African Cinema

African Cinema

African Cinema
  • Come Back, Africa

    Lionel Rogosin • South Africa-U.S. • 1959 • Among the bravest and best of all political films

    Having served as a soldier in WWII, Lionel Rogosin became committed to countering the effects of fascism wherever they sprouted. To that end he spent a year in Sophiatown, a South African ghetto where ...

  • Fela Kuti: Music Is the Weapon

    Stéphane Tchalgadjieff & Jean Jacques Flori • France • 1982 • An essential look at African music

    Fela Kuti is to African music what Bob Marley is to reggae: a prophet. All contemporary forms of black music, from funk to electronic, owe something to the irresistible groove of the Afrobeat sound ...

  • Hyenas

    Djibril Diop Mambéty • Senegal • 1992 • A 2K restoration of Mambéty's landmark in Senegalese cinema

    Once poor, Linguère is now fabulously wealthy. She returns to her impoverished hometown to propose a deal to the local populace—her fortune, in exchange for the death of the man who years earlier ...

  • Sembene!


    Samba Gadjigo & Jason Silverman •2015• Senegal • Chronicles the life of the father of African cinema.

    Compiled from rare archival footage and hours of exclusive footage, Sembene! chronicles the life and work of the legendary Senegalese film director, considered by many to be the f...