Movie Guides: Foreign Language Films - Africa

Printable Guide With Library Holdings

Films in the Classroom Collection are available at the circulation desk and are for in-library use only. Faculty may check out these videos for classroom use. Films in the MEDIA collection are available on the first floor of the library and may be checked out for 2 weeks.

Suggested Titles

Abouna (Chad) --- MEDIA PN1997 .A26 2005
After two young Chadian boys discover their father has abandoned them, they embark on a desperate quest to bring him home.
Language: Chad Arabic; English subtitles

Horses of God (Morocco) --- MEDIA PN1997.2.C4485 2014
Ten year-old Yachine and his thirteen-year-old brother Hamid live in the slums. Hamid works hard to support his family, but eventually gets in with the wrong crowd and goes to prison. After years in jail, Hamid returns home an Islamic fundamentalist. He persuades Yachine and his pals to join him. Their spiritual leader trains them and one day he tells them they have been chosen to become martyrs. On May 16th 2003, they commit the deadliest act of terrorism in Morocco's history.

Moolaade (Senegal) ---MEDIA PN1997.2 .M659 2007
Set in a small village, four young girls face ritual "purification" decide to flee to the household of Collâe Ardo Gallo Sy, a strong-willed woman who has managed to shield her own teenage daughter from the mutilation.
Language: Jula and French; English subtitles

Tsotsi (South Africa) --- MEDIA PN1997.2.T7857 2006
A young criminal finds a surprise in the backseat of a car he has stolen, which both complicates and enriches his life.
Language: Tsotsi-Taal; English or Spanish subtitles

Last Updated: January 2016