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Beginning in Africa, I'm attempting to watch one film from as many countries as I can. The only requirements being that they're as contemporary as possible, culturally relevant and actually made by citizens of the country (which has been impossible to pull off in some countries). These are the results so far.

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Beat the Drum is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Beat the Drum Owen Sejake, Mary Twala, Clive Scott - South Africa: My first film was enjoyable, with an interesting tinge of neo-realism.

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Without the King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Without the King Swaziland: I had to go with a documentary here, and it turned out to be an intriguing look at political changes in one of Africa's last empires.

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The Gods Must Be Crazy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
The Gods Must Be Crazy Marius Weyers, Jamie Uys, Ken Gampu - Botswana: Admittedly, this is neither contemporary nor made by a Botswanian director, but it is culturally relevant to an extent, and as good as I could get for Botswana.

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Milking the Rhino is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Milking the Rhino Namibia: A great documentary, splitting its focus between Namibia and Kenya.

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Mama Heidi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Mama Heidi Heidi Baker - Mozambique: The only thing I could find from this country, a doc about missionaries filmed by outsiders. More about how wonderful and selfless the missionaries are than anything else.

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Mugabe and the White African is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Mugabe and the White African Zimbabwe: Documentary on race and land distribution. Good, if a little slow.

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Hollow City is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Hollow City Ana Bustorff, Raúl Rosário, Júlia Botelho - Angola

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Darwin's Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Around the World in 999 Films

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Munyurangabo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Munyurangabo Jeff Rutagengwa, Narcicia Nyirabucyeye, Edouard B. Uwayo - Rwanda

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ABC Africa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
ABC Africa Abbas Kiarostami - Uganda

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On the Rumba River is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
On the Rumba River Democratic Republic of Congo

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Lumumba is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Lumumba Eriq Ebouaney, Maka Kotto, Alex Descas

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Dole is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Dole Gabon

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Sango Malo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Sango Malo Lucie Bekono, Daniel Bakang, Edith Gadima - Cameroon

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Masai: The Rain Warriors is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Masai: The Rain Warriors John Parkuyere Nkinai, Kiaki Ole Narikae, Paul Nteri Ole Sekenan - Kenya

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Rain in a Dry Land is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Around the World in 999 Films

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Into Abyssinia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Into Abyssinia Ethiopia. American made documentary.

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Lost Boys of Sudan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Around the World in 999 Films

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Daresalam is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Daresalam Sidiki Bakaba, Youssouf Djaoro, Abdoulaye Ahmat - Chad

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Nollywood Lady is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Nollywood Lady Nigeria

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Herdsmen of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Around the World in 999 Films

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Femmes Aux Yeux Ouverts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Femmes Aux Yeux Ouverts Togo

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Sankofa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Sankofa Ghana

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Wend Kuuni is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Wend Kuuni Burkina Faso

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Adanggaman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Adanggaman Rasmané Ouedraogo, Mireille Andrée Boti, Anastasie Tode Bohi - Ivory Coast

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Iron Ladies of Liberia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Iron Ladies of Liberia Liberia

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Sierra Leone's Refugee All Sta... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Reuben Koroma, Abdul Rahim Kamara - Sierra Leone

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End of the Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
End of the Rainbow Roberta Bassin - Guinea

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Finzan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Finzan Namory Keita, Diarrah Sanogo, Koti - Mali

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Waiting for Happiness is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Waiting for Happiness Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Mohamed, Santha Leng, Fatimetou Mint Ahmeda - Mauritania

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Moolaadé is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Moolaadé Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Rasmané Ouedraogo, Balla Habib Dembélé - Senegal

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Prince Among Slaves is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Prince Among Slaves Mos Def - Gambia

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Napomuceno's Will is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Napomuceno's Will Zezé Motta, Milton Gonçalves, Nelson Xavier - Cape Verde

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Ali Zaoua is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Ali Zaoua Amal Ayouch, Mustapha Hansali, Abdelhak Zhayra - Morocco

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Viva Laldjerie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Viva Laldjerie Lubna Azabal, Biyouna, Serge Avedikian - Algeria

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The Wedding Song is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
The Wedding Song Lizzie Brocheré, Simon Abkarian, Hichem Rostom - Tunisia

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Adrift on the Nile is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Adrift on the Nile Egypt

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A New Day in Old Sana'a is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
A New Day in Old Sana'a Bader Ben Hirsi, Redha Khoder, Amal Ismail - Yemen

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Le Grand Voyage is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Le Grand Voyage Saudi Arabia

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The Kite is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
The Kite Ziad Rahbani, Liliane Nemri, Julia Kassar - Lebanon

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Campfire is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Campfire Assi Dayan, Yehoram Gaon, Moshe Ivgy - Israel

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Paradise Now is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Paradise Now Lubna Azabal, Hiam Abbass, Ashraf Barhom - Palestine

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Attila '74: The Rape of Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Around the World in 999 Films

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Captain Abu Raed is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Captain Abu Raed Nadim Sawalha, Lara Salawa, Ayat Najah Abd Al-Sadeq - Jordan

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The Syrian Bride is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
The Syrian Bride Uri Gavriel, Makram Khoury, Hiam Abbass - Syria

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Kilometre Zero is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Kilometre Zero Nazmi Kırık, Belçim Bilgin, Robert Alazraki

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Day Break is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Day Break Maryam Amir Jalali, Hossein Yari, Atash Taghipour

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The Clay Bird is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
The Clay Bird Pakistan

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Delbaran is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Delbaran Said Mohamadi, Haser Kafi, Hossein Hashemian - Afghanistan

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Water is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Around the World in 999 Films
Water John Abraham, Lisa Ray, Kulbhushan Kharbanda