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One movie for each sovereign state in the world plus Hong Kong, autonomous territories (like Greenland), and some unrecognized states. All of these movies were produced by and take place in their respective countries. I have also tried my best to ensure that all are made by native directors, though some exceptions have had to be made. In order to be eligible for this list, a film needs to have been produced by that country. Some of the small island countries have co-produced sections for larger IMAX documentaries, and those do not count, either. Films marked with an asterisk are currently unavailable. I would like to thank Istanbul Films,… Read more

One movie for each sovereign state in the world plus Hong Kong, autonomous territories (like Greenland), and some unrecognized states. All of these movies were produced by and take place in their respective countries. I have also tried my best to ensure that all are made by native directors, though some exceptions have had to be made. In order to be eligible for this list, a film needs to have been produced by that country. Some of the small island countries have co-produced sections for larger IMAX documentaries, and those do not count, either. Films marked with an asterisk are currently unavailable.

I would like to thank Istanbul Films, FilmBirth.com, The Africa Project, and our own Kenji for the invaluable resources they have put together, without which this would not have been possible.

Afghanistan: Earth and Ashes, Firedancer*, Joy of Madness, Kandahar, Osama
Albania: Black Flowers, East, West, East: The Final Spirit, Intervista, Mao Tse Tung, Skanderbeg, Slogans
Algeria: Chronicle of the Years of Fire, Outside the Law, Rachida, The Battle of Algiers, The Desert Ark, Z
Andorra: Amor idiota
Angola: Caravana, Hollow City, Kangamba, O Miradouro da Lua, Sambizanga
Antigua and Barbuda: Diablesse (Not in Database), Working Girl (Not in Database)
Argentina: Extraordinary Stories, Invasión, The Headless Woman, The Hour of the Furnaces, The Official Story, The Secret in Their Eyes
Armenia: Calendar, Seasons of the Year, The Color of Pomegranates, Vodka Lemon
Australia: Gallipoli, Love in Limbo, Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Last Wave, The Proposition, Wake in Fright, Walkabout
Austria: Benny’s Video, Funny Games, The Counterfeiters
Azerbaijan: Babek, Hostage, The Oil Gush Fire in Bibiheybat, The Precinct
The Bahamas: Children of God
Bahrain: The Barrier*, A Bahraini Tale (Not in Database)
Bangladesh: A River Called Titas, Song of Freedom*, The Name of a River, The Clay Bird
Barbados: Chattel House (Not in Database)*
Belarus: Come and See, Me Ivan, You Abraham (Not in Database)
Belgium: Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, Man Bites Dog, Rosetta, The Kid with a Bike
Belize: 2012: Kurse a di Xtabai*
Benin: Barbecue-Pejo*, Africa paradis
Bhutan: The Cup, Travellers and Magicians
Bolivia: And So It Is, Blood of the Condor, Los Hermanos Cartagena, The Bird’s Snging, The Secret Nation
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Time of the Gypsies
Botswana: The Gods Must Be Crazy, The Gods Must Be Crazy II
Brazil: Bang Bang, Black God, White Devil, Entranced Earth, Limite, The House of Sand
Brunei: Ada Apa Dengan Rina (Not in Database), Bread Dream (Not in Database)*
Bulgaria: The Goat Horn
Burkina Faso: Buud Yaam, Dreams of Dust, Sankofa, Sia, the Myth of the Python, The Law, The Night of Truth
Burma: Beyond the Horizon (Not in Database)*
Burundi: Gito the Ungrateful
Cambodia: S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine, Shadow Over Angkor, The Enchanted Forest, The Rice People
Cameroon: The Bloodiest
Canada: Dead Ringers, Leolo, Mon Oncle Antoine, Videodrome
Cape Verde: Cape Verde, My Love*, Isle of Contempt*
Central African Republic: The Forest*
Chad: A Drowning Man, Dry Season, Let There Be Peace, Tartina City
Chile: No, The Fronteir, Three Sad Tigers, Tony Manero
China: 24 City, Farewell My Concubine, Little Toys, Raise the Red Lantern, To Live
Colombia: A Man of Principle
Comoros: Ylang Ylang Residence*
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Identity Pieces, Viva Riva!
Republic of the Congo: The Chapel (Not in Database), The Wrestlers
Costa Rica: Of Love and Other Demons
Côte d’Ivoire: Adanggaman, Black and White in Color, In the Name of Christ, The Lottery
Croatia: H-8…
Cuba: A Cuban Fight Against Demons, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Death of a Bureaucrat, I am Cuba, Lucia, Memories of Underdevelopment, Strawberries and Chocolate, Survivors
Cyprus: Knifer, The Wastrel*
Czech Republic: Adelheid, Closely Watched Trains, Diamonds of the Night, Marketa Lazarova, Up and Down, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, Valley of the Bees
Denmark: Day of Wrath, Vampyr
Djibouti: Le grand Moussa (Not in Database)*
Dominica: Nom Tèw (Not in Database)*
Dominican Republic: Trópico de Sangre
East Timor: Beatrice’s War (Not in Database)*
Ecuador: Between Marx and the Naked Woman, The Tigress
Egypt: Cairo Station, Destiny, Land of Fear*, Terrorism and Kebab, The Land, The Nightingale’s Prayer
El Salvador: El Salvador: The People Will Win*
Equatorial Guinea: Not Naked*, Teresa (Not in Database)*
Eritrea: Milenu*, Tears Along a Trail of Fears*
Estonia: Hotel E, The Temptation of St. Tony
Ethiopia: Harvest: 3000 Years, Teza
Fiji: The Land Has Eyes
Finland: Sensuela, The Man Without a Past
France: Duelle, Grand Illusion, Jules and Jim, Pierrot le fou
Gabon: Dôlè
The Gambia: Nouvelle lune (Not in Database)*
Georgia: Repentance, The Wishing Tree
Germany: Berlin Alexanderplatz
Ghana: Love Brewed in the African Pot*, African Heritage
Greece: 1922, A Dog’s Dream, The Travelling Players, Young Aphrodites
Greenland (Denmark): Heart of Light
Grenada: NONE
Guatemala: Silence of Neto*
Guinea: Dakan
Guinea-Bissau: Blue Eyes of Yonta, Those Whom Death Refused
Guyana: Guiana 1838*
Haiti: The Man by the Shore
Honduras: Calixto the Landlord, El Xendra
Hong Kong: Come Drink with Me
Hungary: The Red and the White, The Tyrant’s Heart, Werckmeister Harmonies
Iceland: Devil’s Island
India: Charulata, Kanchana Sita, My Name is Khan, Om-Dar-Ba-Dar, Paper Flowers, Pakeezah, Pather Panchali, Sholay, The Cloud-Capped Star, The Image Threads*, The Music Room, The Vagabond, Thirst
Indonesia: Bitter Coffee*, Mystics in Bali, November 1828*, The Forbidden Door
Iran: Offside
Iraq: Son of Babylon
Ireland: The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Israel: Beaufort, Campfire, Esther, Kedma, Lemon Popsicle, Siege, Ushpizin
Italy: Dillinger is Dead
Jamaica: The Harder They Come
Japan: Branded to Kill, Gozu, Late Spring, Sansho the Bailiff, Seven Samurai, Ugetsu
Jordan: Captain Abu Raed
Kazakhstan: Revenge, The Fall of Otrar
Kenya: Pumzi
Kosovo: Kukumi
Kiribati: Paradise Found: The Pheonix Islands (Not in Database)*
North Korea: Pulgasari
South Korea: Killer Butterfly, Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Oldboy
Kuwait: The Cruel Sea
Kyrgyzstan: Beshkempir: The Adopted Son, Pure Coolness, The Chimp
Laos: At the Horizon
Latvia: Fallen
Lebanon: West Beirut
Lesotho: Tears of Blood*
Liberia: Johnny Mad Dog
Libya: Where Do You Hide the Sun? (Not in Database), Lion of the Desert, The Message
Liechtenstein: Burnout Depression (Not in Database)*
Lithuania: The Corridor
Luxembourg: Little Secrets
Macedonia: Bloodshed at the Wedding, Before the Rain
Madagascar: Angano… Angano, Tales from Madagascar, Tabataba, When the Stars Meet the Sea
Malawi: Seasons of Life*
Malaysia: Sumpah Orang Minyak, The Legend of Hang Tuah
The Maldives: Ingili (Not in Database)*
Mali: Guimba the Tyrant
Malta: Qerq*
Marshall Islands: Lañinbwil’s Gift*
Martinique (France): Sugar Cane Alley
Mauritania: Sarraounia, Soleil O
Mauritius: The Cathedral*
Mexico: Canoa
Micronesia: Lieweila: A Micronesian Story
Moldova: Fiddlers
Monaco: The Wedding in Monaco
Mongolia: Tsogt Taij
Montenegro: I Have Something Important to Tell You*
Morocco: Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets
Mozambique: Mueda, Memory and Massacre
Namibia: Taste of Rain*
Nauru: NONE
Nepal: Mask of Desire*
Netherlands: Turkish Delight
New Zealand: Black Sheep, Heavenly Creatures, Once Were Warriors, The Piano
Nicaragua: Alsino and the Condor
Niger: Le wazzou polygame
Nigeria: $1 (One Dollar)*
Norway: Flight of the Eagle, Turn Me On, Goddammit
Oman: Al-boom*
Pakistan: International Guerillas, The Blood of Hussain (Not in Database)
Palau: NONE
Palestine: Chronicle of a Disappearance, Divine Intervention, The Tale of the Three Lost Jewels, The Time That Remains, Wedding in Galilee
Panama: Chac: The Rain God, The Wind and the Water*
Papua New Guinea: Black Harvest, Tinpis Run
Peru: The Milk of Sorrow
The Philippines: Blink of an Eye, Himala, Manila in the Claws of Light, Century of Birthing
Poland: Ashes and Diamonds, Golem, The Devil, The Third Part of the Night
Portugal: Silvestre
Qatar: Black Gold
Romania: A Bomb Was Stolen, The Axe
Russia: Khrustalyov, My Car!
Rwanda: Munyurangabo
Saint Kitts and Nevis: NONE
Saint Lucia: The Coming of Org (Not in Database)*
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Rem (Not in Database)*
Samoa: The Orator
San Marino: The Last Alchemist (Not in Database)*
São Tomé and Príncipe: Little Fruit*
Saudi Arabia: Wadjda
Senegal: Hyenas, Moolaade, Touki Bouki, Xala
Serbia: Underground
Seychelles: Magazin ekonomik: Pti metye (Not in Database)*
Sierra Leone: Imagine, the Blind (Sadly, not made by a native filmmaker, but produced by Sierra Leone)*
Singapore: 15, 4:30, Rivals Three
Slovakia: The Cremator
Slovenia: Rooster’s Breakfast
Solomon Islands: Where am I? (Not in Database)
Somalia: Queleh*, The Somali Dervish (Not in Database)*
South Africa: Hardware
South Sudan: Jamila (Not in Database)
Spain: Matador
Sri Lanka: Death on a Full Moon Day
Sudan: Human Being
Suriname: One People
Swaziland: Today the Hawk Takes One Chick (Sadly, not directed by a native, but produced by Swaziland. I did, however, sit behind the director Jane Gillooly at the movies during a screening of Buster Keaton shorts.)
Sweden: Songs from the Second Floor
Switzerland: Jonas Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000
Syria: Dreams of the City, Passion, The Night
Taiwan: A City of Sadness, A Confucian Confusion, Yi Yi: A One and a Two
Tajikistan: Angel on the Right, To Get to Heaven First You Have to Die
Tanzania: Memories of a Burning Tree*
Thailand: 6ixtynin9, Last Life in the Universe, Ong Bak, Shutter, Syndromes and a Century, Tears of the Black Tiger, Tropical Maldy, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Togo: Ashakura (Not in Database), Kondonna*, Togo: Autopsy of the Succession
Tonga: Tongan Ark (Not in Database)
Trinidad and Tobago: And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon (Not in Database)
Tunisia: Bab’Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul, Silences of the Palace, The Dove’s Lost Necklace, Wanderers of the Desert
Turkey: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Turkmenistan: Karakum, The Daughter-in-Law
Tuvalu: Crash, 2012 Short Film (Not in Database)*
Uganda: Imani*
Ukraine: Chekhovian Motifs, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
United Arab Emirates: Mirrors of Silence*
United Kingdom: Happy-Go-Lucky
United States: Eraserhead
Uruguay: The Pope’s Toilet
Uzbekistan: Man Follows Birds
Vanuatu: The Class of Six (Not in Database)*
Vatican City: The Vatican Museums
Venezuela: Araya, I am a Delinquient*, Secuestro Express, The Smoking Fish (Not in Database)
Vietnam: Cyclo, Nostalgia for the Countryside, When the Tenth Month Comes
Yemen: A New Day in Old Sana’a
Zambia: Killing Heat
Zimbabwe: Neria

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