Films tagged "African Studies"
Brownstones to Red Dirt
Kids from Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy projects and orphans from Sierra Leone's civil war find one another through a pen pal program that not only shapes their lives, but also shows them that they can count on each other.
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Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-lee Furness, traveled to Ethiopia as ambassadors for World Vision Australia. While in the Yirgacheffe region, Hugh met a 27 year-old coffee farmer named Dukale, working to lift his family out of poverty. Spending time on Dukale's farm, Hugh learned first-hand about the value of fair trade coffee.
Five orphaned children in Eswatini turn past trauma into creative fuel for an original collective fairytale in which they send a young girl on a dangerous quest.
The true story of Charles Mully, whose unlikely stratospheric rise to wealth and power leaves him questioning his own existence, searching for meaning in life.
Pray the Devil Back to Hell
This documentary chronicles social unrest in the West African Republic of Liberia, where civil war has torn the nation apart and left hundreds of thousands dead or displaced.
When Elephants Fight
Congo has been a tremendous source of wealth due to its abundance of natural resources. That wealth has primarily gone to colonial powers, dictators, rebel fighters, and foreign companies. This glaring difference between opportunity and reality is still the story of Congo today.
From executive producer Angelina Jolie Pitt comes the award-winning drama DIFRET, based on the inspirational true story of a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer embroiled in a life-or-death clash between cultural traditions and their country's advancement of equal rights.
If good enough, how do young Africans come to the attention of Real Madrid or Manchester United? Football Fables lifts the lid off of the inner workings of Ghanaian football migration.
The Land Beneath Our Feet
Follow a young Liberian man uprooted by war who returns from the USA with never-before-seen footage of Liberia's past. The uncovered footage is embraced as a national treasure.
Lost and Found
Fate and faith conspire to create a beautiful and surprising partnership between orphans targeted by the murderous militia of Joseph Kony and hardcore inmate-artists in an Oregon penitentiary.
Music by Prudence
In this Oscar-winning film, follow the story of Prudence and a band of people with disabilities who triumph over seemingly insurmountable odds.
We Are the Ones
Three surgeons unite for peace after tribal feuds ignite a firestorm of violence. We Are the Ones blends vérité techniques with cinematic visuals to bring the audience a visceral front line account of the constant war between life and death in South Sudan.
Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana
Who would expect to find Jews in Ghana? Not Gabrielle Zilkha, for sure. But when she volunteered to work in Africa and found herself a lone anadian Jew awash a sea of Christians as the Jewish New Year approached, that's exactly what happened.
Hero With A Thousand Faces
The recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa was one of the most deadly health epidemics in recent history. Sierra Leone was hit the hardest by the virus. However, the story of Ebola isn't just one of mass death; it's a story of the first responders rushing in to face insurmountable odds, of brothers in arms refusing to quit when all seemed lost.
Little White Lie
After learning that her biological father was not the man who raised her, Lacey Schwartz begins a quest to reconcile the hidden pieces of her life.
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We Must Go
Follow the journey of the Egyptian National Soccer team and coach Bob Bradley as they fight to reach the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Together, they have the chance to do more than realize their shared dream of World Cup qualification––they can unite a bitterly divided nation.
William & the Windmill
William Kamkwamba's life is transformed after he creates a power-generating windmill from spare parts to save his family from famine in Malawi.
When Giants Fall
Filmmaker Leslie Griffith examines how the global demand for ivory threatens the survival of African elephants.