Films by Black Filmmakers from the Arab World

Racism and anti-Blackness continue to be all too prevalent in the Arab community and it needs to end. I'm compiling this list of films by Black filmmakers as a small way to combat our own anti-Blackness, educate ourselves about our Black cultures in the region and support Black artists.

Recommended watching about anti-Blackness in Arab media: www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTUlw2x1rtc&feature=emb_logo

I'm working on researching and expanding my knowledge further but please comment if you have any additions!

A note: The "Arab" identity is complicated and complex and I understand many people based within Arabic speaking countries do not identify as Arab. I prefer to err on the side of inclusion over exclusion so we’re covering all Black filmmakers from the region and not…

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  • Hunting Party
  • Soleil Ô
  • My Neighbours
  • The Black Wogs, Your Neighbors
  • The Dislocation of Amber
  • Nationality: Immigrant
  • The Tomb
  • Tajouj
  • We Shall Have the Whole of Death to Sleep
  • It Still Rotates
  • Safrana or Freedom of Speech
  • Africa, the Jungle, Drums and Revolution
  • Tigers Are Better Looking
  • West Indies
  • A Camel
  • The Somali Dervish
  • The Rope
  • Sarraounia
  • The Tree of Life
  • The Station
  • The Game
  • The Conch
  • October
  • Human Being
  • Black Light
  • Maral tanié
  • Goï-Goï
  • Africa Dreaming
  • B 400
  • Rostov-Luanda
  • The Sheikh's Blessing
  • Watani: A World Without Evil
  • Life on Earth
  • Bye Bye Africa
  • Waiting for Happiness
  • Abouna
  • Fatima, the Algerian Woman of Dakar
  • Scénarios d'Afrique: L'arbre et le vent
  • All About Darfur
  • My Wife Araweelo
  • Bamako
  • Kalala
  • Dry Season
  • Ylang Ylang Residence
  • Sex, Okra & Salted Butter
  • Expectations
  • Tiya's Dream
  • Stories on Human Rights
  • 8
  • Rebound
  • A Game
  • Apart
  • From Here to Timbuktu
  • A Screaming Man
  • Intoxication of an Oasis
  • Over the Rainbow
  • In Search of Hip Hop
  • Studio
  • Bits
  • Angelenos
  • Grigris
  • Timbuktu
  • Beats of the Antonov
  • Warriors from the North
  • Hind's Dream
  • What a lover can be?
  • Veganize It!
  • The Revolution Won't Be Televised
  • Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy
  • Nyerkuk
  • Caravan
  • One week, Two Days!
  • Half a Life
  • A Season in France
  • Sudan's Forgotten Films
  • Youth
  • Lost Warrior
  • The Roundup
  • The Bleaching Syndrome
  • There Be Dragons
  • Lac
  • Khartoum Offside
  • Talking About Trees
  • Another Dream
  • You Will Die at Twenty
  • Interdependence
  • A Handful of Dates
  • Anti-Blackness in Arab Media
  • Al-Sit
  • Virtual Voice
  • Lingui, The Sacred Bonds
  • The Perfumed Hill
  • Sotigui Kouyaté, a modern griot