California Newsreel

A film distribution company out of San Francisco with a deep collection specializing in African cinema and Educational films.  I was able to preview a good number of their films this summer and would highly recommend their collection to anyone who is interested in African cinema.  The movies are real expensive to buy for personal use, but if you can talk to the folks at your local video store, talk to your college proffesors and libraries… below is a list of some of my favorite titles from the collection.

California Newsreel produces and distributes cutting edge, social justice films that inspire, educate and engage audiences. Founded in 1968, Newsreel is the oldest non-profit, social issue documentary film center in the country, the first to marry media production and contemporary social movements.

“We are a leading resource center for the advancement of racial justice and diversity, and the study of African American life and history as well as African culture and politics. In 2006, we launched a new thematic focus for our work: the Global Economy, with an emphasis on the international division of labor. In the years ahead we look forward to continuing our traditions of innovation and responsible advocacy by providing films that help inform, educate and organize.”

Ça Twiste à Poponguine 








Keita: the Heritage of the Griot


Lumumba: la mort du prophete.


Le Malentendu Colonial


keep an eye out for the rest of my reccomendations…

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