African Video Resources
African Films webpage:http://www.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/hum211/afrfilms.htm
AMANDLA!A revolution in four part harmony / Kwela Productions in association with Bomb Films, HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films, The Ford Foundation and the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played against apartheid. Specifically considers the music that sustained and galvanized blacks for more than 40 years. Focuses on the struggle's spiritural dimension named for the Xhosa word for "power". An uplifting story of human courage, resolve and triumph.
(Motion picture) DreamWorks Pictures presents in association with HBO Pictures ; directed by Steven Spielberg; chronicles the 1839 revolt on board the slave ship Amistad bound for America. Much of the story involves the court-room drama about the slave who led the revolt.
Achebe discusses the role of the African
storyteller, one who hears the music of history and weaves the fabric of memory,
one obliged to be the people's collective sometimes to offend "the Emperor" in
so doing. Achebe discusses his observations and criticisms of both African and
Western politics and culture, the stages in his awakening to inaccurate and
demeaning depictions of black Africans in works such as Conrad's
Heart of Darkness, to
his closing advice that the West: "listen to the weak." 30 min. Distributed by
PBS Video, Public Affairs Television, WNET/New York and WWTTW/Chicago,
Alexandria, VA; 1989.
[CHINUA] ACHEBE: A WORLD OF IDEAS
CORY’S AFRICAN FILMS WEBPAGE:
DAWN OF MANDawn of man a BBC/The Learning Channel co-production. A look at thre last 2.5 million years of human evolution, including homo erectus, homo heidelbergensis, and homo sapiens.
(THE) DIAMOND EMPIREThe diamond empire a BBC/WGBH-Frontline/ABC-TV-Impact Media/InCA co-production ; produced by Laurie Flynn; directed by Gavin MacFadyen. Central to the diamond's role as a romantic symbol is the belief that diamonds are one of the rarest, most precious gifts for a loved one. This documentary how the great myth about the scarcity of diamonds and their inflated value was created and maintained over the decades by the diamond cartel.
(THE) DUTCH IN SOUTH AFRICA
(Television program)Egypt's golden empire a Lion Television production association with PBS and Devillier Donegan Enterprises; series produced and directed by Richard Bradley; produced and directed by Richard Bradley. Examines Egypt's New Kingdom, 1560 B.C. to 1080 B.C.
KHARTOUMUnited Artists ; produced by Julian Blaustein; written by Robert Ardrey; directed by Basil Dearden. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1966. Chronicles Britain's crisis of being defeated in the Sudan and the subsequent retaliatory siege of Khartoum in 1883.
MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON
TRADING IN AFRICANS: THE DUTCH OUTPOST IN WEST AFRICA
SLAVE NARRATIVESFound voices the slave narratives; ABC News ; Ted Koppel. Variant Title: Slave narratives. Originally broadcast on Jan. 12, 1999 as a Nightline program. Program tells of sound recordings made of interviews With former slaves in the 1930s and 1940s. Tapes have been digitally re-mastered and video includes transcript as subtitles. Slaves interviewed include Fountain Hughes (VA), Laura Smalley (TX), Harriet Smith (TX); interviewers include John Henry Faulk.