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Film Type: Documentary

Adwa: An African Victory

  • Director: Haile Gerima
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Production Country: United States, Germany, Ethiopia

An Italian army, desperately low on morale and supplies, plans one last attack against an Ethiopian force despite being inferior in numbers, leadership, and armament. The decisive victory of Africans over Europeans became a near mythical event in African history and left Ethiopia as the only African country that was not overrun by colonial powers.

Africa Speaks!

  • Director: Walter Futter
  • Release Date: 1930
  • Production Country: United States

Africa is a land of many wonders, filled with people and animals unlike any that Europe and the United States have seen. Filmmaker Paul Hoefler spent a year travelling through central Africa, recording the people and their world in order to show the western world what he found so fascinating about the "Dark Continent."

Afrique, je te plumerai (Africa, I Will Fleece You)

  • Director: Jean-Marie Téno
  • Release Date: 1993
  • Production Country: Cameroon, France, Germany

Expressions of Cameroon's indigenous culture were not only repressed by colonial governments, but rooted out and systematically destroyed, at first by Europeans and then by the strongmen who came to power as the only tolerable alternative to the European interests that still control much of the country's economic interests.

Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony

  • Director: Lee Hirsch
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Production Country: South Africa, United States

In the struggle to overturn apartheid in South Africa, music was an essential tool; it built community, allowed communication, and provided a common language for people to share their story both within South Africa and with the rest of the world.

America Before Columbus

  • Director: Cristina Trebbi
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Production Country: United States, Germany

The Americas, before the arrival of Columbus, was far from a pristine "New World," but had a vast and diverse history of peoples and empires, farms, and urban centers.

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