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> The 1998 LIBRARY OF AFRICAN CINEMA catalogue is now available from
> California Newsreel. This 48 page resource guide features 12 new
> releases and overall 40 African-produced feature films, documentaries
> and television productions from Mali, Cameroon, Senegal, Zimbabwe,
> South Africa, Guinea, Namibia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Tunisia and
> other countries.
> Catalogues were mailed in November and December, if you have not yet
> received yours, please contact us with your snail-mail address for a
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> Highlights of the new collection include:
> TABLEAU FERRAILLE (Director: Moussa Sene Absa, Senegal, In French and
> Wolof with English subtitles) - A vibrant and colorful contemporary
> moral tale involving a young politician's attempt to overcome corrupt
> TAAFE FANGA (Director: Adama Drabo, Mali, In Kaado and Bambara with
> English subtitles) - A rural farce about what can happen when gender
> roles are reversed. A prizewinnig film championing women's rights.
> CLANDO (Director: Jean-Marie Teno, Cameroon, In French with English
> subtitles) - A young man confronts a dilemma facing more and more
> educated African - whether to work to change the autocratic regimes
> home or seek their fortunes abroad.
> DAKAN (Director: Mohamed Camara, Guinea, In French and Mandikan with
> English subtitles) - The first feature film from sub-Saharan Africa
> male homosexuality. A sensitive and sympathetic treatment of the
> QUAND LES ETOILES RENCONTRENT LA MER (Director: Raymond
> Madagascar, In French and Malagasy with English subtitles) - A young
> man with supernatural powers searches for his place in the world in
> the visually stunning landscape of Madagascar.
> FLAME (Director: Ingrid Sinclair, Zimbabwe, In English) - The
> controversial rendering of Zimbabwe's war of independance from the
> perspective of female combatants. This film survived government
> attempts at censorship.
> EVERYONE'S CHILD (Director: Tsitsi Dangarembga, Zimbabwe, In English)
> Through the tragic story of one Zimbabwean family devastated by AIDS,
> this film presents the impact of the epidemic on the African
> AFRICA DREAMING (Directors: Richard Pakleppa, Abderrahman Sissako,
> Joseph Gai Ramaka, and Jo o Ribeiro; Namibia, Tunisia, Senegal, and
> Mozambique, In Nama, Arabic, French/Wolof, and Portuguese with
> subtitles) - In a truly Pan African production writers and directors
> were drawn together from different parts of the continent to create
> four short films on relationships.
> PRIME TIME SOUTH AFRICA (South Africa, In English, Zulu. Sotho,
> Venda, Shangaan, Setswana with English subtitles) - A collection of
> the variety of television programming (public service dramas,
> soap operas, commercials) emerging from South Africa which reflect a
transition from an aparthied to "non- racial" society.
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