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Post by hurluberlu » June 4th, 2018, 7:54 pm

1. Dreams of Dust / Rêves de poussière (Laurent Salgues, 2006) [Burkina Faso] 6
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Post by maxwelldeux » June 4th, 2018, 8:28 pm

3eyes on Jun 3 2018, 10:34:50 PM wrote: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.
I'm glad you found that! Haven't seen the other one, so I can't comment on that. But I didn't find the lack of subs to be problematic - some of the speech was hard to understand, but I chalked that up to my lack of familiarity with the accents. I felt like I understood enough, though.

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Post by OldAle1 » June 4th, 2018, 10:50 pm

OK, I"m in. Not going to worry about the bonus challenge - will probably mostly watch stuff from Senegal, South Africa and a couple of other countries. Maybe Egypt though perhaps that will qualify for the middle east challenge? It will if I run that, anyway.


1. Jerusalema (Ralph Ziman, 2008) South Africa

A really solid, exciting gangster film that manages to feel at least a little bit fresh despite hitting a lot of the genre's hoary cliches. Part of what makes it interesting is how lead character Lucky Kunene, who becomes a major land/crime-lord in a desperate crime-ridden section of Johannesburg, never forgets his roots in Soweto (where lead actor Rapulana Seiphemo hails from as well), and maintains a fairly believable personal integrity despite being involved in numerous violent and fraudulent actions. It's also really nicely shot though it's low budget betrays it at times, and the pop soundtrack is really awesome - I've always loved afropop, though I'm far from knowledgeable about it, and this really kicked ass.

2. THREE SHORTS 30 + 22 + 15 = 67 minutes total, all from Senegal
a) Niaye (Ousmane Sembene, 1964) - the director's third short, before his first feature La noire de.. put African cinema on the map, this is a story of a woman impregnated by her father in a small village, and the problems that ensue. It's nicely shot (in b/w) but the post-dubbing occasionally makes for some narrative challenges early on. It's narrated by the villlage griot, and his interaction with the story, and what it does to his position and life is probably the most interesting element here.
b) Contras' City (Djibril Diop Mambèty, 1969) - a sort of faux-essay film in which a Senegalese man and his French wife discuss Dakar in voiceover, arguing gently, while scenes from the city and nearby countryside showing both the modernizing and traditional elements at play. It's a bemused look at colonialism and it's effects, rather than an outraged view, though there does seem to be anger and resentment just under the surface.
c) Petite Lumière / Little Light (Alain Gomis, 2003) - Fatima, a girl of about 10, begins to understand the world around her, experimenting with color and light in the way that kids do on their own, discovering the everyday magic around her. A really beautiful little short that really captures the feeling of a childhood intelligence developing - and reacting, sometimes petulantly, against the hidebound and unimaginative adults around her.
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Post by Simba63 » June 5th, 2018, 12:11 am

10. Baara (1978, Mali) - 5/10
11. Finye (1982, Mali) - 6/10
12. Pegase (2010, Morocco) - 6/10
13. Sarraounia (1986, Burkina Faso) - 7/10
14. Ali Zaoua, prince de la rue (2000, Morocco) - 7/10

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 5th, 2018, 12:40 am

4. La petite vendeuse de soleil AKA The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (1999, Senegal)

This was a nice story of a young disabled girl who wants to wants to sell papers to help her family. She encounters challenges along the way, including "girls can't do that" and bullies. It ends up being a sweet story with a somewhat surprisingly positive message.
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Post by 3eyes » June 5th, 2018, 1:29 pm

Hey, if anyone is looking to conquer Chad, I recommend Daratt / Dry season (2006) if you can find it.
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Post by clemmetarey » June 5th, 2018, 3:37 pm

3. Everyone's Child (1996, Zimbabwe) 5/10

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1. Allah Tantou (1992, Guinea) 5/10
2. Guimba, un tyran une époque (1995, Mali) 6/10
3. Everyone's Child (1996, Zimbabwe) 5/10

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Post by Mate_cosido » June 5th, 2018, 4:35 pm

5. Come Back, Africa (1959, Lionel Rogosin, South Africa)

6. Al-mummia - The Mummy (1969, Chadi Abdel Salam, Egypt)
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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)

5. Come Back, Africa (1959, Lionel Rogosin, South Africa)

6. Al-mummia - The Mummy (1969, Chadi Abdel Salam, Egypt)
The first one is directed by an American, and it only says USA in IMDb, but it takes place in South Africa, with South African actors, and South African writers

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » June 5th, 2018, 8:03 pm

7. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980, Botswana) Jamie Uys / Rating: 8

I had not seen this since the 80s and I was glad to see that the slapstick is still just as funny. The slapstick shenanigans with the biologist's vehicle are especially well-played. I had always regarded this as a purely South African film so I was pleased to see it listed on multiple sources as Botswana / South Africa.
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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
7. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980, Botswana) Jamie Uys / Rating: 8

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Post by jdidaco » June 6th, 2018, 12:05 am

9. La cage (The Cage, Robert Darène, 1963, Gabon/France) 8.5/10
10. Le complot d’Aristote (Aristotle’s Plot, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, 1996, Zimbabwe/Cameroon/France/UK) 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
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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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » June 6th, 2018, 1:40 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...
FYI: The Mighty Simba got Anger of a Wonder Girl on IMDb already.

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Post by Simba63 » June 6th, 2018, 2:26 am

psychotronicbeatnik on Jun 5 2018, 07:40:57 PM wrote:
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...
FYI: The Mighty Simba got Anger of a Wonder Girl on IMDb already.

:cheers:
Now I feel an odd desire to watch the film and then add all those credits to it. Is it worth watching or should I squash my over fascination with completism?

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Post by Simba63 » June 6th, 2018, 2:26 am

15. Heremakono (2002, Mauritania) - 7/10
16. Félicité (2017, Senegal) - 5/10

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Post by 3eyes » June 6th, 2018, 2:43 am

4. Tasuma (2004, Burkina Faso) - Double
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2. Dakan / Destiny (1997, Guinea) - double
3. His Majesty’s sergeant (1983, Ghana) - Triple
4. Tasuma (2004, Burkina Faso) - Double
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Post by maxwelldeux » June 6th, 2018, 5:33 am

psychotronicbeatnik on Jun 5 2018, 07:40:57 PM wrote:FYI: The Mighty Simba got Anger of a Wonder Girl on IMDb already.

:cheers:
I saw - it's imported (go check it!): https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/ang ... nder+girl/

It'll take another day or two before I can add it to the list in the OP. :thumbsup:

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 6th, 2018, 5:42 am

5. Tilai AKA The Law (1990, Burkina Faso)

A young man comes home to his village to find that his promised bride has married his father. But she's still in love with the young man, so they run away... then tribal issues start arising. It's a local cultural twist on the "my girl's with someone else, but she still loves me" tale, and is a really interesting look in to the pre-colonial tribal culture there. [PS - I know others have seen this one this month - anyone else have thoughts?]
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Post by Mate_cosido » June 6th, 2018, 7:18 am

7. Samba Traoré (1992, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso)

8. Zan Boko (1988, Gaston Kaboré, Burkina Faso)

9. Lamb (2015, Yared Zeleke, Ethiopia)
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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)

5. Come Back, Africa (1959, Lionel Rogosin, South Africa)

6. Al-mummia - The Mummy (1969, Chadi Abdel Salam, Egypt)

7. Samba Traoré (1992, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso)

8. Zan Boko (1988, Gaston Kaboré, Burkina Faso)

9. Lamb (2015, Yared Zeleke, Ethiopia)

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Post by clemmetarey » June 6th, 2018, 2:25 pm

4. Guelwaar (1992, Senegal) 7/10
I really recommend those who aren't familiar with Ousmane Sembene yet to use this challenge to explore his filmo. That was my sixth by him, my favorites so far are this one and Moolaadé (2004). I might try to finish his filmography this month.

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2. Guimba, un tyran une époque (1995, Mali) 6/10
3. Everyone's Child (1996, Zimbabwe) 5/10
4. Guelwaar (1992, Senegal) 7/10

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Post by sol » June 6th, 2018, 5:05 pm

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1. Drum (2004) South Africa
2. Life is Rosy (1987) Zaire

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In the lead role, Papa Wemba (an actual music star in Africa) brings much charm and charisma to his character who loves singing so much that he does it while performing menial low-paying jobs, even when mocked by others. The glimpse into life in Zaire is intriguing too with polygamy the norm. That said, the basic story is no great shakes, unconventional setting aside. The plot turns towards the end are all fairly easy to predict and none of the supporting characters are really interesting. Good songs though.
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » June 6th, 2018, 9:23 pm

Simba63 on Jun 5 2018, 08:26:00 PM wrote:
psychotronicbeatnik on Jun 5 2018, 07:40:57 PM wrote:
maxwelldeux on Jun 2 2018, 01:25:26 PM wrote: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...
FYI: The Mighty Simba got Anger of a Wonder Girl on IMDb already.

:cheers:
Now I feel an odd desire to watch the film and then add all those credits to it. Is it worth watching or should I squash my over fascination with completism?
I found the music, costuming and early scenes of magic interesting, but the film worked best for me in a mildly enjoyable so-bad-it's-good sort of way thanks to the very low-budget cg effects transforming people into "tigers" and dragons. There's a lot of repetitive talking that feels under-scripted and a lot of rushing about between villages that gets tedious. The expected payoff never came although the film does pick up the pace near the finale and it has an ending of sorts. I suspect that the second film has to be watched to get a true climax. I think this was my first experience with Nollywood, and I would be willing to explore some other films from Nigeria but have no desire to revisit this one or any strong recommendations for it.

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Post by jdidaco » June 6th, 2018, 9:30 pm

11. Dirkie (Jamie Uys, 1969, South Africa) 7.5/10
12. Rabi (Gaston Kaboré, 1992, Burkina Faso) 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
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
9. La cage (The Cage, Robert Darène, 1963, Gabon/France) 8.5/10
10. Le complot d’Aristote (Aristotle’s Plot, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, 1996, Zimbabwe/Cameroon/France/UK) 7.5/10

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » June 6th, 2018, 9:47 pm

maxwelldeux on Jun 5 2018, 11:33:33 PM wrote:
psychotronicbeatnik on Jun 5 2018, 07:40:57 PM wrote:FYI: The Mighty Simba got Anger of a Wonder Girl on IMDb already.

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I saw - it's imported (go check it!): https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/ang ... nder+girl/

It'll take another day or two before I can add it to the list in the OP. :thumbsup:
Checked!

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Post by Simba63 » June 6th, 2018, 11:15 pm

17. Drum (2004, South Africa) - 6/10
18. Yeelen (1987, Mali) - 6/10
19. Allah Tantou (1992, Guinea) - 7/10

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Post by Simba63 » June 6th, 2018, 11:16 pm

psychotronicbeatnik on Jun 6 2018, 03:23:51 PM wrote:
Simba63 on Jun 5 2018, 08:26:00 PM wrote:
psychotronicbeatnik on Jun 5 2018, 07:40:57 PM wrote:FYI: The Mighty Simba got Anger of a Wonder Girl on IMDb already.

:cheers:
Now I feel an odd desire to watch the film and then add all those credits to it. Is it worth watching or should I squash my over fascination with completism?
I found the music, costuming and early scenes of magic interesting, but the film worked best for me in a mildly enjoyable so-bad-it's-good sort of way thanks to the very low-budget cg effects transforming people into "tigers" and dragons. There's a lot of repetitive talking that feels under-scripted and a lot of rushing about between villages that gets tedious. The expected payoff never came although the film does pick up the pace near the finale and it has an ending of sorts. I suspect that the second film has to be watched to get a true climax. I think this was my first experience with Nollywood, and I would be willing to explore some other films from Nigeria but have no desire to revisit this one or any strong recommendations for it.
Thanks for the write-up. It looked sort of B quality as I was skimming through it, but you never know. I may yet check it out.

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Post by clemmetarey » June 7th, 2018, 1:49 pm

5. La vie est belle (1987, Zaire) 5/10

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3. Everyone's Child (1996, Zimbabwe) 5/10
4. Guelwaar (1992, Senegal) 7/10
5. La vie est belle (1987, Zaire) 5/10

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 7th, 2018, 5:13 pm

6. Kill or Be Killed (1976, South Africa)

South African kung fu movie. A German and a Japanese guy make a bet on a fighting tournament, and try to recruit the best fighters to work for them, especially Steve Hunt (the Bruce Lee-type hero). Low budget and could have been made way better with even a better editor, but it was heavy on fighting and light on plot, which is kinda what you want for a low-budget kung fu movie. Was released four years later in the US to capitalize on the kung fu movie craze here. Available on Amazon Prime. And spawned a sequel with counts for all three challenges that I'm probably going to watch tonight.
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4. La petite vendeuse de soleil AKA The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (1999, Senegal)
5. Tilai AKA The Law (1990, Burkina Faso)
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Post by 72allinncallme » June 7th, 2018, 6:08 pm

4. Camp de Thiaroye (1988, Senegal)
5. Au nom du Christ (1993, Côte d'Ivoire)
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1. Jit (1990, Zimbabwe)
2. Angano... Angano... (1989, Madagascar)
3. La vie est belle (1987, Zaire)
4. Camp de Thiaroye (1988, Senegal)
5. Au nom du Christ (1993, Côte d'Ivoire)

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Post by 3eyes » June 8th, 2018, 2:55 am

5. Trances (1981, Morocco) - Double
Documentary about a popular Moroccan band, Nass El Ghiwan. On a whole nother level from anything comparable I've seen from N America/Europe.
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1. Zan Boko (1988, Burkina Faso) - GAC - Double
2. Dakan / Destiny (1997, Guinea) - double
3. His Majesty’s sergeant (1983, Ghana) - Triple
4. Tasuma (2004, Burkina Faso) - Double
5. Trances (1981, Morocco) - Double
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Post by sol » June 8th, 2018, 2:26 pm

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2. Life is Rosy (1987) Zaire
3. Yam Daabo (1987) Burkina Faso

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Conflict here arises over whether a group of rural Burkinabé villagers should leave the lands of their ancestors and move to the city where getting by may be easier. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the film is dedicated to a dull love triangle amid the locals. It is a plot strand that is both melodramatic and a tad disturbing with an attempted rape that is not made a big deal of. The insight into the life in the middle of the desert is interesting, but it is always in the backdrop.
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Post by jdidaco » June 8th, 2018, 3:40 pm

13. Ablakon (Roger Gnoan M’Bala, 1985, Côte d'Ivoire) 7.5/10
14. Niiwam (Clarence Thomas Delgado, 1988, Senegal) 8/10
15. Totor (Turtle, Daniel Kamwa, 1994, Cameroon) 7/10
16. Clando (Clandestine, Jean-Marie Téno, 1996, Cameroon/France/Germany) 8/10

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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
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
9. La cage (The Cage, Robert Darène, 1963, Gabon/France) 8.5/10
10. Le complot d’Aristote (Aristotle’s Plot, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, 1996, Zimbabwe/Cameroon/France/UK) 7.5/10
11. Dirkie (Jamie Uys, 1969, South Africa) 7.5/10
12. Rabi (Gaston Kaboré, 1992, Burkina Faso) 7.5/10
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Post by maxwelldeux » June 8th, 2018, 5:35 pm

jdidaco on Jun 8 2018, 09:40:00 AM wrote:14. Niiwan (Clarence Thomas Delgado, 1988, Senegal) 8/10
Just imported that to ICM: https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/niiwam/

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 8th, 2018, 10:23 pm

Week 1(ish) Stats and Challenge Update

Users
Through the 1st week of June, we've had just 12 participants in the African Challenge, and we'd love to have more. Simba63 is off in the lead with 19 watches. Eve-Lang-El-Coup burst onto the scene with 18 watches and is currently in 2nd place. jdidaco is close behind in 3rd with 16 watches.

Leader board is up-to-date and maintained in the first post.

Years
Films watched so far have ranged from 1959 to 2017, covering 45 unique years in film. 1992 is tops with 7 watches, and 1988 and 1988 are right behind with 6 watches each. Here's a list of watch count by decade:

Decades List
DecadeCount
19501
19608
197013
198031
199028
200010
20107


Progress on Fun Bonus Collective Challenge #1: Complete the "Guide to African Cinema" official list
Through the first week of the challenge, we've actually hit about 45% of the Guide to African Cinema list (19/42). Eve-Lang-El-Coup was the first to watch 5 of those films; 72allinncallme is right behind being the first person to watch 4 of the films; clemmetarey and Simba63 were the first to watch 3 of them.

Progress on this is up-to-date and maintained in the first post.

Progress on Fun Bonus Collective Challenge #2: Conquer the Continent
Through the first week of the challenge, we've watched a film from about 47% of the countries in Africa (26/55). jdidaco was the first to watch a film from 7 of those countries; psychotronicbeatnik is right behind being the first to watch a film from 6 of those countries. Burkina Faso is tops with 18 watches this month, followed by Senegal with 14 watches.

Progress on this and watch counts for each country are up-to-date and maintained in the first post.
PS: Zaire = Democratic Republic of the Congo

Films
So far this month, we have watched 80 unique films, including three that were new imports to ICM. Check out how many of them you've seen on this list.

Note: Only 79 are on the list as of this writing, as I can't add newly added films to the list for a day or two.

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Post by Simba63 » June 9th, 2018, 3:25 am

20. Fièvres (2013, Morocco) - 3/10

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 9th, 2018, 6:05 pm

7. Kill and Kill Again (1981, South Africa)

Cheap low-budget sequel to "Kill or Be Killed". The fighting in this was of lower quality than the first, and it just didn't have any "oomph" to it. Whereas the first had a bit of the "so bad it's good" charm, this one lost it all, and seemed like a quick cash grab after the first got a release in the US.
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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)
4. La petite vendeuse de soleil AKA The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (1999, Senegal)
5. Tilai AKA The Law (1990, Burkina Faso)
6. Kill or Be Killed (1976, South Africa)
7. Kill and Kill Again (1981, South Africa)

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Post by Mate_cosido » June 9th, 2018, 8:45 pm

10. Yam Daabo - The Choice (1987, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso)

11. Le franc (1994, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Senegal)

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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)

5. Come Back, Africa (1959, Lionel Rogosin, South Africa)

6. Al-mummia - The Mummy (1969, Chadi Abdel Salam, Egypt)

7. Samba Traoré (1992, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso)

8. Zan Boko (1988, Gaston Kaboré, Burkina Faso)

9. Lamb (2015, Yared Zeleke, Ethiopia)

10. Yam Daabo - The Choice (1987, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso)

11. Le franc (1994, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Senegal)
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Post by 72allinncallme » June 9th, 2018, 10:32 pm

6. Djeli, conte d'aujourd'hui (1981, Côte d'Ivoire)
7. La noire de... (1966, Senegal)
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1. Jit (1990, Zimbabwe)
2. Angano... Angano... (1989, Madagascar)
3. La vie est belle (1987, Zaire)
4. Camp de Thiaroye (1988, Senegal)
5. Au nom du Christ (1993, Côte d'Ivoire)
6. Djeli, conte d'aujourd'hui (1981, Côte d'Ivoire)
7. La noire de... (1966, Senegal)

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Post by Simba63 » June 10th, 2018, 2:32 am

21. Teza (2008, Ethiopia) - 5/10

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Post by 3eyes » June 10th, 2018, 3:20 am

6. Faraw! (1997, Mali) - double
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1. Zan Boko (1988, Burkina Faso) - GAC - Double
2. Dakan / Destiny (1997, Guinea) - double
3. His Majesty’s sergeant (1983, Ghana) - Triple
4. Tasuma (2004, Burkina Faso) - Double
5. Trances (1981, Morocco) - Double
6. Faraw! (1997, Mali) - double
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Post by flavo5000 » June 10th, 2018, 4:37 am

1. Wend Kuuni (1982)
2. Xala (1975)

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Post by 3eyes » June 10th, 2018, 7:08 pm

7. Le silence de la foret / The forest (2003, Central African Republic) - Double
Fascinating look at the perennial theme of culture clash, the resistance to change, the interplay of old values and new.... A European-educated African returns to his own, recently independent country hoping to create real change fot the benefit of his people. Finding a blank wall there, he goes to live with the despised pygmies in hopes of educating them, and finds that they are equally intent on educating him in their ways.

One of the Mennonites' "living more with less" standards is "learn from the world community." On the surface there is little evidence of that here, but I wonder what the long-term effect will be on this man after he returns to "civilization".
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1. Zan Boko (1988, Burkina Faso) - GAC - Double
2. Dakan / Destiny (1997, Guinea) - double
3. His Majesty’s sergeant (1983, Ghana) - Triple
4. Tasuma (2004, Burkina Faso) - Double
5. Trances (1981, Morocco) - Double
6. Faraw! (1997, Mali) - double
7. Le silence de la foret / The forest (2003, Central African Republic) - Double
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