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The Father
THE FATHER offers a critical look at the relationship between fathers and their children in contemporary Africa. The patriarch in question is ultimately the military dictatorship which terrorized Ethiopia in the '70s and '80s. The critique of fathers is reminiscent of the blistering indictment of patriarchy in post-independence Africa at…
Monday's Girls - Individualism and Community for African Women
MONDAY'S GIRLS explores the conflict between modern individualism and traditional communities in today's Africa through the eyes of two young Waikiriki women from the Niger delta. Although both come from leading families in the same large island town, Florence looks at the iria women's initiation ceremony as an honor, while…
Rent Boys
Berlin stories behind sex for money. Despised, stigmatised and suppressed to the fringe of society - this is the reality young, male prostitutes face in Berlin. Most of the hustlers are immigrants, a lot of them act out of necessity. Rosa von Praunheim acompanies the young adults at their work…
Tubabs In Africa
In the Gambia, West Africa, locals have a name for foreigners; they call them "Tubabs" a term derived from "two bob", the standard fee British colonialists used to pay Gambians for odd jobs. In this film we follow a group of students from St. Mary's College in Maryland on a…
Visible Silence - The Unspoken Lives of Thai Tomboys, Ladies and Lesbians
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Finding Our Way
What do men really want sexually? How did they learn about sex? How does sexual expression change with age? Finding Our Way explores these questions and offers a rare glimpse into men's experience of their sexuality as it follows the discussions of ten men who meet at a weekend retreat.…
Undressing Israel - Gay Men in the Promised Land
When many people think of Israel, it is often in terms of modern war or ancient religion. But there is much more to the Jewish state then missiles and prayers. In his debut as a documentary filmmaker, adult-film entrepreneur and political columnist Michael Lucas examines a side of Israel that…
Call Me Kuchu - Fighting Homophobia in Uganda
In Uganda, a new Anti-Homosexuality Bill has been introduced in Parliament while the media, church leaders, and American evangelicals are actively fueling the fire of intolerance. Amidst all the homophobic fervor, activist David Kato, the first openly gay man in Uganda, is undeterred in his fight for the rights of…
Pieces of Identity - Pieces D'Identites
A modern fairy tale set in the vibrant African emigre demi-monde of contemporary Europe. A winner of the most prestigious award in African cinema (the Etalon de Yennenga at FESPACO '99), at first glance, PIECES D'IDENTITES is the timeless story of an old king, his beautiful if wayward daughter, a…
Congo’s Women Warriors - Female Congolese Militia Members
There hasn't been peace in the Congo for 20 years, the army and the various militias are locked in a constant battle over the country's precious mineral resources. The fighters on both sides have been profiled often but this documentary looks at a group often thought of as merely victims…
Women of the Sand - Nomad Islamic Women
A breath-taking documentary about nomad women in the Sahara desert. Filmed in Mauritania, it follows the day-to-day activities of women, documenting their work, family and community life, expectations and emotions. Women of the Sand was filmed in cinema-verite style, with no narration. The non-intrusive camera allows the women to tell…
God's Will (Allah Tantou) - Human Rights Abuses in Africa
Old home movies, newsreels and a prison diary are interwoven to link personal and public history in this assessment of human rights abuses in Guinea-Conakry. ALLAH TANTOU is the first African film to confront the immense personal and political costs of the widespread human rights abuses on the continent. It…