Eritrea Film List

Title: AFRICA, AFRICAS (2001)  
Format: VHS
Language: African dialect with English narration and subtitles.
Run Time:  62 min.
Description: Fantacocà: presents the cultural phenomenon of skin bleaching in Cameroon and the challenge it is now posing on notions of black pride and identity.  Laafi bala: demonstrates the causes of wide-spread unemployment and poverty in Burkina Faso, where few institutional resources and government support available, and the debilitating effects this is having on women and youth.
Genre: Documentary

Title: ETHNIC IDENTITY, REGIONAL CONFLICT AND PEACE (1999)  
Format: VHS
Run Time: 50 min. 
Language: English
Description: Examines efforts to promote and safeguard peace in the 20th century. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan discusses the history and the role of the United Nations, using the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea as an example. Other scholars explore the purpose of the state, what it requires to function, and what happens when it disintegrates. Additional issues such as world government are addressed as well.
Genre: Documentary

Title: ERITREAN ARTISTS IN WAR AND PEACE (1997)  
Format: VHS
Run Time:  52 min.
Language: English
Description: International artist and art educator Betty LaDuke examines the relationship between art, war and peace as seen through the work of twelve Eritrean artist-fighters. Their contemporary art movement was initiated in a war zone by the Eritrean People's Liberation Front during the struggle for independence from Ethiopia.
Genre: Documentary

Title: ERITREA (1990)  
Format: VHS
Language: English or other local language with English subtitles.
Run Time:  29 in.
Description: Through interviews with exiled Eritreans and independence fighters, this documentary reviews the history of the war between Eritrea and Ethiopia.
Genre: Documentary