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SHAIHU UMAR

SHAIHU UMAR is one of the most important works in Nigerian film history, but was long considered lost. Located in northern Nigeria at the end of the 19th century, the film is based on a novel by Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, who later became Nigeria’s first prime minister. Only the rediscovery of the camera negative in 2016 made the reconstruction of the film possible. The digitally restored version had its premiere at the Berlinale in February 2018.

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THE LAST TREE

The last Tree

 

Director: Shola Amoo
From: UK
Year: 2019- Minutes: 98 mins
Language : English
Genre: coming of age drama



A beautifully crafted, sensitive and realistic coming of age story about Femi, a British boy of Nigerian descent who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner London to live with his Nigerian mum.

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DVD sale: $395

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MARIGHELLA

Currently censored in Brazil, Marighella is a new Brazilian action drama set in 1969 based on the life of Afro-Brazilian politician and guerrilla fighter Carlos Marighella.

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Director: Wagner Moura
From:Brazil
Year: 2019- Minutes: 155 mins
Language : Brazilan w/English subitltes
Genre: Historical action drama



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DVD sale: $445

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Made in Bangladesh

MADE IN BANGLADESH

A window into the lives of female, Bangladeshi garment workers fighting to set up a union. "Made in Bangladesh" is a bold and suspenseful thriller that offers a nail-biting narrative. Till it's over, you won't be able to sit comfortably as there are always some obstacles arising trying to stop Shimu from achieving her goal." - Let the Movie Move Us..More information here.

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NAOMI'S JOURNEY

Director: Frieder Schlaich
From: Germany / Peru
Year: 2018 - Minutes: 93
Language: German and Spanish with English subtitles
Genre: legal thriller

Twenty-year old Naomi lives a simple life with her younger siblings in Peru. Only her big sister seems to live a life of fortune, being married in Germany. But now she is dead, murdered by her German husband. 

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DVD sale: $345

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UNCOVERED

Directed by South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) Award-winning director, ZukoNodada, Uncovered is a new South African thriller about a fearless female journalist who takes on a corrupt mine tycoon. More information here.

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Quilombo


QUILOMBO - Revival

In Brazil, the word quilombo refers to a community of free men, and it carries with it an echo of the original Quilombo dos Palmares, or Palm Nation, which was founded in the early 17th century by runaway slaves in the forests of northeastern Brazil..
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THE INVISIBLE COLOR: BLACK IS MORE
THAN A COLOR

This latest documentary by the Dean of Afro-Cuban Cinema Sergio Giral investigates the black Cuban exile community in South Florida, since the first wave of political refugees in the 1959 revolutionary aftermath, to today. It tracks its presence throughout the region, and highlights its contribution to Miami's civic culture through testimonies and visual documentation. More information here.

DVD sale: $295

Director: Sergio Giral
From: USA / Cuba
Year: 2017 Minutes:47
Language: English and Spanish with English subtitles
Genre: Documentary

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Black Mozart in Cuba

THE BLACK MOZART IN CUBA

Joseph Boulogne, Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799) who was born in Guadeloupe of a Senegalese enslaved woman and a French nobleman and became one of the most remarkable figures of the 18th century as outlined in the documentary Black Mozart in Cuba by Stephanie and Steve James. More information here.

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BARROW:
FREEDOM FIGHTER

The Errol Barrow Docudrama, BARROW:
FREEDOM FIGHTER, is a passionate story about the courage of one man who relentlessly preached a gospel of economic self reliance and self respect to the people of his native country Barbados and beyond. More information here.

DVD sale: $395

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Director: Marcia Weekes
From: Barbados
Year: 2016 Minutes: 84
Language: English
Genre: Docu-Drama

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Tazzeka

TAZZEKA

Growing up in the Moroccan village of Tazzeka, Elias learned the secrets of traditional Moroccan cuisine from his grandmother who raised him.
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DVD sale: $395

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Director: Jean-Philippe Gaud
From:France | Morocco
Year: 2018- Minutes: 95 mins
Language:Arabic | French with English subtitles
Genre:Comedy-Drama

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BLACK MEXICANS /
LA NEGRADA

“La Negrada” is the first mexican feature film about the Afro-Mexican community, filmed entirely with people from different
towns around the Costa Chica in Oaxaca.
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Director: Jorge Perez Solano
From: Mexico
Year: 2018 Minutes:100
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Genre: Drama

DVD sale: $395

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Kinsasha Makambo

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KINSHASA MAKAMBO

Christian, Ben and Jean-Marie are fighting for political change of power and free elections in their country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. "Kinshasa Makambo" immerses us in the combat these three activists are engaged in, a combat that neither bullets, nor prison, nor exile seem able to stop.
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DVD sale: $395

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Director: Dieudo Hamadi
From: The Democratic Republic Of Congo | France | Switzerland | Germany | Qatar | Norway
Year: 2018 Minutes:75
Language: Lingala | French with English subtitles
Genre: Documentary

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NO SHADE

Told through the prism of love, relationships, dating and marriage, No Shade provides a raw perspective on the issue of colourism and what happens when looking for love in the right place, goes wrong. More information here.

Director: Clare Anyiam-Osigwe
From: UK
Year: 2018 Minutes:104
Language: English
Genre: Drama

DVD sale: $395

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The Valley of the Black Descendants

THE VALLEY OF THE BLACK DESCENDANTS
(EL VALLE DE LOS NEGROS)

In the Azapa Valley (Chile), an oasis in the driest desert in the world, a group of descendants of enslaved men and women brought from Africa are organizing the first African census in the history of Chile. Their aim is to get official recognition from the State that has concealed their culture and African identity for more than 200 years.
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DVD sale: $295

Directors: Richard Salgado
From: Chile
Year: 2017- Minutes: 52 mins
Language : Spanish with English Sub.
Genre: Documentary

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THE LUFT GANGSTER: MEMOIRS OF A SECOND CLASS HERO

At 93 years old, Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson recalls his trials and tribulations from early childhood racism in America to his segregated military experience and overseas combat deployment in WWII. 
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The Luft Gangster

Director: Mike Rott
From: USA
Year: 2014- Minutes: 70 mins
Language : English
Genre:Documentary
DVD sale: $295

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Black Paris

BLACK PARIS

Paris Noir - African Americans in the City of Light is an exciting, enlightening documentary on the presence of African Americans in Paris from WWI to the early 1960s.
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Director: Joanne Burke
From: USA/France
Year: 2017- Minutes: 60 mins
Language : English
Genre:Documentary

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SEXY MONEY

A reflection of the difficult social conditions of women in many societies in different parts of the world, SEXY MONEY explores frontally with much sensitivity and compassion the broken hopes and hard choices of poor Nigerian women as they struggle to reintegrate Nigerian society with dignity after being expelled from Europe where they were looking for a better life.
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Sexy Money

Director: Karin Junger
From: Nigeria/Netherlands
Year: 2014- Minutes: 85 mins
Language : English
Genre: Documentary
DVD sale: $295


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Cell 512

DVD sale: $395

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AFRICAN WOMEN

AFRICAN WOMEN is a double DVD that explore the life of women in Africa.

Set in Burkina Fasso AN UNCOMMON WOMAN is a comedy about a cuckold woman who decides to take a second husband. 

CAPE VERDE MY LOVE is drama that takes a critical look at the lives of women in contemporary Cape Verde.

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Cell 512

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STORIES OF POST-COLONIALISM

STORIES OF POST-COLONIALISM is a double DVD that is a source of information, reflection, retrospective and critical thinking regarding the presence of foreign powers on the continent and what that entails for the general population as very well illustrated in THE BIG BANANA. In the nation building process, governments have to face a multiplicity of tasks to build the countries' economic, educational, health, and justice systems, to name a few. CELL 512 illustrates the challenges of building a democratic society in a new nation.
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STORIES OF MOTHERAfrican FilmHOOD

Two films that explore the commitment of motherhood by looking at the life of two African women, in "Family Motel" Ayan, a Somalian refugee living in Canada fights to raise her two teenage daughters, in "Seasons of Life," a housemaid, who is sexually abused is forced to give up a child but comes back for him years later. More information here.

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Stories of Motherhood

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Rastas and Maroons

RASTAS & MAROONS:
REBELS OF THE CARIBEEAN

RASTAS & MAROONS is a 2-DVD set featuring The First Rasta (Jamaica/France) a revealing documentary about Leonard Percival Howell, the man who created the Rasta Movement and Aluku Liba, Maroon Again  (French Guiana/Canada), a rare docu-drama about the Aluku or Boni, a Maroon ethnic group living mainly on the riverbank in Maripasoula, southwest French Guiana.
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DVD sale: $395

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AFRO-BRAZILIAN LEADERS

Revealing films about two very important Afro-Brazilian figures: * Abdias do Nascimento (March 14, 1914 - May 23, 2011) was an outspoken and vibrant defender of Afro-Brazilian civil rights. * Natalino Jose do Nacimento, better known as Natal Da Portela (July 31, 1905- April 5, 1975) was one of the founders and major sponsor of the Portela Samba School in Rio de Janeiro, champion of the 2017 Carnival parade. More information here.

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Afro-Brazilian Leaders

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