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  1. Finding Fela (2014)

    Director
    Alex Gibney
    Subject
    Music; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 119 mins.), £9.99

    The story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s life, music, and political importance. He created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, using that forum to express his revolutionary political opinions against the...

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  2. There is Nothing Wrong with My Uncle (2012)

    Subject
    Anthropology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 62 minutes), £50.00

    Nigerian writer Dul Johnson returns to the land of the Tarok people in Nigeria to observe the local death rituals and the Tarok ways of dealing with grief and honouring the departed. This film provides a...

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  3. Nollywood Babylon (2010)

    Director
    Ben Addelman; Samir Mallal
    Subject
    Film studies; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 74 minutes), $ Canadian 59.95

    Nigeria’s film industry, Nollywood, is the third largest in the world—an unstoppable economic and cultural force that has taken the continent by storm and is now bursting beyond the borders of Africa....

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  4. Imam and the Pastor, The (2009)

    Director
    Alan Channer
    Subject
    Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (39 minutes), £10.00

    A moving documentary that depicts the reconciliation between Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye, two formerly bitter enemies on opposite sides of Nigeria’s Christian-Muslim divide. Narrated by...

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  5. Head of an Ife King from Nigeria (2006)

    Subject
    Anthropology; Archaeology; Art
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 30 minutes), £12.99

    An 800-year-old brass head with a beaded crown and plume is one of the most famous objects in the British Museum’s African collections. Incredibly naturalistic, it is a masterpiece that has helped to...

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  6. No Party Democracy? / A Peace Process with Teeth?: Ecomog (1998 Video)

    Subject
    Development studies; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 30 min., 1999 sale: £30.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Part of a series exploring ways of resolving conflicts across Africa. 1: Follows Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni, the popular ‘Africanist’ leader of a system called ‘no-party democracy’ - very...

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  7. Till Death Do Us Part (1998 Video)

    Director
    Ihria Enakimio; Sandra Obiago
    Producer
    Ihria Enakimio; Sandra Obiago
    Subject
    Development studies; Social welfare; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale - see TRIUMPH OVER TERROR, Videocassette. VHS. col. 30 min., See: TRIUMPH OVER TERROR

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  8. Roi Africain et Sa Musique de Cour, Un (1996 Video)

    Director
    Jean Rouch; Gilbert Rouget
    Subject
    Anthropology; Dance; Music
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS (PAL). col. 30 min., 1996 sale: 220.00FF (+p&p) (video only) 1996 sale: 700.00FF (+p&p) (video, CDs and book)

    A video-based package, with film of songs and dances carried out by the wives of King Gbèfa (1948-1976) from the palace at Porto-Novo in Benin. The women sing long poems ‘a capella’ while resting on...

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  9. Preferred Sex, The: The Desired Number (1995 Video)

    Director
    Manjira Datta; Ngozi Onwurah
    Producer
    Daniel Riesenfeld
    Subject
    Development studies
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 52 min., 1999 sale: £30.00 (+VAT inc. p&p) (UK education)

    Looks at issues of reproductive health and the status of women in the developing world, with stories of Nigerian women, who are honoured for producing a large number of children, and Indian women, among whom...

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  10. Undercurrents 4 (1995 Video)

    Subject
    Media studies; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 80 min., 1996 sale: £27.95 per issue 1996 subscription: £75.00 (1 year/3 issues)

    A quarterly alternative video magazine, published in response to a growing frustration with mainstream television. All the material was shot on domestic camcorders, mostly by activists who are using the...

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