Films tagged "African Studies"
Brownstones to Red Dirt
Kids from Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy projects and orphans from Sierra Leone's brutal civil war have one thing in common: no one gives them a chance. Brownstones to Red Dirt, a feature-length documentary tells the story of how these “lost” groups find one another through a pen pal program that not only shapes their lives, but also shows them that even if they can't count on the world, they can count on each other.
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.
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.
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.