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/).
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
Moolaadé. 2004, 2 videodiscs (124 min.). Set in a small village, four young girls face ritual "purification" decide to flee to the household of Collâe Ardo Gallo Sy, a strong-willed woman who has managed to shield her own teenage daughter from the mutilation. Collâe invokes the time-honored custom of moolaadâe (sanctuary) to protect the fugitives, and tension mounts as the ensuing stand-off pits Collâe against village traditionalists. This endangers the prospective marriage of her daughter to the heir-apparent to the tribal throne. SENEGAL / BURKINA FASO / MOROCCO / TUNISIA / CAMEROON / FRANCE. DVD 3862.
Quartier Mozart. 1992, 1 videodisc (80 min.). Library of African cinema: New African cinema. Film uses traditional Cameroonian folk beliefs to explore the sexual politics of an urban neighborhood. Covering 48 hours in a working class neighborhood in Yaounde, Cameroon's capital, it recounts the education of a young schoolgirl. Queen of the 'Hood is a proud young girl who doesn't want to be taken advantage of by men. She befriends a local sorceress who helps her enter the body of a young man, My Guy, so she can discover for herself the real "sexual politics" of the quarter. Meanwhile, the sorceress assumes the shape of Panka, a familiar comic figure in Cameroonian folklore with sexual powers. Traditional wit and music-video style are used to create an imaginary world where women's wisdom and witchcraft help them achieve a balance of power with the men they both love and struggle against. CAMEROON / FRANCE. DVD 3907.
Sango Malo = The village teacher. 1990, 1 videodisc, 1 streaming video (94 min.). A young teacher, Sango Malo, comes to a rural village with ideas of promoting rural development through practical education. He clashes with the established headmaster, who insists on a traditional French-style education. Malo alienates many of his supporters through his impatience and is arrested by the army on the behalf of the village chief, storeowner and priest. But he has taught well and the the villagers carry on his ideas without him. CAMEROON / BURKINA FASO. DVD 6862. Streaming video. http://proxyau.wrlc.org/login?url=http://www.american.edu/customcf/catalog_video.cfm?callNum=7838988