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Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.B25 B25 2008
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...
French and Bambara dialogue, English subtitles.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.F7 D448 2005
A movie about the (largely misogynistic) tribal custom of scapegoating through witch denunciation and exile - often of the most weak, disempowered, and vulnerable members of the village - in times of hardship, natural disasters, death, and unexplained crisis.
In French and Moor with French and English subtitles.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.B47 L22 2000
Medical school in France is the hope of Joe, a young man from Burkina Faso, who is an honors high-school graduate in mathematics. However, when he arrives in France, he is told that the medical school's quota is fllled.
In Berba; French subtitles
Call Number: Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.F7 D475 2011
Eight French Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers in a monastery in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990's. When a crew of foreign workers are massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps though the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse. Should they leave?.. French and some Arabic dialogue; English subtitles.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.B25 M66 2007
In a small village in Burkina Faso, four young girls have fled the ritual of "purification" (female circumcision) and seek protection -- moolaadé -- with a circucised woman who helped her own daughter escape excision seven years earlier. Bambara and French dialogue with English subtitles.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.W7 C25 2008
After defending France, a group of black soldiers are placed in a transit camp before returning home. As their stay lengthens, tensions rise until a petty dispute turns into full-scale rebellion. In Wolof and French with English subtitles.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.W7 F22 2001
The drama of Faat Kine, an independent single mother and business woman who runs a gas station franchise; and also born in 1960, the same year Senegalese independence was attained. In French and Wolof with English subtitles.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.W7 X25 2005
In a fictional African country, a rich, self-made businessman and member of the post-colonial ruling elite takes on a third wife to show the world his wealth, only to be stricken by a curse... French and Wolof with English subtitles.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video PN1995.91.W7 G83 1993
When Guelwaar, a political activist and a Christian, is mistakenly buried in a Muslim cemetery, family members, political and religious leaders become embroiled in the dispute. In Wolof and French with English subtitles.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video PN1995.9.D7 S235 1995
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.
Videocassette release of the 1993 motion picture. In English, Twi, and Akan with English subtitles.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.A54 T49 2008
After several years studying medicine in Germany, Ethiopian intellectual Anberber returns to his Ethiopia during the repressive totalitarian regime of Haile Mariam Mengistu. In Amharic, English, German; optional subtitles in English
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video PN1995.91.C8 U3 1994
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. In Criolo with English subtitles.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video PN1995.91.M6 W45 1991
A mute boy is found abandoned and raised in an African village by a weaver . The mute regains his powers of speech only after a shock, then reveals his origins and reasons for dumbness. Dialogue in Môre (Mossi), with English subtitles.
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.G4 D78 2006
Drum tells the story of Henry Nxumalo, South Africa's leading investigative reporter [in the 1950's], exposing the apartheid regime's darkest secrets in the pages of the first magazine aimed at a black readership - DRUM
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.T67 T76 2006
A young man running with a criminal gang on the streets of Johannesburg, Tsotsi - a nickname meaning thug - is immersed in a world of violence that seems to leave him unaffected, until he discovers an infant in the back seat of a car he has stolen. In Tsotsitaal, with English subtitles.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) HM851 .A37 2003
Looks at the information technology revolution which has become a daily reality in many African countries where the Internet, mobile telephones and digital video cameras are being used with extraordinary creativity. In French, Jula and Yoruba with English subtitles.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video BV3625.N42 M25 2004
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. In French, German, and English, with English subtitles.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) SB63.M22 T35 2008
Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video DT14 .W65 1999
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.
Miscellaneous African-related Websites
Below is a selective list of African-related Internet sites. Some of the sites offer a portal to African sites/resources, some provide news and advocacy information, and some provide images and sounds from Africa...you'll find a variety of interesting information by exploring these useful sites:
"This website, edited by William Minter, features high-quality analysis and progressive advocacy on African issues, with particular attention to priority issues affecting the entire continent. The heart of the website is the AfricaFocus Bulletin produced and distributed one to two times a week to over 5,000 subscribers."
"Africa Focus brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary resources: research and teaching materials collected by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff; and unique or valuable items related to these fields held by the University of Wisconsin Libraries."
"Columbia University's collection of African Studies Internet Resources is an on-going compilation of electronic bibliographic resources and research materials on Africa available on the global Internet."
"IRIN is an award-winning humanitarian news and analysis service covering the parts of the world often under-reported, misunderstood or ignored." This site is a project of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 C87 1999
The true story of the friendship between black activist Stephen Biko and white newspaper editor Donald Woods, who was instrumental in bringing Biko's anti-apartheid message to the international community.
Call Number: Hatfield Library Featured (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 H67 2005
Based on the true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a five-star-hotel manager who uses his wits and persuasion in striving to save more than 1,200 Tutsis and Hutus from being massacred by the Interahamwe militia during the 1994 Rwandan conflict.
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S76 I585 2010
As hosts of the 1995 Rugby World Cup, South Africa's low ranked national team, the Springboks, have a berth in the tournament. Mandela begins making public appearances supporting the team, and meets privately with captain Francois Pienaar, encouraging him to inspire his teammates to victory.
Call Number: Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.G4 N47 2003
The true tale of a Jewish family who flee the Nazi regime in 1938 and learns to cope with their new life, and each other, on a remote farm in Kenya. In German and Swahili and English, English subtitles.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.W3 S65 2005
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. In English and Kinyarwanda with English subtitles.