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Global Health Refugees - French Language

This guide is designed to help students find Global Health sources in French

Films held at Duke Libraries

Films held at Duke on topics related to health issues in African countries in the French language. These films include a narrative on quality of life issues that are related to health topics; several films include interviews with health care workers. Click on the catalog link to get a paragraph description of the film content; please note that Duke holds many films on these topics in the English language.

  • Ashakara [videorecording] 
  • A screaming man [videorecording] = Un homme qui crie 
  • Africa, Africas [videorecording] 
  • Afrique, je te plumerai [videocassette] = Africa, I'm going to fleece you 
  • Allah Tantou, a la grace de Dieu [videorecording] = Allah Tantou, God's will be done 
  • Arlit, deuxième Paris [videorecording] : Arlit, the second Paris 
  • Awa [videorecording] : a mother in West Africa 
  • Bamako [videorecording] 
  • Borom sarret [motion picture] 
  • Congo River [videorecording] : au-delà des ténèbres 
  • Dôlè [videorecording]
  • Dakan [videorecording]   
  • Desounen [videorecording] : dialogue with death 
  • Feminine dilemma : (women['s] circumcision) / = Dilemme au feminine (1994)
  • Femmes aux yeux ouverts [videorecording] = Women with open eyes 
  • Forme et Sante [electronic resource] : Health and Fitness
  • Histoires de petites gens : Tales of little people / = Tales of ordinary people (1994) 
  • Haïti, the wounded nation [videorecording] 
  • Hyènes [videorecording] = Hyenas 
  • Il va pleuvoir sur Conakry [videorecording] = Clouds over Conakry 
  • Je chanterai pour toi [DVD videorecording] = I'll sing for you 
  • Jean Rouch [videorecording] 
  • Justice for sale [videorecording] : confession of rape in Congo 
  • Karmen Geï [videorecording] 
  • Keïta! : l'héritage du griot [videorecording] = Keita! : the heritage of the griot 
  • Krik? Krak! [videorecording] : tales of a nightmare 
  • La nuit de la verité [videorecording] = The night of truth 
  • La ronde des vodu [videorecording] : en hommage au peuple haitien = The voodoo dance 
  • La vie sur terre [videorecording] = Life on earth 
  • Wênd Kûuni [videorecording] = Le don de Dieu = God's gift -mostly English language
  • Le Grand blanc de Lambaréné [videorecording] = The great white man of Lambaréné
  • Le mariage d'Alex [videorecording] = Alex's wedding 
  • Le profit & rien d'autre!, ou, Réflexions abusives sur la lutte des classes [videorecording] 
  • Lili et le baobab [videorecording] 
  • Mama Benz & the taste of money [videorecording] 
  • Matamata and Pilipili [videorecording] 
  • Mémoire entre deux rives [videorecording] 
  • Moloch tropical [videorecording] 
  • Moolaadé [videorecording] 
  • Notre fille [videorecording] 
  • Of men and gods [videorecording] = Des hommes et des dieux 
  • Photo souvenir [videorecording] 
  • Quand les étoiles rencontrent la mer [videorecording] 
  • Quartier Mozart [videorecording] 
  • Rêves de poussière=Dreams of dust [videorecording] 
  • Royal bonbon [videorecording] 
  • Rwanda pour mémoire [videorecording] = Rwanda, in memory 
  • Séance reflections [videorecording] mostly English language
  • Saaraba [videocassette] 
  • Sango Malo [videorecording] 
  • Sarabah [videorecording]
  • Si-Gueriki, la reine-mère [videorecording] = Queen mother 
  • This other Haiti [videorecording] 
  • Traces, empreintes de femmes [videorecording] 
  • Weapon of war [videorecording] : confession of rape in Congo 
  • Woubi chéri [videorecording]
  • Xala [videorecording] 


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Strategies for finding films in catalogs

Sample search: To identify film about social conditions and topics within global health, international health, or public health, search WorldCat  

Subject: Benin

Language: French

Format: Visual Materials


This sample search brings up 179 films, which include films about Swiss aid in Benin, social conditions, women’s issues and more. The list on the left are examples of such films held at Duke. If you identify a film of interest not held at Duke contact the librarian to suggest a purchase

Country names:

  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Mayotte
  • Réunion
  • Gabon
  • Guinea
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Senegal 
  • Togo 
  • Algeria
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Rwanda
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Seychelles
  • Tunisia
  • Haiti, Etc.

Add Health Subjects:

  • Respiratory diseases and measles
  • Diarrhoeal diseases
  • Maternal health
  • Malaria
  • Nutrition and micronutrient deficiency
  • Violence Against Women
  • Surgical disease burden
  • Health care workforce
  • Chronic disease

 Add specific diseases:

The UPenn African Studies Center provides a list of diseases and associated initiatives this list provides good keywords

  • Amebiasis
  • Hookworm
  • Polio
  • Cholera
  • Hypertension
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Dengue
  • Jaundice
  • Sickle Cell
  • Ebola
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Syphilis
  • Giardiasis
  • Lymphatic Filariasis
  • Trypanosomiasis
  • Guinea-Worm
  • Malaria
  • Tuberculosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Malnutrition
  • Typhoid
  • Onchocerciasis
  • Yellow Fever

Another strategy is to search in Worldcat with the NGO name as “author” - for example, the World Bank produced a movie about Public Health in Africa Title:            Pour une meilleure santé en Afrique: les leçons de l'expérience.
Corp Author(s):  Banque mondiale. (not held at Duke)

Note that French aid focuses on  Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Republic of Guinea, Senegal and Togo