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Timbuktu
Not too far from Timbuktu, now ruled by religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Tonya, and Issan, their shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by…
Yeelen
This adaptation of an ancient oral legend from Mali, is one the most acclaimed and widely seen African films ever made. An Oedipal story mixed with magic, Yeelen is as visually stunning as anything from Hollywood. Set in the powerful…
Sia, the Myth of the Python
Kombi is a poverty-stricken city dominated by a tyrant king. In order to bring back prosperity, the king is advised by his priests to make the traditional human sacrifice of a young virgin to a mystical snake god. Sia, the…
Guimba the Tyrant
Winner of the most prestigious award in African cinema, the Grand Prize at FESPACO '95, Guimba has been acclaimed as one of the most visually ravishing African films ever made. This epic allegory contrasts Africa's tremendous wealth and potential with…
Return to Bamako - The Birth of Extremist Movements in Africa
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb...Daesh...Boko Haram. So many extremist movements, of which Africa has become a breeding ground, have declared war against Western values and people. Beyond the misunderstandings that often paralyze us, we have to ask ourselves the real…
Genesis
A visual retelling of the biblical story of the house of Abraham from an African perspective, the film portrays the bitter rivalry between brothers Jacob and Esau which threatens to engulf both clans in a never-ending cycle of violence.
Taafe Fanga (Skirt Power)
A gender-bending farce set among the cliff-dwelling 18th century Dogon people, makes serious points about the status of women in Africa. It shows how ancient mythology can still shed light on modern issues. This proleptic tale about a comic revolution…
Haramuya
Ouagadougou, its buildings and shantytowns... Wealth in a modern town and poverty in the suburbs. Through Fousseini -- a Muslim firmly attached to his faith and traditions - and his family Haramuya draws a picture of Ouagadougou in the traps…
A Dance for the Heroes - Finzan
A film which raises one of the most important issues of African rural life, the status of women, in a style accessible to every villager. FINZAN tells the story of two women's rebellion. Nanyuma, a young widow defies her brother-in-law,…