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Filmography - African Feature Films

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of June 2018

African Feature Films - Gabon

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 (www.american.edu/library/mediaservices/).

 

 

Dole = Money. 1999, 1 video file (80 min.). "The main character of the film, Mougler, seems almost to be a sociological study of a ghetto youth slipping into a life of petty crime with his friends.  For people like Mougler living on the margins of the emerging global economy, a lottery can seem like their only hope for financial success.  In Dãoláe we see how the media cynically collaborate with the lottery to divert desperate people's economic aspirations into a spectacle, a contemporary combination of 'bread and circus.'  When the boys decide to up their odds by robbing the lottery kiosk, the gentle comedy turns tragic"--Container. GABON. Streaming video.
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Le Grand Blanc de Lambarene. 1995 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr. 28 min. 56 sec.)).  This feature reconstructs the last year of the life of the missionary Dr. Albert Schweitzer from an African perspective. GABON / CAMEROON / FRANCE. Streaming video. http://proxyau.wrlc.org/login?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=103247&xtid=57830