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Post by maxwelldeux » May 28th, 2018, 6:26 am

African Challenge

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Goal:
Watch as many from Africa as you can!

Challenge runs 1 June 2018 - 30 June 2018.
List of eligible African countriesShow
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cameroon
Central African Republic (CAR)
Chad
Comoros
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Cote d'Ivoire
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland (renamed to Eswatini)
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
(source)
Rules:
- Rewatches allowed.
- A feature film (at least 40 min) counts as one entry.
- A total of 60 minutes of short films count as one entry.
- For mini-series, the usual 40/60 rules apply.
- We'll follow the "significant contribution" rule - the African country must have made a significant enough contribution to the film to count for this challenge. Interpret as you may.

Stats & Formatting:
- Title (year, Country) is the preferred format [please include the country so I don't have to look it up]
- For TV episodes, please use "Series Title: Episode Title" as the title
- New posts are preferred over edited posts
- I'll be tracking years and countries with this challenge

Fun Bonus Collective Challenge #1: Complete the "Guide to African Cinema" official list
We managed to do it in the Oceania challenge, so why not again? Let's collectively complete the "Guide to African Cinema" list! It's completable (7 people have done it), and there are only 42 movies. So let's give this list some love!
Collective Challenge #1: 42/42 Films Watched - Woohoo!Show
Guide to African Cinema Collective Progress
FilmFirst to Watch
Africa, I Will Fleece YouSimba63
Allah Tantouclemmetarey
Angano... Angano... Tales from Madagascar72allinncallme
The Battle of Algiersklaus78
The Camp at Thiaroye72allinncallme
CeddoEve-Lang-El-Coup
Dilemmaflavo5000
Emitaïklaus78
Everyone's Childclemmetarey
Fary l'anesseflavo5000
Women with Open EyesMate_cosido
FinzanSimba63
Le francMate_cosido
Gito the UngratefulSimba63
The Great White of LambareneSimba63
Guelwaarclemmetarey
Guimba the TyrantSimba63
HyenasSimba63
The Lineweirdboy
Jit72allinncallme
Keita! Voice of the GriotSimba63
Lumumba: Death of a Prophetweirdboy
NeriaSimba63
Black GirlEve-Lang-El-Coup
Picc miflavo5000
Quartier Mozartpsychotronicbeatnik
Ramparts of ClaySimba63
SaarabaSimba63
SambizangaEve-Lang-El-Coup
The Silences of the Palaceflavo5000
Sango MaloSimba63
Fire!Simba63
The LawSimba63
Journey of the Hyenapsychotronicbeatnik
Rocking PoponguineSimba63
The Blue Eyes of YontaSimba63
Life Is Rosy72allinncallme
Faces of WomenMate_cosido
God's GiftEve-Lang-El-Coup
ImpotenceEve-Lang-El-Coup
BrightnessSimba63
Zan Boko3eyes
Fun Bonus Collective Challenge #2: Conquer the Continent
There are quite a few countries in Africa - so why don't we try and watch a film from every single one of them?
Collective Challenge #2: 36/55 Countries ConqueredShow
Guide to African Progress Collective Progress
CountryFirst to ConquerCountry Count
Algeriajdidaco13
Angolamaxwelldeux7
Beninflavo50001
Botswanapsychotronicbeatnik2
Burkina Fasopsychotronicbeatnik52
Burundiflavo50003
Cabo Verde0
Cameroonpsychotronicbeatnik16
Central African Republic (CAR)3eyes1
Chadjdidaco2
Comoros0
Democratic Republic of the Congo72allinncallme11
Republic of the Congo0
Cote d'IvoireSimba6311
Djibouti0
Egyptjdidaco10
Equatorial Guinea0
Eritrea0
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)0
EthiopiaMate_cosido7
Gabonjdidaco4
Gambia0
GhanaSimba6312
Guinea3eyes4
Guinea-BissauMate_cosido4
Kenyajdidaco2
Lesotho0
Liberiamaxwelldeux1
Libya0
Madagascar72allinncallme4
Malawi0
MaliSimba6332
MauritaniaEve-Lang-El-Coup7
Mauritius0
Moroccojdidaco12
MozambiqueMate_cosido2
NamibiaRogerTheMovieManiac881
Nigerjdidaco6
Nigeriapsychotronicbeatnik8
Rwandajdidaco1
Sao Tome and Principejdidaco1
Senegalpsychotronicbeatnik63
Seychelles0
Sierra Leone0
Somalia0
South Africamaxwelldeux58
South Sudan0
Sudanjdidaco2
Swaziland (renamed to Eswatini)0
Tanzania0
TogoMate_cosido3
Tunisiajdidaco13
Ugandapsychotronicbeatnik2
ZambiaMate_cosido1
Zimbabwe72allinncallme9
Official Lists:
Guide to African Cinema
FESPACO - Etalon de Yennenga
UNESCO's Memory of the World: Angola (1-15), Burkina Faso (86-100), Ivory Coast (160-173), Egypt (215-229), Ethiopia (230-243)

Unofficial lists (in progress):
Directory of World Cinema Africa
Official Checks from Africa (last update 2015)
A longer version of the official list

African Movies Streaming on Common Platforms (US Data; please verify eligibility):
Netflix
Hulu
Amazon Prime
FilmStruck

Participants:
Participants
RankParticipantNumber of Watches
1Simba6361
2Mate_cosido45
3flavo500041
4jdidaco32
572allinncallme24
6OldAle120
7jeroeno18
7Eve-Lang-El-Coup18
7psychotronicbeatnik18
10RogerTheMovieManiac8813
10klaus7813
103eyes13
10maxwelldeux13
14weirdboy12
15hurluberlu8
16clemmetarey6
17sol4
18nimimerkillinen3
19zzzorf2
20Fergenaprido1
20allisoncm1
20Knaldskalle1
20blocho1
20mathiasa1
20cinephage1


Fun Stats:
List of films watched: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/offi ... xwelldeux/
Week 1(ish) Stats: http://www.icmforum.com/single/?p=10156336&t=10513674
Week 2(ish) Stats: http://www.icmforum.com/single/?p=10157729&t=10513674
Week 3(ish) Stats: http://www.icmforum.com/single/?p=10159584&t=10513674
Final stats: http://www.icmforum.com/single/?p=10162255&t=10513674
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Post by 3eyes » May 28th, 2018, 2:42 pm

Note that the DIFF Arab list includes Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco (though list is not systematic).

In.

Filmstruck just added a West African collection.
I found lots of African movies on Kanopy. I'll share my list later.

The collective challenges sound fun.
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Post by 72allinncallme » May 28th, 2018, 3:51 pm

June is not a good month for me, watching movies. Finally, summer is here. And the football WC starts soon. But 23 movies are enough to get me bronze on both the FESPACO and Guide to African Cinema list. That’s doable, in!
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Post by maxwelldeux » May 28th, 2018, 5:43 pm

3eyes on May 28 2018, 08:42:07 AM wrote:Note that the DIFF Arab list includes Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco (though list is not systematic).

In.

Filmstruck just added a West African collection.
I found lots of African movies on Kanopy. I'll share my list later.

The collective challenges sound fun.
Thanks - I meant to add the DIFF list, but forgot. Added now.

Hoopla also has an African section. And I'm planning on hitting Kanopy pretty hard for some of these...

@clem: Added those lists to the OP. Thanks!

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Post by 3eyes » May 28th, 2018, 8:03 pm

Problem is, at least for some of us there's a limit to how hard we can hit either Kanopy or Hoopla - my library limits us to 4 a month. With a little fancy footwork I could use my 2 remaining May credits to straddle the line.

I found a lot of mine through JustWatch - strange site, attempts to be all-purpose (no youtube of course). Rather buggy but not useless. They say they're planning to add a search by language soon and they do sort of recognize non-English titles sometimes.
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Post by maxwelldeux » May 28th, 2018, 8:26 pm

3eyes on May 28 2018, 02:03:46 PM wrote:Problem is, at least for some of us there's a limit to how hard we can hit either Kanopy or Hoopla - my library limits us to 4 a month. With a little fancy footwork I could use my 2 remaining May credits to straddle the line.

I found a lot of mine through JustWatch - strange site, attempts to be all-purpose (no youtube of course). Rather buggy but not useless. They say they're planning to add a search by language soon and they do sort of recognize non-English titles sometimes.
Oh hell - I hear you on that. My library limits us to 10/month on Hoopla, but I have Kanopy through my old university, so I don't have a limit on that platform.

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Post by Knaldskalle » May 30th, 2018, 4:54 pm

I'm in. I have a couple of African movies that I need to watch to "conquer" Africa, so why not use this opportunity?

I won't be doing the bonus thing, since I already completed that list. One short film, Fary L'anesse, was (is?) only available in a couple of select places, New York Public Library at the Lincoln Center in Manhattan and the Afrika Studienzentrum(?) in Leiden, Netherlands (if memory serves me right). If that's still the case, it'll take some planning and/or traveling, depending on where you are and how badly you want to complete the list.

[EDIT: I'm only 8 movies away from having "conquered" Africa, so I guess I'll attempt that. I have movies from 6 of them, so I just need a movie from Somalia and South Sudan - and I have a couple of candidates in mind. Could turn out to be exciting!]
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Post by 3eyes » May 30th, 2018, 5:14 pm

I ain't a-studyin' too hard to do the bonus thing neither, but ketch as ketch can.
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Post by weirdboy » May 31st, 2018, 12:18 am

I've been awfully busy lately, but I am going to try and finish the Guide to African Cinema list. I have 7 checks remaining on that list, although I have had some trouble tracking down the ones I haven't seen yet.

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Post by Simba63 » May 31st, 2018, 3:54 am

I'm going to give this one a shot. My stats on the official African lists are rather pitiful. The big problem for me is finding the films. I do not have access to the Library online sites where I am, so this should be fun.

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Post by jdidaco » June 1st, 2018, 6:23 am

In. Thanks for hosting, max.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » June 1st, 2018, 5:49 pm

And I believe I can claim first blood on this safari!

1. Quartier Mozart (1992, Cameroon) Jean-Pierre Bekolo / Rating: 7
2. Touki Bouki (1973, Senegal) Djibril Diop Mambety / Rating: 7
3. Yaaba (1989, Burkina Faso) Idrissa Ouedraogo / Rating: 9

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » June 1st, 2018, 8:39 pm

And next blood too!

4. Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010, Uganda) Nabwana I.G.G. / FTV / Rating: 7+

If you liked Birdemic then Uganda like this one.

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1. Quartier Mozart (1992, Cameroon) Jean-Pierre Bekolo / Rating: 7
2. Touki Bouki (1973, Senegal) Djibril Diop Mambety / Rating: 7
3. Yaaba (1989, Burkina Faso) Idrissa Ouedraogo / Rating: 9
4. Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010, Uganda) Nabwana I.G.G. / FTV / Rating: 7+

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 1st, 2018, 10:51 pm

Congrats on being this challenge's Rambo, psychotronicbeatnik!

Also, trying something new, I have a list of all films watched for this challenge in the OP at the bottom.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » June 2nd, 2018, 12:02 am

...and Nigeria conquered with:

5. Anger of a Wonder Girl (2017, Nigeria) Ilochi Olisaemeka / FTV / Rating: 4

Sorry, this is going to be a challenge to add to your list of all films watched since I could not find this title on IMDb or ICM, but both the director and star (Regina Daniels) have IMDb pages - neither one very up-to-date. I found it on YT where Ms. Daniels apparently has quite a following - or at least a lot of available movies. I tried to find a still from this specific film but the only ones I've found have the star's face superimposed over Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman. Instead, she changes into a shiny fire-breathing dragon thanks to the remarkable Atari level cg. The villainess repeatedly changes into a cg "tiger" which looks a lot more like a leopard (last I checked tigers have stripes not spots). There's lots of shouting and running about and an actual plot involving witchcraft and an attempt to usurp a patriarchal throne by a sorceress, but the real highlights are the bad cg fx. I also found the costuming oddly fascinating - for instance every man in the tribe represented is overweight, carries a cane and wears a similar but differently patterned stocking cap with a fuzzy peak draped over one side. There's also lots of facial painting, usually some arcane symbols, particularly on the women. This really isn't bad, but repetitive enough to be a bit of a slog after the "surprises" wear off. I don't feel compelled to watch the sequel! However, I might want to watch another Nollywood film - maybe My Son Brought Home a Rich Snake As His Wife.

Here's the star in a similar role in a different Nollywood film:

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1. Quartier Mozart (1992, Cameroon) Jean-Pierre Bekolo / Rating: 7
2. Touki Bouki (1973, Senegal) Djibril Diop Mambety / Rating: 7
3. Yaaba (1989, Burkina Faso) Idrissa Ouedraogo / Rating: 9
4. Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010, Uganda) Nabwana I.G.G. / FTV / Rating: 7+
5. Anger of a Wonder Girl (2017, Nigeria) Ilochi Olisaemeka / FTV / Rating: 4

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 2nd, 2018, 1:10 am

1. Laser Mission (1989, South Africa)

Putting this up so psychotronicbeatnik won't draw fourth blood...

This isn't an African film per se, but it had financing from SA, was set in SA, and was shot in SA, which is my justification of including it for this challenge. But let's be honest - there's a reason it's near the bottom of the Action A-Z list. It's got no effects, so it uses quick and annoying cuts to mask poor action choreography. And the script sounds like it was written by two 12-year-old boys. But aside from the mild ocular sprain I got from rolling my eyes at this, at least it was pretty quick.
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Post by 3eyes » June 2nd, 2018, 2:09 am

1. Zan Boko (1988, Burkina Faso) - Guide to Afr Cinema - Double
Village destroyed by urban expansion....

2. Dakan / Destiny (1997, Guinea) - double
The first gay-themed movie from south of the Sahara - absolutely fascinating.
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Post by jdidaco » June 2nd, 2018, 3:20 am

1. 44 aw Oustourat al layl/44 ou les récits de la nuit (Forty-four, or Bedtime Stories, Moumen Smihi, 1985, Morocco/France) 9/10
2. Sarikat Sayfeya (Summer Thefts, Yousry Nasrallah, 1988, Egypt) 9/10

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Post by Simba63 » June 2nd, 2018, 3:46 pm

Attempting to conquer FESPACO:

1. Buud Yam (1997) - 7/10
2. Heritage Africa (1989) - 6/10
3. Guimba, un tyran une époque (1995) - 6/10
4. Au nom du Christ (1993) - 5/10
5. Tilaï (1990) - 7/10

Some interesting and not so interesting films. I didn't even know Au nom du Christ was trying to be funny until after I finished watching it and someone said it was a comedy. Gee wiz.
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Post by maxwelldeux » June 2nd, 2018, 6:43 pm

Simba63 on Jun 2 2018, 09:46:05 AM wrote:Attempting to conquer FESPACO:

1. Buud Yam (1997) - 7/10
2. Heritage Africa (1989) - 6/10
3. Guimba, un tyran une époque (1995) - 6/10
4. Au nom du Christ (1993) - 5/10
5. Tilaï (1990) - 7/10

Some interesting and not so interesting films. I didn't even know Au nom du Christ was trying to be funny until after I finished watching it and someone said it was a comedy. Gee wiz.
Going forward, could you please include the country when you report your watches? It would save me from having to look up and decide on the country for the films. I got this batch, but it would help me out... :)

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 2nd, 2018, 6:45 pm

2. Ondyelwa: A Festa do Boi Sagrado (1979, Angola)

Thanks to Simba63 for the link (and for adding it to TMDB). An interesting look at a native festival.
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2. Ondyelwa: A Festa do Boi Sagrado (1979, Angola)

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 2nd, 2018, 7:25 pm

psychotronicbeatnik on Jun 1 2018, 06:02:47 PM wrote:5. Anger of a Wonder Girl (2017, Nigeria) Ilochi Olisaemeka / FTV / Rating: 4

Sorry, this is going to be a challenge to add to your list of all films watched since I could not find this title on IMDb or ICM, but both the director and star (Regina Daniels) have IMDb pages - neither one very up-to-date.
Could you add this to IMDB or post what you know in the Adding to IMDB thread? I'd love to get this on ICM...

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Post by Simba63 » June 2nd, 2018, 7:26 pm

maxwelldeux on Jun 2 2018, 12:43:13 PM wrote:
Simba63 on Jun 2 2018, 09:46:05 AM wrote:Attempting to conquer FESPACO:

1. Buud Yam (1997) - 7/10
2. Heritage Africa (1989) - 6/10
3. Guimba, un tyran une époque (1995) - 6/10
4. Au nom du Christ (1993) - 5/10
5. Tilaï (1990) - 7/10

Some interesting and not so interesting films. I didn't even know Au nom du Christ was trying to be funny until after I finished watching it and someone said it was a comedy. Gee wiz.
Going forward, could you please include the country when you report your watches? It would save me from having to look up and decide on the country for the films. I got this batch, but it would help me out... :)
Yes, will do from now on.

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Post by 72allinncallme » June 2nd, 2018, 10:38 pm

1. Jit (1990, Zimbabwe)
2. Angano... Angano... (1989, Madagascar)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » June 3rd, 2018, 1:43 am

maxwelldeux on Jun 2 2018, 01:25:26 PM wrote:
psychotronicbeatnik on Jun 1 2018, 06:02:47 PM wrote:5. Anger of a Wonder Girl (2017, Nigeria) Ilochi Olisaemeka / FTV / Rating: 4

Sorry, this is going to be a challenge to add to your list of all films watched since I could not find this title on IMDb or ICM, but both the director and star (Regina Daniels) have IMDb pages - neither one very up-to-date.
Could you add this to IMDB or post what you know in the Adding to IMDB thread? I'd love to get this on ICM...
I'm about to leave work for the evening but will look into doing this next week.

:cheers:

EDIT: After searching for 20+ minutes I can find no other sources for this movie other than the posted film itself on YT:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZrP5e23sBU

Both Regina Daniels and Ilochi Olisaemeka have pages on IMDb that have not been updated to include any recent films, and all the listings for Regina and Ilochi that I have found seem woefully incomplete. I do not believe that IMDb will add a film with only one listing. I'll pass this info along to samba in the other post and see if he has any more luck.
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » June 3rd, 2018, 2:00 am

6. Space Mutiny (1988, South Africa) David Winters, Neal Sundstrom / FTV / Rating: 7

It's still early but John Phillip Law seems a shoo-in for this month's Master of Maniacal Laughter:
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1. Quartier Mozart (1992, Cameroon) Jean-Pierre Bekolo / Rating: 7
2. Touki Bouki (1973, Senegal) Djibril Diop Mambety / Rating: 7
3. Yaaba (1989, Burkina Faso) Idrissa Ouedraogo / Rating: 9
4. Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010, Uganda) Nabwana I.G.G. / FTV / Rating: 7+
5. Anger of a Wonder Girl (2017, Nigeria) Ilochi Olisaemeka / FTV / Rating: 4
6. Space Mutiny (1988, South Africa) David Winters, Neal Sundstrom / FTV / Rating: 7


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Post by jdidaco » June 3rd, 2018, 3:49 am

3. Lettre à la prison (Letter to the Prison, Marc Scialom, 1969, Tunisia/France) 8.5/10
4. Gabbla (Inland, Tariq Teguia, 2008, Algeria/France) 9.5/10

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1. 44 aw Oustourat al layl/44 ou les récits de la nuit (Forty-four, or Bedtime Stories, Moumen Smihi, 1985, Morocco/France) 9/10
2. Sarikat Sayfeya (Summer Thefts, Yousry Nasrallah, 1988, Egypt) 9/10

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Post by Mate_cosido » June 3rd, 2018, 4:18 am

1. Sankofa (1993, Haile Gerima, USA/Ghana/Burkina Faso)

2. Visages de femmes - Faces of Women (1985, Désiré Ecaré, Côte d'Ivoire)

The first film is a coproduction, the wikipedia page says it's Burkinabé, the director is Ethiopian, and it's set partially in Ghana, and has a Ghanian actor, the rest of the film takes place in the US, so i don't know what country should you count

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 3rd, 2018, 7:08 am

3. His Majesty's Sergeant (1983, Ghana)

Big thanks to Simba63 for adding this movie to IMDB - so glad it's available now. This film was a war film set in WW2 and pits 3 soldiers - a Ghanan, an Indian, and a Brit - hiding out in a cave during fighting. I can honestly say I've learned more about Ghana culture from this film than I have in the entire rest of my life. It covers racism, stereotypes, and political struggles between the cultures, all ostensibly fighting on the same side. Fascinating look into the country. Available on Kanopy.
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1. Laser Mission (1989, South Africa)
2. Ondyelwa: A Festa do Boi Sagrado (1979, Angola)
3. His Majesty's Sergeant (1983, Ghana)
PS: @Mate_cosido: I called it Ghana, since that's what was listed first from Africa on IMDB

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Post by clemmetarey » June 3rd, 2018, 11:12 am

1. Allah Tantou (1992, Guinea) 5/10

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Post by Eve-Lang-El-Coup » June 3rd, 2018, 1:07 pm

I went all out this weekend! All generally likeable films. My favourite of the bunch is Muna Moto.

1) Wend Kuuni (1982) [Burkina Faso]
2) Buud Yam (1997) [Burkina Faso]
3) Rabi (1992) [Burkina Faso]
4) Mandabi (1968) [Senegal | France]
5) Ceddo (1977) [Senegal]
6) Xala (1975) [Senegal]
7) Black Girl (1966) [Senegal | France]
8) Yam Daabo (1987) [Burkina Faso]
9) Yaaba (1989) [Burkina Faso | Switzerland | France]
10) The Law (1990) [Burkina Faso | UK | France | Switzerland | Germany]
11) Oh, Sun (1970) [Mauritania | France]
12) Genesis (1999) [Mali | France]
13) Guimba, un tyran une époque (1995) [Mali | Burkina Faso | Germany]
14) Muna Moto (1975) [Cameroon]
15) Sambizanga (1972) [Angola | France]
16) Wanderers of the Desert (1984) [Tunisia | France]
17) Le collier perdu de la colombe (1991) [Tunisia | Italy | France]
18) Bab'Aziz - The Prince That Contemplated His Soul (2005) [Tunisia | Hungary | France | Germany | Iran | Switzerland | UK]

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Post by 72allinncallme » June 3rd, 2018, 4:36 pm

3. La vie est belle (1987, Zaire)
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1. Jit (1990, Zimbabwe)
2. Angano... Angano... (1989, Madagascar)
3. La vie est belle (1987, Zaire)

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Post by Simba63 » June 4th, 2018, 1:08 am

6. Djeli, conte d'aujourd'hui (1981, Côte d'Ivoire) - 6/10
7. Muna Moto (1975, Cameroon) - 7/10
8. Les mille et une mains (1973, Morocco) - 6/10
9. Aujourd'hui (2012, Senegal) - 5/10

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Post by Simba63 » June 4th, 2018, 1:10 am

maxwelldeux on Jun 3 2018, 01:08:08 AM wrote:3. His Majesty's Sergeant (1983, Ghana)

Big thanks to Simba63 for adding this movie to IMDB - so glad it's available now. This film was a war film set in WW2 and pits 3 soldiers - a Ghanan, an Indian, and a Brit - hiding out in a cave during fighting. I can honestly say I've learned more about Ghana culture from this film than I have in the entire rest of my life. It covers racism, stereotypes, and political struggles between the cultures, all ostensibly fighting on the same side. Fascinating look into the country. Available on Kanopy.
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1. Laser Mission (1989, South Africa)
2. Ondyelwa: A Festa do Boi Sagrado (1979, Angola)
3. His Majesty's Sergeant (1983, Ghana)
PS: @Mate_cosido: I called it Ghana, since that's what was listed first from Africa on IMDB
I see your and psychotronicbeatnik's strategy here. Get me to add films to IMDb so I will spend time a doing that instead of participating in this challenge. :lol: I wish I could watch the movie I added for you, but sadly my local library does not link with Kanopy. Oh well...
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Post by Mate_cosido » June 4th, 2018, 1:41 am

3. Mueda, Memoria e Massacre - Mueda, Memory and Massacre (1979, Ruy Guerra, Mozambique)

4. Po di Sangui - Tree of Blood (1996, Flora Gomes, Guinea-Bissau)
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1. Sankofa (1993, Haile Gerima, USA/Ghana/Burkina Faso)

2. Visages de femmes - Faces of Women (1985, Désiré Ecaré, Côte d'Ivoire)

3. Mueda, Memoria e Massacre - Mueda, Memory and Massacre (1979, Ruy Guerra, Mozambique)

4. Po di Sangui - Tree of Blood (1996, Flora Gomes, Guinea-Bissau)

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Post by jdidaco » June 4th, 2018, 4:05 am

5. FVVA: Femmes Voitures Villas Argent (Women Cars Villas Money, Moustapha Alassane, 1972, Niger/Burkina Faso) 8/10
6. L’exilé (The Exile, Oumarou Ganda, 1980, Niger/France) 8/10
7. Kukurantumi (Road to Accra, King Ampaw, 1983, Ghana/(West) Germany) 7.5/10
8. Grigris (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2013, Chad/France) 7.5/10

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1. 44 aw Oustourat al layl/44 ou les récits de la nuit (Forty-four, or Bedtime Stories, Moumen Smihi,
1985, Morocco/France) 9/10
2. Sarikat Sayfeya (Summer Thefts, Yousry Nasrallah, 1988, Egypt) 9/10
3. Lettre à la prison (Letter to the Prison, Marc Scialom, 1969, Tunisia/France) 8.5/10
4. Gabbla (Inland, Tariq Teguia, 2008, Algeria/France) 9.5/10

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Post by 3eyes » June 4th, 2018, 4:34 am

maxwelldeux on Jun 3 2018, 01:08:08 AM wrote:3. His Majesty's Sergeant (1983, Ghana)

Big thanks to Simba63 for adding this movie to IMDB - so glad it's available now. This film was a war film set in WW2 and pits 3 soldiers - a Ghanan, an Indian, and a Brit - hiding out in a cave during fighting. I can honestly say I've learned more about Ghana culture from this film than I have in the entire rest of my life. It covers racism, stereotypes, and political struggles between the cultures, all ostensibly fighting on the same side. Fascinating look into the country. Available on Kanopy.
I have a strong desire to bless some rains now...Show
1. Laser Mission (1989, South Africa)
2. Ondyelwa: A Festa do Boi Sagrado (1979, Angola)
3. His Majesty's Sergeant (1983, Ghana)
PS: @Mate_cosido: I called it Ghana, since that's what was listed first from Africa on IMDB
3. His Majesty’s sergeant (Ghana 83) - Triple
Thanks for pointing me to this - I wonder if it was informed by Niemandsland
(1931) - similar setup but with an antiwar message. I missed a lot because there were no subs, though.
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1. Zan Boko (Burkina Faso 88) - GAC - Double
2. Dakan / Destiny (Guinea 97) - double
3. His Majesty’s sergeant (Ghana 83) - Triple
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Post by clemmetarey » June 4th, 2018, 2:30 pm

2. Guimba, un tyran une époque (1995, Mali) 6/10

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1. Allah Tantou (1992, Guinea) 5/10
2. Guimba, un tyran une époque (1995, Mali) 6/10

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Post by sol » June 4th, 2018, 3:17 pm

1. Drum (2004) South Africa

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Winner of the Étalon de Yennenga, this engaging drama focuses on a black magazine reporter who goes undercover (getting arrested; taking manual labour jobs) in order to write enlightening articles on apartheid in South Africa. Everything that we see is quite brutal, graphic and detailed and interesting questions arise such as whether the protagonist and his magazine are publishing such stories for a social cause or because they hope to turn a profit.
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