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The Best of Global Lens: Africa

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First Run Features presents a New DVD Box Set -- THE BEST OF GLOBAL LENS: AFRICA

One of the few films to have been made in Angola since it was torn apart by civil war, this stunning drama about a war orphan who escapes from his caretakers to find the village where he grew up is set in Luanda in the aftermath of the war.
"By turns eye-opening and terrifying."
-Boston Globe

This award-winning debut feature by one of Africa's most talented female directors takes place in an unnamed country, where two peoples have finally embarked on a path to peace after a decade of atrocities.
"Pertinent rather than exploitative....With originality and heart."
-The New York Times

Sofia, a young girl in Mozambique who is studying to be a doctor, finds that her professor wants more from her than hard work. This acclaimed feature debut brings to light the terrible struggle women in many African countries face.
"Richly atmospheric and full of telling details."
-Museum of Modern Art

BUNNY CHOW (South Africa)
Three up-and-coming comedians make clear that life in the 'new' Johannesburg is not just about hardship and townships. It's also relationships, hanging out and celebrating life on a raucous road trip to music fest Oppi Koppi.
"Stylish energy...recalls early Spike Lee."
-The Hollywood Reporter

Director's Notes
Photo Galleries
Africa in Context
Resource Guide


Some of the most daring and brilliant films being crafted the world over. --San Francisco Bay Guardian

A traveling collection of treasures. --Los Angeles Times

If you're looking for authentic storytelling, go to the source - Global Lens. --Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Product Details

  • Actors: Gigliola Zacara, David Kibuuka, Kim Engelbrecht, Kagiso Lediga, Joey Rasdien
  • Directors: João Luis Sol de Carvalho, John Barker, Maria João Ganga, Fanta Régina Nacro
  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Portuguese, Afrikaans, French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: First Run Features
  • DVD Release Date: January 18, 2011
  • Run Time: 363 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B0047DUOL6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,208 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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