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.

Jean-Marie Teno, Cameroon, 2004, 78 min.
  • The Colonial Misunderstanding
  • $26.95
  • Director: Jean-Marie Teno Country: Cameroon Year: 2004 Running Time: 78 min. Language: English, French and German Germany’s genocidal war against the Herrero people in Namibia was a precursor to the policies of the Nazi regime. The film shows a bold exploration of Germany’s “African past.” Specifically, its attempts to colonize parts of Africa through religion […]

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Jean-Marie Teno, Cameroon/France, 2002, 45min.
  • Alex’s Wedding
  • $26.95
  • Director: Jean Marie Teno Country: Cameroon and France Year: 2003 Running Time: 45 min. Language: Bamileke and French Unlike any wedding video you’ve ever seen, Teno’s sharp eye captures every uncomfortable moment in a polygamous marriage ceremony. Personal, public and generational, this film is a politically committed work that, by the end, sides unequivocally with […]

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Xala (DVD cover), 1974, 123 min.
  • Xala
  • Temporarily out of stock
  • Director: Ousmane Sembène Country: Senegal Year: 1974 Running Time: 123 min. Language: Wolof with English subtitles This satire deals with a self-satisfied businessman who is afflicted with the xala  (pronounced “ha-la”): a curse that renders its victims impotent. While he chases after witch doctors and soothsayers in search of a cure, his impotence becomes a […]

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Moolaadé (DVD cover), 2004, 124 min.
  • Moolaadé
  • $34.95
  • Director: Ousmane Sembène Country: Senegal / Burkina Faso Year: 2004 Running Time: 124 min. Language: Jula and French with English subtitles Moolaadé is a rousing film directed against the still-common African practice of female circumcision. Set in a small village, four girls facing ritual “purification” flee to the household of Collé Ardo Gallo Sy, a […]

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  • Through African Eyes | Vol. 2 | Conversations with The Directors
  • $25.00 - $40.00
  • Survey African cinema through candid, revealing conversations with over twenty of the continent’s most vibrant cinematic voices, from veteran to emerging directors. Renowned filmmakers lend their voices to one-on-one interviews and group conversations, exploring African cinema as a whole and revealing their own unique experiences. Together, they illuminate trends in contemporary African cinema, ranging from […]

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Jean-Marie Teno, Cameroon, 2000, 75 min.
  • A Trip to the Country
  • $26.95
  • Director: Jean-Marie Teno Country: Cameroon Year: 2000 Running Time: 75 min. Language: Bamileke and French With irony and humor, this film questions the validity of development discourse which deems all things European to be modern and all things African to be archaic. Retracing the travels of his youth, the director documents his own voyage from […]

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Guew Bi–Sabar Dances of Senegal (DVD cover)
  • Guew Bi – Dances of Senegal
  • $20.00
  • Director: Françoise Bouffault Country: Senegal Year: 1997 Running Time: 30 min. Language: English and French Senegalese often set up a temporary stage at a street corner. It is the Guew Bi, the dancing circle where a cheerful crowd dressed in beautiful attire slowly gathers. The event is called a sabar. Soon drummers start playing and […]

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  • Through African Eyes | Vol. 1 | Dialogues with The Directors
  • $25.00 - $40.00
  • Through African Eyes: Dialogues with the Directors surveys African cinema through candid revealing conversations with twenty of its most original and celebrated filmmakers. From the pioneers in the industry to the emerging generation they are all bonded by their need to tell stories to shed light on African realities and to shape the future images […]

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  • Faat Kiné
  • $29.95
  • Director: Ousmane Sembène Country: Senegal Year: 2001 Running Time: 121 min. Language: French and Wolof Sembène tackles the question of women’s lives in contemporary Dakar, Senegal’s bustling capital. It’s a warm, often funny story of a single mother, her two children, two ex-husbands, aged mother and assorted friends. Faat Kine, the manager of a sparkling […]

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Mandabi (DVD cover), 1968, 90 min.
  • Mandabi
  • $29.95
  • Director: Ousmane Sembène Country: Senegal Year: 1968 Running Time: 90 min. Language: Wolof with English subtitles Sembène’s second feature unlocked for the first time on film the complex daily world of modern Africa. This deceptively simple story of a man who receives a money order and, in his attempts to cash it, encounters an intimidating […]

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