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ArtMattan Productions

Welcome to the ArtMattan Productions' web site. We distribute films that focus on the human experience of black people in Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America and Europe. All these films were shown during our annual African Diaspora Film Festival in New York. Please browse around.

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The Pirogue

GREAT AFRICAN FILMS - VOL 4

The fourth installment in this series of award-winnig films from Africa includes Moussa Toure's impressive "The Pirogue" and Khady Sylla's incisive docs "Colobane Express" and "The Silent Monologue."More information here.

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YOUSSOU N'DOUR & SOTIGUI KOUYATE: AFRICAN STORYTELLERS

This new 2-DVD set offers a total of four films about Youssou N'Dour and Sotigui Kouyate, two griots who have devoted their lives to telling the stories of Africa to the world.
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Youssou N'Dour

 

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Tango Negro

BLACKS IN LATIN AMERICA

A 2-DVD set featuringTango Negro: The African Roots of Tango (Argentina and Uruguay) a revealing documentary that traces the origins of tango back to the slave trade between Africa and South America and explains how the music and dance evolved into a Latin American form with myriad styles and La Playa D.C. from Colombia (Official Selection, Cannes 2012), about an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country's Pacific coast pushed out by the war, and faces the difficulties of growing up in the city of Bogota. More information here.

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JEWS OF EGYPT

This fascinating documentary brilliantly blends interviews and archival footage to recall times of tolerance and inclusiveness when the identity of Egyptian Jews was unquestioned by their Arab compatriots and they were viewed as partners in nation building.
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Aluku Liba

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Aluku Liba

ABDIAS DO NASCIMENTO

Loving and revealing documentary about Afro-Brazilian scholar/writer/activist /politician Abdias do Nascimento (1914-2011), a significant figure in and leader of Brazil’s Black movement who founded the Black Experimental Theater in 1944 and was very active in the international Pan-African Movement.
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RACE & IMMIGRATION IN EUROPE: BORDERS and THE GLASS CEILING is a double feature that depicts the challenges of African immigration and integration in Europe. More information here.

Race & Immigration in Europe


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AFRICAN DIASPORA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

See our African Dispora International Film Festival web site.


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