and with interview.

Jean Rouch en zijn camera in het hart van Afrika
Butler Media Reserves, DVD 4214


 

 

Rouch in reverse. Videorecording. A film by Manthia Diawara ; written and directed by Manthia Diawara ; producer, Parminder Vir ; a Formation Films production for ZDF/ARTE. Library of African cinema series. -- San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, c1995.
About 51 minutes in length. In English and French with English subtitles.

French ethnologist/filmmaker Jean Rouch discusses his work with Manthia Diawara. Includes a cross-section of Rouch's work with clips from his documentary Les Maitres Fous, his cinema verite classic, Chronique D'ete, and his pioneering masterpiece Moi, Un Noir (Treichville). Throughout the interview Diawara places Rouch's films in the context of the on-going struggle of Africans to construct their own vision of modernity.

Rouch in reverse
Butler Media Reserves, DVD8064
Barnard Media and Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO GN21.R63 R62 1995g


 

 

De bende van Rouch = Rouch's gang. Videorecording. MM Produkties ; samenstelling en regie van Steef Meyknecht, Dirk Nijland, Joost Verhey ; producent, Joost Verhey ; camera, Steef Meyknecht ; scenario, Philo Bregstein, Dirk Nijland ; geluid, Joost Verhey ; montage, Tom de Graaff ; vertaling, Joop Koopman, Kalilou El Nouhou ; muziek, Tallou Mouzourane. -- Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, 1998. Originally produced in 1993.
About 70 minutes in length. In French and Dutch, with English subtitles.

Cast: Jean Rouch, Lam Ibrahim Dia, Moussa Hamidou, Damoure Zika, Tallou Mouzourane. This documentary was shot in Holland in 1991. The film crew follows Jean Rouch and his four long-time friends from Niger as they reminisce and begin making the film, "Madame l'Eau." The documentary provides insight into how Rouch approaches his films, featuring conversations and scenes from the airport, a houseboat, a theatre, and in the Dutch countryside, as well as excerpts from Rouch's other films, such as "Jaguar"(1954) and "Cocorico, Monsieur Poulet"(1974).

Rouch's gang
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4066
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO GN21.R63 B46 1998g


 

 

Rough crossings. Videorecording. Written and presented by Simon Schama ; produced and directed by Steven Condie ; a co-production of BBC and Thirteen/WNET New York ; director of photography, Neville Kidd ; editor, Ben Stark ; music, Jason Yarde. -- Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, 2008.
About 84 minutes in length.

The astonishing story of the struggle to freedom by thousands of African-American slaves who fled the plantations to fight behind British lines in the American War of Independence.

Rough crossings
Butler Media Reserves, DVD11792


 

 

Een Dorpstraject = La route d'un village. Videorecording. Fatusch Productions; directed by Jacqueline Bakker. -- New York, N.Y.: Filmakers Library, Inc., 2001.
About 46 minutes in length. In French and Bambara, with English subtitles.

In Mali ninety-three percent of the women are circumcised. This tradition is deeply routed in village society. Astan Diallo travels to several villages on her moped, talking to men and women about the health hazards of circumcision. After five years, Astan's hard work does bring results as old traditions make way for new ones. [Mali]

Een Dorpstraject = La route d'un village
Butler Media Reserves, DVD11221


 

 

Rwandan nightmare. Videorecording. An ITN production for Channel Four; Producer, Simon Gallimore; reporter, Catherine Bond; camera, Simon Cox, Nick Hughes, Bruce Shayler; executive producer, Sue Inglish; narrator, Catherine Bond. -- New York, NY: First Run Icarus Films, 1994.
About 41 minutes in length.

A documentary which includes eye-witness accounts of the slaughter of tens of thousands in Rwanda, tells the story of the early days of the crisis and contains interviews with survivors including President Habyarimana's widow, Rwandan Popular Front leaders, Paul Kagami and Theogene Rudasingwa, and former French humanitarian aid minister, Bernard Kouchner. Reporter Catherine Bond investigates the possibility that the carnage may have been a calculated act of genocide by the Rwandan government against the country's Tutsi minority.

Rwandan nightmare
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT450.435 .R835 1994g


 

 

Saaraba. Videorecording. Ein Film von Amadou Saalum Seck. -- San Francisco, Calif. : California Newsreel, c1988.
About 86 minutes in length. In Wolof and French with English subtitles. Title and credits in German.

A young man returns to his homeland after spending many years in Europe. He and his homeland have changed in the interval and he is caught between his simple upbringing, the Western influence he was exposed to, and the corruption existing around him. Cast: Abdoul Aziz Diop, Fabiene Joelle Felhio, Diankou Bakhayokho, Awa Cheikh Gueye, Elhadj Abdoulaye Seck, Mamadou Ka, Samba Fall Yade, Cheikh Seck, Alpha Oumar Wane, Omar Seck.

Saaraba
Butler Media Reserves (In Library Use Only), DVD22906
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00077


 

 

Saikati. Videorecording. K.I.M.C. Film Training Dept. ; screenplay, Anne G. Mungai ; producer/director, Anne G. Mungai ; director of photography, Jack J. Situma; music, Jack Odongo, Stephen Ngige. -- Kenya : Joyana Films ; Glenwood Springs, CO : distributed by Media for Development Int'l, [2010?].
About 90 minutes in length. Dialogue in English and Kiswahili, with English subtitles.

Story of a young Maasai girl who is forbidden to continue her education as she has been promised in marriage to the chief's son. Instead she runs away from her village to a job the city that would help finance her education. Cast: Lynette Mukami Kinoti, Susan Wanjiku, Richard Harrison, Hugh Mainwaring.

Saikati
Barnard Media (Non-Circulating), DVD PN1997 .S355 2010g


 

 

Saikati: the Enkabaani. Sequel to Saikati. Videorecording. Sambaza Productions in conjunction with K.I.M.C. ; produced by Catherine W. Muigai ; written and directed by Anne G. Mungai ; director of photography, Peter Coleman; music, Jack Odongo; editor, Ettie M. Feldman. -- Glenwood Springs, CO : Distributed by Media for Development Int'l, [2010?].
About 90 minutes in length.

This is the dramatic story of a young village girl who goes beyond traditional, rigid cultural barriers to become a flying doctor. Saikati is representative of girls all over Africa struggling to make their dreams a reality in cultures caught between traditional laws and modern influences. It's also a story of love, drama and friendship as Saikati also makes the difficult transition from girl to woman. Cast: Esther Muthee, Anthony Njuguna, Regina Macharia, Eric Babu Umbuka.

Saikati: the Enkabaani
Barnard Media (Non-Circulating), DVD PN1997 .S3553 2010g


 

 

Sango Malo ("Village teacher"). Videorecording. Adaption et dialogues de Bassek Ba Kobhio, d'après son roman Sango Malo ; un film de Bassek Ba Kobhio. Library of African cinema. -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, c1991.
About 95 minutes in length. In French, with English subtitles.

The cast includes: Jerome Bolo, Marcel Mvondo II, Edwige Ntongon à Zock. A young teacher, Sango Malo, comes to a rural village with ideas of promoting rural development through practical education; he clashes with the established headmaster, who insists on a traditional French-style education. Malo alienates many of his supporters through his impatience and is arrested by the army on the behalf of the village chief, storeowner and priest. But he has taught well and the villagers carry on his ideas without him.

Sango Malo
Barnard Media, DVD PQ3989.2.B342 S362 1994g and VIDEO PQ3989.2 .B342 S362 1991g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00963


 

 

Thomas Sankara: the upright man. Videorecording. Produced by Zorn Production International, Arte France, France 3 Lorraine Champagne Ardenne, a film by Robin Shuffield; directors of photography, Marc Ridley, Robin Shuffield; editors, Samuel Gantier, Serge Dietrich; original music, Cyril Orcel. -- South Burlington, VT: California Newsreel, c2006.
About 52 minutes in length.

Tells the story of Thomas Sankara's rise to power and his time as leader of Burkina Faso. [Burkina Faso]

Thomas Sankara: the upright man
Butler Media Reserves, DVD6289


 

 

Sankofa. Videorecording. A film by Haile Gerima; Negod-Gwad Producations; Haile Gerima, writer, director, editor, & producer; Augustin Cubano, director of photography; David J. White, music. African and Africans of the Diaspora film series. -- Washington, DC: Mypheduh Films, c1993.
About 125 minutes in length.

"Sankofa, an Akan word meaning 'one must return to the past in order to move forward,' is the story about the transformation of Mona, a self-possessed African-American woman sent on a spiritual journey in time to experience the pain of slavery and the discovery of her African identity."

Sankofa
Barnard Media, VIDEO PN1997.S1756 1993g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01688


 

 

Sarabah. Videorecording. Directed by Maria Luisa Gambale, Gloria Bremer ; produced by Steven Lawrence, Maria Luisa Gambale ; co-producer, Lukas May ; a co-production of Link TV and Yerosha Productions, Inc. ; editor, Gloria Bremer ; directors of photography, Maria Luisa Gambale, Lukas May. -- New York : Women Make Movies, [2011]
About 60 minutes in length. In French, English, German, Diola and Wolof with English subtitles.

Originally produced in 2011.. Rapper, singer and activist Sister Fa works to end the practice of female genital mutilation in her home land of Senegal.

Sarabah
Butler Media Reserves, DVD20650


 

 

Saworoide: brass bells. Videorecording. Mainframe Film & Television Productions ; story/screenplay, Akinwumi Isola ; producer/director, Tunde Kelani ; editors, Kehinde Aje, Musediq Alayaki, Noah Akinmade. -- Nigeria : Mainframe Film and Television Productions, [2001].
2 discs, about 105 minutes in length in total. In Yoruba and English with English subtitles.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1999. "Upon ascending the throne of the Jogbo kingdom, Lapite shows himself to be a corrupt and despotic ruler, terrorizing his subjects and plundering the natural resources for personal gain. This classic allegory examines the political traumas that have befallen post-independence Nigeria." Cast: Kolo Oyewo, Bukky Wright, Lere Paimo, Larinde Akinleye.

Saworoide
Butler Media Reserves, DVD26086


 

 

Second face: Berida's lives. Videorecording. Produced and directed by Claire C. Robertson. -- Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2000.
About 37 minutes in length.

Filmed on location in in Kenya, with some subtitles and audio translation. Berida Ndambuki, a 62-year old staples trader, life is depicted; we see her involvement in women's group, her friendships and family, and the living conditions of a large number of Kenyan women.

Second face: Berida's lives
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT434.N3 S34 2000g


 

 

Selbe et tant d'autres. Videorecording. Un film de Safi Faye ; production, Pierre Hoffman. -- New York, NY : Distributed by Women Make Movies, [2010]
About 30 minutes in length. In English narration and Wolof with English voice-overs.

Originally released in 1983 by Faust Film and Safi Faye Film. "This revealing documentary offers a rare view of daily life in West Africa. Shot in Senegal, Selbe focuses on the social role and economic responsibility of women in African society. Because men often leave their communities to earn money in the city, women are left with the sole responsibility for their families. One woman's personal struggle reflects the broader issues facing many women in developing countries"

Selbe et tant d'autres
Barnard Media (Non-Circulating), DVD HQ1814.5.Z8 S4 2010g


 

 

Sept nuits et sept jours = Seven days and seven nights Videorecording. Cararelle International Télévision et Les Films Esdés ; un film ecrit et réalisé par Maurice Dorès ; productrice déléquee Nicole Cateux. -- New York, N.Y. : Filmakers Library, [200-?]
About 58 minutes in length. Narration in English.

This film documents an unusual healing ceremony in Senegal. The ceremony, called the Ndepp, is organized by the Lebou people to honor their ancestral spirits and to ask them to allow a cure to take place of one of their members. Performed over seven days and nights, it is a complicated ceremony with a precise set of rules and involves the whole community.

Sept nuits et sept jours = Seven nights and seven days
Barnard Media (Non-Circulating), DVD PN1997 .S478 2000g


 

 

Senator Obama goes to Africa. Videorecording. First Run Features ; directed by Bob Hercules ; produced by Bob Hercules and Keith Walker ; a Media Process Group production ; Director of photography, Keith Walker. -- [New York] : First Run Features, 2007.
About 60 minutes in length.

Senator Barack Obama travels to the land of his ancestry. From South Africa to Kenya to a Darfur refugee camp in Chad, Obama explores the vast continent that is gaining increasing importance in this age of globalization. Bonus features: visit to the Masai Mara Game Preserve with the Obama family ; African journey in pictures ; resources ; biographies.

Senator Obama goes to Africa
Butler Media Reserves: DVD8169 ; DVD8182


 

 

Shackles of memory : the Atlantic slave trade. Associate producer, Patrick Morand ; directed and edited by Michel Moreau ; associate director, Jean-Marc Masseaut ; screenplay, Michel Moreau, Jean-Marc Masseaut, translated by François Manchuelle ; camera, Jean-François Surget, Michel Moreau, Nathalie Guilbaud ; director of photography, Gérard Chiron ; sound recordings, Stephane Dupont, Jean-François Surget ; sound mixing and sound effects, Eric Perroys ; special effects, Christian Landais. -- New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 1996.
--Online access, via "American History in Video," Alexander Street Press, Alexandria, Virginia.
About 56 minutes in length. In English.

From the port of Nantes, located on the French Atlantic coast, more than 1800 slave ships plied their human cargo during the 18th and 19th centuries. These French ships circled the coast of Africa, exchanging trade merchandise for black captives whom they later sold to the colonies being established in the New World. Africans were deported by the millions, not only by the French, but by the Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch and English, starting as early as the 15th century. In this important historical film, the grim details of the slave trade are made real for a modern audience. Paintings, documents and artifacts recount the immensely profitable trade that enriched the great port cities of Europe as it decimated the African people. None of the tropical colonies would have prospered had it not been for merciless use of slave labor."

 

Shackles of memory: the Atlantic slave trade
For Columbia faculty and students only: Online access
VHS copy: Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00375


 

 

Shake hands with the devil: the journey of Roméo Dallaire. Videorecording. Produced by White Pine Pictures ; director, Peter Raymont; producers, Peter Raymont, Lindalee Tracey; associate producer/researcher, Patrick Reed; photographer, John Westheuser; still photographer, Peter Bress; original music by Mark Korven; editor, Micheèle Hozer. -- [San Francisco]: California Newsreel, 2004.
About 91 minutes in length. VHS or DVD (2005) versions.

Based in part on the book, Shake Hands with the Devil by (Ret'd) Lt. General Roméo Dallaire with Major Brent Beardsley. Follow the searing, emotional journey of Canadian Lt-General Roméo Dallaire, who commanded the UN peacekeeping troops in Rwanda in 1994.

Shake hands with the devil
Barnard Media, DVD DT450.432 .D35 2005g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES02066


 

 

Short stories from Klipfontein Road. Videorecording. Editor, Pascale Neuschäfer; camera, Renate Meyer, Pascale Neuschäfer. -- Cape Town : Centre for Popular Memory, University of Cape Town, 2007.
About 31 minutes in length. In English.

"This short documentary explores life on Klipfontein Road, a busy main arterial that stretches 20km linking the formerly racially segregated areas of Cape Town. The stories are gathered from over 100 interviews conducted on the road and focus on work, life, homelessness, the transport network, migrancy and crime. Through this documentary we meet the people who live and work on this road: the informal traders, the vegetable sellers, the fish mongers and the silencer repair men, to the police officers, school teachers, clergy, the migrant community and the unemployed."

Short stories from Klipfontein Road
Butler Media Reserves, DVD26476


 

 

Sidet: forced exile. Videorecording. Mekuria Productions in association with Channel Four Television and Westdeutscher Rundfund Koln ; writer, producer, director, Salem Mekuria ; cinematographer, Ned Johnston; editor, Iftach Shavit; narrator, Salem Mekuria ; executive producer, Barbara Gulahorn Holecek. -- New York, NY: Women Make Movies, c1991.
About 60 minutes in length. In Tigrinya and Arabic, with English subtitles.

Presents the stories of three Ethiopian women who each sought refuge in the Sudan. Tells how they have managed to survive displacement and create lives for themselves in exile. [Ethiopia]

Sidet: forced exile
Butler Media Reserves, DVD10637


 

 

Malick Sidibe: portrait of the artist as a portraitist. Videorecording. Directed by Susan Vogel for the National Museum of Mali ; Prince Street Pictures ; produced by Susan Vogel, Samuel Sidbe, Catherine de Clippel ; editor, Harry Kafka ; interview by Jean-Paul Colleyn ; music, John Billingsley ; camera, Catherine de Clippel. -- New York: First Run/Icarus Films, c2006.
About 8 minutes in length. In French, with English subtitles. DVD format.

Looks at the work of a renowned African artist whose photographs have documented social and cultural changes in Mali over a 40-year period. In an interview, this self-taught photographer discusses his views of photography as a social art form and explains his documentary and portrait techniques.

Malick Sidibe
Butler Media Reserves, DVD5079


 

 

Si-Gueriki, la reine-mère = The Queen mother. Videorecording. California Newsreel presents ; un film de Idrissou Mora Kpaï ; écrit par Idrissou Mora Kpaï ; produit par Jean-Marie Téno ; une production Les Films Raphia ; co-producers, Carl Ludwig Rettinger, Arouna Sacca Mora Kpaï ; photography, Alexandra Kordes ; music, Marianne Entat. [San Francisco, California] : California Newsreel, 2003.
About 62 minutes in length. In Bariba and French with English subtitles.

A documentary intended as a tribute to the filmmaker's late father, a member of the nobility of the Borgu people of northern Benin. In the course of his investigations, director Idrissou Mora Kpaï discovers the lives of his mother and sisters which had previously been invisible to him and decides to make a film about them instead. Mora Kpaï's ignorance of women's lives results from Borgu child-rearing practices. Boys are removed from their mothers at an early age and spend all their time with the men of the tribe.

Si-Gueriki = The Queen Mother
Butler Media Reserves, DVD10727


 

 

Le silence de la forêt. Videorecording. Directors, Bassek ba Kobhio, Didier Ouenangare ; music, Manu Dibango. -- [Bangui, Central African Republic] ; San Francisco, Calif.: distributed by California Newsreel, 2003.
About 93 minutes in length. In Diaka, French and Sango, with English subtitles.

"In a fascinating twist on the old story of Westerners' encounters with 'exotic' African cultures, ...focuses instead on what happens when a European-educated African interacts with the mythic rainforst people incorrectly and pejoratively know as 'pygmies'. It is about the difficulty for even the most well-intentioned person to know and respect the 'other'."

Le silence de la forêt
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01408


 

 

Sisters in law. Videorecording. A film [directed] by Kim Longinotto and Florence Ayisi. Producer, Kim Longinotto; camera, Kim Longinotto; film editor, Ollie Huddleston. -- New York, N.Y.: Women Make Movies [distributor], 2005.
About 104 minutes in length. DVD format. In English and pidgin English, with English subtitles.

A documentary record of a courtroom in Kumba, Cameroon, where a female prosecutor and judge work to put an end to their community’s tacit acceptance of child abuse, wife beating and rape.

Sisters in law
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4600


 

 

Sisters of the screen: African women in the cinema. Videorecording. Producer, Beti Ellerson; research & editing, Beti Ellerson; editing & animation, Christophe Poulenc. -- New York: Women Make Movies, 2002.
About 73 minutes in length. In English and French, with English subtitles.

Featuring Safi Faye, Sarah Maldoror, Prudence Uriri, and others. Interviews of 35 women filmmakers from Africa and the African diaspora, interspersed with clips from their films.

Sisters of the screen
Barnard Media, DVD PN1995.9.W6 S468 2002g
Butler Media Reserves, On Order


 

 

Soldier child: kidnapped innocence. Videorecording. Cinema Libre Distribution presents a Winghead Films production ; directed and photographed by Neil Abramson ; editor, Suzanne Hines ; associate producer, Tiffany Bowne. Summary -- [S.l.] : Doc Workers : Cinema Libre Ditribution, c2005.
About 55 minutes in length. In English.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1998. Documents attempts to rehabilitate Ugandan children forced to fight in Joseph Kony's Lord's Liberation Army.

Soldier child: kidnapped innocence
Butler Media, DVD23371


 

 

Solidarity Forever: a tribute to South African workers by South African artists. Videorecording. Producer, Pam Devereux Harris ; director, Kevin Yates. -- Johannesburg, South Africa : Gallo Record Company, 2004.
About 109 minutes in length.

Recorded live at COSATU's 8th National Congress: a musical concert at meeting of Congress of South African Trade Unions.

Solidarity Forever: a tribute to South African workers by South African artists
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7600


 

 

Sometimes in April. Videorecording. HBO Films presents a Raoul Peck film ; a Velvet Film production in association with Yolo Films ; producer, Daniel Delume ; written and directed by Raoul Peck. -- [United States] : HBO Video, c2005.
About 140 minutes in length.

Based on the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, where over the course of 100 days an estimated 800,000 people were killed in a terrifying purge by Hutu nationalists against their Tutsi countrymen.

Sometimes in April
Butler Media Reserves-3 copies: DVD5010 ; DVD11120 ; DVD11119
Butler Media, DVD21638


 

 

Songs of the adventurers. Videorecording. Produced, written and directed by Gei Zantzinger ; camera, Thomas Ott ; sound, Gei Zantzinger ; anthropologists, David Coplan, Georgia McMillen ; editor, Ben Levin. -- [Devault, Pa]: Constant Springs Productions ; Vancouver, B.C. : Villon Films [distributor], [199-?]
About 47 minutes in length.

Depicts the poetic songs, known as difela, of Sotho migrant workers, who must go from their homes in Lesotho to work in the mines in the Republic of South Africa.

Songs of the adventurers
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00282


 

 

A Son of Africa. Videorecording. Narrated by Cathy Tyson; writer, Danny Padmore ; producer, Hugh Williams ; director, Alrick Riley. -- San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 1995.
About 28 minutes in length.

A brief examination of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the lives of prominent 18th century Africans in the United States and Great Britain, including Olaudah Equiano.

Son of Africa, A
Barnard Media, VIDEO HT869 .E6 S65 1995g


 

 

South Africa. Rights and wrongs (Television program) ; no. 304. Videorecording. A production of Globalvision with Thirteen-WNET ; executive producers, Rory O'Connor, Danny Schechter ; director, Eulogio L. Ortiz, Jr. ; anchor, Charlayne Hunter-Gault. -- New York : Globalvision : International Center for Global Communications Foundation, Inc., 1995.
About 27 minutes in length.

From a television broadcast on April 19, 1995: a series of interviews with Nelson Mandela, Richard Goldstone, Eugene Terre Blanche, Dirk Coetzee, Ahmed Kathrada, Makaziwe Mandela (Nelson's daughter), and others. The film reviews human rights abuses in South Africa after the rise of the African National Congress. It includes a reunion of Robben Island ex-prisoners.

South Africa
(Rights & Wrongs; no. 304)
Barnard Media, VIDEO JC571 .R54 1993g no.304


 

 

South Africa belongs to us. Videorecording. A film by Chris Austin, Peter Chappell, Ruth Weiss ; narration, Peggy Phango; research, Carol Mathiane ; research and editorial consultant, Ruth Weiss ; photographed and edited by Peter Chappell ; produced and directed by Chris Austin ; Gerhard Schmidt Produktion in association with W.D.R. -- New York, NY : First Run/Icarus Films c1980.
About 60 minutes in length.

Through interviews with five black women in South Africa, and with the insight of four women activists, the film makes clear the devastating impact of apartheid on black women and the black family.

South Africa belongs to us
Barnard Media, VIDEO HQ1800.5 .S68 1980g


 

 

Soweto sneezed-- and then we caught the fever". Videorecording. Camera, Renate Meyer, Pascale Neuschäfer ; editor, Pascale Neuschäfer ; interviews, Ammaarah Martinus, Renate Meyer, Sibongile Mtini, Pascale Neuschäfer. -- Rondebosch [South Africa] : Centre for Popular Memory, University of Cape Town, c2007.
About 56 minutes in length. In English.

"In 1976 thousands of school children marched to voice their anger and discontent at inferior black education which compelled them to learn in Afrikaans.These riots, began in Soweto and when the wave of revolt hit Cape Town, one of the main corridors of protest was Klipfontein road. This social history documentary explores individuals' testimonies of the political unrest in Cape Town combining both current and archival footage."

Soweto sneezed--and then we caught the fever
Butler Media Reserves, DVD26480


 

 

A spirit here today : a scrapbook of Chopi village music. Videorecording. Produced and directed by Gei Zantzinger ; writers, Michael Bailey, Gei Zantzinger, Andrew Tracey ; camera, Gei Zantzinger, Edwin Mickleburgh ; narrator, Franka Insinger. -- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Villon Films, [1998?]
About 44 minutes in length.

Presents parts from the 1973 film documenting a performance of music and dance in a Chopi village in Mozambique with a 1992 update on the Chopis.

A spirit here today: a scrapbook of Chopi village music
Music Video, VC441


 

 

Spirits of the rocks. Videorecording. Triluna Film production; a film by Peter Ammann; narrator, David Roscoe.
-- [Zurich, Switzerland]: Triluna Film AG, c2002.
About 78 minutes in length.

A documentary examining the rituals, customs and rock paintings of the San people in Namibia. [Namibia]

Spirits of the rocks
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7687


 

 

Stage-shakers!: Ghana's concert party theatre. Videorecording. Presented by Kwame Braun and Indiana University Press; written, videotaped, and edited by Kwame Braun; narrator, Catherine M. Cole. -- Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, c2001.
About 103 minutes in length.

Documents Ghana's concert party theatre by showing backstage preparation, live performance footage, and interviews with performers. [Ghana]

Stage-shakers!: Ghana's concert party theatre
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01298


 

 

The Stanley Collection of African art and art of Burkina Faso. Videorecording. The University of Iowa presents; project director, Julie Hausman; sponsoring faculty, Christopher D. Roy. produced by the University of Iowa Video Center. University of Iowa, c1988. (Art and death in Africa) -- [Iowa City, Iowa: University of Iowa] c1990.

Side. 1 - Stanley Collection, with Christopher D. Roy. Christopher D. Roy field research slides. Yaaba Soore: the path of the ancestors, filmed in Burkina Faso & written by Christopher Roy; producer, Rodney Jensen. -- Side. 2 - The dance of the spirits: mask styles and performance in the Upper Volta, filmed in Burkina Faso & written by Christopher Roy; producer, Steven Henke. [West Africa]

The Stanley Collection of African art and art of Burkina Faso
Butler Media Reserves, LASERDSC NB1255.B92 S73 1990g


 

 

State of denial. Videorecording. A production of Lovett Productions Inc.; producer-director, Elaine Epstein; co-producer, Penny Elliott Hays; executive producers, Harriet Gavshon, David Jammy, Joseph Lovett; cinematography, Sven Cheatle ... [et al.]; film editing, Penny Elliot Hays; sound, Ken Hahn; music, Thomas DeRenzo. -- [San Francisco, Calif.]: California Newsreel, c2003.
About 83 minutes in length. Closed-captioned. In English, Sotho and Zulu with English subtitles.

South Africa is the country with the highest number of HIV positive people in the world. By the year 2000, an estimated 4.2 million people were infected with HIV; if present trends continue by 2010, 7 million will have died of the disease. State of Denial puts a human face on the millions affected by introducing us to six South Africans involved with the AIDS epidemic. It shows how they must fight not only the disease but the greed of the drug cartels and the neglect and inactivity of their own government in order to get treatment.

State of denial
Barnard Media, DVD RA643.86.S6 S82 2003g
Butler Media Reserves, DVD5187


 

 

Stories my country told me: Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Rainbow Nation. Videorecording. Produced and directed by Tim May ; a BBC co-production in association with RM Arts ; music, The Fratelli Brothers ; phography, Clifford Bestall ; editor, Jon Whitson. -- Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2003.
About 54 minutes in length. DVD format.

Originally produced in 1996. "'You'll never be free until we are free,' said Archbishop Desmond Tutu to the white citizens of South Africa, and thanks to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, blacks and whites alike are finally free to put down the burden of guilt and come together as one people. This program follows a busy day in the life of Nobel Laureate Tutu in 1996, which begins with a tour through his Cape Town diocese and ends with a trip to Johannesburg to greet his mentor, Trevor Huddleston, on his return to South Africa."

Stories my country told me
Butler Media Reserves, DVD2255


 

 

Stories from Rwanda. Videorecording. C-SPAN. Booknotes (Television Program) -- West Lafayette, IN : C-SPAN Archives, [1998]
About 60 minutes in length.

Originally broadcast on the television program, "Booknotes", on November 22, 1998. "Brian Lamb interviews Philip Gourevitch who talked about his book, We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: stories from Rwanda.

Stories from Rwanda
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO Z1035 .A1 B66 11/22/98


 

 

The story of Lucy. Videorecording. A Nova production by Green Umbrella Ltd. and the WGBH Science Unit in association with the Institute of Human Origins, HIT Entertainment, NDR International, Sveriges TV and BBC-TV; written & produced by Michael Gunton; presenter, Don Johanson. -- Boston, Mass. : WGBH Educational Foundation, 1994.
About 55 minutes in length.

In 1974 Don Johanson unearthed Lucy, at almost 3 million years of age, our oldest human ancestor. Lucy's tiny three-and-a-half-foot skeleton set the world of paleoanthropology on its ear. Lucy walked upright and provided evidence that a larger brain was the key difference between early man and the ape. In this film Johanson recounts his discovery of Lucy as he returns to the site of his find in Ethiopia and expounds upon the important information it still continues to generate. [East Africa]

The story of Lucy
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO GN283.25 .I6 1994g v.1


 

 

Strange beliefs. Videorecording. Written and presented by Bruce Dakowski; executive producer, Karl Sabbagh; produced and directed by Andre Singer. Strangers abroad: pioneers of social anthropology series. -- Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1990.
About 52 minutes in length.

Focus on the work of E.E. Evans-Pritchard among the Zande and the Nuer of southern Sudan and central Africa.

Strange beliefs
Barnard Media, VIDEO GN21 .E93 S77 1990g


 

 

Street children of Africa: will the dawn ever come? Videorecording. -- Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1993.
About 52 minutes in length.

A profile of West African "homeless" children (mostly in Bamako and Dakar); with a critical (mostly negative) view of the talibé system.

Street Children of Africa
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00708


 

 

Sudan : slipping back in time. Videorecording. Journeyman Pictures. -- New York : Filmakers Library, Inc., [2000 or 2007]
About 44 minutes in length. In English.

Describes in graphic details the suffering and cruelty of the civil war in Sudan, focusing on how Dinka women and children are being abducted by militiamen in the south and sold as slaves to their Arabic enemies in northern Sudan.

Sudan: slipping back in time
Butler Media Reserves, DVD6496
Also at Columbia: Online via Alexander Street Press


 

 

The Swahili beat Videorecording. RafIki Productions ; Pro Video Productions, Inc. ; a film by Kenny Mann ; camera, Kenny Mann ; edited by Perry Finkelstein ; Tarab music, Makame Faki, music, Renee Lamira ... [et al.]. -- Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, [2008]
About 28 minutes in length. Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008. Plus, two "Special Features" about 14 minutes in length.

Introduction to the history of the East African coast: "The Swahili beat is an upbeat look at the remarkable history of the Swahili people of Kenya and Tanzania's East African coast...the film takes viewers along the coast from the fabled island of Lamu to Zanzibar, Mombasa, Kilwa, Bagamoyo and Dar es Salaam, tracing the development of the Swahili culture through the intermarriage of Arab settlers, arriving from Oman in the 8th century, with local Africans...The emergence of the Swahili as prosperous merchant brokers in the Indian Ocean basin and in the growing East African slave trade made them a lucrative target for successive waves of settlers, invaders and colonizers, including the Persians, Portuguese, Arabs, Germans and British. The Swahili have withstood all these invasions and maintained their Afro-Arab Islamic culture until today. Can they survive in the face of globalization, the Internet and tourism?"

The DVD also includes "Special Features": Swahili history (11 min. A ground-breaking interview with Dr. Stephanie Wynn-Jones, archaeologist, on new perspectives in the study of Swahili history) ; Dreadlox (3 min. Alu Mohammed, resident of Lamu, illustrates the effects of the personal loss of culture and belief system).

Swahili beat, The
Butler Media Reserves, DVD 13446


 

 

Sweet crude Videorecording. Virasana Productions and Vérité Coffee ; written by Leslye Wood, Jill Freidberg, Sandy Cioffi ; produced by Kate Wolf and Sandy Cioffi ; producers, Leslye Wood, Tammi Sims ; directed by Sandy Cioffi ; cinematography, Sean Porter ; editing, Jill Freidberg ; original score, Julie Wolf. -- New York, N.Y. : Cinema Guild, [2010]
About 94 minutes in length. Ijo and English dialogue, with English subtitles.

Originally produced in 2009. In a small corner of the most populous country in Africa, billions of dollars of crude oil flow under the feet of a desperate people. Immense wealth and abject poverty stand in stark contrast. The environment is decimated. The issues are complex, the answers elusive. The documentary film Sweet Crude tells the story of Nigeria's Niger Delta. The region is seething and the global stakes are high. But in this moment, there's an opportunity to find solutions. What if the world paid attention before it was too late?

Sweet Crude
Butler Media Reserves, DVD13516


 

 

Taafe fanga. Videorecording. Pouvoir de pagne = Skirt power. Un film de Adama Drabo ; une coproduction Taare Films. The Library of African cinema series. Director of photography, Lionel Cousin ; art director, Harouna Barry ; editor, Rose Evans Decraene ; music, Harouna Barry. -- San Francisco, Calif. : California Newsreel, c1997.
About 95 minutes in length. In Kaado and Bambara, with English subtitles and French credits.

In an eighteenth century Dogon village, the women terrorize the men into assuming traditional women's roles. Cast: Fanta Berete, Ibrahima S. Koita, Helene Diarra, Teneman Sanogo, Michel Sangara, Nana Diabate, Sidiki Diabate, Bako Daghon.

Taafe fanga
Barnard Media, DVD PN1997 .T3233 1997h
Barnard Media and Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO PN1997.T224 1997g


 

 

Tableau ferraille. Videorecording. Un film de Moussa Sene Absa. Library of African cinema. -- San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 1997. Sound track in French and Wolof; subtitles in English.
About 89 minutes in length.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1996. A film set in Senegal which 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; Gagnesiri, a dignified traditional village woman, and Kine, a Western educated woman who chides Daam for not using his position to acquire personal wealth. The film offers a view of how modernization, as practiced in today's Africa, corrodes traditional communities and retards grassroots development. Cast: Ismael Lo, Ndeye Fatou Ndaw, Thierno Ndiaye.

Tableau ferraille
Butler Media Reserves, DVD11617
Barnard Media, DVD PN1997 .T23 2000z or VIDEO PN1997 .T23 1997g


 

 

Ta Dona = Fire! Videorecording. Kora Film and C.N.P.C. ; producer, Mamadou Kaba; director, Adama Drabo ; photography, Lionel Cousin ; editor, Rose Evans Decraene ; music, Banzoumana Sissoko ... [et al.] -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, c1991.
About 101 minutes in length. In Bambara, with English subtitles.

Tells the story of the quest for secret knowledge by a young Bambara man. While working in a peasant village, the hero, Sidy, searches for the seventh "canari", a forgotten, secret Bambara herbal remedy used in childbirth. Faced with a scorching drought and a corrupt government, Sidy manages to save the village and rediscover the seventh "canari." [Mali]

Ta Dona = Fire!
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO PN1997 .T221 1991g


 

 

Tahrir: Liberation Square. Videorecording. Picofilms and Dugong present ; in association with RAI 3 ; a film by Stefano Savona ; produced by Penelope Bortoluzzi, Marco Alessi ; directed and photographed by Stefano Savona. -- New York, NY : Icarus Films, 2011.
About 90 minutes in length. In Arabic with English subtitles.

Soon after the first reports came about the occupation of Tahrir Square, filmmaker Stefano Savona headed for Cairo, where he stayed, amidst the ever-growing masses in the Square, for weeks. His film introduces us to young Egyptians...involved in a massive movement of street protest for political freedom.

Tahrir: Liberation Square
Butler Media Reserves, DVD25778


 

 

Taking root: the vision of Wangari Maathai. Videorecording. A film by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater ; Malboro productions. -- [Harriman, NY] : New Day Films, [2008]
About 80 minutes in length.

"Tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement --The Green Belt Movement-- to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy."

Taking root: the vision of Wangari Maathai
Butler Media Reserves, DVD19916


 

 

Tales of ordinary people. Videorecording. Directed by Djibril Diop Mambety; music, Wasis Diop. -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel [distributor], [2007].
About 90 minutes in length.

Le franc: After the French government devalues the West African Franc, Marigo wins a lottery and finds his life changed in both comic and meaningful ways. La petite vendeuse de Soleil: Sili Lam, a twelve year old paraplegic becomes the first girl to sell a daily newspaper and must rely on her inner strength to succeed in a world of bias and corruption. [Senegal]

Tales of ordinary people [Le Franc et La Petite Vendeuse]
Butler Media Reserves, DVD10726
Barnard Media, DVD PN1997 .T354 1999g


 

 

Tambours et djembés du Burkina Faso = Drums and djembes du Burkina Faso. Videorecording. Image et son, Patrick Kersalé, Thanh Huyen; montage, Hélène Molliens; réalisation, Patrick Kersalé; voix, Jean Barney (Français); Edward Marcus (English). -- Boulogne: Sunset France: Playasound, 2003.
About 26 minutes in length.

Discusses the function of the drum in the culture of Burkina Faso, as both a sacred and a modern instrument.

Tambours et djembés du Burkina Faso = Drums and djembes du Burkina Faso
Music Video: MUSDVD382


 

 

The tap. Videorecording. Directed by Toni Strasburg. -- [Cape Town, South Africa]: Big World Cinema, 2002.
About 51 minutes in length.

"Through the eyes of one woman, Nolindile Mdatshwa, The tap reflects a year of change and drama in the village of Sicambeni, in South Africa. Filmed over ten months, this film gives an intimate insight into the life of one woman and her community as they participate in the process of bringing clean water to their village. Through the reality of life in the village, we come to see the problems of living without clean water; of the endless and repeated task of collecting it and carrying it long distances, and the difference that its arrival makes"--Company web site.

The tap
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES02679


 

 

Le Tata: paysages de pierres. Videorecording. Organisation internationale de la francophonie ; Espace mémoire presente un film de Patrice Robin et Eveline Berruezo ; image, Thierry Godefroy; sound, Thierry Paret; music, Manu Dibango and Alain Jaspard. -- Lyon : Espace mémoire, c1992.
About 60 minutes in length. PAL format. In French.

"En juin 1940, des tirailleurs sénégalais occupent une position stratégique pour résister à l'ennemi nazi. L'affrontement s'étend sur deux jours. La réaction des Allemands, vainqueurs, est terrible de fureur et de sauvagerie."

Tata, Le: paysages de pierres
Butler Media Reserves, DVD26701


 

 

Taxi to Timbuktu. Videorecording. A Phantom/Faction Films Production in association with Channel Four and Television Trust for the Environment (TVE) ; produced and directed by Christopher Walker ; camera, Tony Avirgan ; editor, David Fox. -- New York, NY: First Run/Icarus Films, c1994.
About 50 minutes in length. In English and French, with English subtitles.

A documentary about the drought-stricken Malian village of Batama and how the men of this village have gone abroad, to France, the United States, and even to Japan trying to find jobs and earn enough money to send home to their families.

Taxi to Timbuktu
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT551.9 .B3 1994g


 

 

Thembi. Videorecroding. A Street Stories film ; director, Jo Menell ; producer, Richard Mills ; research, Thembella Dick ; Camera and film editor, Richard Mills ; Sound, Ndumiso Sibindlana ; Animation, Jisoo Kim ; Graphics, Craig Keown ; Radio diaries producer, Joe Richman. -- Cape Town, South Africa : Street Stories Films, [2010 ?]
About 48 minutes in length. In English.

This documentary film records four years of the life of AIDS activist, Thembisa Ngubane, from 2006 to 2009, plus a year after her death. The film is introduced by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Thembi grew up in Khayelitsha, outside Cape Town. She came to fame through her audio diary for the US National Public Radio. This diary was broadcast in South Africa (in English, Xhosa, and Zulu), Australia, Canada, the U.K., and on the BBC World Service...travelled across the U.S. and South Africa presenting her story...meeting US presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama...addressing the South African Parliament, admonishing the legistators for only advocating potatoes and beetroot, but suggesting that both nutrition and anti-retrovirals were needed to manage HIV positive patients. Tragically, she did not take her own advice, and died in June 2009, aged 24."

Thembi
Butler Media Reserves, DVD026289


 

 

This is Nollywood. Videorecording. Eureka Film Productions and the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University present a film by Franco Sacchi & Robert Caputo ; director/editor, Franco Sacchi ; producers, Robert Caputo, Franco Sacchi. -- [San Francisco] : California Newsreel, [2007]
About 56 minutes in length.

Originally produced in 2007. Examines the burgeoning motion picture industry in Nigeria, and follows the shoot of an action adventure movie whose cast and crew explain the movie-making process in Nigeria.

This is Nollywood
Butler Media Reserves, DVD6249


 

 

Three tales from Senegal. Videorecording. "Le Franc", un film de Djibril Diop Mambety ; "Picc Mi" et "Fary l'Anesse", deux films de Mansour Sora Wade. Library of African cinema. -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, [1994].
About 82 minutes in length. In Wolof, with English subtitles.

"Le Franc"(45 min.) is a parable about the plight of everyday Africans buffeted by the changing winds of the international monetary system. "Picc Mi" (20 min.) is a story of two destitute boys who escape the predatory demands of adults to spend one day of freedom together. "Fary l'Anesse" (17 min.) is a tale of a man led into folly by his pursuit of the perfect woman; when he thinks he has finally found her, she turns out to be a donkey.

Three tales from Senegal
Barnard Media, VIDEO PL8785.8 .T47 1994g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES02101


 

 

Through the eye of a needle. Videorecording. A production of Broad Daylight Films; production manager, Eunice Sesing; director, Ben Cashdan; cameraman and editor, Riaan Hendricks. -- [South Africa]: Broad Daylight Films, 2007.
About 38 minutes in length. Dialogue in English and Xhosa with English subtitles.

Eastern Cape members of the ANC explain their support for either Jacob Zuma or Thabo Mbeki in the battle for the presidency of the ANC.

Through the eye of a needle
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7608


 

 

Thunderbolt. Videorecording. [Presented by] Mainframe Productions Opomulers in 2001 Frames series ; produced and directed by Tunde Kelani ; screenplay, Femi Kayode ; cinematography, Tunde Kelani ; editor, Mumin Wale Kelani ; music, Jide Omidiran ; adapted from Magun written by Adebayo Faleti. -- San Francisco, California: California Newsreel, 2000.
About 110 minutes in length.

Preceded by three theatrical trailers, this feature film (in English) focuses on Yinka from the Yoruba tribe and Ngozi, an Ibo, who meet in the National Youth Service Corps in Nigeria. A retelling of the Othello story in an African setting, the seeds of jealousy are planted when a friend of Yinka, suggests that Ngozi is having a secret affair because "Ibo are untrustworthy." The film then becomes distinctly West African as the supernatural comes to the fore; curses and ritual cleansing take the place of psychological explanations. An old man warns Ngozi, who is accused of having AIDS, that her death is imminent and will strike her like a thunderbolt. Cast: Uche Obi-Osotule, Lanre Balogun, Buki Ajayi, Wale Macaulay, Larinde Akinleye, Ngozi Nwosu.

Thunderbolt
Butler Media Reserves, DVD5443
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01015


 

 

Ti oluwa ni ilẹ. Part 1. Videorecording. Mainframe Productions (Opomulero) presents ; written by Alhaji Kareem Adepoju ; producer/director, Tunde Kelani ; cinematography, Tunde Kelani ; editors, Moses Ebere...[et al.] ; music, Kingsley Ogoro. -- Lagos, Nigeria : Mainframe Productions, 2003.
2 discs, about 99 minutes total. In Yoruba with English subtitles.

Originally released in 1993 as a motion picture. "When a clique gets a traditional chief to assist in a clandestine plan to sell ancestral land, the stage is set for a chain of events that can only be described as retributive..." Cast: Alhaji Kareem Adepoju (Baba Wande), Gbolagade Ogun, Jide Oyegunle.

Ti Oluwa ni ile, Part 1
Butler Media Reserves, DVD26081


 

 

Ti oluwa ni ilẹ. Part 2. Videorecording. Mainframe Productions (Opomulero) presents ; written by Kareem Adepoju ; screenplay, Kareem Adepoju, Tunde Kelani ; produced/directed by Tunde Kelani ; camera, Sunday Ogunyemi ; editor, Idowu Nubi ; music, Tunde Adegbola. -- Lagos, Nigeria : Mainframe Productions, 2003.
2 discs, about 94 minutes in total. In Yoruba with English subtitles.

Originally released in 1994 as a motion picture. "At a high powered meeting Chief Otun, the only surviving member of a gang is banned from the community and stripped of his chieftaincy titles. A victim of a boat mishap, he is catapulted into another land and a series of adventures." Cast: Kareem Adepoju, Golda John, Dele Odule, Tafa Oloyede, Lekan Oladepo, Gbolagade Adedeji, Ayo Mogaji.

Ti Oluwa ni ile, Part 2
Butler Media Reserves, DVD26082


 

 

Ti oluwa ni ilẹ. Part 3. Videorecording. Mainframe Productions (Opomulero) presents ; screenplay, Kareem Adepoju, Tunde Kelani ; produced/directed by Tunde Kelani ; cirector of photography, Sunday Ogunyemi ; editors, Idowu Nubi, Kehinde Aje ; music, Tunde Adegbola. -- Lagos, Nigeria : Mainframe Productions, 2003.
2 discs, about 95 minutes in total. In Yoruba, with English subtitles.

Originally released in 1995 as a motion picture. "Chief Otun returns miraculously having been presumed dead. In a desperate bid to regain his Otun title which he lost to another family member, he joins forces with Prince Adewale (Lere Paimo) and all hell is let loose on an otherwise peaceful town." Cast: Kareem Adepoju, Dele Odule, Lere Paimo, Golda John.

Ti Oluwa ni ile, Part 3
Butler Media Reserves, DVD26083


 

 

Tilai = The law. Videorecording. Une co-production Les films de l'avenir, Waka films, Rhéa films; un film de Idrissa Ouedraogo; photography, Jean Monsigny, Pierre Laurent Chenieux; sound, Alix Comte, Dominique Hennequin; editor, Luc Bernier; music, Abdullah Ibrahim.
-- New York: New Yorker Video [1995].
About 81 minutes in length. In Mooré, with English subtitles.

Originally produced as motion picture in 1990. After a long absence, Saga returns to his village to find that his young fiancé, Nogma, has been married off to his father. Saga has no recours within the traditional code of honor, but begins a secret affair with Nogma.

Tilai
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00822


 

 

To live with herds. Videorecording. Produced and directed by David MacDougall. -- Berkeley, CA : University of California Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning, 1996? [1971] Originally produced as a motion picture in 1971.
About 69 minutes in length.

Demonstrates the effects of nation building in pre-Amin Uganda on the seminomadic pastoral Jie. Looks at life in a traditional Jie homestead during a harsh dry season.

To live with herds
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT433.242 .T63 1996g


 

 

Touki-Bouki = The journey of the hyena. Videorecording. Produit et réalisé par Djibril Diop Mambéty. Library of African cinema ; Kino International ; Maag Daan Distribution ; une production Cinegrit ; directeur de la photographie, George Bracher ; montage [editor], Siro Asteni ; décoration/costumes, Aziz Diop Mambéty. -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, c1973 ; New York: Kino on Video, c2005.
About 85 minutes in length. In Wolof, with English subtitles.

The cast includes: Magaye Niang and Mareme Niang. Mory and Anta, desperate to escape the shanty-town where they live, dream of winning wealth and power in France. They go on an exhilirating chase through Dakar as they try gambling, stealing, and prostitution to get the money for their passage. At the last moment, Mory bolts from the ship, suddenly aware that Western consumer culture is just another trap.

The 2005 DVD edition includes "Contras' City", a short film released in 1969, directed and written by Djibril Diop Mambéty ; camera, Georges Bracher ; montage, Jean Bernard Bonis, Marino Rio ; musique originale, Djimbo Kouyate ; production, Kankourama ; réalisation, Djibril Diop [Mambéty]; about 21 minutes in length.

Touki-Bouki
Butler Media Reserves, DVD3793 (2005)
Barnard Media, DVD PN1997 .T62 2005g and VIDEO PN1997 .T62 1973g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES02220


 

 

The tree of iron. Videorecording. Directed by Peter O'Neill & Frank Muhly, Jr. -- [Florida] : Foundation for African Prehistory & Archaeology (production company) ; Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources (distributor), c1988. Filmed in Tanzania.
About 57 minutes in length.

It features the research findings of Peter Schmidt among the Haya of western Tanzania. Iron smelting techniques from the late 19th century and earlier are re-enacted. The analysis focusses heavily on the gendering of space and the sexual symbolism of iron smelting.

Tree of Iron, The
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO DT443.3.H39 T74 1988


 

 

Triage: Dr. James Orbinski's humanitarian dilemma. Videorecording. White Pine Pictures and the National Film Board of Canada present ; director, Patrick Reed ; producer, Peter Raymont ; produced in association with Canwest Media [and] Global Television ; editor, Michèle Hozer ; photography, John Westheuser ; music composer, Mark Korven. -- [United States] : Docuramafilms : Distributed by New Video ; Montreal : National Film Board of Canada, [2009]
About 88 minutes in length. In English.

Includes, extra scenes: Gisozi Genocide Memorial (6 minutes) ; Rape as a weapon of war (5 minutes) ; Bitiyey Band (5 minutes) ; PSA from Doctors Without Borders (9 minutes) ; PSA from Dignitas (12 minutes)

Follows the powerful odyssey of James Orbinski, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of Doctors Without Borders, as he returns to Africa to ponder the meaning of his life's work and the value of helping others. Focus on work in Rwanda and Somalia.

Triage: Dr. James Orbinski's humanitarian dilemma
Butler Media Reserves, DVD18450


 

 

La trilogie des amours = Trilogy of love. Videorecording. Directed by Laurence Attali. -- Paris : Autoproduction, 2004.
About 72 minutes in length in total. In French.

Consists of three short films: Même le vent -- Baobab -- Le Dechaussé

Laurence Attali's Trilogy of Love takes place in Senegal, Africa and traces the mystical links between different cultural traditions of love, marriage and spiritual and political practices. Real musicians, artists and people are themselves, while playing fictional characters in these films that explore cross-cultural differences and common, shared aspects of life and traditions in a search for self-realization, communication and understanding.

Trilogie des amours, La
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7503


 

 

The triumph of evil. Videorecording. Produced by Mike Robinson, Ben Loeterman ; reporter, Steve Bradshaw ; written by Steve Bradshaw, Ben Loeterman. Frontline. --- [Boston] : WGBH Educational Foundation ; Washington, DC : distributed by PBS Video, c1999.
About 60 minutes in length.

"Eight hundred thousand Tutsis were slaughtered by the Hutu majority in Rwanda. As the U.N.'s Genocide Convention--created to make sure genocide would never happen again--marks its 50th anniversary, Frontline examines the role of Britain, France, the U.S. and the U.N. as they ignored the warnings and evidence of impending massacre."

Triumph of Evil, The
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00281


 

 

Tšepong, a clinic called hope. Videorecording. Presented by White Pine Pictures; produced in association with Canadian Broadcasting Company; produced in association with VisionTV, Société Radio-Canada; -- Mississauga, Ont.: [Distributed by] McNabb Connolly, c2005.
About 49 minutes in length. In English and Sesotho, with English subtitles.

In December 2004, the Ontario Hospital Association had their first team of health care workers on the ground in Lesotho, operating out of Tšepong Clinic. They are there as part of a three-year partnership with the Lesotho Ministry of Health, helping with the wide-spread distribution of affordable life-saving anti-retroviral drugs, which are finally available in Lesotho after years of efforts.

Tšepong, a clinic called hope
Health Sciences Media Reserves, RC606.6 .T77 2005


 

 

T-shirt travels: the story of secondhand clothes & third world debt. Videorecording. Independent Television Service; produced by Grassroots Pictures, Inc.; directed, produced & written by Shantha Bloemen. -- New York: Filmmakers Library, 2001.
About 57 minutes in length.

What happens to all those old clothes you bring to the Salvation Army or Goodwill Industries? This comprehensive program is about Third World debt and secondhand clothes. The filmmaker travelled to Zambia and was amazed to find almost everyone wearing Calvin Klein, MTV and James Dean t-shirts! Huge bales of American secondhand clothing are sold to African importers, putting the African manufacturers out of business. [Zambia]

T-shirt travels: the story of secondhand clothes & third world debt
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01005


 

 

Twelve disciples of Nelson Mandela. Videorecording. A production of California Newsreel, and Independent Television Service, Chimpanzee Productions; producer-director-writer Thomas Allen Harris; producers, Rudean Leinaeng, Woo Jung Cho, Don Perry; cinematography, Jonathan Kovel, David Forbes; editors, Sam Pollard, Sabine Hoffman; composer, Vernon Reid. -- [San Francisco, CA]: California Newsreel, 2005.
About 73 minutes in length. English and Afrikaans soundtrack with English subtitles.

"Confronted with the death of his stepfather, director Thomas Allen Harris embarks on a journey to understand the man who raised him, Pule Benjamin Leinaeng ("Lee") - an ANC foot-soldier who sacrificed his life for the freedom of his country. As part of the first wave of South African freedom fighters, Lee and his comrades left their homeland in 1960 to broadcast to the world the brutality of apartheid and to raise support for the African National Congress ("ANC") and its leaders, Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo. This film is an intimate tale about an African-American family, the anti-apartheid movement and the quest for reconciliation between a father and son."--IMDb.com

Twelve disciples of Nelson Mandela
Butler Media Reserves, DVD6170


 

 

Udju azul di Yonta. Videorecording. = The blue eyes of Yonta. Um filme de Flora Gomes ; direcção de produção, Angela Cerveira, Ana Costa ; guia e díalogos, Flora Gomes ... [et al.] Library of African cinema. -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1994.
About 90 minutes in length. In Letterbox Format. Crioulo dialogue; English subtitles.

Udju Azul di Yonta offers a portrait of the disillusionment of the revolutionary generation in Guinea-Bissau and the vibrant, if unintended society which developed after independence in 1973. It tells the story of three people so in love with their dreams that they miss the real opportunities which life offers. Cast: Maysa Marta, Pedro Dias, António Simão Mendes, Mohamed Lamine Seidi, Bia Gomes.

Udju Azul di Yonta
Barnard Media, VIDEO PN1997 .U277 1991g


 

 

Umgidi = The celebration. Videorecording. Producer, Gillian Schütte & Sipho Singiswa; a film by 'Hand Held' Films; SABC 1. Camera, Gillian Schütte, Sipho Singiswa; editor, Gillian Schütte. -- [San Francisco, CA]: California Newsreel, [2004].
About 74 minutes in length. English and Xhosa with English subtitles.

"When Sipho, a former Robben Island inmate for 5 years gets a call from his father to help convince his reluctant younger brother to get circumcised, he procrastinates. Then he gets an anguished letter from this brother Vuyo, informing him that he finally discovered he was adopted at birth. Vuyo is in crisis and is convinced that Sipho knows the truth about his biological parents. Sipho returns to Cape Town to help his brother. Sipho was covertly circumcised in the Robben Island prison but failed to perform the full ceremony so he decides to do so now. Meanwhile, Vuyo announces that he is gay which throws the family into confusion. On the eve of the circumcision ceremony, he attempts suicide. This 'acting out' effectively deflects attention from Sipho's ceremony. The film explores a family and a country trying to embrace both modernity and tradition. While Sipho struggles to help his brother accept his roots, his brother desperately wants to escape them. This extraordinary film is made even more complex by the fact that it is filmed by Sipho's wife who happens to be a white woman, both outsider and insider in this tight-knit family drama."

Umgidi = The celebration
Butler Media Reserves, DVD7325


 

 

Umm Kulthūm: a voice like Egypt. Videorecording. A production of the Filmmakers Collaborative ; produced, directed and written by Michal Goldman ; director of photography, Kamal Abd al-Aziz. -- Seattle, WA : Arab Film Distribution, c1996.
About 67 minutes in length. VHS format

Documentary about the singer Umm Kulthūm, born a peasant at the turn of the century, who became a powerful symbol of the aspirations of her country. Based on the book: "The voice of Egypt: Umm Kulthum, Arabic song, and Egyptian society in the twentieth century" by Virginia Danielson.

Umm Kulthūm: a voice like Egypt
Barnard Media, VIDEO ML420.U46 D363 1996g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00120
Offsite [Music], VC384


 

 

Umoja: no men allowed. Videorecording. A film by Elizabeth Tadic ; written, directed & produced by Elizabeth Tadic ; producer, Selene Alcock ; editor, camera, Elizabeth Tadic ; producers, Elizabeth Tadic & Selene Alcock ; executive producer, Ivan O'Mahoney ; associate producer, Scott Ferguson ; music, Bronwyn Cumbo -- New York, NY : distributed by Women Make Movies, c 2010.
About 32 minutes in length. In English and Samburu, with English voice-over translation and subtitles.

"Umoja tells the life-changing story of a group of impoverished tribal Samburu women in Northern Kenya who turn age-old patriarchy on its head. Their story began in the 1990's, when several hundred women accused British soldiers from a nearby militry base of rape. In keeping with traditional Samburu customs, the women were cast out by their husbands for bringing shame to their famlies. Rebecca Lolosoli, a tireless women's rights advocate, helps establish a women-only village, Umoja. Soon the women turn their fate around, launching a successful business-which incurs the men's jealousy and wrath, setting off an unusual, occasionally hilarious, gender war."

Umoja: no men allowed
Barnard Media (Non-Circulating), DT433.545.S26 U4 2010g


 

 

Under the men's tree. Videorecording. Produced by David MacDougall. -- Berkeley, CA : Berkeley Media LLC, [200-?]
About 15 minutes in length. In local dialect, with English subtitles.

Shows life in a Jie cattle camp in the Karamoja district of northern Uganda. Focuses on a group of men as they cut cowhide ropes, tell stories, and sleep.

Under the men's tree
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4905


 

 

Usṭūrat Rūz al-Yūsuf = The legend of Rose Al-Youssef. Videorecording. Misr International Films présente ; un film produit por Gabriel Khoury, Marianne Khoury, Humbert Balsan ; une coproduction Misr International Films, avec Ognon Pictures, Zentropa, Les fils Chafic Fathallah ; ecrit et realise par Mohamed Kamel El-Kalioubi ; cinematography, Nizar Shaker ; editor, Adel Mounir ; music, Tamer Karawan. -- Seattle, WA : Arab Film Distribution, [2006?]
About 58 minutes in length. In Arabic with English subtitles.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2002. A look at the life and career of Rose Al-Youssef, an Egyptian actress and journalist.

Usṭūrat Rūz al-Yūsuf = The legend of Rose Al-Youssef
Butler Media Reserves, DVD8852


 

 

 

 

 

Valentina's nightmare. Videorecording. WGBH Boston for Documentary Consortium of Public Television Stations; producer, Mike Robinson ; correspondent, Fergal Keane ; editor, Steve Hewlett. -- [Alexandria, Va.]: PBS Video, 1997.
About 60 minutes in length.

For days after the slaughter of her Tutsi village, 13-year-old Valentina lay hidden among corpses of family and neighbors, her machete wounds feastering with infection. Miraculously, she survived to tell her story.

Valentina's nightmare
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO DT450.435 .V35 1997g


 

 

Venus noire = Black venus. Videorecording. A film by Abdellatif Kechiche ; a co-production of France 2 Cinéma and MK2 ; producers, Marin Karmitz, Nathanaël Karmitz, Charles Gillibert ; director, Abdellatif Kechiche ; writers, Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalya Lacroix ; Cinematography, Lubomir Bakchev, Sofian El Fani ; original music, Slaheddine Kechiche. -- France : Métropole Films : Distribution in Canada by Mongrel Media, c2011.
About 159 minutes in length. DVD Region 1 ; Canadian "R" Rated Film. In French, with English subtitles.

Released as a motion picture in 2010. Saartjie Baartman, the "Hottentot Venus," a South African slave, was exhibited in public halls and theaters in London and Paris in the early 19th century. Due in part to her enormous posterior, she attracted the attention of French anatomists, who declared her the missing link between man and ape. Cast: Yahima Torres, André Jacobs, Olivier Gourmet, Elina Lowensohn, François Marthouret, Michel Gionti, Jean-Christophe Bouvet.

Venus noire
Butler Media Reserves, DVD17527


 

 

Pierre Fatumbi Verger: mensageiro entre dois mundos = Messenger between two worlds. Videorecording. Directed by Luiz Buarque de Hollanda; narrator, Gilberto Gil. -- Brazil: Synapse; New York, N.Y.: Distributed by Latin American Video Archives, 1998.
About 90 minutes in length. In Portuguese, with English subtitles.

Retracing the adventurous life of photographer Pierre, part of a French generation of ethnographers, this documentary reveals the reciprocal cultural influences between Brazil and the region of Benin and Nigeria in Africa. [Diaspora]

Pierre Fatumbi Verger: mensageiro entre dois mundos = Messenger between two worlds
Butler Media Reserves, DVD26140
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES01351


 

 

La vie sur terre = Life on earth. Videorecording. Carole Scotta et Caroline Benjo présentent une coproduction La Sept Arte/Haut et Court ; un film de Abderrahmane Sissako ; scénario et réalisation, Abderrahmane Sissako ; image, Jacques Besse ; montage, Nadia Ben Rachid ; son, Pascal Armant. Library of African cinema series. -- [S.l. : WinStar Cinema ; San Francisco, CA : Distributed by California Newsreel], 1998.
About 61 minutes in length.

"A film about the significance of the start of the 21st Century for people still struggling to enter the 20th. [Abderrahmane Sissako's] solution was to improvise a 'fictional documentary' out of daily life in Sokolo, his father's village in Mali near the southeastern corner of Mauritania. He then overlaid these vignettes with readings from Aimé Césaire ... Behind all of this, he weaves the melancholy tones ["Folon"] of the great Malian tenor, Salif Keita [and music by other artists]."

La vie sur terre
Butler Media Reserves, DVD2441
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO PN1997 .V53 1998g


 

 

Voices from the island, Voices from Robben Island. Videorecording. Director, Adam Low ; producer, Claudia Schadeberg ; executive producer, Jurgen Schadeberg ; camera, Michael Hammon ; Nedbank. -- New York : ArtMattan Productions [distributor], 1995.
About 90 minutes in length.

The film discusses the Robben Island prison facility and includes interviews with Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Thabo Mbeki, Ahmad Kathrada, Andrew Mlangeni, as well as with former correctional personnel. NOTE: The original VHS (PAL) version from the Schadeberg Movie Company Production for BBC Television is also available at Columbia.

Voices from the island, or, Voices from Robben Island
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00608


 

 

Waalo fendo: là, oú la terre gèle Videorecording. Tiziana Soudani présente ; une production de Amka Films Productions en coproduction avec TSI--Télévision Suisse ; un film de Mohammed Soudani ; scénario Mohammed Soudani ; director of photography, Mohammed Soudani ; editors, Paolo Gebhard, Giorgio Garini ; music, Giovanni Venosta. -- New York : ArtMattan, 1997.
About 63 minutes in length. In Wolof with English subtitles.

Cast includes: Saidou Moussa Ba, Bara Ngom, Souleymane Ndiaye, Oumar Ba. This dramatic feature film is about the difficult life of a murdered Senegalese immigrant in Milan, as told in flashbacks by his brother.

Waalo fendo
Barnard Media, VIDEO PN1997 .W33 1997g
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00600


 

 

Waiting for happiness. Videorecording. Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako. -- London: Artificial Eye, 2004.
About 93 minutes in length. (PAL region 2) In French and Hassaniya, with English subtitles.

A young man visits his mother in the Mauritanian desert town Nouadhibou before emigrating to Europe. He becomes involved in the lives of the inhabitants of this strange world.

Waiting for happiness
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4014


 

 

A walk to beautiful. Videorecording. Produced by Mary Olive Smith and Steven Engel; directed by Mary Olive Smith and Amy Bucher; an Engel Entertainment production. -- Boston, MA: WGBH, 2008.
About 56 minutes in length.

A look at the lives of three Ethiopian women who must leave home to look for treatment of a common childbirth complication after being rejected by their husbands, walking for hours to reach transportation to the local hospital, and their salvation. [Ethiopia]

A walk to beautiful
Social Work Reserves, DVD HQ1794.5 W35 2008g


 

 

War dance. Videorecording. Shine Global presents ; in association with Rogues Harbor Studios ; a Fine Films production ; directed by Sean Fine & Andrea Nix Fine ; producer, Albie Hecht ; director of photography, Sean Fine ; editor, Jeff Consiglio ; music, Asche & Spencer. -- [New York, N.Y.] : Thinkfilm, LLC ; Chatsworth, CA : distributed by Image Entertainment, c2008.
About 107 minutes in length. In Acholi and English with English subtitles.

Originally produced as a documentary film in 2006. A depiction of the transformative and uplifting potential of music and dance in the lives of children. Dominic, Rose, and Nancy are three children of the Acholi tribe, living in the war zone displacement camp in Patongo, Uganda. As war refugees, their families have been decimated, their homes lost, and they have been burdened with vivid memories of violence. However, the children are at least able to attend a camp school that offers them inspiration, as they participate in music, song and performance. When they are invited to compete in an annual music and dance festival in their nation's capitol, an opportunity for which all 20,000 Ugandan schools compete, they are given the chance to regain hope and success in their lives.

War dance
Butler Media, DVD24566
Barnard Media Reserves, DVD GV1799 .W37 2008g


 

 

War Don Don. Videorecording. New Day Films ; Racing Horse Productions ; Salone Films ; director, Rebecca Richman Cohen ; producers, Rebecca Richman Cohen and Francisco Bello ; directors of photography, Nadia Hallgren and William Charles Moss ; editor, Francisco Bello ; original music, Max Avery Lichtenstein. -- [S.l.] : New Day Films [distributor], c2010.
About 85 minutes in length. In English.

Documents the trial of Issa Sesay, former general of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), accused of war crimes in the Special Court for Sierra Leone. The film explores perspectives of prosecurors, defense attorneys, victims, and Sessay himself, revealing conflicting views of Sesay and his actions. While prosecutors regard him as a war criminal, defenders see him as a protector of civilians who played an important role in bringing peace to Sierra Leone.

War Don Don
Butler Media Reserves, DVD14559


 

 

Warrior marks. Videorecording. Executive producers, Debra Hauer, Alice Walker; producer and director, Pratibha Parmar. -- New York, NY : Women Make Movies, c1993.
About 54 minutes in length.

"Documentary about female genital mutilation in Africa. Includes interviews with victims, activists against female circumcision, and circumsizers."

Warrior Marks
Barnard Media, VIDEO GN484 .W352 1993g


 

 

We never give up. Videorecording. Director, Cahal Mclaughlin ; producer, Shirley Gunn ; a production of the Human Rights Media Centre ; We Neve Give Up II / director & camera, Cahal Mclaughlin ; producer, photographs & narration, Shirley Gunn ; cameraperson, Sahied Sallies ; editors, Souraya E-Far, Ae-Ri Yoon and Neil Johnson ; editor, Dean Crumlish. -- Cape Town : Human Rights Media Centre, [2013?]
2 discs, about 127 minutes in length in total. PAL format

Includes: We never give up (about 70 minutes in length); We never give up II (about 57 minutes in length)

"The two documentary films, We Never Give Up and We Never Give Up II, follow the stories of Khulumani Support Group members in the Western Cape, who suffered multiple atrocities during apartheid. The first film, produced in 2002, highlights the exclusion of survivors by the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the battle for final reparations by those included. Ten years later, the struggle continues for survivors as they campaign for comprehensive and inclusive reparations from the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, and from multinationals that knowingly aided and abetted apartheid."

We never give up
Butler Media Reserves, DVD26702, disc 1-2


 

 

Weapon of war: confession of rape in Congo. Videorecording. IFproductions presents a film by Ilse & Femke van Velzen; field producer, Nynke Douma; scenario and directing, Ilse van Velzen, Femke van Velzen; camera, Bram van Spengen; editor, Paul de Heer; music, Jeroen Goeijers. -- New York: Women Make Movies, c2009.
About 59 minutes in length. In French and Swahili with English subtitles.

"In no other country has sexual violence matched the scale of brutality reached in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). During nearly two decades of conflicts between rebels and government forces, an estimated 150,000 Congolese women and girls fell victim to mass rape...In personal interviews, soldiers and former combatants provide openhearted but shocking testimony about rape in the DRC...We also see former rapists struggling to change their own or others' behavior, and reintegrate into their communities."

See also: Fighting the silence: sexual violence against women in Congo

Weapon of war
Barnard Media, DVD HV6569.C75 W43 2009g


 

 

Wend Kuuni = Le don de Dieu. Videorecording. Un film de Gaston J.M. Kaboré scripte, Marie-Jeanne Kanyala. Library of African cinema series. -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, c1982. Cast: Serge Yanogo, Rosine Yanogo, Joseph Nikiema, Colette Kaboré, Simone Tapsoba. Filmed in Burkina Faso.
About 70 minutes in length. Dialogue in Moré (Mossi), with English subtitles.

"A mute foundling is raised in an African village by a weaver and his family. The mute regains his powers of speech only after a shock, then reveals his origins and reasons for dumbness."

Wend Kuuni
Barnard Media, VIDEO PN1997 .W4416 1982g


 

 

When silence is golden. Videorecording. JHR Productions; producer/director, Alexandra Sicotte-Lévesque; writers, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulai, John Miller Chernoff; photographer, Mike Fox; film editor, Don Fairservice; narrator, Louis Mahoney. -- Montréal: Cine Fête, 2007.
About 55 minutes in length.

Discusses the Dagomba drummers in northern Ghana. [Ghana]

When silence is golden
Barnard Media, DVD ML3760 .D868 2000g


 

 

When the war is over. Videorecording. A production of Undercurrent Film & Television; producer-director Franc¸ois Verster. -- Los Angeles, CA: Seventh Art Releasing [distributor], [2004?]
About 52 minutes in length.

This documentary deals with the after-effects of the South African struggle against apartheid, as experienced by survivors from the Bonteheuwel Military Wing (BMW), a militant teenage self-defense unit from the mid-1980s and a guerrilla branch of the ANC. It focuses on two ex-activists, Gori, a captain in the army and, Marlon, a gang member.

When the war is over
Butler Media Reserves, DVD9084


 

 

Where truth lies. Videorecording. Bullfrog Films presents ; produced & directed by Mark J. Kaplan ; a New Vision Production / Ubuntu TV & Film Productions with TVE ; TVE International ; Camera, Greg Shaw ... [et al.] ; music, Dizu Plaatjies, Lungiswa Plaatjies ; editor, Lisba Vosloo. -- Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, c1999.
About 30 minutes in length.

"One of the many terrible cases to come before the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). 22-year-old student leader Siphiwo Mtimkulu, and his friend Topsy Madaka, were shot and burned in 1982 by the feared Security Police under the former apartheid government. Gideon Nieuwoudt - nicknamed "Notorious Nieuwoudt" - was a colonel in the Security Police. He and his colleagues are responsible for the torture, poisoning, and death of numerous black activists, including Steve Biko. In 1995 a group of top Security Police officers got a court order to block Mtimkulu's family from giving evidence before the TRC, threatening to undermine the whole process. 48 hours before the deadline expired, the officers finally applied for amnesty. Filmmaker Mark Kaplan documented the case for three years, during which time Nieuwoudt met with the Mtimkulu family seeking their forgiveness with unexpected and dramatic consequences."

Where truth lies
Butler Media Reserves, DVD17295
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES03743


 

 

White king, red rubber, black death. Videorecording. Written & directed by Peter Bate ; produced by Paul Pauwels ; director of photography, Renaat Lamboots ; editor, Hugh Williams ; music, Howard Davidson ; produced by Periscope Productions in co-production with BBC ...[et al.] in association with History Television, Canada, SBS TV, Australia, DR TV, Denmark. -- New York, NY: ArtMattan Productions, c2004.
About 91 minutes in length.

In English, French, and Dutch, with English subtitles. Cast in dramatization scenes: Elie Lison, Roger May, Steve Drioson, Tahilombo Imhotop, Annette Kelly. "Describes the private colony of King Leopold II of Belgium in the Congo between 1885 and 1908 as a gulag labor camp of shocking brutality."

White king, red rubber, black death
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT655.W55 2004g


 

 

Witchcraft among the Azande. Videorecording. Produced and directed by Andre Singer; narrator, William Boyd. Disappearing world series. -- New York, N.Y.: Filmmakers Library, c1982.
About 52 minutes in length.

"Focuses on the human side of the Azande 'tribe' of the African Sudan, and the deep conviction that all misfortunes result from witchcraft. Follows a farmer as he seeks magical relief for an ill wife by consulting oracles and by the ritual poisoning of a chicken."

Witchcraft among the Azande
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEO BF1584 .S83 W58 1982g


Witches in exile. Videorecording. Producer-director, Allison Berg; co-producer & editor, Frank Keraudren; director of photography, Amanda Micheli; music, Andy Markham. -- [San Francisco] : California Newsreel, 2005.
About 79 minutes in length. In Dagboni and English with English subtitles.

"'Witches in Exile' introduces us to four women who have taken refuge in the Kukuo witches' camp and who represent a cross section of the 'witch' population of Northern Ghana today. It leads us on a step by step journey on how a woman becomes stigmatized as a 'witch.'" --Container

Witches in exile
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4964


 

 

Womanhood and circumcision: three Maasai women have their say. Videorecording. Produced by Barbara G. Hoffman ; videography and editing by Barbara G. Hoffman. -- Berkeley, CA: University of California, Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning, c2002.
About 30 minutes in length.

"This documentary sensitively explores the cultural context of female genital-cutting practices among the Maasai. It will stimulate discussion and reflection in a wide variety of courses in cultural anthropology, women's and gender studies, African studies, and development studies."

Womanhood and circumcision
Barnard Media, VIDEO GN484.W66 2002g


 

 

Women of the Sahel. Videorecording. A film by Paolo Quaregna & Souleymane Mahamane. -- New York, NY: First Run/Icarus Films, [1995]
About 52 minutes in length.

"In Niger, only 50 thousand of its nearly 9 million inhabitants are salaried workers. Work done in the 'informal sector' where income is very meager is essential to the survival of many Nigérien families. The women of the Sahel are the foundation of this informal sector, accounting for more than half of Niger's economy. This film visits these women employed in their several occupations, examines their attempts to organize cooperatively, and explores the hidden economic infrastructure of the developing world."

Women of the Sahel
Barnard Media, VIDEO HQ1812 .W65 1992g


 

 

The world according to Tata & Tutu. Videorecording. Created by Thierry Cassuto, Zapiro ; written and directed by Thierry Cassuto with genius ad-lib from Nik Rabinowitz ; Manipulators, Althea Visage ... [et al.] ; puppetmakers, Liezel Reddek ... [et al.] ; music, Greg Reveret; voices: Aggrey Lonake (Tata), Nik Rabinowitz (Tutu). -- [South Africa] : Both Worlds, c2011.
About 114 minutes in length; plus, "Bonus feature", 26 minutes in length.

ZA news (Television program): "[P]uppet versions of ... Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu ... trade views of South African and global issues with their endearing candor and unique sense of humour."--Container. Excerpts from ZA news, a satirical television programme using puppets."

Bonus feature: Tutu meets Tutu, a 2010 documentary of Desmond Tutu meeting his puppet double.

The world according to Tata & Tutu
Butler Media Reserves, DVD22862


 

 

A world apart. Videorecording. Atlantic Entertainment & British Screen present a Working Title production ; director, Chris Menges ; producer, Sarah Radclyffe ; writer, Shawn Slovo ; director of photography, Peter Biziou ; editor, Nicolas Gaster ; music, Hans Zimmerman. -- Santa Monica, Calif.: MGM Home Entertainment, 2005.
About 113 minutes in length. DVD format, with widescreen.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1988.
A dramatization...set in South Africa in 1963, the story concerns an idealistic journalist Diana Roth who defies the government and becomes the first woman arrested under the 90-day Detention Act--both a story of government abuse and a look at one mother’s neglect of her family because of her involvement with a larger cause. Cast: Barbara Hershey, David Suchet, Jeroen Krabbe, Paul Freeman, Tim Roth and Jodhi May.

A world apart
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4263
Barnard Media, DVD PN1997 .W675 2005g


 

 

Wonders of the African world. Videorecording. Wall to Wall Television for BBC and PBS in association with ITEL ; written and presented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; directors, Nick Godwin, Helena Appio ; executive producer, Jonathan Hewes ; series producer, Ben Goold. -- [Alexandria, Virginia] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, c1999.
About 360 minutes in length (3 videocassettes).

Tape 1: Black kingdoms of the Nile; The Swahili coast -- Tape 2: The slave kingdoms; The Holy Land -- Tape 3: The road to Timbuktu; Lost cities of the South. "This documentary presents Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on a journey from Zanzibar to Timbuktu, the Nile River Valley to Great Zimbabwe, the slave coast of Guinea to the medieval monasteries of Ethiopia in search of the lost wonders of the African world."

Wonders of the African world
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT14 .G3852 1999g (v.1-3)
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00163 (videocassettes 1-3)


 

 

Xala = The curse. [Videorecording] / inspiré du roman Xala de Sembène ; directeur de production, Paulin Soumanou Vieyra ; écrite et réalisé par Sembène Ousmane. -- New York, NY : New Yorker Films, c2005, [c1995]
About 119 minutes in length. In French and Wolof, with English subtitles.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974. The cast includes: Thierno Leye, Seune Samb, Younouss Seye, Miriam Niang, Fatim Diagne, and Moustapha Toure. El Hadj Abdoukader Beye is a rich self-made businessman who celebrates his affluence by taking a third wife who is younger than his daughter. His problems begin on his wedding night when he is striken by a "xala", a curse that renders him impotent. His attempts to solve his problem allow for a vivid satirical image of post-independence Senegal, underlining the gap between rich and poor and the inextricable mix of modernity and tradition.

Xala
Butler Media Reserves, DVD12486
Barnard Media, DVD PN1997 .X35 2005g -and- VIDEO (PAL) PQ3989.S46 X31 1995
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00931


 

 

Yaaba Soore: the path of the ancestors; Dance of the spirits: mask styles and performance in the upper Volta. Videorecording. Yaaba Soore / Filmed and written by Christopher Roy ; producer, Rodney Jensen ; narration, D.A. Parker-Gwilliam -- Dance of the spirits / filmed and written by Christopher Roy ; producer, Steven Henke ; narration, Lee Dennis. Art and death in Africa. -- Iowa City, Iowa : Audiovisual Center, University of Iowa, 1986-1988.
About 43 minutes in length.

Examines the spiritual and social customs of the inhabitants of Burkina Faso in West Africa. The first segment investigates the ways in which masks are used by the peoples of Burkina Faso for death rituals and to control spirits. The second segment explores, through still images and taped performances, the designs and significance of various mask styles and dance performances in Burkina Faso.

Yaaba Soore
Barnard Media, VIDEO NB1255.B92 Y11 1986g


 

 

Yeelen = Brightness. Videorecording. Director, Souleymane Cissé. Library of African cinema. -- San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel (distributor), c1987.
About 106 minutes in length. In Bambara, with English subtitles.

DVD version distributed by Kino on Video. Cast includes: Isiaka Kane, Aoua Sangare, Niamanto Sanogo, Bala Musa Keytta. "Adaptation of an oral epic of the Bambara people. Set in the Mali Empire of the 13th century, Nianankoro is a young warrior destined to destroy a corrupt society, the secret Komo cult, and with it his father, and inevitably himself."

Yeelen
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT551.45 .B35 Y33 1987g
Butler Media Reserves, DVD1499


 

 

Yoruba: centuries of African art and culture Videorecording. Produced by WVIZ-TV in cooperation with the Cleveland Museum of Art ; Producers, Carol Bosley, Brian Gomez ; director, Brian Gomez. Part of "Art reveals culture" (Television program) -- Lincoln, NE : Distributed by Destination Education, Inc., [2006?]
About 15 minutes in length.

Originally broadcast in 1992 on American television. The Yoruba people of West Africa are heir to one of the world's oldest and richest artistic tradition. This program focuses on Yoruba art and culture historically and in the present day.

Yoruba: centuries of African art and culture
Butler Media Reserves, DVD13477


 

 

Yoruba ritual. Videorecording. By Margaret Thompson Drewal. Series: African systems of thought. -- Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1992.
About 30 minutes in length.

Accompanies text: Yoruba ritual: performers, play, agency, written by Margaret Thompson Drewal, published by Indiana University Press, 1992.

Yoruba ritual
Barnard Media, VIDEO DT515.45.Y67 D752 1992g


 

 

You have struck a rock! Videorecording. Written by Deborah May, Diana Boernstein; coproduced by Deborah May, Letta Mbulu, and the United Nations. -- San Francisco, Calif.: California Newsreel, c1981.
About 28 minutes in length.

Black women face political repression in southern Africa.

You have struck a rock
Barnard Media, VIDEO HQ1800.5 .Y68 1981g


 

 

The young ones who won't stay behind. Videorecording. Produced by Maisha Film Lab for UNICEF Uganda Country Office ; executive producer, Mira Nair. -- Kampala, Uganda : Maisha Film Lab, c2008.
About 13 minutes in length. In English.

The documentary revolves around children and their caregivers in two different Ugandan communities. The film makes clear the importance of increasing children's access to education and eradicating child mortality.

Young ones who won't stay behind, The
Butler Media Reserves, DVD14678


 

 

Youssou N'Dour: Return to Gorée Videorecording. A production of CAB Productions; a documentary film by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud, original music by: Yossou N'Dour and Moncef Genoud. -- New York, NY: Distributed by ArtMattan Productions, 2006.
About 90 minutes in length. In English and French with English subtitles.

Youssou N'Dour returns to Africa, tracking the trail left by slaves and the jazz music they created.

Youssou N'Dour: return to Gorée
Butler Media Reserves, DVD6768


 

 

Zan Boko: Homeland. Videorecording. Un film de Gaston J.M. Kaboré ; scénario et réalisation, Gaston J.M. Kaboré. -- San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, c1987.
About 94 minutes in length. Credits and titles in French ; dialogue in Môre (Mossi), with English subtitles.

Zan boko means "the place where the placenta is buried" and symbolizes the continuity between past and present in African village societies. The film tells the story of one village swallowed up by one of Africa's large cities and the change from agrarian society to a mass media culture. Cast: Joseph Nikiema, Colette Kaboré, Celestin N. Zongo, Jean-François Ouedraogo.

Zan Boko
Barnard Media, VIDEO PN1997 .Z35 1988g


 

 

Zimbabwe: music with a past. Videorecording. BBC Education & Training. Producer, Michael Raeburn. Under African skies (Television program) -- Princeton, NJ : (distributed by) Films for the Humanities and Sciences, c1997.
About 61 minutes in length.

Features the music of Zimbabwe combining traditional rhythms with a modern African sound. Includes live performances using traditional instruments. Lyrics to many songs, translated into English, provide insights into Zimbabwean culture.

Zimbabwe: music with a past
Music Video, VC337


 

 

Zonk. Videorecording. Produced by Ike Brooks Baruch ; directed by Hyman Kirsten. Best of times, the worst of times. -- Vancouver, B.C. : Villon Films, [199-]
About 59 minutes in length.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1950. In English, Zulu, and other African languages with English subtitles. Cast includes: Sylvester Phahlane, Laura Gabashane, Fiver Kelly, Sam Maile, The Manhattan Stars, Richard Majola. American filmmaker, Lionel Rogosin, teams up with African writers in South Africa to secretly produce an anti-apartheid docudrama. The story centers around Zachariah, an African migrant who comes to Johannesburg in search of work. As a black worker without a permit, Zachariah is subject to arbitrary dismissal and sudden arrest by the white authorities, as well as the violence of the black township. The film explores life in and around the township of Sophiatown, including scenes in a bar or 'shebeen'.

Zonk
Offsite [Butler Media Reserves], VIDEORES00644


 

 

Zulu love letter. Videorecording. JBA Production & Native at Large present a co-production Hollybell (South Africa) ...[et al.]; produced by Jacques Bidou ...[et al.]; a screenplay by Bhekizizwe Peterson, Ramadan Suleman; directed by Ramadan Suleman; director of photography, Manuel Teran; edited by Jacques Comets; music, Zim Ngqawana. -- San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 2004.
About 100 minutes in length. In English and Zulu, with English subtitles.

Also known as: Lettre d’amour zoulou. It is ten years since the last vestiges of apartheid’s political regime were dismantled. For the average South African, the notion of struggle has been all too quickly relegated to the past. But for Thandi, a journalist suffering from writer’s block, a more profound struggle continues to rage within. Living in a nation that seems too eager to forget its past, Thandi cannot shake the gnawing sense of guilt that continues to alienate her from her own family.

Zulu Love
Butler Media Reserves, DVD4958


 

 

Zulu Zion. Videorecording. Produced by Pete Montagnon; directed by Mischa Scorer. -- New York, N.Y. : Time-Life Video ; Ambrose Video Publishing (distributor), c1977.
About 52 minutes in length.

"Visits the Zulu Independent Churches of South Africa to explore the Black African response to Christianity. Traces the history of religious beliefs in Africa from the arrival of the first Christian missionaries to the current rediscovery of the African religious identity."

Zulu Zion
Barnard Media, VIDEO BL80.2 .L65 1977 no.10