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Filmography - African Feature Films

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of June 2018

African Feature Films - Guinea-Bissau

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 (


Mortu Nega = Those Whom Death Refused. 1988, 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr. 32 min. 6 sec.)).  Those Who Death Denied" depicts the challenges facing former freedom fighters in post-independence Guinea-Bissau. GUINEA-BISSAU. Streaming video.

Tree of Blood. 1996. 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr. 30 min. 45 sec.)).  In Amanha Lundju, the trees planted upon the birth of each child begin falling rapidly and mysteriously. Led by the tradition healer, Calcalado, the villagers begin a desert exodus in search of the cause of their curse and discover they must return home to fight for their traditions and their old way of life. GUINEA-BISSAU. FRANCE. Streaming video.

Udju azul di Yonta = The blue eyes of Yonta. 1992.  1 video file (90 min.).  Offers a portrait of the disillusionment of the revolutionary generation in Guinea-Bissau and the vibrant, if unintended, society which developed after independence in 1973. Tells the story of three people so in love with their dreams that they miss the real opportunities which life offers. GUINEA-BISSAU. Streaming video.