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The African Studies Collection

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

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Life 8 - Grace Under FireLife 8 - Grace Under Fire

Dr. Grace Kodindo explores what help is available for the people, particularly women, affected by the ongoing and bloody conflict in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2011 ♦ 26 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Life 8 - How to Become a PresidentLife 8 - How to Become a President

Former World Soccer Player of the Year, George Weah, is running for president again in his native Liberia. Is he out of his depth?

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2011 ♦ 26 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Life 8 - Moments of TruthLife 8 - Moments of Truth

Charles Stewart, whose 1984 film alerted the world to the Ethiopian famine, returns to check whether the people he filmed then are now free from danger.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2011 ♦ 25 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Life 8 - Reclaim the CondomLife 8 - Reclaim the Condom

Trained advice columnist Sheila launches a campaign in Mozambique to promote condoms as sexy contraceptives - not weapons in the fight against HIV and disease.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2011 ♦ 26 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Life 8 - Scent of the StreetsLife 8 - Scent of the Streets

Nigeria has had some success in getting more women into government and business. But what about in the crowded and often violent slums of Lagos?

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2011 ♦ 27 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Life 8 - Sorie K and the MDGsLife 8 - Sorie K and the MDGs

Blind musician, Sorie Kondi, from Sierra Leone looks at what's happening with girls' education in his country 10 years after civil war.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2011 ♦ 27 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Life 8 - The Elephants' Dream of PeaceLife 8 - The Elephants' Dream of Peace

In Ivory Coast the national soccer team, the Elephants, helped stop a civil war in 2005. Can the efforts of their top players avert disaster this time?

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2011 ♦ 26 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Life 8 - Trawler GirlLife 8 - Trawler Girl

A female trawler captain in Namibia exemplifies goals set forth for women in the Millennium Development Goals.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2011 ♦ 27 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
The Lion HuntersThe Lion Hunters

Jean Rouch's self-reflexive depiction of lion hunting among the Songhay people of Niger, and the social structure that underlies it.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 77 minutes ♦ 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
The Mad MastersThe Mad Masters

Jean Rouch depicts a Hauka possession ceremony that doubles as a theatrical protest against The Gold Coast's colonial rulers.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 28 minutes ♦ 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT

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