Explore the World of African Cinema Online

The Root Recommends: Watch the best films from the continent on your computer.


Electronic Media Network, or M-Net, leads the pack of online film services, and its latest creation, the African Film Library, seeks to conquer unchartered territory by offering close to 600 film titles that portray aspects of the Diaspora. Films from a range of different languages, including French, Arabic and Zulu, make up the collection. M-Net has also spent three years digitally remastering many of the films, some of which date back decades.

"The library forms an important archive of the continent's cultural cinematic heritage, and also, for the first time, makes the African artists' works easily accessible by a wide viewership around the globe -- creating a new audience for existing and emerging filmmakers," the website says.

For more information on African Film Library, and to start renting unique and classic African films, visit the film service's website.

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