Africa, the second biggest continent in the world, has always captured us with its diverse culture, languages, and people. These movies set in Africa tell great stories with insight into life on this continent. From shocking eye-opening documentaries on the many problems in Africa to stories inspired by love, drama and real-life events.
Paul Rusesabagina, a Hutu, manages the Hôtel des Mille Collines and lives a happy life with his Tutsi wife and their three children. But when the Hutu military force initiates a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Tutsi minority, Paul is compelled to let Tusti refugees take shelter in his hotel.
As the U.N.forces pull out, he must struggle alone to protect the refugees in the face of the worsening violence, later known as the 1994 Rwandan genocide. This film is based on actual events.
Set on being a dairy farmer, the aristocratic Karen Blixen travels to Africa to join her husband, Bror. He, however, has spent their money on a coffee plantation.
After finding out that Bror is unfaithful, she develops feelings for hunter Denys. She quickly realizes he prefers a simplistic lifestyle compared to her upper-class upbringing. The two continue with their relationship until a series of events force Karen to choose between her love and personal growth. The film is set in 20th-century colonial Kenya, and it is based on the memoirs of danish writer Karen Blixen.
Sarafina is a young black South African fighting for freedom during apartheid. She has remained relatively silent in her opposition to the racist government in her country.
But the move to make Afrikaans the official language in her school leads her to protest in with her fellow students. Her anti-government views and rebellious spirit intensify when her favorite teacher is arrested for protesting.
This is a funny film about a nomadic tribe who live in a remote African desert. They go about their happy lives oblivious of life outside their village. Their happy life is torn to pieces when a coca-cola bottle falls from the sky. When fights break out over the bottle, the tribe leader decides to take the bottle back and restore peace. What follows is a series of random events that center around him as he encounters civilization and its unknown aspects and a host of interesting characters.
Justin Quayle, a British diplomat, moves to Kenya with his lovely young wife, Tessa who is an activist for social justice after he is assigned to a new post. When Tessa is found brutally murdered the evidence points to her friend, Dr. Arnold Bluhm, but it becomes clear that he’s not the killer. Grief-stricken and angry, Justin sets out on a life-threatening journey to uncover and expose the truth. If you cant travel to Africa, then Africa will come to you. Through these films, you can enjoy rivetting storytelling set in the picturesque scenery of this vast continent.