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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

First Act: Watch These Three Movies With Strong African Female Leads Available On DVD Now

((  Written By:  Staff Writer  ))  When we set out to find movies that were out on DVD now with story lines featuring strong African female leads, we were pleasantly surprised to find I Am Slave, Pray The Devil Back To Hell, and Desert Flower.  Read on to learn about these compelling movies.

1.  I Am Slave is a 2010 television film produced for the United Kingdom's Channel 4 based on the real-life experiences of Mende Nazer.  The movie unfolds with twelve-year-old Malia being kidnapped from her Sudanese village in the Nubar Mountains and sold into slavery to a woman in Khartoum, where she spends six years.  Malia is eventually sent to London, where her name is changed, but she remains enslaved until she finds a sympathetic stranger who she shares her story with. 
2.  Winner of the Best Documentary award at the Tribeca Film Festival and Official Section of Sundance Film Festival, Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the story of the courageous Liberian women who united to end a bloody civil war that had torn their country apart.  Thousands of women ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters—both Christian and Muslim—came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace armed only with white t-shirts and the courage of their convictions. 

3.  Waris Dirie's book Desert Flower which recounts her incredible journey from a Somali nomad to an international top model, became a worldwide bestseller with more than 11 million copies sold.  Model Liya Kebede brings Dirie's autobiography to the screen in an inspiring story of an extraordinarily courageous woman.

((  Photo Credits:  DVD Cover Art  ))


Ma Petite Niche said...

Thanks for the info..I love love love movies like this...I am always hunting in libraries and etc for movies from film festivals that are great but did not make it to hollywood's block-busters lists...

MIMI Magazine said...

Thank you Ma Petite Niche :) It's so nice to hear that the research that we put into our Editor's Blog is appreciated.