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Filmography - African Feature Films

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of June 2018

African Feature Films - Niger

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 (


La chasse au lion l'arc = The Lion hunters. 1966,1 streaming video file (77 min.). dir. Jean Rouch Shot over a period of seven years (1958-1965), the film is a documentation of lion hunting, using bows and arrows, among the Fula and Songhay people of Niger, and the social structure that underlies it. NIGER / FRANCE.  DVD 16002 and Streaming video.

Jaguar. 1996, 1 streaming video file (88 min.).  One of Jean Rouch's classic ethnofictions, the film follows three young Songhay men from Niger--Lam Ibrahim, Illo Goudel'ize, and the legendary performer Damouré Zika--on a journey to the Gold Coast (modern day Ghana). NIGER. Streaming video.

Petit à petit. 1970, 1 streaming video file (92 min.).  An innovative semi-improvised feature film about young men from Niger exploring life in Paris and learning to appreciate traditional values back home. Like Jaguar, and starring the three main actors from that film, Petit à Petit is an exercise in what Rouch called ethno-fiction, an idiosyncratic blend of fiction and observational documentary. FRANCE / NIGER. Streaming video.