Senegalese drama – MANDABI – out of dvd and Blu Ray

MandabiMANDABI (PG) 1966 SENEGAL SEMBENE, OUSMANE LANGUAGE WOLOF AND FRENCH DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £21.99
When Ibrahim Dieng, who lives in Dakar with his two wives and seven children, receives a substantial money order from his nephew in Paris, his life is thrown into disarray as he tackles bureaucracy, desperate neighbours and family members, mounting debt and corruption.

In Wolof and French with English subtitles

Special Features

Interactive Menus
Bonus Footage
Trailers
Interviews: Alain Sembène, Boubacar Boris Diop (author), Marie-Angélique Savané (sociologist)
Commentary: Ousmane Sembene (director), Samba Gadjigo, Jason Silverman (film-makers)
Other Documentary: ‘Shooting ‘Mandabi”, ‘A Senegalese Story – ‘Mandabi’ and the Birth of West African’, ‘A Date With Dakar – Looking Back at a Sembène Classic’

Guardian Review – https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/jun/09/mandabi-review-ousmane-sembene-senegal

BFI review – https://www.bfi.org.uk/sight-and-sound/reviews/mandabi-1968-ousmane-sembene-restored-wolof-masterwork

DVD available to buy at

 http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/africa-middle-east-mediterranean-cinema-on-dvd

Zambian film -I AM NOT A WITCH – issued on dvd

I Am Not a WitchI AM NOT A WITCH (12A) 2017 ZAMBIA RUNGANO, NYONI £12.99
This Zambian film contains elements of magical realist drama, deadpan satire and feminist allegory. Nine-year-old Zambian Shula is exiled to a witch camp after one of her fellow villagers claims she is a witch. At the camp local official decides she is his little witch and parades her around local TV stations, lining his pockets with any fees.

DVD available to buy at

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/africa-middle-east-mediterranean-cinema-on-dvd

Guardian review – https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/oct/22/i-am-not-a-witch-review-magical-surrealism-margaret-mulubwa-rungano-nyoni

 

 

Senegalese film – BOROM SARRET/LA NOIRE DE/BLACK GIRL – issued on dvd

black girlBOROM SARRET/LA NOIRE DE/BLACK GIRL (15) 1916 SENEGAL SEMBENE, OUSMANE IN FRENCH £19.99
La noire de./Black Girl’ (1966) follows young Senegalese nanny with high-hopes who travels to the Antibes with her white employers. Upon arrival in France, her relationship with her employers deteriorates as they subjugate her to the role of an all-purpose housemaid.

Sembène’s directional debut, the short Borom Sarret, was the first ever indigenous black African film. An allegorical tale exploring poverty and inequality, it follows the difficult life of a hard-up cart driver in Dakar.

In French with English subtitles

Special features

Alternative colour-sequence version of Black Girl

Sembène: The Making of African Cinema (Manthia Diawara, Thiong’o Ngugi-wa, 1994, 60 mins): award-winning feature-length documentary about the pioneering Senegalese filmmaker

Snatches of a conversation with Thérèse M’Bisine Diop (2005, 14 mins): an interview with the star of Black Girl filmed in Senegal

Sembène: a portrait (D. Sentilhes, B.Josse, 2003, 12 mins): an illustrated chronology of the director’s life in film

Booklet featuring a newly commissioned essay by Samba Gadjigo, and full film credits
Disc 1: BD50 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit) | Region B Blu-ray Disc 2: DVD9 | PAL | Dolby Digital 2.0 mono audio (320kbps) | Region 2 DVD

DVD available athttp://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

Ethiopian film – DIFRET – available on dvd

DifretDIFRET (12A) 2014 ETHIOPIA MEHARI, ZERESENAY IN AMHARIC £17.99 Based on a true story of a 14-year-old girl who is kidnapped to marry but kills her intended husband. In the ensuing court case she argues self-defence, but will this be accepted in by the court when abduction into marriage is a tradition in the country.

In Amharic with English subtitle

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