Travel To Africa Through NFB 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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.