TROUBLES IN AFRICA

Johnny Mad Dog (2008)
Filmed in Liberia, child soldiers fighting a war in an African country
The Hero (2004)
Civil War in Angola
20 year civil war veteran returns to the capital of Luanda, Angola
Hollow City (2004)
Civil War in Angola
A child escaping the civil war finds himself in trouble in the bitter political situation in Angola after the war
Moolaadé (2004)
Burkina Faso
A woman offers four girls protection from female genital mutilation and has to face male power and deeply-rooted tradition
Daresalam (2001)
Chad
Civil war in Chad
A Screaming Man (2010)
Chad
Civil war in Chad makes life harder for a 55 year old man
Kongo (2010)
Congo Free State
Elite troops from Germany fight in eastern Congo; a military policewoman discovers a heinous crime in a rough war
Kongo (1997)
Congo Free State
3 DVD mini-series; a well-meaning colonial official working in a jungle district of the Belgian Congo in the waning years of white colonial rule has a rough times governing because of the many problems he faces; it gets worse when the call goes out for independence
Heart of Fire (2008)
Eritrea
A young girl is trained to fight in one of Eritrea's liberation armies in the struggle for independence from Ethiopia; became independent in 1993
Against All Flags (1952)
Madagascar
1700, the pirates of Madagascar menace the India trade (with Errol Flynn)
Tabataba (1988)
Madagascar
Rebellion against the French leads to Madagascar's independence
Timbuktu (1959)
Mali
In 1940 in Timbuktu in French West Africa (today's Mali) the French have to fight off a Taureg rebellion
Timbuktu (2014)
Mali
Timbuktu residents lead quiet lives, but they are suddenly disturbed by Jihadists determined to control their faith
Sleepwalking Land (2007)
Mozambique
A boy makes a journey to find his own family in the turmoil of the Mozambican Civil War (1977-1992)
Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)
Nigeria
Twin sisters from a wealthy Nigerian family take wildly different paths in life, but both become swept up in the struggle to establish Biafra as a republic independent of Nigeria
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Rwanda
1994 Rwanda genocide
Sometimes in April (2005)
Rwanda
1994 Rwanda genocide
Beyond the Gates (2005)
Rwanda
True story of a Catholic priest and an English teacher caught in the 1994 Rwandan genocide
Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)
Rwanda
The failure of the west to stop the genocide in Rwanda
The Day God Walked Away (2009)
Rwanda
A woman faces the horrors stemming from the Rwandan genocide
We Are All Rwandans (2008)
Rwanda
Short film of the true story of the Rwandan school students who risked everything to protect each other
Kinyarwanda (2011)
Rwanda
Interwoven stories of different people have to deal with the horrible events of the Rwanda genocide
Munyurangabo (2007)
Rwanda
Two friends in Rwanda are split by the warning "Hutus and Tutsis are supposed to be enemies"
100 Days (2001)
Rwanda
The Hutu in Rwanda go on a genocidal rage against the Tutsi in Rwanda
Blood Diamonds (2006)
Sierra Leone
Civil war in Sierra Leone fueled by the money from the diamond trade
Ezra (2007)
Sierra Leone
In Sierra Leone's civil war, a child soldiers faces a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and realizes he must come clean on the crimes he committed
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Somalia
American troops caught in hostile territory in Mogadishu, Somalia, 1993.
Ilaria Alpi – Il più crudele dei giorni (2003)
Somalia
Woman war reporter in Somalia killed in the streets of Mogadishu March, 1994
Desert Flower (2009)
Somalia
In Somalia a 13 year old girl runs away from her mother and an arranged marriage; she moves to London, becomes a model and then the UN spokeswoman against female circumcision
Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
Sudan (and Darfur)
A biker bad boy from America gets religion and starts saving children in the very dangerous southern Sudan
Attack on Darfur (2009)
Sudan (and Darfur)
American journalists debate whether they should go home and report the atrocities in Darfur or stay and help some of the victims they have seen
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genocide in Africa: Uganda
A Scottish doctor is seduced by the power provided by the Ugandan monster Idi Amin
Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981)
Genocide in Africa: Uganda
Beginning 1975, the Uganda ruler kills a half-million of his nation's people
Dr. Lucille (2001)
Genocide in Africa: Uganda
Doctor working in Uganda through the Idi Amin years
Raid on Entebbe (1976)
Genocide in Africa: Uganda
Israeli raid to free hostages at the Entebbe Airport, Uganda when it was under the murderer Idi Amin
Victory at Entebbe (1976)
Genocide in Africa: Uganda
Israeli raid to free hostages at the Entebbe Airport, Uganda when it was under the murderer Idi Amin
Flame (1998)
Zimbabwe
Two women reminisce about their fighting in the war against the whites of Rhodesia
Game for Vultures (1979)
Zimbabwe
A white Rhodesian smuggler buys American helicopters to present to Rhodesia in an act of sanction-busting, while a black Rhodesian man does his best to stop him