Since you are a fan of Abderrahmane Sissako, you should definitely check out Life on Earth (1998) if you haven't already seen it. I'm pretty sure you'll love it. :) Also, great list, I'll try to track some of these down.
WOW! im looking for this kind of list.
THANK YOU KENJI. Excellent work.
Now essentials, not just favourites
i'm not an expert, need to see a lot, the main list has favourites, some from Algeria and Egypt listed in the space above
But,Wher are the egyptian & Algerian movies?
Dignity, from the same UN film, now added too
Nice! And I promise, I'll spiff up my Songs of the Griot list (sub-Saharan African cinema) once I get a few free days.