||21 UP South Africa: Mandela's Children- The Jesuit maxim behind the landmark UP Series has been taken to South Africa, where a group of children, first filmed in 1992 at the age of 7, are now 21. The fascinating portraits offer insights into the social and political upheavals that have occurred since the crumbling of Apartheid.|
Albert Schweitzer: Called to Africa- Humanitarian. Nobel Prize winner. Musician. Dr. Albert Schweitzer marched to his own beat, sacrificing a comfortable European life in return for serving the lepers of equatorial Africa. His wife Helen Bresslau, the nurse who accompanied him on this mission, renders a vivid and inspiring portrait of his work.
I'll Sing For You- In the sixties, the people of Mali awoke each morning to the sound of Boubacar "KarKar" Traoré's voice on the radio, singing of independence. But KarKar, like his native country, fell on hard times. Also featuring Ali Farka Toure.
Jane's Journey- Jane's Journey is an inspiring portrait of the private person behind the world-famous icon Jane Goodall, whose 45 year study of wild chimpanzees in Africa is legendary.
Jihad for Love, A- In this revealing documentary, which was filmed in 12 countries and 9 languages, Muslim gay filmmaker Parvez Sharma travels the many worlds of Islam, discovering the stories of its most unlikely storytellers: lesbian and gay Muslims.
Living in Emergency- Set in war-torn Congo and Liberia, Living in Emergency interweaves the stories of four volunteers with Doctors Without Borders as they struggle to provide emergency medical care under the most extreme conditions.
Mugabe and the White African- Selected as one of the 15 feature documentaries on the 2010 short list for Oscar consideration, Mugabe and the White African is an intimate account of one family's astonishing bravery as they fight to protect their property, their livelihood and their country.
On the Rumba River-In 1948, Antoine ‘Wendo’ Kolosoy's first album made him the superstar of Congolese Rumba. But as Congo suffered under the dictator Mobutu, he was reduced to beggarhood. In the late 1990s, older and wiser, Wendo made his comeback.
Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open- Though Bowles never hid his homosexuality, he was married to the lesbian writer Jane Bowles. What attracted them despite their extremely different personalities was a shared worldview: that one must travel to the point of no return in order to find salvation.
Quarry, The- Acclaimed Irish actor John Lynch stars as the strangely sympathetic fugitive who battles inner demons in this 'provocative, mysterious thriller!' (New York Times)
Rising From Ashes- American cycling legend Jock Boyer moved to Rwanda, Africa to help a group of struggling genocide survivors pursue their dream of a national team. Rising From Ashes follows Boyer and Team Rwanda as they set out against impossible odds and rise from the ashes of their past.
Senator Obama Goes to Africa- Part personal odyssey and part chronicle of diplomacy in action, this timely documentary follows Barack Obama as he takes an emotional journey to Kisumu, Kenya - land of his ancestry.
Without the King- Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, this acclaimed film tells an astonishing story of Africa’s last absolute monarchy, the Kingdom of Swaziland.
Wrong Side of the Bus- Sidney Bloch returns to Cape Town, South Africa for his medical school reunion. Sid has suffered from a troubled conscience for forty years and wants to resolve his guilt for colluding with Apartheid – but what will it take to free him from his past?