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1. Aya de Yopougon [2013]

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1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tells the story of a studious and clear-sighted 19-year old girl, her easy-going friends Adjoua and Bintou, and their meddling relatives and neighbors in the Ivory Coast in 1970.
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AFRICAAM-133-01, AFRICAST-132-01, FRENCH-133-01, JEWISHST-143-01
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1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Two 16-year-old girls have an intense friendship while living in Nazi-occupied Tunis in 1942. Nour is a Muslim who eagerly anticipates her wedding to a handsome cousin. Myriam is a French Jew who is furiously resisting her betrothal to a much older doctor. However, his money is needed by her family to pay fines imposed by the Nazis.
Media & Microtext Center
AFRICAAM-133-01, AFRICAST-132-01, FRENCH-133-01, JEWISHST-143-01
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1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Tells the story of Haitian national hero, journalist, and freedom fighter Jean Dominique, whom Demme first met and filmed in 1986. As owner and operator of his nation's oldest and only free radio station, Dominique was frequently at odds with his country's various repressive governments and spent much of the 80's and early 90's in exile in New York, where Demme continued to interview him over the years. Dominique fought tirelessly against his country's overwhelming injustice, oppression, and poverty, but it was his shocking and still-unsolved assassination in April of 2000 that gave the director the impetus to assemble more than a decade's worth of material into a celebration of this dynamic man's life and legacy.
Media & Microtext Center
AFRICAAM-133-01, AFRICAST-132-01, FRENCH-133-01, JEWISHST-143-01
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1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
The teenage life and adventures of young José, who lives in a shanty-town on Martinique in the mid-1930s, comprises the body of this film. José lives with his grandmother and is well aware of the French colonial presence. He gets into mischief, learns valuable lessons on living from an old former slave, drinks too much one time, and even sets fire to one of the run-down shanties. Regardless of his pranks, José never neglects his education.
Media & Microtext Center
AFRICAAM-133-01, AFRICAST-132-01, FRENCH-133-01, JEWISHST-143-01
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1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
The Kasmi family is just weeks away from obtaining Canadian citizenship when Hafid, the eldest son, gets involved with a group of political activists and is wanted by the police. His father and girlfriend are trying desperately to save Hafid and the family from potential deportation, but Hafid is on the verge of executing his plan.
Media & Microtext Center
AFRICAAM-133-01, AFRICAST-132-01, FRENCH-133-01, JEWISHST-143-01
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1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
When her husband abandons her, the tenants of Mme. Osmane's home in Algeria have to submit to her tyrannical behavior.
Media & Microtext Center
AFRICAAM-133-01, AFRICAST-132-01, FRENCH-133-01, JEWISHST-143-01