Mama Africa

Wellspring   (2001) / Region 1
Mama Africa

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Superstar musician, actress and talk show host Queen Latifah presents Mama Africa, a tapestry of dynamic stories told by women. Coming from an African perspective, but universal in its themes, this trilogy of short films explores the hardships of coming of age in a challenging world.

Uno's World- (Directed by Bridget Pickering) Uno, a beautiful but tired 25 year old single mother, is to face overwhelming responsibilities after falling love with a man who doesn't want to commit.

Hang Time- (Directed by Ngozi Onwurah) Desperate to impress an American scout, a talented basketball player from Nigeria turns to crime in order to get the sneakers he believes will fulfill his dreams.

Raya- (Directed by Zulfah Otto-Sallies) Having rebelled against her strict Muslim upbringing, Raya returns home from jail, determined to start a new life. But can she truly turn her back on the past?


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Nov 21 2002
  • Production Year 2001
  • Empire SKU 460783
  • UPC Code 720917534220
  • Studio  Wellspring
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL


3 Bonus Short Films (An Extra 80 Minutes Runtime!)
Bintou By Fanta Nacro (Burkina Faso)
Riches By Ingrid Sinclair (Zimbabwe)
Our Evening In July By Raja Amari (Tunisia)
Theatrical Trailer


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.85:1 Color



  • Simon Onwurah
  • Joel Phiri
  • Steven Markovitz
  • Platon Trakoshis

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