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TIME AND JUDGEMENT: A STORY OF A 400 YEAR EXILE

TIME AND JUDGEMENT: A STORY OF A 400 YEAR EXILE

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TIME AND JUDGEMENT: A DIARY OF A 400 YEAR EXILE

DIRECTED BY MENELIK SHABAZZ
U.K. AND BARBADOS / 1988 / ENGLISH / 84 MIN

SYNOPSIS

Time and Judgement is an overview of the African Liberation Movement that spans a period of 400 hundred years. The film narrates the tribulations and successes of people of African descent in and out of Africa with a special focus on the struggles of the last century. Through extensive footage of the movement in the Caribbean, Africa, America and Europe, the viewer is exposed to the critical political analysis of leaders such as: Maurice Bishop of Grenada, Walter Rodney of Guyana, Jessie Jackson, Kwame Ture (Stokley Carmichael) and Louis Farrakhan of the USA, Samora Machel of Mozambique, Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, Bob Marley and Marcus Garvey of Jamaica, and more.

Through the creative use of various art forms including theater, poetry, songs and art, Time and Judgement establishes a connection between a biblical prophecy with the times we are living in, leading toward the final confrontation between the heart and money - the heart symbolizing love and life, and money symbolizing greed and lust for power.

DIRECTOR AND CAST

Director: Menelik Shabazz
Starring: Doris Harper-Wills
Starring: Thomas Pinnock
Starring: Anita Breveld
 

GENRES

  • Documentary  
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VOICES OF THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA

VOICES OF THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA

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From the new South Africa comes this double feature focusing on the struggle of Black South Africans - both those who lived in exile and those who stayed home - to find their place in their country after apartheid.

 

 

NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

Nothing But the Truth (John Kani, 2008, 78 mins.), which is based on the award-winning, long-running play by director and actor John Kani, explores the complex dynamic between those who risked their lives to remain in South Africa to end apartheid and those who lived in exile to bring attention to the cause. In New Brighton, librarian Sipho Makhaya prepares for the return of his brother’s ashes. His brother had gained a reputation as a hero of the anti-apartheid movement while Sipho spent most of his life on the front lines.

 

HOMECOMING 

Homecoming (Norman Maake, 2005, 90 mins.), a film version of the hit mini-series, follows three veteran soldiers of the African National Congress who return to South Africa after years in exile to pick up the pieces of their lives and careers. Charlie wants to open a club; Thabo struggles to reacquaint himself with his wife and family; and Peter remains in politics to uncover the hard truths about those who betrayed the ANC. In English.

John Kani/Norman Maake---South Africa---2008/2005---168 mins.

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WAALO FENDO: WHERE THE EARTH FREEZES

WAALO FENDO: WHERE THE EARTH FREEZES

Regular price $245.00
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WAALO FENDO: WHERE THE EARTH FREEZES

DIRECTED BY MOHAMMED SOUDANI
SENGAL AND SWITZERLAND / 1998 / WOLOF WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / 65 MIN

SYNOPSIS

Milan, like Paris or Stuttgart, and like many other European cities, is the theater of the drama of immigration. Demba reconstructs his story and that of his brother Yaro, both Senegalese immigrants in Italy, in a long and fragmentary flashback that begins with Yaro’s murder and recounts their departure from the village, arrival in Europe, the work they find selling lighters and picking tomatoes in the south of Italy: the stages every “non-EEC citizen” goes through in Italy. It is a story of immigration like so many others but that most people are unaware of. Waalo Fendo illustrates the dehumanization faced by so many immigrants all over the world.

DIRECTOR AND CAST

Director: Mohammed Soudani
Starring: Saidou Moussa Ba
Starring: Oumar Ba
Starring: Baara N'Gom
 

GENRES

  • Drama 
  • Also includes film Otomo
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WHITE LIES + WHITE LIKE THE MOON

WHITE LIES + WHITE LIKE THE MOON

Regular price $395.00
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White Lies Trailer - ArtMattan Films

WHITE LIES

Directed by Dana Rotberg | 2013 | New Zealand | 96mins | Drama | English and Maori with English subtitles.

SYNOPSIS

Based on a novel by Whale Rider writer Witi Ihimaera, White Lies - New Zealand's entry in the 2014 Oscar competition for best foreign-language film - is an intense drama that explores with great humanity and sensitivity such difficult topics as race relations, skin bleaching and abortion.

Paraiti is the healer and midwife of her rural, Maori people - she believes in life. But new laws in force are prohibiting unlicensed healers, making the practice of much Maori medicine illegal. She gets approached by Maraea, the servant of a wealthy woman, Rebecca, who seeks her knowledge and assistance in order to hide a secret which could destroy Rebecca’s position in European settler society. This compelling story tackles moral dilemmas, exploring the nature of identity, societal attitudes to the roles of women and the tension between Western and traditional Maori medicine.

Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2013
DIRECTOR 

Director: Dana Rotberg
 

GENRES

  • Drama

WHITE LIKE THE MOON 

DIRECTED BY MARINA GONZALEZ PALMIER
U.S.A. / 2001 / ENGLISH / 23 MIN

SYNOPSIS

A Mexican-American girl struggles to keep her identity when her mother forces her to bleach her skin. White Like the Moon is a revealing film about a dilemma not very well known outside Latino communities; that of the myth of the light skin superiority in Indigenous and Indigenous descendant communities.

DIRECTOR AND CAST

Director: Marina Gonzalez Palmier
Starring: Misha Aziz
Starring: Diana Burbano
Starring: Crystal Leah Chacon
 

GENRES

  • Drama 
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WHITE LIKE THE MOON

WHITE LIKE THE MOON

Regular price $145.00
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WHITE LIKE THE MOON 

DIRECTED BY MARINA GONZALEZ PALMIER
U.S.A. / 2001 / ENGLISH / 23 MIN

SYNOPSIS

A Mexican-American girl struggles to keep her identity when her mother forces her to bleach her skin. White Like the Moon is a revealing film about a dilemma not very well known outside Latino communities; that of the myth of the light skin superiority in Indigenous and Indigenous descendant communities.

DIRECTOR AND CAST

Director: Marina Gonzalez Palmier
Starring: Misha Aziz
Starring: Diana Burbano
Starring: Crystal Leah Chacon
 

GENRES

  • Drama 
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