The mission of The Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture to indentify the global significance of the creative contributions pioneered by an international diaspora of Blackness
The Department of Afro American Research, Arts, and Culture's Archive is a subdivision of DAARAC that digitally preserves Afro American films. On this website, you may browse our archive that consists of film posters, screenshots, and movie synopsis. All information provided here is for research and reference purposes. We do not host full-length films on this website.

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South African Blaxploitation Films

There is one thing that the United States of America and South Africa shared, which was the violation of Civil Rights towards Blacks through Jim Crow (United States) and Apartheid (South Africa). The cultural response not only echoed through the movements to end these violations, but Blacks found their way into the film industry by making movies for Black audiences. In the U.S., we know that to be the Blaxploitation Era. South Africa had its Blaxploitation Era, and it started with a 1971 film called Joe BulletGravel Road Distribution Group and Retro Afrika Bioscope (a restoration division of Gravel Road) have made it possible for the world to see Joe Bullet and several other titles from the South African Blaxploitation Era. We have a list of the current titles available from this fabulous period of South African cinema. 

List of South African Blaxploitation Films


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  • Ehlathini (1980's)
  • Ezintandandeni (1988)
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  • Gone Crazy (1980's)
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  • Knockout Joe (1980's)

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  • Priest and the Thief, The (1980's)
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  • Stepmother, The (1980's)
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  • Thunder Valley (1980's)
  • Treasure Hunter (1989)
  • Trompie (1975)
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  • Zero For Zep (1980's)

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