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.

Afro@Digital (DVD cover), 2003, 52 min.
  • Afro@Digital
  • $26.95
  • Director: Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo and France Year: 2001 Running Time: 52 min. Language: English, French, Jula and Yoruba In this manifesto of the African digital mind, the director traveled with a small crew across Africa, from Dakar to Robben Island, to see how internet, mobile phone, and digital video technologies are […]

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Euzhan Palcy, Martinique, 1983, 103 min.
  • Sugar Cane Alley
  • $19.95
  • Director: Euzhan Palcy Country: Martinique Year: 1983 Running Time: 103 min. Language: French with English subtitles Set in Martinique in 1931, Sugar Cane Alley paints a rich impasto of native life under French colonial rule, filtered through the coming-of-age of a bright, sweetly opportunistic boy learning to reconcile the value of his shanty-town roots with […]

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Quilombo (DVD cover) 1984, 114 min.
  • Quilombo
  • $29.95
  • Director: Carlos Diegues Country: Brazil Year: 1984 Running Time: 114 min. Language: Portuguese with English subtitles A sequel, of sorts, to Ganga Zumba. After the revolt of 1641, groups of runaway black slaves escaped to mountainous strongholds where they formed self-governing, utopian communities known as quilombos. This stirring fusion of folklore, political impact and dynamic […]

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Life and Debt (DVD cover), 2001, 86 min.
  • Life and Debt
  • $29.95
  • Director: Stephanie Black Country: USA Year: 2001 Running Time: 86 min. Language: English This highly acclaimed film about the relationship between Jamaican poverty and the practices of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund features interviews with both world leaders and sweatshop workers in order to highlight the consequences of globalization. […]

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Killer of Sheep (DVD cover), 1977, 83 min.
  • Killer of Sheep
  • $39.95
  • Director: Charles Burnett Country: USA Year: 1977 Running Time: 83 min. Language: English Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse. Frustrated by money problems, he finds respite in moments of […]

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Bert Stern, USA, 1960, 85 min
  • Jazz on a Summer’s Day
  • $29.95
  • Director: Bert Stern and Aram Avakian Country: USA Year: 1959 Running Time: 85 min. Language: English The first major film statement on jazz and the granddaddy of festival films. Noted photographer Bert Stern filmed a virtual Who’s Who of jazz and blues at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival: including Thelonius Monk, Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington and Mahalia Jackson. […]

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Mikhail Kalatozov, 1964, Soviet Union, 141 min
  • I am Cuba (ultimate edition)
  • $44.95
  • Director: Mikhail Kalatozov Country: Soviet Union Year: 1964 Running Time: 141 min. Language: Spanish and Russian with English Subtitles Started only a week after the Cuban missile crisis and designed to be Cuba’s answer to both Sergei Eisenstein’s propaganda masterpiece, Potemkin, and Jean-Luc Godard’s freewheeling romance, Breathless, I Am Cuba turned out to be something quite unique. The plot, or […]

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Carlos Diegues, Brazil, 1980, 110 min.
  • Bye Bye Brazil
  • $29.95
  • Director: Carlos Diegues Country: Brazil Year: 1980 Running Time: 110 min. Language: Portuguese with English subtitles A hypnotically languorous road movie with an upbeat political kick. The story follows a small time traveling sideshow – Magician, Strong Man, Exotic Dancer – as they ply the dusty back roads of Brazil in the face of increasing […]

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Abderrhamane Sissako, Mali/France, 2006, 115 min.
  • Bamako
  • $29.95
  • Director: Abderrahmane Sissako Country: Mali Year: 2006 Running Time: 115 min. Language: French with English subtitles and Bambara Set in the courtyard of a mud walled house in Bamako, the capitol city of Mali, the intimate personal story of an African couple on the verge of breaking up is told alongside very public political proceedings. […]

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Roger Gnoan M'Bala, Ivory Coast/Switzerland, 2000, 85min.
  • Adanggaman
  • $29.95
  • Director: Roger Gnoan M’Bala Country: Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso Year: 2000 Running Time: 90 min. Language: Bambara and Baule with English subtitles In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the healthy tribesmen […]

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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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