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MAMA AFRICA:
MIRIAM MAKEBA

World-famous South African singer Miriam Makeba spent half a century travelling the world spreading her political message to fight racism, poverty and promote justice and peace. "Mama Africa Miriam Makeba" is a tribute to a woman who embodied the hopes and the voice of Africa as no other. Miriam Makeba (1932-2008) was an inspiration to musicians all over the world and a delight for international audiences. More information here.

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The Pirogue
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DVD sale: $395

Director: Mika Kaurismaki
From: South Africa / Germany
Year: 2011- Minutes: 90 mins
Language : English
Genre: Documentary

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Abdias do Nascimento

FOREIGN BODY

Seeking refuge from her Islamist radical brother whom she informed on, a young woman arrives in France illegally following Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution and discovers a new world of both hope and danger, in the fourth feature from writer-director Raja Amari (Satin Rouge, Buried Secrets).
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DVD sale: $395

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DVD sale: $395

Director: Raja Amari
From:France / Tunisia
Year: 2016- Minutes: 92 mins
Language : French and Arabic with English Subtitles
Genre: Drama

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SINS OF THE FLESH
(HARAM EL GASAD )

A drama set against the Egyptian uprising of 2011 as a back drop, the story is build around four people who live on a desert farm. It examines issues of love, revenge, passion and the misuse of power that illustrates the larger conflicts in the country. More information here.

Director: Khaled El Hagar
From: Egypt
Year: 2016- Minutes: 125 mins
Language : Arabic with English subtitles
Genre: Drama

The Pirogue
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DVD sale: $345

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Abdias do Nascimento

ROSA CHUMBE

Following Rosa, a mature officer who is forced to take care of her grandson after her daughter steal her savings, Rosa Chumbeoffers a portrait of the city of Lima, where it entirely takes place, taking in topics such as alcoholism, gambling and faith.
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DVD sale: $345

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Director: Jonatan Relayze
From:Peru
Year: 2015- Minutes: 75 mins
Language : Spanish with English Subtitles
Genre: Drama

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MARY LOU WILLIAMS:
THE LADY WHO SWINGS THE BAND

Mary Lou Williams was a leading musical innovator determined to create in a world that only saw her race or gender. More information here.

Director: Carol Bash
From: USA
Year: 2015- Minutes: 60 mins
Language : English
Genre: Documentary

The Pirogue
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DVD sale: $295

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Abdias do Nascimento

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THE NAKED POET

ArtMattan Films, the film distribution arm of ArtMattan Productions, is proud to announce the acquisition of The Naked Poet by Jason Barrett. The Naked Poet is a smart, heartfelt drama about infidelity and sexual desire.
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DVD sale: $345


Director: Jason Barrett
From:UK
Year: 2016- Minutes: 117 mins
Language : English
Genre: Comedy Drama

African Film

GURUMBE: AFRO-ANDALUSIAN MEMORIES

Flamenco is synonymous with Spanish culture. But the truth is that, since its inception, theorists have sidelined the fundamental contribution of Afro-Andalusians to that art form. In Gurumbe, that story is finally told!
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Cell 512

Director: Angel Rosales
From: Spain/Mexico/Portugal/Senegal
Year: 2016- Minutes: 72 mins
Language : Spanish with English Subtitles
Genre: Documentary
DVD sale: $395

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White Lies

THE MAN WHO MENDS WOMEN

Winner of the Sakharov Prize 2014, Doctor Mukwege is internationally known as the man who mends thousands of women who have been raped during the 20 years of conflicts in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of the poorest countries on the planet, despite its extremely rich sub-soil.
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DVD sale: $445

Directors: Thierry Michel & Colette Braeckman
From: Belgium
Year: 2015- Minutes: 115 mins
Language : French and Lingala 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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White Lies

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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DVD sale: $295


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

 

CELL 512

Honorine is detained for killing a young man as she was driving her car. She suffers physical and moral abuse in prison, harassment, promiscuity, and shaming. Mired in corruption, the justice system is not making life easier for the investigating magistrate who would like to understand Honorine's downfall.
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DVD sale: $295
Director: Missa Hebie
From: Burkina Faso
Year: 2015- Minutes: 99 mins
Language: French w/ English subtitles
Genre: Drama
 

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STORIES OF MOTHERHOOD

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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AlukuLiba

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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