Peaceful Anarchy's favourite African filmsby PeacefulAnarchy | created - 16 Jul 2018 | updated - 20 Jul 2018 | Public
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1. Ceddo (1977)
120 min | Drama
The Ceddo try to preserve their traditional African culture against the onslaught of Islam, Christianity, and the slave trade. When King Demba War sides with the Muslims, the Ceddo kidnap ... See full summary »
2. Sambizanga (1972)
102 min | Drama
Domingos is a member of an African liberation movement, arrested by the Portuguese secret police, after bloody events in Angola. He does not betray his companions, but is beaten to death in... See full summary »
3. Timbuktu (2014)
PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, War
A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed.
Votes: 15,385 | Gross: $1.08M
6. Hyènes (1992)
Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
Dramaan is the most popular man in Colobane, but when a woman from his past, now exorbitantly wealthy, returns to the town, things begin to change.
Votes: 756 | Gross: $0.02M
8. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War
In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.
Votes: 49,513 | Gross: $0.06M
11. Le franc (I) (1994)
Not Rated | 46 min | Comedy
A penniless, fast-thinking musician buys a lottery ticket which he glues to his back door, in hopes of eventually retrieving his instrument from his exasperating landlady. The ticket wins, ... See full summary »
12. Félicité (2017)
129 min | Drama, Music
Félicité sings in a bar in Kinshasa. When her 14-year-old son has a motorcycle accident, she goes on a frantic search through the streets of Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. And her path crosses that of Tabu.
Votes: 850 | Gross: $0.01M
13. The Curlew's Cry (1959)
109 min | Drama, Romance
This compelling tale of love and betrayal, set in the upper Egyptian countryside, follows the story of Amna as she plots her revenge on the engineer who destroyed her family's honor.
14. The Law (1990)
81 min | Drama, Romance
Set in a pre-colonial African past, Tilai is about an illicit love affair and its consequences. Saga returns to his village after an extended absence to discover that his father has taken ... See full summary »
15. Sarraounia (1986)
120 min | Drama, History, War
On January 2 1899, starting from the French Soudan, a french column under the commandment of the captains Voulet and Chanoine is send against the black Sultan Rabah in what is now the ... See full summary »
19. Work (1978)
90 min | Drama
A young manager of a factory encounters a man walking along a road who says his family traditionally are servants to the manager's family. The manager offers him a job, and as he watches ... See full summary »
21. God's Gift (1982)
75 min | Drama
In pre-colonial times a peddler crossing the savanna discovers a child lying unconscious in the bush. When the boy comes to, he is mute and cannot explain who he is. The peddler leaves him ... See full summary »
23. The Wind (1982)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
Finye tackles the generation gap in post-colonial West Africa. Its heroine is the pot smoking daughter of a provincial military governor who falls in love with a fellow university student, the descendent of one of Mali's chiefs.
27. Rocking Poponguine (1994)
95 min | Drama
This bittersweet, coming of age story is a kind of African equivalent of George Lucas' American Graffiti, Spike Lee's Crooklyn or Godard's Masculin/Feminin.
29. Pegasus (2010)
104 min | Drama
Zineb is an emotionally exhausted psychiatrist assigned to Rihana, a traumatized and pregnant young woman found in the street muttering unintelligibly about "The Lord of the Horse." Soon, ... See full summary »