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Region: Africa

500 Years Later

  • Director: Owen 'Alik Shahadah
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States

The people of Africa, scattered all over the globe after 500 years of colonial and imperial encounters, struggle still for equality in education, in opportunity, in prosperity. This is their story.

A Costa dos Murmúrios (The Murmuring Coast)

  • Director: Margarida Cardoso
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Production Country: Portugal

Moving from Lisbon from Mozambique to marry her fiance, a Portuguese soldier, Evita realizes in the months after the wedding that her husband little resembles the man she fell in love with. Left alone when he is sent on an extended military mission, Evita refuses to remain secluded in the "safe" part of the city as commanded, but as she comes face to face with the ugly reality of a land fighting for its freedom from colonial oppression, can she find a way to help, or is she doomed as a woman to simply cower in acceptance of her husband and her nation's violence?

A Dry White Season

  • Director: Euzhan Palcy
  • Release Date: 1989
  • Production Country: United States

When the black gardener at Ben Du Toit's school asks for help finding his son, who he fears has been killed by the police, Ben, who is a white teacher, refuses—he is certain that the government he trusts would not be so unfaithful to any citizen. But when the boy turns up dead, Ben can no longer ignore the brutality and inequality sanctioned by his government and, as it becomes more and more difficult to simply stand by, Ben steps up.

Action in Arabia

  • Director: Léonide Moguy
  • Release Date: 1944
  • Production Country: United States

An American reporter in Damascus, while seeking information about his friend's murder, manages to fend off 'dangerous women' and 'sinister Arabs,' and to foil a Nazi plot to unite the Arab tribes against Allied interests.

Adanggaman

  • Director: Roger Gnoan M'Bala
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Production Country: France, Switzerland, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Italy

Ossei believes his family to be killed and his village destroyed in a raid by their neighbor King Adanggaman; however, Ossei discovers that his mother is still alive and pursues the soldiers who are marching their captives to market, hoping to free her before she, along with the rest of his people, is sold into slavery.

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