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The African Studies Collection

A collection of films from and about sub-Saharan Africa.

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Food or Fuel?Food or Fuel?

Kenyan farmer Moses Shaha journeys through the Tana Delta, where farmers are starting to grow jatropha, a biofuel crop.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2013 ♦ 29 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adults
For the Best and for the Onion!For the Best and for the Onion!

A verite documentary that captures the rhythms of agricultural life in Niger, and how the vagaries of market price and harvest can affect the most intimate personal decisions.

Icarus Films ♦ 2010 ♦ 52 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
Future of MudFuture of Mud
This is the story of Komusa Tenapo, master mason and heir to the secrets of Djenne architecture, the traditional use of mud in Malian buildings.
Icarus Films ♦ 2007 ♦ 58 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Geologic Journey II - Along the African RiftGeologic Journey II - Along the African Rift

Examines the East African Rift, Ethiopia's Afar Triangle, the Nile Valley and the Dead Sea Rift, places where the Earth's crust is ripping apart as molten rock pushes upwards.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 51 minutes ♦ 8-12, College, Adult
Guerrilla GranniesGuerrilla Grannies
Filmmaker Ike Bertels' portrait of three women veterans of the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) offers an intimate view of Mozambique's history since its 1975 independence.
Icarus Films ♦ 2013 ♦ 80 minutes ♦ 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
A Healthy StartA Healthy Start
The debate over women's health care in South Africa.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 1996 ♦ 11 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult
JaguarJaguar

In Jean Rouch's collaborative ethnofiction, three Nigerian men journey to Accra for work.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 88 minutes ♦ 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
Lagos / KoolhaasLagos / Koolhaas
Renowned architect Rem Koolhaas and students from The Harvard Project on the City explore Lagos, Nigeria, interpreting the chaotic city in an innovative, surprising way.
Icarus Films ♦ 2003 ♦ 55 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Last Grave at DimbazaLast Grave at Dimbaza

Shot secretly and smuggled out of South Africa at the height of the apartheid era, this was the most widely screened and influential anti-apartheid documentary.

Icarus Films ♦ 1974 ♦ 55 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Life 8 - Biker Boys of the Dirt IslandLife 8 - Biker Boys of the Dirt Island

In Nairobi's Korogocho slum, a group of former thieves trying to go straight now provide an informal motorcycle taxi service.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2011 ♦ 26 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult

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