California Newsreel is a non-profit film distribution organization that specializes in films from Africa and the African diaspora. It is one of the oldest and most notable independent media distributors in the United States.
Our Library of African Cinema has a diverse collection of films from throughout the African continent; they are thematically focused on issues such as post-colonial conflict, gender relations, economic development, health, human rights and cultural life. The majority of the films are made by African producers and directors. By providing historical and cultural contexts for all its titles, the 64-page Library of African Cinema catalog also serves as a resource guide for those with an interest in African representation on film and video.
Visit the Library of African Cinema site at for more information and a complete listing of our films. I would be happy to send you a print copy of our catalog as well, if you provide your mailing address. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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