List of African films

The following is a list of African films. It is arranged alphabetically by country of origin.

Algeria

Angola

Benin

Botswana

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1980The Gods Must Be CrazyJamie Uyscomedythe first of The Gods Must Be Crazy film series
1989The Gods Must Be Crazy IIJamie Uyscomedypart of The Gods Must Be Crazy film series

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1992Gito l'ingratLéonce Ngabo

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Year Title Director Genre Notes
2000Amílcar Cabraldocumentary

Chad

Congo, Democratic Republic of

Congo, Republic

Djibouti

Year Title Director Genre Notes
2011Laan = girls, friends = Les copinesLula Ali Ismaildrama

[1]

Egypt

Equatorial Guinea

Year Title Director Genre Notes
2015Aricó calienteRaimundo Bernabé Nnandongdrama

[2]

2016Desamparad@sRaimundo Bernabé Nnandongdrama

[3]

Eritrea

Year Title Director Genre Notes
2001White HotelDianne Griffin, Tobi Solvangdocumentary

Ethiopia

Gabon

Ghana

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1952The Boy KumasenuSean Graham
1980Love Brewed in the African PotKwaw Ansah
1987ZinabuWilliam Akuffo and Richard Quartey
1993SankofaHaile GerimadramaThis film is Burkinabé, but shot in Ghana.
2005Emmanuel's Giftdocumentary
2006Run Baby RunEmmanuel Apeaaction
2006A Goat's TailJulius Amedume
2007Princess TyraFrank Rajah Arasedrama
2009A Sting in a TaleShirley Frimpong-Mansothriller
2010Coz Ov MoniKing Luumusical
2010Sinking SandsLeila Djansidrama
2011An African ElectionJarreth and Kevin Merzdocumentary
2011Ties That BindLeila Djansidrama
2012ContractShirley Frimpong-Manso
2013Coz Ov Moni 2 (FOKN Revenge)King Luumusical
2015HeavenAbu Idi - Haus of Euphoriumthriller

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1988Mortu NegaFlora Gomeshistorical drama

Ivory Coast

Kenya

Libya

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1972When Fate Hardens
(also known as Destiny is Very Hard)
Abdella Zarokfeature film[4]
1974The RoadMohamed Shaabanfeature film[4]
1976Mohammad, Messenger of God
(also known as The Message)
Moustapha Akkadbiographical adventure drama
1977Les AmbassadeursNaceur Ktardrama
1977The Green Light (al-Daw’ al-Akhdar)Abedalla Mushbahi[4]
1981Lion of the DesertMoustapha Akkadbiographical war drama
1983Battle of Tagrift (Ma’rakat Taqraft)Mushafa Kashem and Mohamed Ayad Drizawar drama[4]
1985The Bomb Shell (al-Shaziya)
(also known as The Splinter)
Mohamed Ferjani[4]
1986Love in Narrow Alleys (Hub fi al-aziqa al-dayiqa)Muhamad Abd al-Jalil Qanidi[5]
1993/4Symphony of Rain (Ma’azufatu al-matar)Abdella Zarok[4]

Madagascar

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1988Tabataba
2004SouliAlexander Abeladrama

Malawi

Year Title Director Genre Notes
2003Lifecycles: A Story of AIDS in MalawiSierra Bellows, Doug Karrdocumentary

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1989Red ScorpionJoseph Zitoaction adventure
2007Namibia: The Struggle for LiberationCharles Burnettdrama
2015KatuturaFlorian Schottdrama

Niger

Nigeria

Rwanda

Year Title Director Genre Notes
2001100 DaysNick Hughesdrama
2004Hotel RwandaTerry Georgehistorical drama war
2005Sometimes in AprilRaoul Peckhistorical drama war television film
2007Munyurangabo
2012IbaraTom Nkusi/Emmy Ruzindanaaction

São Tomé and Príncipe

Sierra Leone

Year Title Director Genre Notes
2000Cry FreetownSorious Samuradocumentary
2005Blood DiamondEdward Zwickdocumentary
2012SALAYAli Kamandashort-film

Somalia

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1987Geedka noloshaAbdulkadir Ahmed Said
1992La ConchigliaAbdulkadir Ahmed Said

South Africa

Sudan

Year Title Director Genre Notes
2005God Grew Tired of UsChristopher Dillon Quinn, Tommy Walkerdocumentary

Tanzania

Year Title Director Genre Notes
2001Maangamizi: The Ancient OneMartin Mhando, Ron Mulvihilldrama
2003BongolandJosiah Kibira

Togo

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1972KouamiMetonou Do Kokoushort
1979Au rendez-vous du rêve abêtiKodjo Goncalvesshort documentary
1986The Blooms of BanjeliCarlyn Saltmanshort documentary
1988BawinaMinza Batabashort
1991AshakaraGérard Louvin
1994Femmes aux yeux ouvertsAnne-Laure Follydocumentary
1996Les OubliéesAnne-Laure Follydocumentary
1999Sarah Maldoror ou la nostalgie de l'utopieAnne-Laure Follydocumentary
2002Le Dilemme d'EyaAdjiké Assoumashort drama

Tunisia

Uganda

Also see,

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1998Guns for SaleRichard Alwyndocumentary
2001ABC AfricaAbbas Kiarostamidocumentary
2006Invisible Childrenshort documentary
2010Who Killed Captain Alex?Nabwana IGGaction film
2011Helloshort
2011State Research Bureau
2012The LifeNana Kaggadrama film
2013In Just HoursUsama Mukwayashort[6]
2013The Route
2014Bala Bala Sese
2015Tiktokshort
2015Sipi
2016Queen of KatweMira Nairsports drama
2018Veronica's WishRehema Nanfukafeature filmDrama film
2018BreadWinnerOchwo emmaxshort filmDrama film

Western Sahara

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1976Sahara Occidental indépendance ou génocide?Collective directiondocumentary[7]
2011WilayaPedro Pérez Rosadodrama
2012La Badil (No Other Choice)Dominic Brownshort documentary

Zaire

Year Title Director Genre Notes
1996Macadam tribu

Zambia

Zimbabwe

See also

References

  1. "Catalogue African Studies Centre". Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  2. "Catalogue African Studies Centre". Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  3. "Catalogue African Studies Centre". Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  4. Hans-Christian Mahnke and Ramadan Salim, On Film and cinema in Libya – Interview with Libyan film critic and festival director Ramadan Salim, African Film Festival, Inc., 2014.
  5. Film in Libya, in Annette Kuhn & Guy Westwell, A Dictionary of Film Studies, Oxford University Press, online version, 2012.
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2014-05-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. Sahara Occidental indépendance ou génocide?
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