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Post by maxwelldeux » June 10th, 2018, 7:12 pm

flavo5000 on Jun 9 2018, 10:37:43 PM wrote:1. Wend Kuuni (1982)
2. Xala (1975)
Welcome! Moving forward, could you please include countries when you post films for this challenge? It saves me time in tracking down the countries for stats purposes. (I got these two done)

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Post by jdidaco » June 11th, 2018, 2:18 am

17. Festival panafricain d’Alger (The Pan-African Festival of Algiers, William Klein, 1969, Algeria/France/(West) Germany) 10/10
18. Babatou, les trois conseils (Babatu, Jean Rouch, 1976, Niger/France) 9/10
19. The Shadowed Mind (Cedric Sundstrom, 1988, South Africa) 7.5/10
20. O Recado das Ilhas (The Message of the Islands, Ruy Duarte de Carvalho, 1989, Angola/Portugal/France) 8/10

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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
11. Dirkie (Jamie Uys, 1969, South Africa) 7.5/10
12. Rabi (Gaston Kaboré, 1992, Burkina Faso) 7.5/10
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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Post by 3eyes » June 11th, 2018, 2:43 am

8. Une femme pas comme les autres / An uncommon woman (2009, Burkina Faso) - Double

Hilarious! On Kanopy. (1st check)
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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
8. Une femme pas comme les autres / An uncommon woman (2009, Burkina Faso) - Double
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#84

Post by flavo5000 » June 11th, 2018, 3:02 am

maxwelldeux on Jun 10 2018, 01:12:30 PM wrote:
flavo5000 on Jun 9 2018, 10:37:43 PM wrote:1. Wend Kuuni (1982)
2. Xala (1975)
Welcome! Moving forward, could you please include countries when you post films for this challenge? It saves me time in tracking down the countries for stats purposes. (I got these two done)
Will do.

3. Kill or Be Killed (1976, South Africa)
4. Kill and Kill Again (1981, South Africa)
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1. Wend Kuuni (1982)
2. Xala (1975)
3. Kill or Be Killed (1976, South Africa)
4. Kill and Kill Again (1981, South Africa)

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Post by Simba63 » June 11th, 2018, 3:31 am

22. Ezra (2007, Nigeria)

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 11th, 2018, 6:18 am

8. Johnny Mad Dog (2008, Liberia)

I was pretty happy to conquer this country for this challenge (I have a cousin born there). This was not a happy movie - it's about a ~15yo boy who leads an army of children during an African civil war, doing reprehensible things along the way. It covers the kids in the army as well as innocent people who often end up as victims. It's pretty sad and disheartening, but the subject material almost begs that reaction.
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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)
8. Johnny Mad Dog (2008, Liberia)

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Post by cinephage » June 11th, 2018, 11:44 am

01. Finye, by Souleymane Cissé (Mali, 1982) 7,5/10

A political tale about power and contestation. Very interesting.

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Post by Mate_cosido » June 11th, 2018, 4:30 pm

12. El-haimoune - Wanderers of the Desert (1984, Nacer Khemir, Tunisia)

13. Tabataba (1988, Raymond Rajaonarivelo, Madagascar)

14. Nelisita (1983, Rui Duarte, Angola)
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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)

12. El-haimoune - Wanderers of the Desert (1984, Nacer Khemir, Tunisia)

13. Tabataba (1988, Raymond Rajaonarivelo, Madagascar)

14. Nelisita (1983, Rui Duarte, Angola)

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Post by jdidaco » June 11th, 2018, 9:20 pm

21. Los pasos dobles (The Double Steps, Isaki Lacuesta, 2011, Mali/Spain/France) 9/10
22. Mimosas (Oliver Laxe, 2016, Morocco/Spain/France/Romania/Qatar) 7/10

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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
11. Dirkie (Jamie Uys, 1969, South Africa) 7.5/10
12. Rabi (Gaston Kaboré, 1992, Burkina Faso) 7.5/10
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
17. Festival panafricain d’Alger (The Pan-African Festival of Algiers, William Klein, 1969, Algeria/France/(West) Germany) 10/10
18. Babatou, les trois conseils (Babatu, Jean Rouch, 1976, Niger/France) 9/10
19. The Shadowed Mind (Cedric Sundstrom, 1988, South Africa) 7.5/10
20. O Recado das Ilhas (The Message of the Islands, Ruy Duarte de Carvalho, 1989, Angola/Portugal/France) 8/10

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#90

Post by flavo5000 » June 12th, 2018, 2:54 am

5. Dilemma (1962, South Africa)
6. The Objective (2008, Morocco)
7. Africa paradis (2006, Benin)
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1. Wend Kuuni (1982)
2. Xala (1975)
3. Kill or Be Killed (1976, South Africa)
4. Kill and Kill Again (1981, South Africa)
5. Dilemma (1962, South Africa)
6. The Objective (2008, Morocco)
7. Africa paradis (2006, Benin)

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Post by Simba63 » June 12th, 2018, 2:56 am

23. Hyènes (1992, Senegal) - 7/10
24. La vie est belle (1987, Democratic Republic of the Congo) - 5/10
25. Pièces d'identités (1998, Democratic Republic of the Congo) - 6/10
26. Wend Kuuni (1982, Burkina Faso) - 6/10
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Post by flavo5000 » June 12th, 2018, 3:51 am

8a. Fary l'anesse (1990, Senegal)
8b. Picc mi (1992, Senegal)
8c. Borom sarret (1969, Senegal)
8d. Nothing's the Same (2008, Burundi)
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1. Wend Kuuni (1982)
2. Xala (1975)
3. Kill or Be Killed (1976, South Africa)
4. Kill and Kill Again (1981, South Africa)
5. Dilemma (1962, South Africa)
6. The Objective (2008, Morocco)
7. Africa paradis (2006, Benin)
8a. Fary l'anesse (1990, Senegal)
8b. Picc mi (1992, Senegal)
8c. Borom sarret (1969, Senegal)
8d. Nothing's the Same (2008, Burundi)

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Post by weirdboy » June 12th, 2018, 4:14 am

1. Djeli, conte d'aujourd'hui (Djeli, A Modern Tale) - 1981 - Fadika Kramo-Lancine (Ivory Coast)
2. Visages de femmes (Faces of Women) - 1985 - Desire Ecare (Ivory Coast)
3. Sarraounia - 1986 - Med Hondo (Burkina Faso)
4. La vie est belle (Life is Rosy) - 1987 - Benoit Lamy, Mweze Ngangura (Zaire)
5. Heritage Africa - 1989 - Kwaw Asah (Ghana)
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Post by Simba63 » June 13th, 2018, 4:11 am

27. Udju Azul di Yonta (1992, Guinea-Bissau) - 6/10
28. Dilemma (1962, South Africa) - 7/10
29. Quartier Mozart (1992, Cameroon) - 5/10

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Post by jdidaco » June 13th, 2018, 6:58 am

23. Matière Grise (Grey Matter, Kivu Ruhorahoza, 2011, Rwanda) 7/10
24. Stories of Our Lives (Jim Chuchu, 2014, Kenya/South Africa) 7.5/10
25. Beats of the Antonov (Hajooj Kuka, 2014, Sudan/South Africa) 8.5/10
26. Crumbs (Miguel Llansó, 2015, Ethiopia/Spain/Finland) 6/10

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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
11. Dirkie (Jamie Uys, 1969, South Africa) 7.5/10
12. Rabi (Gaston Kaboré, 1992, Burkina Faso) 7.5/10
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
17. Festival panafricain d’Alger (The Pan-African Festival of Algiers, William Klein, 1969, Algeria/France/(West) Germany) 10/10
18. Babatou, les trois conseils (Babatu, Jean Rouch, 1976, Niger/France) 9/10
19. The Shadowed Mind (Cedric Sundstrom, 1988, South Africa) 7.5/10
20. O Recado das Ilhas (The Message of the Islands, Ruy Duarte de Carvalho, 1989, Angola/Portugal/France) 8/10
21. Los pasos dobles (The Double Steps, Isaki Lacuesta, 2011, Mali/Spain/France) 9/10
22. Mimosas (Oliver Laxe, 2016, Morocco/Spain/France/Romania/Qatar) 7/10

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Post by flavo5000 » June 13th, 2018, 4:28 pm

9. Sambizanga (1972, Angola)
10. Everyone's Child (1996, Zimbabwe)
11. Udju Azul di Yonta (1992, Guinea-Bissau)
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1. Wend Kuuni (1982)
2. Xala (1975)
3. Kill or Be Killed (1976, South Africa)
4. Kill and Kill Again (1981, South Africa)
5. Dilemma (1962, South Africa)
6. The Objective (2008, Morocco)
7. Africa paradis (2006, Benin)
8a. Fary l'anesse (1990, Senegal)
8b. Picc mi (1992, Senegal)
8c. Borom sarret (1969, Senegal)
8d. Nothing's the Same (2008, Burundi)
9. Sambizanga (1972, Angola)
10. Everyone's Child (1996, Zimbabwe)
11. Udju Azul di Yonta (1992, Guinea-Bissau)

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Post by Mate_cosido » June 14th, 2018, 12:32 am

15. Muna Moto - The Child of Another (1975, Jean-Pierre Dikongue-Pipa, Cameroon)

16. I Am Not a Witch (2017, Rungano Nyoni, Zambia)
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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)

12. El-haimoune - Wanderers of the Desert (1984, Nacer Khemir, Tunisia)

13. Tabataba (1988, Raymond Rajaonarivelo, Madagascar)

14. Nelisita (1983, Rui Duarte, Angola)

15. Muna Moto - The Child of Another (1975, Jean-Pierre Dikongue-Pipa, Cameroon)

16. I Am Not a Witch (2017, Rungano Nyoni, Zambia)
Zambia isn't included as a country of the last film on IMDb, but the director and actors are Zambian and is also filmed there

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Post by 3eyes » June 14th, 2018, 3:04 am

9. Difret (2014, Ethiopia) - double
New meets old as feminist lawyers take on the tradition of bride abduction -- fascinating.
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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
8. Une femme pas comme les autres / An uncommon woman (2009, Burkina Faso) - Double
9. Difret (Ethiopia 14) - double
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Post by Simba63 » June 14th, 2018, 3:37 am

30. Remparts d'argile (1970, Algeria) - 6/10
31. Guelwaar (1992, Senegal) - 7/10
32. Saaraba (1988, Senegal) - 5/10
33. Everyone's Child (1996, Zimbabwe) - 6/10

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Post by weirdboy » June 14th, 2018, 4:46 pm

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1. Djeli, conte d'aujourd'hui (Djeli, A Modern Tale) - 1981 - Fadika Kramo-Lancine (Ivory Coast)
2. Visages de femmes (Faces of Women) - 1985 - Desire Ecare (Ivory Coast)
3. Sarraounia - 1986 - Med Hondo (Burkina Faso)
4. La vie est belle (Life is Rosy) - 1987 - Benoit Lamy, Mweze Ngangura (Zaire)
5. Heritage Africa - 1989 - Kwaw Asah (Ghana)
6. Guelwaar - 1992 - Ousmane Sembene (Senegal)
7. Heremakono (Waiting for Happiness) - 2002 - Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania)
8. Lumumba: La mort du prophète (Lumumba: Death of a Prophet) - 1990 - Raoul Peck (Zaire/DRC)
9. Remparts d'argile (Ramparts of Clay) - 1970 - Jean-Louis Bertuccelli (Algiers)

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Post by 72allinncallme » June 14th, 2018, 7:26 pm

8. Ali Zaoua, prince de la rue (2000, Morocco)
9. Tilaï (1990, Burkina Faso)
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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)
8. Ali Zaoua, prince de la rue (2000, Morocco)
9. Tilaï (1990, Burkina Faso)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » June 15th, 2018, 1:48 am

8. The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989, Botswana) Jamie Uys / Rating: 8+
9. Chappie (2015, South Africa) Neill Blomkamp/ Rating: 9+
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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, Michael Oyong / 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

8. The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989, Botswana) Jamie Uys / Rating: 8+
9. Chappie (2015, South Africa) Neill Blomkamp/ Rating: 9+


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Post by flavo5000 » June 15th, 2018, 2:56 am

12. Samt el qusur (1994, Tunisia)
13. House on Willow Street (2016, South Africa)
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1. Wend Kuuni (1982)
2. Xala (1975)
3. Kill or Be Killed (1976, South Africa)
4. Kill and Kill Again (1981, South Africa)
5. Dilemma (1962, South Africa)
6. The Objective (2008, Morocco)
7. Africa paradis (2006, Benin)
8a. Fary l'anesse (1990, Senegal)
8b. Picc mi (1992, Senegal)
8c. Borom sarret (1969, Senegal)
8d. Nothing's the Same (2008, Burundi)
9. Sambizanga (1972, Angola)
10. Everyone's Child (1996, Zimbabwe)
11. Udju Azul di Yonta (1992, Guinea-Bissau)
12. Samt el qusur (1994, Tunisia)
13. House on Willow Street (2016, South Africa)

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Post by Simba63 » June 15th, 2018, 3:09 am

34. Twist à Popenguine (1994, Senegal) - 6/10
35. Le grand blanc de Lambaréné (1995, Gabon) - 6/10

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Post by jdidaco » June 15th, 2018, 6:24 am

27. Urs al-dam/Noces de sang (Blood Wedding, Souheil Ben-Barka, 1977, Morocco) 7.5/10
28. Love Brewed in the African Pot (Kwaw Ansah, 1981, Ghana) 7/10
29. Rajul wa nawafidh/L’homme qui regardait les fenêtres (The Man Who Looked at Windows, Merzak Allouache, 1986, Algeria/France) 8/10
30. Früchtchen - Am Äquator ist alles möglich/A Frutinha do Equador (Little Fruit from the Equator, Herbert Brödl, 1998, São Tomé and Príncipe/Germany/Austria) 8.5/10

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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
11. Dirkie (Jamie Uys, 1969, South Africa) 7.5/10
12. Rabi (Gaston Kaboré, 1992, Burkina Faso) 7.5/10
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
17. Festival panafricain d’Alger (The Pan-African Festival of Algiers, William Klein, 1969, Algeria/France/(West) Germany) 10/10
18. Babatou, les trois conseils (Babatu, Jean Rouch, 1976, Niger/France) 9/10
19. The Shadowed Mind (Cedric Sundstrom, 1988, South Africa) 7.5/10
20. O Recado das Ilhas (The Message of the Islands, Ruy Duarte de Carvalho, 1989, Angola/Portugal/France) 8/10
21. Los pasos dobles (The Double Steps, Isaki Lacuesta, 2011, Mali/Spain/France) 9/10
22. Mimosas (Oliver Laxe, 2016, Morocco/Spain/France/Romania/Qatar) 7/10
23. Matière Grise (Grey Matter, Kivu Ruhorahoza, 2011, Rwanda) 7/10
24. Stories of Our Lives (Jim Chuchu, 2014, Kenya/South Africa) 7.5/10
25. Beats of the Antonov (Hajooj Kuka, 2014, Sudan/South Africa) 8.5/10
26. Crumbs (Miguel Llansó, 2015, Ethiopia/Spain/Finland) 6/10

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 15th, 2018, 5:11 pm

9. Tengers (2007, South Africa)

A South African claymation story about a writer who wins the lottery, but then faces violent problems when he goes to claim the ticket. It's a little heavy-handed in talking about violence in Johannesburg, SA, but brings up an important message. I think I might have enjoyed it more if it wasn't claymation.
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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)
8. Johnny Mad Dog (2008, Liberia)
9. Tengers (2007, South Africa)

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 15th, 2018, 9:49 pm

Week 2(ish) Stats and Challenge Update

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Through the 2nd week of June, we've had just 15 participants in the African Challenge, and we'd love to have more. Simba63 is off in the lead with 35 watches. jdidaco is keeping pretty close pace and is in 2nd place with 30 watches. Eve-Lang-El-Coup, Mate_cosido, and flavo5000 round out the top five with 18, 16, and 13, respectively.

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

Years
Films watched so far have ranged from 1959 to 2017, covering 52 unique years in film. 1992 is tops with 14 watches, and 1988 is right behind with 10 watches. Here's a list of watch count by decade:

Decades List
DecadeCount
19501
196013
197021
198054
199046
200021
201018


Progress on Fun Bonus Collective Challenge #1: Complete the "Guide to African Cinema" official list
Through the second week of the challenge, we've actually hit about 69% of the Guide to African Cinema list (29/42). Simba63 was the first to watch 9 of those films; 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.

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 second week of the challenge, we've watched a film from about 64% of the countries in Africa (35/55). jdidaco was the first to watch a film from 11 of those countries; psychotronicbeatnik is right behind being the first to watch a film from 6 of those countries. Senegal is tops with 25 watches this month, followed by Burkina Faso with 24 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 127 unique films, including three that were new imports to ICM. Check out how many of them you've seen on this list.

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Post by flavo5000 » June 16th, 2018, 3:07 am

maxwelldeux on Jun 15 2018, 03:49:57 PM wrote:Week 2(ish) Stats and Challenge Update

Users
Through the 2nd week of June, we've had just 15 participants in the African Challenge, and we'd love to have more. Simba63 is off in the lead with 35 watches. jdidaco is keeping pretty close pace and is in 2nd place with 30 watches. Eve-Lang-El-Coup, Mate_cosido, and flavo5000 round out the top five with 18, 16, and 13, respectively.

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

Years
Films watched so far have ranged from 1959 to 2017, covering 52 unique years in film. 1992 is tops with 14 watches, and 1988 is right behind with 10 watches. Here's a list of watch count by decade:

Decades List
DecadeCount
19501
196013
197021
198054
199046
200021
201018


Progress on Fun Bonus Collective Challenge #1: Complete the "Guide to African Cinema" official list
Through the second week of the challenge, we've actually hit about 69% of the Guide to African Cinema list (29/42). Simba63 was the first to watch 9 of those films; 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.

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 second week of the challenge, we've watched a film from about 64% of the countries in Africa (35/55). jdidaco was the first to watch a film from 11 of those countries; psychotronicbeatnik is right behind being the first to watch a film from 6 of those countries. Senegal is tops with 25 watches this month, followed by Burkina Faso with 24 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 127 unique films, including three that were new imports to ICM. Check out how many of them you've seen on this list.
I always look forward to your awesome stats on these challenges! Great job!

btw, it looks like on the first post, you missed my watches of Fary l'anesse and Picc Mi.

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Post by flavo5000 » June 16th, 2018, 3:10 am

14. Guimba, un tyran une époque (1995, Mali/Burkina Faso)
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1. Wend Kuuni (1982)
2. Xala (1975)
3. Kill or Be Killed (1976, South Africa)
4. Kill and Kill Again (1981, South Africa)
5. Dilemma (1962, South Africa)
6. The Objective (2008, Morocco)
7. Africa paradis (2006, Benin)
8a. Fary l'anesse (1990, Senegal)
8b. Picc mi (1992, Senegal)
8c. Borom sarret (1969, Senegal)
8d. Nothing's the Same (2008, Burundi)
9. Sambizanga (1972, Angola)
10. Everyone's Child (1996, Zimbabwe)
11. Udju Azul di Yonta (1992, Guinea-Bissau)
12. Samt el qusur (1994, Tunisia)
13. House on Willow Street (2016, South Africa)
14. Guimba, un tyran une époque (1995, Mali/Burkina Faso)
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Post by 3eyes » June 16th, 2018, 3:15 am

10. Wend Kuuni / God’s gift (Burkina Faso 83) - 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
7. Le silence de la foret / The forest (2003, Central African Republic) - Double
8. Une femme pas comme les autres / An uncommon woman (2009, Burkina Faso) - Double
9. Difret (Ethiopia 14) - double
10. Wend Kuuni / God’s gift (Burkina Faso 83) - double
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Post by Simba63 » June 16th, 2018, 4:03 am

36. Sango Malo (1990, Cameroon) - 6/10
37. Zan Boko (1988, Burkina Faso) - 7/10
38. Neria (1993, Zimbabwe) - 6/10
39. Ceddo (1977, Senegal) - 7/10
40. Jit (1990, Zimbabwe) - 7/10
41. Samt el qusur (1994, Tunisia) - 7/10

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Post by zzzorf » June 16th, 2018, 4:39 am

Since I happened to watch an African movie last night I thought I might as well join in.

1. Almodou (2002, Senegal) - 6/10 (I'm the first person to check it on ICM, it doesn't have enough votes to be ranked on IMDb and I had to add it to Letterboxd yet it is available to watch on Kanopy, go figure)
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Post by maxwelldeux » June 16th, 2018, 6:21 am

flavo5000 on Jun 15 2018, 09:10:01 PM wrote:12. Guimba, un tyran une époque (1995, Mali/Burkina Faso)
Doesn't that put you at 14, and not 12? It looks like you missed Samt el qusur and House on Willow Street from your earlier post.

And yes, I missed those two. Thanks for pointing that out! I recorded them in my spreadsheet, just didn't compare them to the list for some odd reason. Anyway, it'll be updated in a few minutes.

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 16th, 2018, 6:33 am

zzzorf on Jun 15 2018, 10:39:53 PM wrote:Since I happened to watch an African movie last night I thought I might as well join in.

1. Almodou (2002, Senegal) - 6/10 (I'm the first person to check it on ICM, it doesn't have enough votes to be ranked on IMDb and I had to add it to Letterboxd yet it is available to watch on Kanopy, go figure)
Welcome! Glad you joined the challenge.

And if you want a similarly described movie recommendation, check out His Majesty's Sergeant - on Kanopy, and I was the first to check it on ICM :) And it was really quite good!

PS: That one counts for all three challenges this month.

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Post by jeroeno » June 16th, 2018, 1:07 pm

1. Adieu Bonaparte (Egypt, 1985)
2. Witchdoctor of the Livingdead (Nigeria, 1985) One of the worst movies I've ever seen

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 16th, 2018, 1:54 pm

10. Sleeper's Wake (2012, South Africa)

A writer heads off into the country to recover after his wife and child died. While in near-seclusion, he bonds with a young woman who recently lost her mother. Then things... escalate. I was pretty impressed with this. The tension was a slow build and left with a nice feeling of discomfort throughout. The relationship between the writer and the young woman was the star of the film. It ended up going off the rails a bit at the end, but is worth checking out.

11. Everyone's Child (1996, Zimbabwe)

This felt so slow and clunky to me that I couldn't get into it at all.
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)
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)
8. Johnny Mad Dog (2008, Liberia)
9. Tengers (2007, South Africa)
10. Sleeper's Wake (2012, South Africa)
11. Everyone's Child (1996, Zimbabwe)

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Post by klaus78 » June 16th, 2018, 4:21 pm

1. Emitaï (Senegal 1971)
2. Ceddo (Senegal 1977)
3. Camp de Thiaroye (Senegal 1988)
4. Guelwaar (Senegal 1992)


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Post by OldAle1 » June 16th, 2018, 7:29 pm

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1. Jerusalema (Ralph Ziman, 2008) South Africa
2. THREE SHORTS 30 + 22 + 15 = 67 minutes total, all from Senegal
a) Niaye (Ousmane Sembene, 1964) -
b) Contras' City (Djibril Diop Mambèty, 1969) -
c) Petite Lumière / Little Light (Alain Gomis, 2003)
3. TWO SHORTS 36 + 29 = 65 minutes totals
a. Le wazzou polygame / The Polygamist's Morale (Oumaru Ganda, 1971, NIGER/France)

Fascinating, brilliantly bright and colorfully photographed morality tale about a supposedly devout Muslim, just returned from the hajj, who lectures his fellow villagers on moderation and controlling one's worldly desires, while at the same time lusting after a potential third wife who is promised to another. Tragedy ensues; I found this another rather challenging story in that some of the cultural specificity was lost on me, but it's a beautiful and troubling work nonetheless.

b. Concerto pour un exil / Concerto for an Exile (Désiré Ecaré, 1968, IVORY COAST/France)

Sketches of the lives of several students in Paris, wondering - in the turmoils of 1968 - whether they belong in France or back at home. It's got a nice vérité feel to it, reminiscent in some ways of the early New Wave and Jean Rouch, but I can't say that it left me with a lot beyond that.


4. Purgatory (Ami Artzi, 1988, SOUTH AFRICA)

The women-in-prison subgenre of the exploitation film is not one of my favorites; sure, I like watching nekkid women as much as any red-blooded straight male, and sure I love me some violence, but these films are invariably very tedious and have a tendency to pretend to have some social relevance while never delivering on that front. And this South African example starring my favorite babe from Charlie's Angels, Tanya Roberts - once again giving plenty of evidence that she wasn't picked for that show for her acting talent - sadly lives down to every low expectation I had, and is in fact one of the worst such films I've seen to date. Roberts and her friend get picked up with a guy they had just given a lift to in some dangerous never named third-world African country, and the guy of course has loads of drugs but the girls are put away on drug charges by the corrupt cops, and spend the movie trying to escape the horrible prison and daily rapes. There's not as much skin or blood as you might expect (hope for?) though there is some, and there are a few slightly surprising moments in the plot, but this is mostly by-the-numbers and the *horrible* acting all around and unbelievable narrative kill almost all the enjoyment provided by seeing Roberts in skimpy clothing. Also this has some of the worst sound dubbing I've ever heard - the scenes with just dialogue are ok, but anything with sound FX is totally off and fake.

5. Nyamanton / Lessons from the Garbage (Cheick Oumar Sissoko, 1987, MALI)

Very bleak film from Mali about a poor family living on the outskirts of the big city and their struggles to survive amidst pregnancy and trying to have enough money to send the kids to school. I really liked how the younger boy was presented - at one moment crying with his sister about how they won't get an education, won't be able to have a life any better than their parents, the next moment happily playing with his friend and finding ways to enliven the days garbage-picking. The ability to forget your troubles instantly that we lose around the time adolescence begins. A familiar enough story ultimately but very well told and the adventures of the boys really helps it from being entirely dour and depressing.
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Post by allisoncm » June 16th, 2018, 9:12 pm

maxwelldeux on Jun 15 2018, 03:49:57 PM wrote:
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Through the 2nd week of June, we've had just 15 participants in the African Challenge, and we'd love to have more.
I fully intend to watch at least one, hopefully up to three, though.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » June 17th, 2018, 12:54 am

jeroeno on Jun 16 2018, 07:07:58 AM wrote:1. Adieu Bonaparte (Egypt, 1985)
2. Witchdoctor of the Livingdead (Nigeria, 1985) One of the worst movies I've ever seen
"Witchdoctor of the Livingdead (Nigeria, 1985) One of the worst movies I've ever seen"

You really know how to tempt me to watch something! :lol:

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