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Filmography - African Feature Films

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of June 2018

African Feature Films - Kenya

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of June 2018. 

Most streaming videos listed are available exclusively to AU students, staff and faculty after an online authentications by AUID#.

This is a selective list of video holdings in the American University Library. Filmographies are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible. For complete up-to-date holdings (including VHS tapes) please refer to the library catalog (


Africa is a woman's name. 2009, 1 videodisc (52 min.).  Follows three very different African women working to create change at all levels of society. SOUTH AFRICA. KENYA. ZIMBABWE. DVD 9240.

The first grader. 2010, 1 videodisc (103 min.).  In Kenya in 1953 there was a violent uprising against British colonial rule led by the Mau Mau, who were mainly from the Kikuyu tribe. Thousands were killed, and thousands imprisoned, although the conflict did eventually lead to independence for Kenya. Based on a true story, this tells the tale of how 84-year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter Kimani N'gan'ga Maruge fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. It is a triumphant testimony to the transforming force of education.  KENYA / UK. DVD 7115.

Stories of our lives. 2014. 1 videodisc (approximately 62 min.).  "A schoolgirl gets suspended for her budding relationship with a fellow female student. A young man eager to explore his sexuality at a clandestine gay club in Nairobi contends with the explosive reaction of his homophobic friend. A closeted gay man falls in love with his befuddled straight best friend. On June 30, 2013, the Nest Collective began archiving the stories of queer Kenyans. After several months of touring and collecting hundreds of compelling stories, they turned some of the resulting stories into this anthology film. The film remains banned in Kenya." -- Container.  KENYA. DVD 14665

To walk with lions. 1999. 1 videodisc (107 min.).  The dramatic continuation of George Adamson's fight to save Kenya's wildlife. Together with his young assistant, Tony Fitzjohn, Adamson battles to keep the animals on his game reserve 'Kora' from dangerous poachers and deadly 'shifta' warriors who are determined to destroy rhinos and elephants for their tusks, and lions for their rich pelts. An inspirational story about one man's magnificent crusade. KENYA. CANADA. DVD 8770.