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Mother of George: Independent African Film

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Adenike and Ayodele (The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira and veteran actor Isaach De Bankolé) are a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn. Following the joyous celebration of the their wedding, complications arise out of their inability to conceive a child – a problem that devastates their family and defies cultural expectations, leading Adenike to […]

Returning to the Ancestral Waters of Remembrance

Returning to the Ancestral Waters of Remembrance is a moving short film documenting a group of sisters and brothers’ journey from the diaspora to Ghana, West Afrika in hopes of reconnecting with their ancestors and reclaiming a lost heritage. The story takes place during the spring of ’09 in a small village full of […]

“Booker’s Place”: A Mississippi Story

Democracy Now MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012 In 1965, Booker Wright, an African-American waiter in Greenwood, Mississippi, dared to be interviewed by NBC about racism in America, a decision that forever changed his and his family’s lives. Wright said during the interview, “I always learned to smile. The meaner the man be, the more you smile. […]

Moving Windmills: The William Kamkwamba Story

William Kamkwamba was born August 5, 1987, in Malawi, Africa, a country plagued by AIDS and poverty. Like most people in his village, his family of nine subsisted on the meager crops they could grow, living without the luxuries—considered necessities in the West—of electricity or running water. Already living on the edge, the situation […]

The First Grader

In a small, remote mountain top primary school in the Kenyan bush, hundreds of children are jostling for a chance for the free education newly promised by the Kenyan government. One new applicant causes astonishment when he knocks on the door of the school. He is Maruge (Oliver Litondo), an old Mau Mau veteran […]

The War We Are Living: Afro-Colombian Women Fight for Their Ancestral Lands

Watch The War We Are Living on PBS. See more from Women War and Peace.

If you ask Colombia’s city dwellers and governing political class, they’ll tell you the country’s 40-year-old civil war is over. But The War We Are […]

BLOOD COLTAN: Documentary

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During this season of gift giving please remember that every new computerized, electronic item one purchases helps murder 500,000 Congolese residents a month. If you don’t believe me simply do the math. What is 6,000,000 murders divided by 12 years?

Do Mama Afrika a favor and buy as many refurbished […]

Crisis In The Congo: Uncovering The Truth

Millions of Congolese have lost their lives in a conflict that the United Nations describes as the deadliest in the world since World War Two. United States allies, Rwanda and Uganda, invaded in 1996 the Congo (then Zaire) and again in 1998, which triggered the enormous loss of lives, systemic sexual violence and rape, […]

The Lena Baker Story

The Lena Baker Story was written, directed, and produced by Ralph Wilcox. It is based on a true story and was inspired by Dr. Lela Bond Phillips’ book Lena Baker Story.

The Lena Baker Story takes place in the early 1900’s through 1945 in Cuthbert, Georgia. It’s the story of one woman’s attempt to […]

Africa Rising: How a large rural area of Ethiopia is taking itself out of poverty

The extraordinary story of how a large rural area of Ethiopia is taking itself out of poverty. Witness Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 15:12 Directed by multi-award winning director Jamie Doran

Remember Band Aid, Live Aid and developed countries’ determination to ‘Feed the World’? Well, we failed. There are more Africans living in extreme poverty […]