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Black Gold - A Look at Coffee Production Around the World
Part of the Series: Globalization
This film traces the tangled trail from the two billion cups of coffee consumed each day back to the coffee farmers who produce the beans. In particular, It follows Tadesse Meskela as he tries to get a living wage for…
Thunderbolt
A story from the burgeoning video industry of Nigeria combines melodrama and issues of ethnicity, gender, culture and identity in post-colonial Africa. THUNDERBOLT will come as a bolt out of the blue to most Americans, even aficionados of African cinema.…
Africa: Open for Business
Ten stories, one continent, a global world. Get ready to see Africa as you've never seen it before. Imagine an Africa with entrepreneurial spirit that is striving to take care of itself and finding African solutions to African problems. That's…
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Afro@Digital - The Origins of Computing Technology in Africa
This film begins with a provocative question: 'Why speak of new technologies on a continent which wakes up and goes to sleep to the terrorism of poverty?' In other words, how can Africa escape the logic of poverty and unequal…
E-Wasteland
Have you ever wondered what happens to your electronics at the end of their life? Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste (electronic waste) are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing…
South Africa Beyond Apartheid
South Africa has emerged as a free-market economy with an active private sector; however, social and economic inequalities remain deeply ingrained. While the government has made a strong commitment to privatization and to attract foreign investment, South Africa is still…
Blood Diamonds - Sierra Leone's Diamond-Fueled War
BBC
Diamonds are big business - the retail trade is worth over $30 billion annually. But many of the stones are dubious in origin, coming from African countries immersed in civil wars. They are known as 'blood diamonds' - sold by…
Tusk of the Elephant - Pembe Ya N'Dovu
Pembe ya Ndovu travels through the heart of Africa -- from Gabon's Atlantic coast, through the Congo Basin, to the savannahs of East Africa -- in a journey to uncover the serious threats to African wildlife and biodiversity. Filmed in…
Aftertaste
Wine has been made in the Western Cape region of South Africa for over 300 years. At first, slaves and indigenous Khoisan worked the vineyards owned by white European settlers. Classified as "Coloureds," the descendants of these laborers have continued…