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Old 03-09-08, 08:26 PM
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Movies set in post-Colonial Africa?

Other than Black Hawk Down, Todesspiel, Blood Diamond and The Last King of Scotland, what are some other movies that focus on social/political instability in post-Colonial Africa?
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Tsotsi, Catch a Fire, The Constant Gardener, Hotel Rwanda.
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I had posted "Cry Freedom," but it sounds like you're more interested in African civil-wars-type movies from reading your post. Does apartheid-era South Africa count? I'm sure there are other movies with that setting, but I can't think of other titles.
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Lord of War does to a to a degree.
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Stander is the correct answer.
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Sounds like a good list to get me started. Thank you!
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The Lion King.
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Lumumba. Good example of neocolonialism in an ugly overlooked event in history.
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Shake Hands With the Devil, based on the book by Romeo Dallaire, the character Nick Nolte was very loosely based on in Hotel Rwanda.
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Start with the films of Ousmane Sembene:

Selected filmography

* Borom Sarret (1963)
* Niaye (1964)
* La Noire de... (1966)
* Mandabi (1968)
* Xala (1974)
* Ceddo (1977)
* Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
* Guelwaar (1992)
* Faat Kiné (2000)
* Moolaadé (2004)

(Copied from Wikipedia for expediency's sake.)
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The movie version of Sahara (2005) was a complete waste of time but it was set in post-Colonial Africa
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dry white season w/ donald sutherland? apartheid FTL!

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