‘Biodun Olaku: Nigerian Painter

  • Year: 2016
  • Length: 18min
  • Country: Nigeria

‘BIODUN OLAKU: NIGERIAN PAINTER is an 18-minute documentary film by Tam Fiofori. It visually chronicles a surprise visit to one of Nigeria’s most accomplished painters and, also one of Tam’s favourite artists, ‘Biodun Olaku, at his work-space in the Universal Studios complex opposite the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, in 2002. Without much prompting, ‘Biodun Olaku … Continued

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Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughi (Rain, the Colour of Blue with a little Red in it)

  • Year: 2015
  • Length: 75min
  • Country: Niger

Akounak tells the universal story of a musician trying to make it against all odds, set against the backdrop of the raucous subculture of Tuareg guitar. The protagonist, real life musician Mdou Moctar, must battle fierce competition from jealous musicians, overcome family conflicts, endure the trials of love, and overcome his biggest rival – himself. … Continued

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Cholo

  • Year: 2016
  • Length: 21min
  • Country: Oman

The dark-skinned 11-year-old Cholo meets his fair-skinned younger stepbrother Abdullah for the first time when their father Said arrives in Muscat. Although strikingly different, the boys have great chemistry. Cholo is a 10-year-old boy full of imagination and a great love for nature and life. But jealousy, competitiveness and curiosity arise between the two, as … Continued

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Destino

  • Year: 2013
  • Length: 22min
  • Country: France

Two young guys from the neighborhood (Loïc and Mehdi) have set up a little business filming arabic wedding celebrations and then editing them in their mini van, their ‘audiovisual laboratory’. But when Mehdi starts to film the wedding of Leila, his pretty ex-girlfriend… Destiny happens.

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Gidi Blues

  • Year: 2016
  • Length: 103min
  • Country: Nigeria

Akin is an indulged playboy from an affluent family who accidentally meets an interesting beauty in an unpredictable place. Nkem is a beautiful, confident but unusual young lady who devotes herself to her work as a community volunteer in the belly of the city’s worst slum. Their encounter drags them both into a whirlwind experience … Continued

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Green White Green

  • Year: 2016
  • Length: 102min
  • Country: Nigeria

A group of young bohemian artists hang out and search for direction in their lives in the stagnant months leading up to the beginning of their university studies, in this richly textured and frequently funny look at Lagos’ new generation. Hip, modern, and bursting with creative energy, this is the look of young Lagos. Uzoma … Continued

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House of Nwapa

  • Year: 2016
  • Length: 90min
  • Country: Nigeria

The House of Nwapa chronicles the story of Flora Nwapa, considered as Africa’s first female novelist published in English. A string of narratives and interviews, featuring Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, children’s literature writer, Mabel Segun, German anthropologist, Sabine Jell-Bahlsen and former Heinemann editor, James Currey. It details who she was and what she represented.

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I Shot Bi Kidude

  • Year: 2015
  • Length: 105min
  • Country: UK

She was left out of Civil Rights history, erased by jazz critics, and forgotten by most Americans because no one knew how to categorize her greatness. But throughout the 1960s, Nina Simone was both loved and feared for her outspoken vision of Black Freedom. Her musical proclamations like Mississippi Goddam, and her iconic style gave … Continued

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In the Eye of the Eye of the Spiral

  • Year: 2014
  • Length: 72min
  • Country: USA/Haiti/UK

In the Eye of the Spiral details an artistic and philosophical movement born in Haiti called Spiralism, which has spread across the arts, touching upon spirituality and even politics. Featuring narration by Annie Lennox and the music of Brian Eno, the film sheds light on the state of a country hit by corruption and natural disaster, … Continued

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Intore (The Chosen)

  • Year: 2014
  • Length: 64min
  • Country: Rwanda

Intore is a story of triumph, survival, hope, and a lesson in how to forgive and live, through a mother whose grief gives hope; an artist who chose to forgive; a maestro who brings together the National Ballet; and a young man’s determination. Through these characters and others, viewers will witness how the nation rose from … Continued

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New York, I Love You

  • Year: 2016
  • Length: 21min
  • Country: USA

Viviane is a neurotic, struggling actress given to childish flights of fancy–like moving to LA on a whim to revive her dwindling career. But can she leave New York and Kazembe, the love of her life, behind?

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No Good Turn!

  • Year: 2016
  • Length: 17min
  • Country: Nigeria

A gruesome Boko Haram terrorist attack has destroyed the bank, the police station and the market of a small town in Northern Nigeria. In charge of the overcrowded ER of a rundown hospital, Dr. Gbenga and his staff are doing all they can to help the victims, when a young man suspected to be one … Continued

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Olive

  • Year: 2016
  • Length: 7min
  • Country: USA

Olive is a short film that explores betrayal, heartbreak, and chance encounters. The film was inspired by the song O Mistress Mine written by William Shakespeare and performed by Caleb Eberhardt of the hip hop/jazz duo Quincy Vidal.

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The Amazing Nina Simone

  • Year: 2015
  • Length: 108min
  • Country: USA

She was left out of Civil Rights history, erased by jazz critics, and forgotten by most Americans because no one knew how to categorize her greatness. But throughout the 1960s, Nina Simone was both loved and feared for her outspoken vision of Black Freedom. Her musical proclamations like Mississippi Goddam, and her iconic style gave … Continued

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The Other Side of the Atlantic

  • Year: 2015
  • Length: 90min
  • Country: Brazil

This is a documentary that builts a bridge in the ocean that separates Brazil and Africa. The film tackles the cultural exchanges, the imaginary created through the mirroring, the prejudice and dreams built in both sides of the atlantic through the life stories of the students of african countries in transit through Brazil.

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The Return

  • Year: 2013
  • Length: 22min
  • Country: France

It’s been a year since his big brother left, and Willy, 15, can’t wait for him to return. Willy thought he knew everything about Theo, but when he arrives back in the block, Willy discovers a secret about him… “The Return” (“Le Retour”), an acclaimed 20-minute film from French director Yohann Kouam with a synopsis … Continued

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The Sense of Touch

  • Year: 2014
  • Length: 15min
  • Country: France/Switzerland

Chloe and Louis are deaf and mute. They are secretly in love but they don’t admit it. Their gestures substitute for words. They dance, each word is choreography.

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Too Black to be French?

  • Year: 2015
  • Length: 52min
  • Country: France/Cote d'Ivoire

In this documentary film, Isabelle Boni-Claverie explores the role of race and the persistence of racism in France, as well as the impact of the French colonial past. Through an exploration of her personal family history, and interviews with historians and academics, TOO BLACK TO BE FRENCH peels back the layers of race relations in … Continued

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Towards Tenderness

  • Year: 2015
  • Length: 40min
  • Country: France

An intimate exploration of a masculine territory in a French suburb. Following a group of men’s vagrancy, we stride a universe where female bodies are nothing more than ghostly and virtual silhouettes. “‘Towards tenderness‘ – four young men speaking freely, locked in their sexual and romantic representations or on the verge of getting out of … Continued

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TUNDE

  • Year: 2006
  • Length: 105min
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA

The film follows Tunde from recording studios in London and Bamako, Mali to a concert in Paris. Music is everywhere in Mali, whether it be an international hotel, a Bamako taxi or a remote village on the edge of the Sahara, people are listening to the music of their culture with deep affection, enthusiasm and … Continued

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