DVDs and Books for purchase

African Film Festival Inc. is now offering you the opportunity to acquire critically acclaimed and historically significant cinematic works from Africa and African Diaspora. Our collection features some of the most dynamic directors of the twentieth and twenty-first century. Book and DVD media highlight the multi-layered identities and experiences that make up a global narrative for people of African origin and reveal universal paths in their address of the human experience.

  • Ca Twiste a Poponguine
  • $24.95
  • Director: Moussa Sene Absa Countries: Senegal Year: 1993 Running Time: 90 min. Language: French Ca Twiste a Poponguine is set in the mid ’60s and follows the exploits of two gangs of teenagers who adopt Western ways. Each gang only has three members. Les Ins take their names from French pop stars and have a […]

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  • Looking Back, Looking Forward: 20 Years of the New York African Film Festival
  • $20.00
  • To commemorate twenty years of the New York African Film Festival, over thirty of the continent’s most vibrant cinematic voices reflect upon the reasons that led them to dedicate their lives to filmmaking and the new challenges and opportunities for African cinema in the future. The filmmakers’ words reveal their own unique experiences and help us discover […]

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In My Genes, Lupita Nyong'o, Kenya, 2009, 78 min.
  • In My Genes (out of stock)
  • $20.00
  • Director: Lupita Nyong’o Country: Kenya Year: 2009 Running Time: 78 min. Language: English and Swahili What is it like to be white in a black society? Agnes, a woman with albinism, overcomes the difficulties of being born with no pigment in a society that discriminates against the condition. In My Genes asks us to consider […]

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Tales of Ordinary People (DVD cover), 1999, 90 min
  • Tales of Ordinary People
  • $24.95
  • A collection on one DVD of two classic shorts of Senegal, Le Franc and La petite vendeuse de Soleil (The Little Girl who Sold the Sun). The hero of Le Franc is Marigo, a penniless musician living in a shanty town, relentlessly harassed by his formidable landlady. He survives only through dreams of playing his […]

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  • Pieces d’identites (Pieces of Identity)
  • $24.95
  • Director: Mweze Ngangura Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo and Belgium Year: 1998 Running Time: 94 min Language: French with English subtitles Ngangura’s deceptively picaresque adventure reveals some troubling issues encountered by people in the ever-widening African diaspora of the late 20th century. Mani Kongo, the venerable king of the Bakongo, sets out alone on a quest for his […]

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  • The Great Dance
  • $40.00
  • Director: Craig and Damon Foster Country: South Africa Year: 2000 Running Time: 75 min Language: English The Great Dance is a fascinating documentary that examines the unique relationship between Kalahari Desert Bushmen, or the San people, and the harsh landscape of the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa. Filmed through the eyes of Nqate, a hunter and one of the Kalahari […]

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Craig and Damon Foster, South Africa, 2002, 72 min
  • Cosmic Africa
  • $30.00
  • Director: Craig and Damon Foster Country: South Africa Year: 2002 Running Time: 72 min Language: English, Bambara, and Ju’hoansi Traveling across the scope of the African continent – Namibia, Ghana, Northern Kenya, Dogon country in Mali, and the Egyptian Sahara – this film captures the remarkable personal journey of an African astronomer, Thebe Medupe. Cosmic Africa and Thebe Medupe explore Africa’s ancient […]

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The Prodigal Son (DVD cover), 2008, 64 min.
  • The Prodigal Son
  • $20.00
  • Director: Kurt Orderson Country: South Africa Year: 2008 Running Time: 64 min Language: English and Caribbean Patois with English subtitles The Prodigal Son retraces the lost history of the Orderson family. The filmmaker’s great grandfather, Joseph Orderson was of the generation of newly emancipated slaves, who with fellow West Indians left Barbados to settle all over the world, including Cape […]

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Africa Dreaming (DVD cover), 1997, 104min.
  • Africa Dreaming
  • $26.95
  • Africa Dreaming is a landmark in African television – a series drawing together for the first time broadcasters, television producers, film directors and writers from across the continent. It was designed to give Africans a rare opportunity to speak directly to each other in their own words and images. It is also the first continent-wide […]

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  • Forgiveness
  • $26.95
  • Director: Ian Gabriel Country: South Africa Year: 2005 Running Time: 118 min. Language: English and Afrikaans with English subtitles Tertius Coetzee, an ex-cop granted amnesty for his crimes by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, seeks out the family of one of his apartheid-era victims to ask them for forgiveness. His decision to visit the family results in heated emotions, unexpected […]

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Mapantsula (DVD cover), 1988, 100 min.
  • Mapantsula (Hustler)
  • $26.95
  • Director: Oliver Schmitz Country: South Africa Year: 1988 Running Time: 104 min. Language: Sotho, Zulu, English and Afrikaans with English subtitles Mapantsula was the first anti-apartheid feature film by, for and about black South Africans. Filmed inside Soweto, scored to the urban beat of “Township Jive,” it has been called a South African The Harder […]

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Dani Kouyate, Burkina Faso, 1995, 94 min
  • Keita: The Heritage of the Griot
  • $26.95
  • Director: Dani Kouyate Country: Burkina Faso Year: 1995 Running Time: 94 min Language: French and Jula with English subtitles Dani Kouyate mourns the passing of the authentic griot, the storyteller who was once the African custodian of cultural wisdom and information, counselor of kings, genealogist, historian, musician, artist – Belen Tigui (Keeper of the Word) of any community. In Keita, […]

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Joseph Gai Ramaka, Senegal, 2001, 82 min
  • Karmen Geï
  • $26.95
  • Director: Joseph Gai Ramaka Country: Senegal Year: 2001 Running Time: 82 min Language: French and Wolof with English subtitles Prosper Merimée’s novella, adapted in Bizet’s celebrated opera, has already received 52 film interpretations, yet Karmen Geï is the first African Carmen and, arguably, the first African filmed “musical.” Accordingly, Gaï Ramaka has completely replaced Bizet’s score and the usual staging […]

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  • The Hero (O Herói)
  • $26.95
  • Director: Zézé Gamboa Country: Angola Year: 2005 Running Time: 97 min Language: Portuguese with English subtitles The Hero (O Herói) is the story of Angola, a nation torn apart by forty years of uninterrupted war, and now trying imperfectly but courageously to piece itself back together. It is also the story of a city, Luanda, like so many in the […]

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Imunga Ivanga, Gabon, 2001, 80 min
  • Dollar / Dôlé
  • $26.95
  • Director: Imunga Ivanga Country: Gabon Year: 2001 Running Time: 80 min. Language: French The tribulations of five youths start this film. Libreville is home to Mougler and his friends, Baby Lee, Joker, Jackson and Bezingo. The boys are left to fend for themselves and decide to rob a dôlé stand, a new game of chance in which you can become […]

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