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God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry. The film follows evangelical leaders in America and Uganda along with politicians and missionaries as they attempt the radical task of eliminating “sexual sin” and converting Ugandans to fundamentalist Christianity. As an American influenced bill to make homosexuality punishable by death wins widespread support, tension in Uganda mounts and an atmosphere of murderous hatred takes hold. The film reveals the conflicting motives of faith and greed, ecstasy and egotism, among Ugandan ministers, American evangelical leaders and the foot soldiers of a theology that sees Uganda as a test case, ground zero in a battle not for millions, but billions of souls.Through vérité, interviews, hidden camera footage, and with unprecedented access, God Loves Uganda takes viewers inside the evangelical movement in both the US and Uganda. It features Lou Engle, creator of The Call, which brings tens of thousands of believers together to pray against sexual sin. It provides a rare view of the most powerful evangelical minister in Uganda, who lives in a mansion where he’s served by a white-coated chef. It goes into a Ugandan church where a preacher whips a congregation into mass hysteria with anti-gay rhetoric. It records the culture clash between enthusiastic Midwestern missionaries and world weary Ugandans. It features a heartbreaking interview with gay activist David Kato shortly before he was murdered. It tells the moving story of Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, a minister excommunicated, ostracized and literally spat on for being tolerant and his remarkable campaign for peace and healing in Uganda. Shocking, horrifying, touching and enlightening, God Loves Uganda will make you question what you thought you knew about religion. God Loves Uganda Roger Ross Williams Genre: Documentary Price: $19.99 Rental Price: $3.99 Release Date: October 11, 2013 God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry. The film follows evangelical leaders in America and Uganda along with politicians and missionaries as they attempt the radical task of eliminating “sexual sin” and converting Ugandans to fundamentalist Christianity. As an American influenced bill to make homosexuality punishable by death wins widespread support, tension in Uganda mounts and an atmosphere of murderous hatred takes hold. The film reveals the conflicting motives of faith and greed, ecstasy and egotism, among Ugandan ministers, American evangelical leaders and the foot soldiers of a theology that sees Uganda as a test case, ground zero in a battle not for millions, but billions of souls.Through vérité, interviews, hidden camera footage, and with unprecedented access, God Loves Uganda takes viewers inside the evangelical movement in both the US and Uganda. It features Lou Engle, creator of The Call, which brings tens of thousands of believers together to pray against sexual sin. It provides a rare view of the most powerful [...]



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2014 César winner for Best Documentary, On the Way to School interweaves the stories of four children from around the world whose desire to learn and better their lives through education forces them to contend with arduous, often perilous journeys every day on their way to the classroom.
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Pascal Plisson
Genre: Foreign
Price: $9.99
Rental Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 6, 2015

2014 César winner for Best Documentary, On the Way to School interweaves the stories of four children from around the world whose desire to learn and better their lives through education forces them to contend with arduous, often perilous journeys every day on their way to the classroom.

© © 2014 Cinema Guild



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Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary journey to becoming one of history’s most iconic figures is brought to life in MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM. “Idris Elba powerfully conveys Mandela's charisma and impassioned dedication” (Claudia Puig, USA TODAY) as a political leader and human rights advocate. The film chronicles his early life, education, marriage to Winnie Mandela (Naomie Harris) and 27 year prison sentence before becoming South Africa’s first democratically elected president and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society.
(image) (image) Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Justin Chadwick
Genre: Drama
Price: $7.99
Rental Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 29, 2013

Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary journey to becoming one of history’s most iconic figures is brought to life in MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM. “Idris Elba powerfully conveys Mandela's charisma and impassioned dedication” (Claudia Puig, USA TODAY) as a political leader and human rights advocate. The film chronicles his early life, education, marriage to Winnie Mandela (Naomie Harris) and 27 year prison sentence before becoming South Africa’s first democratically elected president and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society.

© © 2013 Long Walk To Freedom (PTY) LTD. All Rights Reserved.



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Dormant for decades, a mothership hovering over post-apocalypse Ethiopia awakens. Resolved to board the craft, a collector of late-20th century pop memorabilia embarks on a surreal journey to uncover its secrets. Winner - Fantasia Film Festival; Special Jury Mention - Los Angeles Film Festival; Official Selection - Rotterdam Int'l Film Festival, Taipei Film Festival...
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Miguel Llansó
Genre: Drama
Price: $12.99
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Release Date: October 23, 2015

Dormant for decades, a mothership hovering over post-apocalypse Ethiopia awakens. Resolved to board the craft, a collector of late-20th century pop memorabilia embarks on a surreal journey to uncover its secrets. Winner - Fantasia Film Festival; Special Jury Mention - Los Angeles Film Festival; Official Selection - Rotterdam Int'l Film Festival, Taipei Film Festival...

© © 2015 IndiePix Films



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Starring Academy Award® winner Jennifer Hudson (Best Supporting Actress, Dreamgirls, 2006) and Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (Best Actor, Hustle & Flow, 2005), WINNIE MANDELA is an epic story of love, sacrifice and courage.
(image) (image) Winnie Mandela
Darrell Roodt
Genre: Romance
Price: $7.99
Rental Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 6, 2013

Starring Academy Award® winner Jennifer Hudson (Best Supporting Actress, Dreamgirls, 2006) and Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (Best Actor, Hustle & Flow, 2005), WINNIE MANDELA is an epic story of love, sacrifice and courage.

© © 2012 A SOUTH AFRICAN/CANADIAN CO-PRODUCTION BETWEEN MA-AFRIKA FILMS (PTY) LTD AND EQUINOXE FILMS INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.



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Two worlds collide when cycling legend Jock Boyer moves to Rwanda to help the first Rwandan National Cycling Team in their six-year journey to compete in the Olympic Games in London. Setting out against impossible odds, both Jock and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their past. Executive produced and narrated by Forest Whitaker, this stunningly shot film follows Jock (the first American to compete in the Tour de France) and his Rwandan riders as they slowly but steadily learn what it means to be a professional cyclist - how to train, how to compete, how to live the life of a top level athlete. As they get better and better, the riders of Team Rwanda give their countrymen a vision of something greater then themselves and their history: hope for a future.
(image) (image) Rising from Ashes
T.C. Johnstone
Genre: Documentary
Price: $19.99
Rental Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 18, 2012

Two worlds collide when cycling legend Jock Boyer moves to Rwanda to help the first Rwandan National Cycling Team in their six-year journey to compete in the Olympic Games in London. Setting out against impossible odds, both Jock and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their past. Executive produced and narrated by Forest Whitaker, this stunningly shot film follows Jock (the first American to compete in the Tour de France) and his Rwandan riders as they slowly but steadily learn what it means to be a professional cyclist - how to train, how to compete, how to live the life of a top level athlete. As they get better and better, the riders of Team Rwanda give their countrymen a vision of something greater then themselves and their history: hope for a future.

© © 2013 First Run Features



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Yared Zeleke’s remarkable feature debut tells the story of young Ephraim, a half-Jewish, Ethiopian boy who is sent by his father to live among distant relatives after his mother’s death. Ephraim uses his cooking skills to carve out a place among his cousins, but when his uncle decides that his beloved sheep must be sacrificed for the next religious feast, he will do anything to save the animal and return home. Drawing amazing performances from his cast of professional and non-professional actors, first time filmmaker Yared Zeleke tells his deceptively simple story with a refreshing honesty and naturalness. Beautifully shot against the majestic backdrop of Ethiopia's southern mountains, Lamb is an affecting tale about what people will risk in order to take charge of their own destinies. Lamb is the first film from Ethiopia to be included in the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival and the country’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. Lamb (Subtitled) Yared Zeleke Genre: Foreign Price: $14.99 Rental Price: $4.99 Release Date: October 10, 2016 Yared Zeleke’s remarkable feature debut tells the story of young Ephraim, a half-Jewish, Ethiopian boy who is sent by his father to live among distant relatives after his mother’s death. Ephraim uses his cooking skills to carve out a place among his cousins, but when his uncle decides that his beloved sheep must be sacrificed for the next religious feast, he will do anything to save the animal and return home. Drawing amazing performances from his cast of professional and non-professional actors, first time filmmaker Yared Zeleke tells his deceptively simple story with a refreshing honesty and naturalness. Beautifully shot against the majestic backdrop of Ethiopia's southern mountains, Lamb is an affecting tale about what people will risk in order to take charge of their own destinies. Lamb is the first film from Ethiopia to be included in the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival and the country’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. [...]



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When a young business executive, NIKLAS, is sent from Frankfurt to New York to shut down a division of his firm, he doesn’t realize his life is about to be turned upside-down in one single day. By 9:30am he has done what he was tasked to do. But his flight back to Frankfurt doesn’t leave for another 11 hours. In this time, seemingly by chance, he meets and falls for LETICIA, a beautiful African-American secretary and aspiring singer. The only problem... Unbeknownst to him, she’s one of the people he just fired. They end up back in Brooklyn, where he meets her father, a pastor, and begins to realize who she is. Unable to tell her the truth, he stumbles through a romantic few hours of eating, walking through Brooklyn streets, and listening to her play music in her new apartment. At the worst possible time, Leticia finds out who Niklas really is. In a rage, she abandons him deep in Brooklyn. Several hours later he shows up at her father’s church shoeless, without his wallet or phone, and sporting a black eye. Despite this, it’s clear he’s been stricken by an emotion he’s never experienced before... And yet he doesn’t fully grasp what this force is until he’s walking back through the terminal doors at JFK airport. And Leticia is heading for a music gig at a Brooklyn bar... In the same vein as cross-cultural love stories such as BEFORE SUNRISE and ONCE, MY LAST DAY WITHOUT YOU mines the humor and conflict that arises when two individuals - seemingly so different - are thrown together by a force they fight but ultimately cannot control...love. My Last Day Without You Stefan Schaefer Genre: Romance Price: $14.99 Rental Price: $3.99 Release Date: October 18, 2013 When a young business executive, NIKLAS, is sent from Frankfurt to New York to shut down a division of his firm, he doesn’t realize his life is about to be turned upside-down in one single day. By 9:30am he has done what he was tasked to do. But his flight back to Frankfurt doesn’t leave for another 11 hours. In this time, seemingly by chance, he meets and falls for LETICIA, a beautiful African-American secretary and aspiring singer. The only problem... Unbeknownst to him, she’s one of the people he just fired. They end up back in Brooklyn, where he meets her father, a pastor, and begins to realize who she is. Unable to tell her the truth, he stumbles through a romantic few hours of eating, walking through Brooklyn streets, and listening to her play music in her new apartment. At the worst possible time, Leticia finds out who Niklas really is. In a rage, she abandons him deep in Brooklyn. Several hours later he shows up at her father’s church shoeless, without his wallet or phone, and sporting a black eye. Despite this, it’s clear he’s been stricken by an emotion he’s never experienced before... And yet he doesn’t fully grasp what this force is until he’s walking back through the terminal doors at JFK airport. And Leticia is heading for a music gig at a Brooklyn bar... In the same vein as cross-cultural love stories such as BEFORE SUNRISE and ONCE, MY LAST DAY WITHOU[...]



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He’s from a place so old it’s been called the cradle of mankind. She’s led a privileged life in America without hardship or pain. Together these two unlikely friends embark upon a journey from the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro to the depths of an AIDS ravaged village where even the smallest children become outcasts at the mere hint of the disease and malaria is an ever-present threat. As Venance and Kristen experience the ancient culture, heart-breaking poverty, and eternal spirituality of Venance’s motherland, the ability of the Tanzanian people to love, dream, and persevere in the face of overwhelming hardship triggers a life-changing transformation in Kristen—one that brings her face to face with her own mortality and will ultimately cause thousands of lives to be saved. Tanzania: A Journey Within is a dramatic, emotional, and visually stunning odyssey that will challenge and inspire you. Tanzania: A Journey Within Sylvia Caminer Genre: Documentary Price: $12.99 Rental Price: $4.99 Release Date: July 17, 2015 He’s from a place so old it’s been called the cradle of mankind. She’s led a privileged life in America without hardship or pain. Together these two unlikely friends embark upon a journey from the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro to the depths of an AIDS ravaged village where even the smallest children become outcasts at the mere hint of the disease and malaria is an ever-present threat. As Venance and Kristen experience the ancient culture, heart-breaking poverty, and eternal spirituality of Venance’s motherland, the ability of the Tanzanian people to love, dream, and persevere in the face of overwhelming hardship triggers a life-changing transformation in Kristen—one that brings her face to face with her own mortality and will ultimately cause thousands of lives to be saved. Tanzania: A Journey Within is a dramatic, emotional, and visually stunning odyssey that will challenge and inspire you. © © 2014 IndiGenius Films LLC [...]



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A touching story of friendship, struggle and triumph, the film follows the journey of two Somali national soccer team friends chasing their dreams in the face of impossible odds. After surviving two decades of war, Saadiq, 17, and Sa’ad, 19, the team’s most promising stars, enter the only televised match of the year hoping scouts will be watching. With passports of no value on the world stage, soccer may be their only shot to escape a growing terror threat, persecution and poverty. Against the backdrop of fear and shared sacrifice, they embark on separate but equally improbable journeys. In the opportunity of a lifetime, Saadiq sets off for America with dreams of an education and a soccer career. Sa’ad continues his career in Mogadishu with the hopes of someday being reunited with his friend. Their biggest dream is shared – to be symbols of hope to generations who have only known war. Men In the Arena J.R. Biersmith Genre: Documentary Price: $12.99 Rental Price: $4.99 Release Date: April 11, 2017 A touching story of friendship, struggle and triumph, the film follows the journey of two Somali national soccer team friends chasing their dreams in the face of impossible odds. After surviving two decades of war, Saadiq, 17, and Sa’ad, 19, the team’s most promising stars, enter the only televised match of the year hoping scouts will be watching. With passports of no value on the world stage, soccer may be their only shot to escape a growing terror threat, persecution and poverty. Against the backdrop of fear and shared sacrifice, they embark on separate but equally improbable journeys. In the opportunity of a lifetime, Saadiq sets off for America with dreams of an education and a soccer career. Sa’ad continues his career in Mogadishu with the hopes of someday being reunited with his friend. Their biggest dream is shared – to be symbols of hope to generations who have only known war. © © 2017 2728 Pictures [...]



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Prince Among Slaves recounts the true story of an African Muslim prince who was captured and sold into slavery in the American South. After 40 years of enslavement, he finally regained his freedom, became a national celebrity, and dined in the White House. This is an incredible story about an incredible man who endured the humiliation of slavery without ever losing his dignity or his hope for freedom.
(image) (image) Prince Among Slaves
Unknown
Genre: Documentary
Price: $13.99
Rental Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 24, 2014

Prince Among Slaves recounts the true story of an African Muslim prince who was captured and sold into slavery in the American South. After 40 years of enslavement, he finally regained his freedom, became a national celebrity, and dined in the White House. This is an incredible story about an incredible man who endured the humiliation of slavery without ever losing his dignity or his hope for freedom.




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“Children of the Light” is the first film to tell the life story of Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu, one of the fathers of modern day South Africa. With extensive archival footage, family photos and never before seen interviews, "Children of the Light" is a personal look into the legacy of one of the greatest peacemakers of our time. Desmond Tutu describes his personal South African journey; the film is narrated by his daughter, Naomi Tutu. Searing images from the fifty year movement against apartheid bring the struggle for freedom in South Africa to life. Tutu reflects on the importance of courage, community, tenacity, faith, and patience in any successful social movement. We then go around the globe to meet five young activists, inspired by Tutu, who are creating change in their own communities. Children of the Light Dawn Engle Genre: Documentary Price: $12.99 Rental Price: $3.99 Release Date: June 9, 2014 “Children of the Light” is the first film to tell the life story of Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu, one of the fathers of modern day South Africa. With extensive archival footage, family photos and never before seen interviews, "Children of the Light" is a personal look into the legacy of one of the greatest peacemakers of our time. Desmond Tutu describes his personal South African journey; the film is narrated by his daughter, Naomi Tutu. Searing images from the fifty year movement against apartheid bring the struggle for freedom in South Africa to life. Tutu reflects on the importance of courage, community, tenacity, faith, and patience in any successful social movement. We then go around the globe to meet five young activists, inspired by Tutu, who are creating change in their own communities. © © 2014 PeaceJam Foundation [...]



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YOUSSOU N'DOUR: I BRING WHAT I LOVE is a gorgeously photographed, music infused cinematic portrait of world famous Senegalese pop sensation Youssou N'Dour. Best known in the West for his collaborations with Bono and Peter Gabriel, N'Dour is one of the most beloved musicians in pop music and his legendary career has spanned decades.In 2004, responding to negative perceptions about his Muslim faith, N'Dour recorded EGYPT, a deeply spiritual album dedicated to a more tolerant view of Islam. In a critical and career-defining moment, the album was awarded the 2004 Grammy® for BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM. While Western audiences embraced N'Dour's brave musical message, it encountered a serious religious backlash in his native country of Senegal where N'Dour is considered a national hero. Local critics and the media accused him of insulting Islam, arguing that pop and religious music should not mix.Combining unprecedented images of Senegal's most sacred Muslim rituals, vibrant concert performances filmed around the world, and intimate access to N'Dour and his family, I BRING WHAT I LOVE chronicles the difficult path this remarkable artist must take. It is a stirring journey of faith, redemption, and the power of music to overcome intolerance. Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi Genre: Documentary Price: $9.99 Rental Price: $3.99 Release Date: April 6, 2010 YOUSSOU N'DOUR: I BRING WHAT I LOVE is a gorgeously photographed, music infused cinematic portrait of world famous Senegalese pop sensation Youssou N'Dour. Best known in the West for his collaborations with Bono and Peter Gabriel, N'Dour is one of the most beloved musicians in pop music and his legendary career has spanned decades.In 2004, responding to negative perceptions about his Muslim faith, N'Dour recorded EGYPT, a deeply spiritual album dedicated to a more tolerant view of Islam. In a critical and career-defining moment, the album was awarded the 2004 Grammy® for BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM. While Western audiences embraced N'Dour's brave musical message, it encountered a serious religious backlash in his native country of Senegal where N'Dour is considered a national hero. Local critics and the media accused him of insulting Islam, arguing that pop and religious music should not mix.Combining unprecedented images of Senegal's most sacred Muslim rituals, vibrant concert performances filmed around the world, and intimate access to N'Dour and his family, I BRING WHAT I LOVE chronicles the difficult path this remarkable artist must take. It is a stirring journey of faith, redemption, and the power of music to overcome intolerance. © © 2008 Groovy Griot LLC [...]



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Who would expect to find Jews in Ghana? Not Gabrielle Zilkha, for sure. But when she volunteered to work in Africa and found herself a lone Canadian Jew awash in a sea of Christians as the Jewish New Year approached, that’s exactly what happened. In remote Sefwi Wiawso, Ghana, she made a stunning connection with a group of people, dedicated and devout, who practiced special rites including circumcision and keeping Kosher dietary laws and had done so for centuries. Only recently had they discovered they were part of a worldwide religion with millions of followers – Judaism. Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana is the story of the lives of the Sefwis’ and their efforts to forge ties with other Jews worldwide. We meet their leader, Alex Armah, who dreams of achieving official status for his tiny congregation. Zilkha explores the meaning of Judaism, consulting experts from New York, Montreal, Toronto and Miami and delves into the Sefwis’ history along the way. Made over the course of five years, Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana is a tribute to the bond created since that first Jewish holiday. It’s a warm and fascinating study of Judaism and belonging. Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana Gabrielle Zilkha Genre: Documentary Price: $12.99 Rental Price: $3.99 Release Date: August 29, 2017 Who would expect to find Jews in Ghana? Not Gabrielle Zilkha, for sure. But when she volunteered to work in Africa and found herself a lone Canadian Jew awash in a sea of Christians as the Jewish New Year approached, that’s exactly what happened. In remote Sefwi Wiawso, Ghana, she made a stunning connection with a group of people, dedicated and devout, who practiced special rites including circumcision and keeping Kosher dietary laws and had done so for centuries. Only recently had they discovered they were part of a worldwide religion with millions of followers – Judaism. Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana is the story of the lives of the Sefwis’ and their efforts to forge ties with other Jews worldwide. We meet their leader, Alex Armah, who dreams of achieving official status for his tiny congregation. Zilkha explores the meaning of Judaism, consulting experts from New York, Montreal, Toronto and Miami and delves into the Sefwis’ history along the way. Made over the course of five years, Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana is a tribute to the bond created since that first Jewish holiday. It’s a warm and fascinating study of Judaism and belonging. [...]



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The story of Alias, a young albino boy on the run. After witnessing his father’s murder at the hands of local witch doctors, his mother sends him away to find refuge in the city. He’s brought to the care of his uncle, Kosmos, a truck driver struggling with a few small businesses. In the city, Alias is a quick learner, selling sunglasses, DVDs and mobile phones. He is fond of his uncle’s daughter, Antoinette, although his uncle disapproves. Gradually the city becomes no different than the bush and wherever Alias travels the same rules of survival apply.
(image) (image) White Shadow
Noaz Deshe
Genre: Foreign
Price: $12.99
Rental Price: $3.99
Release Date: February 24, 2015

The story of Alias, a young albino boy on the run. After witnessing his father’s murder at the hands of local witch doctors, his mother sends him away to find refuge in the city. He’s brought to the care of his uncle, Kosmos, a truck driver struggling with a few small businesses. In the city, Alias is a quick learner, selling sunglasses, DVDs and mobile phones. He is fond of his uncle’s daughter, Antoinette, although his uncle disapproves. Gradually the city becomes no different than the bush and wherever Alias travels the same rules of survival apply.

© © 2013 Asmara Films



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A decade after he broke through with Breaker Morant, Australian director Bruce Beresford made another acclaimed film about the effects of colonialism on the individual. In a performance that earned him the Berlin Film Festival’s Silver Bear for best actor, Maynard Eziashi plays the title character, a Nigerian villager eager to work as a civil servant for the British authorities, including a sympathetic district officer (Pierce Brosnan), in the hope that it will benefit him in the future. Instead, his ambition leads to his tragic downfall. Mister Johnson,based on the 1939 novel by Joyce Cary, is a graceful, heartfelt drama about the limits of idealism, affectingly acted and handsomely shot.
(image) (image) Mister Johnson
Bruce Beresford
Genre: Drama
Price: $14.99
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Release Date: September 8, 1990

A decade after he broke through with Breaker Morant, Australian director Bruce Beresford made another acclaimed film about the effects of colonialism on the individual. In a performance that earned him the Berlin Film Festival’s Silver Bear for best actor, Maynard Eziashi plays the title character, a Nigerian villager eager to work as a civil servant for the British authorities, including a sympathetic district officer (Pierce Brosnan), in the hope that it will benefit him in the future. Instead, his ambition leads to his tragic downfall. Mister Johnson,based on the 1939 novel by Joyce Cary, is a graceful, heartfelt drama about the limits of idealism, affectingly acted and handsomely shot.

© © 1990 Mister Johnson Enterprises Inc. All rights reserved.



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A rivalry between two competing barbershops on opposite sides of a street in New Orleans escalates dramatically, sending the lives of the owners, their families and their friends spiraling out of control.
(image) (image) Nola Circus
Jean-Luc Annest
Genre: Comedy
Price: $9.99
Rental Price: $4.99
Release Date: April 21, 2017

A rivalry between two competing barbershops on opposite sides of a street in New Orleans escalates dramatically, sending the lives of the owners, their families and their friends spiraling out of control.

© © 2016 Nola's Circus LLC



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In the Summer of 2010, as the government of South Africa readied its stadiums for their first FIFA World Cup, the countries’ street ministries, educators, and police readied themselves for an anticipated increase in human trafficking. A deluge of reports and campaigns convinced the public that between 40,000 and 100,000 women and children would be trafficked into host cities to meet the apparent increased demand for paid sex. In response to this media frenzy, a number of international health, gender and development organizations, national governments, and NGO’s from around the globe invested substantial funds into rolling out anti-trafficking campaigns. With the popular consensus being that huge numbers of women and girls are routinely trafficked within and into South Africa for the purposes of sexual exploitation, the issue would appear to be cut and dried, well deserving of global attention and immediate bold action. But a closer investigation of the issue reveals a much more complicated relationship between those that want to do good works and the actual issues they hope to address.Ultimately, the prediction of increased human trafficking was a gross overestimation based on unsubstantiated evidence. So why was it made and what was the effect? “Don’t Shout Too Loud” offers the harsh and unsettling theory that special interest groups are manipulating public policy in order to promote their agendas by inflating the scope of human trafficking. In doing so, they cause public panic and resources to be directed away from those who require the most help. Don't Shout Too Loud Courtney D. Campbell Genre: Documentary Price: $12.99 Rental Price: $4.99 Release Date: October 11, 2013 In the Summer of 2010, as the government of South Africa readied its stadiums for their first FIFA World Cup, the countries’ street ministries, educators, and police readied themselves for an anticipated increase in human trafficking. A deluge of reports and campaigns convinced the public that between 40,000 and 100,000 women and children would be trafficked into host cities to meet the apparent increased demand for paid sex. In response to this media frenzy, a number of international health, gender and development organizations, national governments, and NGO’s from around the globe invested substantial funds into rolling out anti-trafficking campaigns. With the popular consensus being that huge numbers of women and girls are routinely trafficked within and into South Africa for the purposes of sexual exploitation, the issue would appear to be cut and dried, well deserving of global attention and immediate bold action. But a closer investigation of the issue reveals a much more complicated relationship between those that want to do good works and the actual issues they hope to address.Ultimately, the pr[...]



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Three best friends find themselves at romantic crossroads in their lives. To make matters worse, their break-up card service job is under hostile new management and they are given an ultimatum of falling in love to save their jobs. The only problem is, the job requires them to break up with the women they have chosen to be a part of their charade. What do you do when letting go isn’t part of the plan?
(image) (image) Almost Amazing
Justin Price
Genre: Romance
Price: $9.99
Rental Price: $4.99
Release Date: October 6, 2017

Three best friends find themselves at romantic crossroads in their lives. To make matters worse, their break-up card service job is under hostile new management and they are given an ultimatum of falling in love to save their jobs. The only problem is, the job requires them to break up with the women they have chosen to be a part of their charade. What do you do when letting go isn’t part of the plan?

© © 2017 Almost Amazing Film, LLC



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It could have been a bloodbath of historic proportions. But instead, one man made the end of apartheid possible: in February 1990, President F.W. de Klerk lifted the ban on the African National Congress and ordered the release of Nelson Mandela. As the world celebrated, Mandela would go on to become South Africa's first democratically elected president -- with de Klerk as his Vice President. But de Klerk's history is complicated. Before becoming president, he was a virulent defender of white Africans and their privileges, and helped lead the policy of "Total Onslaught, Total Strategy" against ANC activists. And his own term as president was marred by violence, often at the hands of his own security forces. What pushed this man to reverse his beliefs and jumpstart the process of making South Africa a more equal and just nation? Featuring in-depth interviews with de Klerk himself, former president Thabo Mbeki, anti-apartheid activists Father Michael Lapsley and Mathews Phosa, Yasmin Sooka (of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission), Richard Goldstone (who headed the Goldstone Commission investigations into political violence) and many others, filmmaker Nic Rossier explores the fascinating political journey and legacy of this complex figure. The Other Man: F.W. de Klerk and the End of Apartheid Nicolas Rossier Genre: Independent Price: $14.99 Rental Price: $3.99 Release Date: February 6, 2015 It could have been a bloodbath of historic proportions. But instead, one man made the end of apartheid possible: in February 1990, President F.W. de Klerk lifted the ban on the African National Congress and ordered the release of Nelson Mandela. As the world celebrated, Mandela would go on to become South Africa's first democratically elected president -- with de Klerk as his Vice President. But de Klerk's history is complicated. Before becoming president, he was a virulent defender of white Africans and their privileges, and helped lead the policy of "Total Onslaught, Total Strategy" against ANC activists. And his own term as president was marred by violence, often at the hands of his own security forces. What pushed this man to reverse his beliefs and jumpstart the process of making South Africa a more equal and just nation? Featuring in-depth interviews with de Klerk himself, former president Thabo Mbeki, anti-apartheid activists Father Michael Lapsley and Mathews Phosa, Yasmin Sooka (of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission), Richard Goldstone (who headed the Goldstone Commission investigations into political violence) and many others, filmmaker Nic Rossier explores the fascinating political journey and legacy of this complex figure. [...]



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The life of the Ju/Hoansi Bushmen in the 21’st century is marked by hunger and cultural eradication. Life in the vast Kalahari desert has changed for one of the most ancient cultures on our planet: the lifesaving and nurturing hunt has been forbidden by law by the Namibian government in 1990. Fences are now dividing the former endless open land of the dry savannah. The former nomads are now pressed into an unused life in fixed housing and are forced to live of spare gifts from the government or, if so, adventurous tourists.This is the base situation from which our journey starts, to visit a group of Ju/Hoansi Bushmen in the northeast of Namibia and accompany them on a journey to the world of "the Others" as well in Namibia as also in Europe. A journey with switched indication marks: form the discovered to the explorer, from the tourist attraction to the tourist, from the beggar to the teacher. It is simultaneously a challenge as well as a brand new opportunity for "them" as well as "us". A view on contradiction, a mirror in which we have to face ourselves, that exposes our "civilized" world as well as our modern rites; an exchange of roles viewed through the eyes of an ancient but dying period. The film "Ghostland", based on the traditional nomad life, shows the unavoidable fusion of their native way with the "modern" world at home as well as on the journey. We’re taking their position between the worlds and achieve by this one last look on the nearly extinct Ju/Hoansi as well as ourselves and the "civilized" world we live in. Ghostland: The View of the Ju'Hoansi Simon Stadler Genre: Documentary Price: $12.99 Rental Price: $4.99 Release Date: October 9, 2017 The life of the Ju/Hoansi Bushmen in the 21’st century is marked by hunger and cultural eradication. Life in the vast Kalahari desert has changed for one of the most ancient cultures on our planet: the lifesaving and nurturing hunt has been forbidden by law by the Namibian government in 1990. Fences are now dividing the former endless open land of the dry savannah. The former nomads are now pressed into an unused life in fixed housing and are forced to live of spare gifts from the government or, if so, adventurous tourists.This is the base situation from which our journey starts, to visit a group of Ju/Hoansi Bushmen in the northeast of Namibia and accompany them on a journey to the world of "the Others" as well in Namibia as also in Europe. A journey with switched indication marks: form the discovered to the explorer, from the tourist attraction to the tourist, from the beggar to the teacher. It is simultaneously a challenge as well as a brand new opportunity for "them" as well as "us". A view on contradiction, a mirror [...]



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Follow Chris Cotter, an American world traveler, as he searches for answers about this mysterious country’s little-reported refugee crisis. The Eritrean people are leaving their country en masse to escape the brutality of Isaias Afwerki, the Eritrean president, who has retained power for over 20 years. The film brings the viewer on a common migration path that many Eritreans desperately undertake for the slim hope of freedom and security. Chris and his crew tour never-before-seen refugee camps in Ethiopia including the desolate and dangerous Afar region. Hear the stories of Eritreans as they depict deplorable treatment in their homeland, the struggle to leave, and a vanishing hope for a better life. Chris also speaks to many experts on the ground, including Amnesty International, Physicians for Human Rights, and the Assistant Secretary of State, Anne Richard. Richard confidently claims that, “Eritrea has one of the most oppressive governments in the world.” Despite the potential dangers of speaking ill of the regime, the surviving refugees bravely reveal the profound hardships they have endured. As the refugees explain, once they choose to leave, they face being shot at the border, kidnapped for ransom, and even having their organs harvested. Their stories are unimaginable and heartbreaking, yet told with a profound dignity. Refugee challenges the audience to consider how such a large-scale injustice can exist in the 21st century, while the rest of the world remains either unaware or seemingly impotent. Witnessing the refugees’ bare humanity makes their sub-animal treatment at the hands of Afwerki that much harder to stomach. But stomach it we must, the film demands. The stakes are too high. We must watch, listen, question, and act. Only then will the plight of the Eritrean people end. Only then will they attain hope. Only then, will they finally have a place to call “home.” Refugee: The Eritrean Exodus Chris Cotter Genre: Independent Price: $12.99 Rental Price: $3.99 Release Date: September 30, 2016 Follow Chris Cotter, an American world traveler, as he searches for answers about this mysterious country’s little-reported refugee crisis. The Eritrean people are leaving their country en masse to escape the brutality of Isaias Afwerki, the Eritrean president, who has retained power for over 20 years. The film brings the viewer on a common migration path that many Eritreans desperately undertake for the slim hope of freedom and security. Chris and his crew tour never-before-seen refugee camps in Ethiopia including the desolate and dangerous Afar region. Hear the stories of Eritreans as they depict deplorable treatment in their homeland, the struggle to leave, and a va[...]



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Amaka Okoli is a devoted wife to Nonso, and a loving mother to their daughter, Ijeoma. She is six months pregnant, and has a demanding job that she loves. Amaka is happy. Then Mama, her mother in-law, tells Amaka that her current pregnancy had better be a boy to carry on his father’s name. Amaka, who had earlier refused an ultrasound, has one. It’s a boy! A few days later Amaka loses the baby. Amaka says nothing about the stillbirth to anyone. Instead she fakes being pregnant.
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Chika Anadu
Genre: Drama
Price: $13.99
Rental Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 6, 2014

Amaka Okoli is a devoted wife to Nonso, and a loving mother to their daughter, Ijeoma. She is six months pregnant, and has a demanding job that she loves. Amaka is happy. Then Mama, her mother in-law, tells Amaka that her current pregnancy had better be a boy to carry on his father’s name. Amaka, who had earlier refused an ultrasound, has one. It’s a boy! A few days later Amaka loses the baby. Amaka says nothing about the stillbirth to anyone. Instead she fakes being pregnant.

© © 2013 No Blondes Productions



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Emmanuel, an assassin, goes against the order of his contractor "X" and refuses to carry out a hit placed on Senator Kingston. This leads to the ultimate showdown between the assassin and the head of the organization.
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GuGu Michaels
Genre: African
Price: $14.99
Rental Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 6, 2014

Emmanuel, an assassin, goes against the order of his contractor "X" and refuses to carry out a hit placed on Senator Kingston. This leads to the ultimate showdown between the assassin and the head of the organization.

© © 2014 Maverick Entertainment Group, INC. All Rights Reserved



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'Drum' pulsated with music, life and culture; eye-popping images of black models jumped off its covers. It was a rallying point for black sophisticates as the anti-apartheid movement took shape. And it changed the face of black culture forever.
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Jürgen Schadeberg
Genre: African
Price: $5.99
Rental Price: $2.99
Release Date: February 9, 2017

'Drum' pulsated with music, life and culture; eye-popping images of black models jumped off its covers. It was a rallying point for black sophisticates as the anti-apartheid movement took shape. And it changed the face of black culture forever.

© © 2017 The Schadeberg Movie Company



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Subspiral is a dark and gritty urban tale of a man who trying to avoid the path of his wayward brother. Tru seeks a better life and lands a 9 to 5 job where he meets Nadine. Things rapidly spin out of control as she brings Tru into the life he hoped to avoid.
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Unknown
Genre: African
Price: $9.99
Rental Price: $3.99
Release Date: March 17, 2015

Subspiral is a dark and gritty urban tale of a man who trying to avoid the path of his wayward brother. Tru seeks a better life and lands a 9 to 5 job where he meets Nadine. Things rapidly spin out of control as she brings Tru into the life he hoped to avoid.