Drawn from new interviews and research, this is the first general survey of the loose collective of French filmmakers, including Philippe Garrel, Jacqueline Raynal, Serge Bard, Patrick Deval, and Daniel Pommereulle. From the opening paragraph: ‘”Zanzibar Films” designates a little known chapter in the history of French cinema. It is the activity of an informal association of young filmmakers, born in the intellectual and evolutionary movement of May 1968. The majority of their films have never been distributed, and some of them have disappeared without a trace. Others have reached mythic or cult status. They were films undertaken as renegade productions, outside the normal system, with no thought originally given to the problems of distribution.’ Appendices include a filmography, biographies of many of the key and satellite figures, and a first-hand account of a voyage to Africa undertaken by part of the group in 1969.