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Post by blueboybob » February 14th, 2020, 1:46 pm

24. [Morocco] Trances (1981)
25. ["West Africa"] La chasse au lion à l'arc (1966)


I am not sure to do with #25, it is clearly an African film, but IMDB only list "France" and they only talk in generalities like "West Africa"

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Post by Cinepolis » February 14th, 2020, 2:25 pm

Suggestions for the missing countries available online:

Angola: Sambizanga
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nugl_eZyhTg

Benin: Gangbé! (Stream only)
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/gangbe

Eswatini: Never A Neverland
https://vimeopro.com/liquidww/nnl/video/78790427

Madagascar: Angano... Angano... Tales from Madagascar (Stream only)
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/anganotalesfrommada/

Malawi: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Netflix)

Sao Tome and Principe: Mionga ki Obo [Mar e Selva]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhdgXfO6cVU

Sierra Leone: Paradise Island
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip7e84wZYUk

Sudan: Tajouj (I have a still-functioning link if anyone's interested)

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Post by blocho » February 14th, 2020, 4:06 pm

4. Abouna (Chad, 2002)
Decent drama about a pair of kids whose father disappears. Still, the story dragged.

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Post by blocho » February 14th, 2020, 4:14 pm

blueboybob wrote:
February 14th, 2020, 1:46 pm
I am not sure to do with #25, it is clearly an African film, but IMDB only list "France" and they only talk in generalities like "West Africa"
This will count for the main challenge, but because imdb only lists France, it will not count for the bonus challenges.

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Post by blocho » February 14th, 2020, 4:15 pm

Cinepolis wrote:
February 14th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Suggestions for the missing countries available online:
This is huge! Thanks for all the links. Which of these movies did you enjoy the most?

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Post by sol » February 14th, 2020, 4:27 pm

Nowhere in AfricaShow
1. Neria (1991) Zimbabwe
2. Spud (2010) South Africa
3. Flame (1996) Zimbabwe
4. Hyenas (1992) Senegal
5. Yeelen (1987) Mali
6. Spud 2 (2013) South Africa
7. Spud 3 (2014) South Africa
8. The CEO (2016) Nigeria
9. Wend Kuuni (1982) Burkina Faso
10. Buud Yam (1997) Burkina Faso

11. Yellow Card (2000) Zimbabwe

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This film is blessed by earnest performances all round from its amateur cast; as a narrative though, it takes an incredibly long time to develop with too much time spent on a courtship and school lectures on unprotected sex before a revelation with the protagonist's former girlfriend. Even then, it is only in the final twenty minutes that the film really takes off as he receives a surprise package (which could have been really nifty if revealed earlier).
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Post by Cinepolis » February 14th, 2020, 6:37 pm

blocho wrote:
February 14th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Cinepolis wrote:
February 14th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Suggestions for the missing countries available online:
This is huge! Thanks for all the links. Which of these movies did you enjoy the most?
"Never A Neverland" is an interesting, short documentary about HIV in poor parts of the country and the effect on the people. "Mionga ki Obo" gives a little insight into the culture of its small island state and is not a bad way to spend 50 minutes. "Paradise Island" is a bit amateurish and melodramatic but short and ambitious. "Tajouj" feels a little bit dry and lacks the intensity of other African movies of its time but should still be watched for the historical value alone.

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » February 15th, 2020, 12:59 am

FTV:4:Wend Kuuni (1982) 8. Burkina Faso

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Staying silent for the majority of the film, Serge Yanogo gives a superb, subtle performance as kouni, whose coiled up body language and withdrawn gaze to all who confront him, is used by Yanogo to speak volume of the severity of the incident which led to his silenced. Glimpsing the incident is fractured flashbacks,writer/director Gaston Kabore grinds a Neo-Realist atmosphere, standing back in elegant long-shots catching the daily routines of the locals Kouni watches.

Met by locals asking why he is silent, Kabore hints at the anguished within Kouni, on lingering close-ups to his stark face. Named as “God’s Gift” by the locals, the screenplay by Kabore gracefully pairs the splintered flashbacks of Kouni with the daily grind taken on by the locals who welcome silent Kouni in.

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Post by sol » February 15th, 2020, 10:02 am

Nowhere in AfricaShow
1. Neria (1991) Zimbabwe
2. Spud (2010) South Africa
3. Flame (1996) Zimbabwe
4. Hyenas (1992) Senegal
5. Yeelen (1987) Mali
6. Spud 2 (2013) South Africa
7. Spud 3 (2014) South Africa
8. The CEO (2016) Nigeria
9. Wend Kuuni (1982) Burkina Faso
10. Buud Yam (1997) Burkina Faso
11. Yellow Card (2000) Zimbabwe

12. Days of Glory (2006) Algeria

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This World War II film gives voice to Islamic minority soldiers who made a significant difference to the war effort and there are several potent scenes as they smash tomatoes in disgust at being given different food and as they seriously contemplate the promises of propaganda flyers that state that Germany would welcome them should they defect. The story is a bit choppy and episodic though and all of the combat scenes are pretty by-the-books.
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Post by peeptoad » February 15th, 2020, 1:31 pm

3. Yeelen (1987) Brightness 4 Mali
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1. The Blue Elephant (2014) 8 Egypt
2. La noire de... (1966) Black Girl 7 Senegal

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Post by blocho » February 15th, 2020, 7:27 pm

5. Never a Neverland (Eswatini, 2014)
Before seeing this doc about the HIV crisis in Eswatini, the only thing I knew about the country was that it was formerly known as Swaziland and that the king was an absolute ruler, one of those kings who lives a life of extreme luxury while his countrymen live in abject poverty. I thought it was interesting, therefore, that despite including interviews with the king and a deputy prime minister, this movie focused mainly on foreign NGOs and had almost nothing to say about government policy. On the other hand, this was clearly not the objective of the doc, which seems intended more as a fundraising appeal, given that the long end credits are devoted to highlighting various Swazi charities.
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Post by ororama » February 15th, 2020, 7:41 pm

1. Pumzi (2009) * 22 min. (Kenya)
Zombies (2019) * 15 min. (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Brotherhood (2018) * 25 min. (Tunisia)

*First time viewing

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Post by Cinepolis » February 16th, 2020, 9:05 am

7. Faat Kiné (2000, Senegal) - 7/10
In his second to last movie, Sembene tells the story of an emancipated single mother in an often times comedic way. Doesn't hold up to his earlier masterpieces but is still of major interest for anyone interested in African cinema.
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1. Mueda, Memoria e Massacre (1981, Mozambique) - 6/10
2. La Vie Est Belle (1987, Zaire/DRC) - 6/10
3. Allah Tantou (1992, Guinea) - 8/10
4. Sarraounia (1986, Mauritania) - 8/10
5. Remparts d'argile (1970, Algeria) - 6/10
6. Touki-Bouki (1973, Senegal) - 7/10
7. Faat Kiné (2000, Senegal) - 7/10

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Post by xianjiro » February 16th, 2020, 9:59 am

May I suggest A Million Waves (2018) - an 8 min short featuring a female surfer in Sierra Leone. The whole short is available online.

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Post by sol » February 16th, 2020, 1:38 pm

Nowhere in AfricaShow
1. Neria (1991) Zimbabwe
2. Spud (2010) South Africa
3. Flame (1996) Zimbabwe
4. Hyenas (1992) Senegal
5. Yeelen (1987) Mali
6. Spud 2 (2013) South Africa
7. Spud 3 (2014) South Africa
8. The CEO (2016) Nigeria
9. Wend Kuuni (1982) Burkina Faso
10. Buud Yam (1997) Burkina Faso
11. Yellow Card (2000) Zimbabwe
12. Days of Glory (2006) Algeria

13. Prey (2007) South Africa

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Their tour guide mauled to death after inexplicably leaving their jeep in an area packed with lions, a stepmother and her stepkids use their wits (or lack thereof) to survive in this South African horror movie. The local landscapes look great, the lions are very well trained and the film mounts quite a bit of suspense, albeit at the expense of the characters making silly decisions, like leaving the vehicle and opening the windows at every opportunity.
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Post by sol » February 16th, 2020, 3:26 pm

Nowhere in AfricaShow
1. Neria (1991) Zimbabwe
2. Spud (2010) South Africa
3. Flame (1996) Zimbabwe
4. Hyenas (1992) Senegal
5. Yeelen (1987) Mali
6. Spud 2 (2013) South Africa
7. Spud 3 (2014) South Africa
8. The CEO (2016) Nigeria
9. Wend Kuuni (1982) Burkina Faso
10. Buud Yam (1997) Burkina Faso
11. Yellow Card (2000) Zimbabwe
12. Days of Glory (2006) Algeria
13. Prey (2007) South Africa

14. More Time (1993) Zimbabwe

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This feels a lot like the better known ZW film Yellow Card from the same co-writer, but it is more subtle with its agenda. There are less propaganda style speeches about the dangers of unprotected sex and one of the best sequences has the girls squaring off with a pharmacist who refuses to sell them condoms because they should not be having sex at their age - even though everybody is. Tone is inconsistent but the film has its heart in the right place.
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Post by jeroeno » February 16th, 2020, 6:04 pm

06. A World Apart (Zimbabwe, 1988)

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Post by Mario Gaborović » February 16th, 2020, 8:23 pm

18. Zawgaty wal kalb (1971) - Egypt
19. Yam Daabo (1987) - Burkina Faso

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01. Debbas (2014) - Eritrea
02. Kandisha (2008) - Morocco
03. Jerusalema (2008) - South Africa
04. Zambezia (2012) - South Africa
05. You Must Be Joking! (1986) - South Africa
06. Chappie (2015) - South Africa
07. Atlantique (2019) - Senegal
08. Niaye (1964) + Et la neige n'était plus (1966) + Petite lumière (2003) - Senegal
09. Poko (1981) + Les écuelles (1983) + Issa le tisserand (1985) + Ouagadougou, ouaga deux roues (1985) - Burkina Faso
10. Bad Black (2016) - Uganda
11. De Voortrekkers (1916) - South Africa
12. Rise and Fall of Idi Amin (1981) - Kenya
13. Zohra (1922) + La fille de Carthage (1924) + Obsession (2010) + L'Mrayet (2012)* + Boulawled (2014) - Tunisia
14. Bisanvil (2005) + La rencontre (2012) + Project 51 (2015) + The Chain: Mauritius (2016) + Infinity (2019) - Mauritius
15. Looking for Iilonga (2011) + Dead River (2012) + Another Sunny Day (2017) + Oom Land (2017) - Namibia
16. Lionheart (2018) - Nigeria
17. Abuse (2008) + Bigger Plans (2008) + Home Free (2009) + Pigfoot (2010) + The Return of Old Man Kabura (2010) - Burundi

*not on IMDb

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 16th, 2020, 11:05 pm

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1. The Accidental Spy (2017, Nigeria)
2. Allah Tantou (1992, Guinea)
I know nothing of the politics of the area, so this was an interesting and personal insight into the imprisonment and torture of the director's father, an ambassador in Guinea. Told through archival footage and recreations, the film did a nice job of introducing some very complicated politics during the independence movement and aftermath.

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How some Ugandans do STEM - I Am Fundi (2015) - 9 min :imdb:

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Post by xianjiro » February 17th, 2020, 4:32 am



Not really sure quite how to sell this one other than it's 12 minutes of animation from Mozambique - Os Pestinhas e o Ladrao de brinquedos/The Brats and the Toy Thief (2013) :imdb:

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Post by cinephage » February 17th, 2020, 11:08 am

02. Sarraounia, by Med Hondo (1986) 8/10 Burkina Faso

What a fantastic subject !! And the direction is quite good too.

03. Aujourd'hui, by Alain Gomis (2012) 4/10 Senegal

Strange starting point, and a very slow pace... Nice cinematography, though.

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01. Ceddo, by Ousmane Sembene (1977) 7/10 Senegal

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Post by Mario Gaborović » February 17th, 2020, 8:01 pm

20. The Burial of Kojo (2018) - Ghana
21. Fogata (1992) + The Ball (2003) + Tatana (2005) + Dina (2010) + Moshanyana (2013) + Os Pestinhas e o Ladrão de brinquedos (2013) - Mozambique
22. Angelo (2013) + Ba Ne Jek Mal (2014) + She (2017)* + Lost Boy in Juba (2018)* + The American Boy (2019)* + The Juba Lifestyle (2019)* + Yin Nhong Bal (2019)* - South Sudan

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01. Debbas (2014) - Eritrea
02. Kandisha (2008) - Morocco
03. Jerusalema (2008) - South Africa
04. Zambezia (2012) - South Africa
05. You Must Be Joking! (1986) - South Africa
06. Chappie (2015) - South Africa
07. Atlantique (2019) - Senegal
08. Niaye (1964) + Et la neige n'était plus (1966) + Petite lumière (2003) - Senegal
09. Poko (1981) + Les écuelles (1983) + Issa le tisserand (1985) + Ouagadougou, ouaga deux roues (1985) - Burkina Faso
10. Bad Black (2016) - Uganda
11. De Voortrekkers (1916) - South Africa
12. Rise and Fall of Idi Amin (1981) - Kenya
13. Zohra (1922) + La fille de Carthage (1924) + Obsession (2010) + L'Mrayet (2012)* + Boulawled (2014) - Tunisia
14. Bisanvil (2005) + La rencontre (2012) + Project 51 (2015) + The Chain: Mauritius (2016) + Infinity (2019) - Mauritius
15. Looking for Iilonga (2011) + Dead River (2012) + Another Sunny Day (2017) + Oom Land (2017) - Namibia
16. Lionheart (2018) - Nigeria
17. Abuse (2008) + Bigger Plans (2008) + Home Free (2009) + Pigfoot (2010) + The Return of Old Man Kabura (2010) - Burundi
18. Zawgaty wal kalb (1971) - Egypt
19. Yam Daabo (1987) - Burkina Faso

*not on IMDb
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Post by maxwelldeux » February 17th, 2020, 9:49 pm

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1. The Accidental Spy (2017, Nigeria)
2. Allah Tantou (1992, Guinea)
3. Women with Open Eyes (1994, Togo)

Not necessarily an earth-shatteringly shocking documentary, but still one that packs a punch. Yes, women are often mistreated in Africa, especially through means like FGM, forced marriage, forced remarriage, and economic controls. But it does end on a high-note by discussing places where women's economic power and political influence is growing.

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Post by Cinepolis » February 18th, 2020, 4:12 pm

Can someone help me out with finding "Cabascabo"? I only found the movie without subs.

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Post by Mario Gaborović » February 18th, 2020, 4:24 pm

Cinepolis wrote:
February 18th, 2020, 4:12 pm
Can someone help me out with finding "Cabascabo"? I only found the movie without subs.
Here, pair up your video with these:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/x1ok4hzag ... o.srt/file

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Post by Cinepolis » February 18th, 2020, 5:47 pm

Mario Gaborović wrote:
February 18th, 2020, 4:24 pm
Cinepolis wrote:
February 18th, 2020, 4:12 pm
Can someone help me out with finding "Cabascabo"? I only found the movie without subs.
Here, pair up your video with these:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/x1ok4hzag ... o.srt/file
Thank you.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » February 19th, 2020, 11:03 am

Hi and thanks for hosting, blocho!

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01. 'From a Whisper' / 2009, Wanuri Kahiu / 6.5/10 / Kenya
02. 'The Mirror Boy' / 2011, Obi Emelonye / 6.5 or 7/10 / UK | Nigeria
03. 'Yema' / 2012, Djamila Sahraoui / 8/10 / Algeria | France | United Arab Emirates
04. 'Silver Rain' / 2015, Juliet Asante / 6/10 / Ghana
05. 'Isoken' / 2017, Jadesola Osiberu / 6.5 or 7/10 / Nigeria

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That's all, folks!

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Post by jdidaco » February 19th, 2020, 12:40 pm

(Screenshots from 'Akher Wahed Fina' & 'Kanarie'),

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21. Anyab (Fangs, Mohammed Shebl, 1981) 7/10 (Egypt)
22. Histoires drôles et drôles de gens (Funny Stories, Funny People, Jean-Pierre Dikongue-Pipa, 1983) 7/10 (Cameroon)
23. Marcides (Mercedes, Yousry Nasrallah, 1993) 8/10 (Egypt)
24. Poussières de vie (Dust of Life, Rachid Bouchareb, 1995) 7/10 (Algeria)
25. La genèse (Genesis, Cheick Oumar Sissoko, 1999) 7.5/10 (Mali)
26. Fi intidar Pasolini (Waiting for Pasolini, Daoud Aoulad-Syad, 2007) 8/10 (Morocco)
27. Fièvres (Fevers, Hicham Ayouch, 2013) 8/10 (Morocco)
28. Akher Wahed Fina (The Last of Us, Ala Eddine Slim, 2016) 8.5/10 (Tunisia)
29. Kanarie/Canary (Christiaan Olwagen, 2018) 7.5/10 (South Africa)
30. Rafiki (Wanuri Kahiu, 2018) 7/10 (Kenya)

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1. Wechma (Traces, Hamid Benani, 1971) 10/10 (Morocco)
2. Saitane (Satan, Oumarou Ganda, 1973) 7/10 (Niger)
3. West Indies (Med Hondo, 1979) 8.5/10 (Mauritania)
4. Trésors des poubelles (Treasures from the Trash, Samba Félix Ndiaye, 1989) 8/10 (Senegal)
5. Rue Princesse (Henri Duparc, 1994) 7/10 (Côte d'Ivoire)
6. Waqa'i maghribia/Chroniques marocaines (Moroccan Chronicles, Moumen Smihi, 1999) 8/10 (Morocco)
7. Akounak tedalat taha tazoughai (Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red in It, Christopher Kirkley, 2015) 7.5/10 (Niger)
8. Djon África (João Miller Guerra & Filipa Reis, 2018) 7.5/10 (Cape Verde)
9-10. La bague du roi Koda (King Koda's Ring, Moustapha Alassane, 1962) 7/10 (24 min) (Niger), Aouré (Wedding Marriage, Moustapha Alassane, 1962) 7.5/10 (21 min) (Niger), Les pierres bleues du désert (The Blue Stones of the Desert, Nabil Ayouch, 1992) 6.5/10 (21 min) (Morocco), Minka (Muhammad Camara, 1994) 7/10 (28 min) (Guinea), Chop My Money (Theo Anthony, 2014) 6/10 (13 min) (Democratic Republic Of Congo), Zombies (Baloji, 2019) 8/10 (15 min) (Democratic Republic Of Congo) (Total: 122 min)
11. Alyam, alyam (Oh the Days!, Ahmed El Maanouni, 1978) 9/10 (Morocco)
12. A Deusa Negra (Black Goddess, Ola Balogun, 1979) 8/10 (Nigeria)
13. La zerda ou Les chants de l'oubli (The Zerda and the Songs of Forgetting, Assia Djebbar, 1983) 8.5/10 (Algeria)
14. Washmun 'Ala al-Dhakira/Champagne amer (Secret Obsession, Ridha Behi, 1986-89) 7/10 (Tunisia)
15. Femmes aux yeux ouverts (Women with Open Eyes, Anne-Laure Folly, 1994) 7.5/10 (Togo)
16. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Anthony Minghella, 2008) 8/10 (Botswana)
17. Who Killed Captain Alex? (Nabwana I.G.G., 2010) 5/10 (Uganda)
18. Parfum de Printemps (Sweet Smell of Spring, Férid Boughedir, 2016) 7.5/10 (Tunisia)
19. Spell Reel (Filipa César, 2017) 8/10 (Guinea-Bissau)
20. Atlantique (Atlantics, Mati Diop, 2019) 8.5/10 (Senegal)

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Post by blueboybob » February 19th, 2020, 1:26 pm

26. [Mauritania] Soleil Ô (1967)

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Post by Mario Gaborović » February 19th, 2020, 5:14 pm

blueboybob wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 1:26 pm
26. [Mauritania] Soleil Ô (1967)
It's 25th on the row since La chasse au lion à l'arc is not accepted as an African film.

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Post by blueboybob » February 19th, 2020, 5:35 pm

Mario Gaborović wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 5:14 pm
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February 19th, 2020, 1:26 pm
26. [Mauritania] Soleil Ô (1967)
It's 25th on the row since La chasse au lion à l'arc is not accepted as an African film.
It was said it would count for the main challenge...

blocho wrote:
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February 14th, 2020, 1:46 pm
I am not sure to do with #25, it is clearly an African film, but IMDB only list "France" and they only talk in generalities like "West Africa"
This will count for the main challenge, but because imdb only lists France, it will not count for the bonus challenges.

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Post by blocho » February 19th, 2020, 7:43 pm

bob is correct

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Post by Cinepolis » February 19th, 2020, 10:29 pm

8. Femmes aux yeux ouverts (1994, Togo) - 7/10
Short, but informative documentary about the burdens of being a woman in various African countries. Gave a compact overview on the human rights violations in Africa, even though it felt a bit unstructured.

9. Gito, l'ingrat (1992, Burundi) - 7.5/10
Entertaining movie about a law student returning from Paris to his home country of Burundi only to be confronted by problems considering both his career and love life. I enjoyed the acting, the overall story and the dose of humour mixed into. The message may be conveyed in a placative way, but is still relevant today, especially for younger people starting a life on their own.
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1. Mueda, Memoria e Massacre (1981, Mozambique) - 6/10
2. La Vie Est Belle (1987, Zaire/DRC) - 6/10
3. Allah Tantou (1992, Guinea) - 8/10
4. Sarraounia (1986, Mauritania) - 8/10
5. Remparts d'argile (1970, Algeria) - 6/10
6. Touki-Bouki (1973, Senegal) - 7/10
7. Faat Kiné (2000, Senegal) - 7/10
8. Femmes aux yeux ouverts (1994, Togo) - 7/10
9. Gito, i'ingrat (1992, Burundi) - 7.5/10

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Post by AB537 » February 20th, 2020, 1:40 am

1. Touki Bouki (Djibril Diop Mambety, 1973, Senegal) 7/10

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Post by jeroeno » February 20th, 2020, 5:53 am

07. Atlantique (Senegal, 2019)

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Post by sol » February 20th, 2020, 2:15 pm

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1. Neria (1991) Zimbabwe
2. Spud (2010) South Africa
3. Flame (1996) Zimbabwe
4. Hyenas (1992) Senegal
5. Yeelen (1987) Mali
6. Spud 2 (2013) South Africa
7. Spud 3 (2014) South Africa
8. The CEO (2016) Nigeria
9. Wend Kuuni (1982) Burkina Faso
10. Buud Yam (1997) Burkina Faso
11. Yellow Card (2000) Zimbabwe
12. Days of Glory (2006) Algeria
13. Prey (2007) South Africa
14. More Time (1993) Zimbabwe

15. The Legend of the Sky Kingdom (2003) Zimbabwe

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Based on a children's book, this animated film has some very simplistic messages in terms of optimism and self-belief, however, the look of the project is anything but simple. All of the sets and characters are made out of trash and junk - something that leads to some very innovative character designs which are filmed in near flawless stop animation. The characters are less interesting than they look though - and have whiny with high-pitched voices.
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Post by blocho » February 21st, 2020, 1:13 am

Summary: The First 20 Days

Welcome to a statistical summary of the challenge to this point. The next and final summary will come after the end of the challenge.

Headline Stats
We have 16 participants thus far, with a cumulative total of 135 points. That works out to a mean score of 8.4 points and a median of 4.5 points. Jdidaco leads the main challenge with 30 points, followed closely by blueboybob with 26 points and Mario Gaborovic with 21 points.

Bonus Challenge #1: Travel the Continent
Jdidaco, unsurprisingly, is leading this challenge, having visited 20 countries. Mario is second with 15 countries and blueboybob third with 11 countries. Overall, participants have seen movies from 35 of the 57 eligible countries/territories. Senegal and Egypt are the most popular countries with 14 points each, while South Africa is third with 11 (not including shorts). The following countries have not been visited yet:
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Angola
Benin
CAR
Republic of Congo
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Gambia
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mayotte
Reunion
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Sudan
Sudan
Tanzania
Western Sahara

Bonus Challenge #2 - Individual Country Champions
There are now four individual country leaders who have reached the five-point minimum. Blueboybob is the leader of Egypt with 9 points, jdidaco the leader of Morocco with 5 points, Mario Gaborovic the leader of South Africa with 5 points, and sol the leader of Zimbabwe with 5 points.

Years
Participants have watched movies ranging from 1916 to 2019. The most popular movie year so far is 1987 with 6 movies (not counting shorts). The median year is 1994. Here's the breakdown by decade (again, not counting shorts):
1910s (1 movie)
1920s (0 movies)
1930s (1 movie)
1940s (0 movies)
1950s (1 movie)
1960s (6 movies)
1970s (17 movies)
1980s (25 movies)
1990s (22 movies)
2000s (16 movies)
2010s (36 movies)

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » February 21st, 2020, 1:38 am

Thanks for these stats, blocho. Nice to look through them.

Not a single viewing from the 1940s! I might try to look into something (perhaps Egyptian) to right that glaring situation.
That's all, folks!

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Post by Mario Gaborović » February 21st, 2020, 1:58 am

22. Angelo (2013) + Ba Ne Jek Mal (2014) + She (2017)* + Lost Boy in Juba (2018)* + The American Boy (2019)* + The Juba Lifestyle (2019)* + Yin Nhong Bal (2019)* - South Sudan
23. Clando (1996) - Cameroon

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01. Debbas (2014) - Eritrea
02. Kandisha (2008) - Morocco
03. Jerusalema (2008) - South Africa
04. Zambezia (2012) - South Africa
05. You Must Be Joking! (1986) - South Africa
06. Chappie (2015) - South Africa
07. Atlantique (2019) - Senegal
08. Niaye (1964) + Et la neige n'était plus (1966) + Petite lumière (2003) - Senegal
09. Poko (1981) + Les écuelles (1983) + Issa le tisserand (1985) + Ouagadougou, ouaga deux roues (1985) - Burkina Faso
10. Bad Black (2016) - Uganda
11. De Voortrekkers (1916) - South Africa
12. Rise and Fall of Idi Amin (1981) - Kenya
13. Zohra (1922) + La fille de Carthage (1924) + Obsession (2010) + L'Mrayet (2012)* + Boulawled (2014) - Tunisia
14. Bisanvil (2005) + La rencontre (2012) + Project 51 (2015) + The Chain: Mauritius (2016) + Infinity (2019) - Mauritius
15. Looking for Iilonga (2011) + Dead River (2012) + Another Sunny Day (2017) + Oom Land (2017) - Namibia
16. Lionheart (2018) - Nigeria
17. Abuse (2008) + Bigger Plans (2008) + Home Free (2009) + Pigfoot (2010) + The Return of Old Man Kabura (2010) - Burundi
18. Zawgaty wal kalb (1971) - Egypt
19. Yam Daabo (1987) - Burkina Faso
20. The Burial of Kojo (2018) - Ghana
21. Fogata (1992) + The Ball (2003) + Tatana (2005) + Dina (2010) + Moshanyana (2013) + Os Pestinhas e o Ladrão de brinquedos (2013) - Mozambique

*not on IMDb

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