Travel To Africa Through NFB Films

Films

For all of you who’ve wanted to travel internationally but just couldn’t find the time or money… did you know there’s an NFB film for that?

Take a cinematic trip to the gorgeous continent of Africa through 9 NFB docs!

🇧🇫Burkina Faso🇧🇫 and 🇿🇦South Africa🇿🇦

United States of Africa

Join African hip-hop pioneer Didier Awadi on his quest to pay tribute to the great black revolutionary leaders who struggled for a united, independent Africa.

United States of Africa, Yanick Létourneau, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Tales of Sand and Snow

Facing homesickness in Canada, a filmmaker from Burkina Faso bonds with the Atikamekw people of northern Quebec over their shared history of colonization, and finds comfort and strength in friendship.

Tales of Sand and Snow, Hyacinthe Combary, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

🇪🇬Egypt🇪🇬

Four Women of Egypt

Spend time with four Egyptian women of different cultural and religious backgrounds as they listen to one another’s views and argue openly, without ever breaking the bond that unites them.

Four Women of Egypt, Tahani Rached, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

The Lost Pharaoh: The Search for Akhenaten

Watch Canadian archaeologist Dr. Donald Redford as he pieces together the story of Akhenaten, an ancient pharaoh almost lost to history.

The Lost Pharaoh: The Search for Akhenaten, Nicholas Kendall, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

🇬🇭Ghana🇬🇭

Not Far from Bolgatanga

Witness how international aid works, or fails to work, in the transfer of technology from a more to a less industrialized society.

Not Far from Bolgatanga, Barrie Howells & Michael Rubbo, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

🇰🇪Kenya🇰🇪

Gun Runners

Watch this poignant feature doc that follows two of the most notorious warriors and cattle rustlers in Northern Kenya who they trade in their AK-47s for running shoes to pursue their dream of becoming professional marathon runners.

Gun Runners, Anjali Nayar, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

🇳🇬Nigeria🇳🇬

In Praise of Hands

This short pays tribute to the craftsmen everywhere, and shows the special skills of artisans working at their crafts – stone sculpture, pottery, ceramics, weaving, dyeing, puppet making, embroidery.

In Praise of Hands, Donald Winkler, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Nigeria: Giant in Africa

Discover Nigeria’s many peoples and rich history with this documentary produced in 1960, the very year Nigeria obtained its independence from the United Kingdom.

Nigeria: Giant in Africa, Ronald Dick, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Nollywood Babylon

Travel to Lagos, Nigeria with our feature doc about Nollywood, the booming local film industry infamous for its very particular style of low-budget, voodoo-inspired urban tales.

Nollywood Babylon, Ben Addelman & Samir Mallal, provided by the National Film Board of Canada