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, 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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