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99 Francs
Adapted a best-selling French novel, 99 FRANCS is a perceptive and pointed satire of the advertising world set in 2001 Paris, following the life of Octave Parango (Jean Dujardin), a flamboyant ad designer, filled with success, satire, misery and love. Jocelyn Quivrin won Most Promising New Actor at the Lumiere…
The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (La petite vendeuse de soleil)
Sili is a little girl between ten and thirteen years old. She lives on the street and moves with crutches. Her legs cannot support her since she had polio. She tries to get close to the boys who sell newspapers, but they push her and make her fall. She gets…
The Law (Tilai)
The unbending nature of village law wreaks havoc upon an all-too human family in this film from the nation of Burkina Faso. In the story, a young man has fallen in love with and become affianced to a young woman. But then his father swiftly exercises his customary parental prerogatives,…
Ken Bugul: Nobody Wants Her - Portait of an Author
Ken Bugul is a Senegalese writer, who has settled in Africa, where her soul is anchored. Ken Bugul is style. Both in her works and in life. She is pure energy and has a passion for freedom. Novel after novel, she paints the picture of her life as a woman,…
Hyenas
Twenty years after his astonishing first film, Touki Bouki, Djibril Diop Mambety brings us a second feature, HYENAS, as provocative as his first. He adapts a timeless parable of human greed into a biting satire of today's Africa - betraying the hopes of independence for the false promises of Western…
Tableau Ferraille
The story of an idealistic young politician's rise and fall in a small town, TABLEAU FERRAILLE ("scrap heap") paints a picture of a corrupt post-colonial elite. TABLEAU FERRAILLE offers an intimate view of how modernization, at least as practiced in today's Africa, corrodes traditional communities and retards grassroots development. Like…
A Screaming Man
Adam, a 60-something former swimming champion, is a pool attendant at a hotel in Chad. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son, Abdel, leaving Adam humiliated and resentful. Meanwhile the country is in the throes of…
Make Food, Not Waste
Episode 11 of Food Forward
Americans throw away 34 million tons of food each year. That's like tossing a quarter of the groceries we buy directly into the trash. But where some see garbage, others find green gold. FOOD FORWARD explores the secret life of food scraps, landfills and the people who love them. San…
The Lottery - Winning an Education
In a country where 58% of African American 4th graders are functionally illiterate, The Lottery uncovers the failures of the traditional public school system and reveals that hundreds of thousands of parents attempt to flee the system every year. The Lottery follows four of these families from Harlem and the…
The Lost Angel - Der Verlorene Engel
August 24, 1937: a day in the life of expressionist sculptor and author Ernst Barlach (Fred Duren). Barlach lives in the small town of Gustrow, keeping to himself and wanting to steer clear of politics. On this day he learns that the Nazis have dragged his famous 1927 sculpture The…
Impact of Tourism: Kenya
Part of the Series: Sustainable Tourism Collection
Tourism is Kenya's third largest source of income. Last year alone, more than half a million tourists spent their holidays here. But what don't the tourists see? MASAI MARA: The Masai Mara is one of the best-known game parks in the world. All around the game park, mock villages have…
Random 8
A blend of fiction and historical evidence, Random 8 explores issues raised by several famous psychological experiments, including the work of Stanley Milgram at Yale University in the 1960s who studied human obedience to orders, even when the orders were "immoral" or caused pain to others. Inspiration also came from…