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postcolonialism on film

films grappling directly with colonialism, neocolonialism, imperialism, etc

recommendations welcome -- the first half of the list (up to and including Touki Bouki) i have seen and heartily endorse, the second half i have yet to see but have been recommended

Note: the places some of these films pertain to (ie Palestine in It Must Be Heaven and other films) are not "post"-colonial, but the word postcolonialism refers to the field of study rather than the literal state of having been decolonized/liberated

Note 2: I am excluding the work of Ciro Guerra after learning about the accusations made against him by multiple women.

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  • Oh, Sun
  • The Night
  • I Am Cuba
  • Bamako
  • Neptune Frost
  • Flee
  • The White Silk Dress
  • Atlantics
  • Blood of the Condor
  • Divine Intervention
  • Vitalina Varela
  • Bacurau
  • In Search of Famine
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • Turumba
  • Passion
  • Saint Omer
  • Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro
  • Life on Earth
  • Black Girl
  • Nostalgia for the Countryside
  • Perfumed Nightmare
  • After the Curfew
  • Lion of the Desert
  • Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory
  • Azor
  • Black Is … Black Ain’t
  • It Must Be Heaven
  • I Dream in Another Language
  • Fresh Kill
  • Surname Viêt Given Name Nam
  • Illusions
  • The Spook Who Sat by the Door
  • Death by Hanging
  • Zama
  • Black God, White Devil
  • Hyenas
  • When the Tenth Month Comes
  • Farha
  • The Silent Protest: Jerusalem 1929
  • Pirated!
  • Sankofa
  • Limbo
  • La Llorona
  • Daughters of the Dust
  • Chronicle of a Disappearance
  • The Silenced
  • Araya
  • Gook
  • A Tale of Love
  • From Hollywood to Hanoi
  • Children of Shatila
  • Sweet Country
  • Welcome II the Terrordome
  • Big in Vietnam
  • Concerning Violence
  • Le Franc
  • Horse Money
  • Watermelon Man
  • Missing
  • And Still I Rise
  • Song Without a Name
  • Your Father Was Born 100 Years Old, and So Was the Nakba
  • Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask
  • Bestia
  • Touki Bouki
  • Earth
  • Teza
  • Bush Mama
  • Our Time Will Come
  • High Ground
  • True History of the Kelly Gang
  • Meek's Cutoff
  • Xala
  • Days of Glory
  • Afrique 50
  • To Be Twenty in the Aures
  • Once Were Warriors
  • Lumumba
  • Viceroy's House
  • The Cloud-Capped Star
  • Komal Gandhar
  • Subarnarekha
  • This Earth of Mankind
  • Distant Thunder
  • Padatik
  • Independence
  • Antonio das Mortes
  • The Hour of the Furnaces
  • Entranced Earth
  • Sami Blood
  • West Indies
  • Statues Also Die
  • Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
  • Paradise: Love
  • Kafr Kassem
  • Chronicle of the Years of Fire
  • Charlie's Country
  • The Battle of Chile: Part I
  • Sambizanga