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The FAMU Library offers Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project. It is a collection of less known but fundamental works, produced mostly outside Europe and North America. The oldest films are from the 1930s and the newest one is from 2000. The collection contents 24 films:

Touki Bouki (1973, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Senegal)
Redes (1936, Fred Zinnemann, Emilio Gómez Muriel, Mexico)
A River called Titas (1973, Ritwik Ghatak, Bangladesh & India)
Dry Summer (1963, Metin Erksan, Turkey)
Trances (1981, Ahmed El Maanouni, Morocco)
The Housemaid (1960, Kim Ki-young, South Korea)
Insiang (1976, Lino Brocka, Philipine)
Mysterious Object at Noon (2000, A. Weerasethakul, Thailand)
Revenge (1989, Jermek Šinarbajev, Soviet Union; Kazakhstan)
Limite (1931, Mário Peixoto, Brazílie)
Law of the Border (1966, Lütfi Akad, Turkey)
Taipei Story (1985, Edward Yang, Taiwan)
Lucía (1968, Humberto Solás, Cuba)
After the Curfew (1954, Usmar Ismail, Indonesia)
Pixote (1980, Hector Babenco, Brazil)
Dos monjes (1934, Juan Bustillo Oro, Mexico)
Soleil Ô (1970, Med Hondo, Mauritania & France)
Downpour (1972, Bahram Beyzaie, Iran)
Sambizanga (1972, Sarah Maldoror, Angola & France)
Prisioneros de la tierra (1939, Mario Soffici, Argentina)
Chess of the Wind (1976, Mohammad Reza Aslani, Iran)
Muna moto (1975, Jean-Pierre Dikongué-Pipa, Cameroon)
Two Girls on the Street (1939, André De Toth, Hungary)
Kalpana (1948, Uday Shankar, India)

More information about the films and the entire collection:

The library will continue to expand its offer of non-European and non-American films.

There are also publications available that describe the films in the collection, their significance, and the circumstances of their creation.

In addition to publications specifically for the World Cinema Project, we also offer other books on African, Iranian, or Japanese films. For instance:


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30. January 2023