80

  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 6min
  • Country: Libya

80 follows a man on the two most important days of his life: the day he gets caught and imprisoned and the day he escapes.

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Madama Esther

  • Year: 2013
  • Length: 15min
  • Country: Madagascar

Madama Esther, a cleaning lady in her fifties, has just lost her job. As she cannot keep her promise to take her grandson to the sea, she accepts an offer to host illegal cockfights in her backyard – a world filled with angels and crooks in equal measure.

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A Place for Myself

  • Year: 2016
  • Length: 20min
  • Country: Rwanda

At a casual elementary school comes a five year old albino girl, Elikia. Due to her skin color her classmates make her realize that her being ‘different’ is more a problem than a special trait. While the neighborhood treats her as a stereotype, her mother encourages her. Together, they fight back and raise their voice … Continued

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Kanye Kanye

  • Year: 2013
  • Length: 26min
  • Country: South Africa

Kanye Kanye, small township on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa, where many years ago two best friends had a childish argument about which apple is better, the red or the green. The argument leads to the great division within the towns’ history. A big white line was drawn through the middle of the town … Continued

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Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu

  • Year: 2016
  • Length: 110min
  • Country: South Africa

Kalushi is a South African film about Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu, a nineteen-year-old hawker from the streets of Mamelodi, a ghetto township outside Pretoria in South Africa. He was born in Pretoria on 10 July in 1956, the second son of Martha Mahlangu. His father left him in 1962, and from then on only saw him … Continued

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Vaya

  • Year: 2016
  • Length: 110min
  • Country: South Africa

Director Akin Omotoso weaves together three separate stories to create a gripping yet compassionate portrait of small-town characters immersed in the intimidating, alluring, and dangerous world of big-city Johannesburg and Soweto. This electrifying drama from Nigerian director Akin Omotoso (whose Man on Ground screened at the 2011 Festival) is a masterful synthesis of big-city anxieties … Continued

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Borders (Frontieres)

  • Year: 2017
  • Length: 90min
  • Country: Burkina Faso

“Borders” is the story of four (4) women crossing the borders of Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin until Nigeria in order to conduct business. Adjara is a beautiful Senegalese in the thirty’s. She has been sent by her association to buy goods in Lagos. Emma from Ivory Coast is a widow in her forties. She … Continued

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I Heard It Through The Grapevine

  • Year: 1982
  • Length: 95min
  • Country: US, UK

James Baldwin retraces his time in the South during the Civil Rights Movement, reflecting with his trademark brilliance and insight on the passage of more than two decades. From Selma and Birmingham, and Atlanta, to the battleground beaches of St. Augustine, Florida, with Chinua Achebe, and back north for a visit to Newark with Amiri … Continued

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Afia Attack

  • Year: 2017
  • Length: 40min
  • Country: Nigeria

The story of lost hopes, pains, betrayals, sufferings, resilience and bravery. The battle for survival that usually affect women in wartime. During the Nigeria-Biafra war, the men were on the war front defending their territories, and the women had to find ways to obtain food, medicine and essentials for their children and elderly relatives. These … Continued

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Bariga Sugar

  • Year: 2017
  • Length: 21min
  • Country: Nigeria

A brilliant and emotional story written by Ifeoma Nkiruka Chukwuogo, “Bariga Sugar” is one that seizes your attention from its beginning, and doesn’t relinquish until the credits roll. Set in the mid-90s, the short film tells the story of a reclusive 8-year-old Ese, who lives in Bariga Sugar, a ghetto brothel owned by Madam Sugar … Continued

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Bad Market

  • Year: 2017
  • Length: 29min
  • Country: Nigeria

ENO, a fourteen years old runaway girl, is being trafficked to the big city of Lagos by CHIKE, a ruthless pimp cum survival artiste who intends to profit from her seeming innocence. Each one has to deceive a plan to escape life’s harsh realities in a ‘dog eat dog’ world.

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Omode Meta Nsere

  • Year: 2016
  • Length: 9min
  • Country: Nigeria

A collaboration with artist PEJU ALATISE, “OMODE META NSERE” is a short film set in the 70’s about three 9 year old girls – SIMI, MINA and RISOLA. “They played a game called ‘what will you be when you grow up?’. They played a game whilst their mothers busied themselves talking about everything and nothing.” … Continued

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Shadeism: Digging Deeper

  • Year: 2015
  • Length: 57min
  • Country: Canada

SHADEISM: DIGGING DEEPER (2015) explores the issue of shadeism, the discrimination between lighter-skinned and darker-skinned members of the same community. This issue around skin tone, of certain shades being considered better than others, was never missing from conversation while growing up for Director Nayani Thiyagarajah. She was able to feel its presence in conversations among … Continued

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An Opera of the world

  • Year: 2017
  • Length: 70min
  • Country: Mali, Portugal

Manthia Diawaraʼs film is based on the African opera ʻBintou Were, a Sahel Operaʼ, which narrates an eternal migration drama. The “Bintou Were” opera, filmed on location in Bamako, in 2007, serves as a mirror for Diawara to build an aesthetic and reflexive story, through song and dance, about the current and yet timeless drama … Continued

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Akatakpo!!! The Legend of Tony Odili

  • Year: 2017
  • Length: 30min
  • Country: Nigeria

Few men in the present time embody the true journey of modern Nigerian Music than the legendary percussionist Chief Tony Odili. In a career spanning 70 years, Odili’s virtuoso skills have seen his work featured in the recordings of some of Nigeria’s greatest Highlife Musicians, such as Bobby Benson (1949-1957), Victor Olaiya (1958-1961) and most … Continued

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A Hotel Called Memory

  • Year: 2017
  • Length: 49min
  • Country: Nigeria

A Hotel Called Memory is a tone poem set in Lagos, Zanzibar, and Cape Town. Lola, recently separated from her husband in Lagos, seeks solace in Zanzibar, hoping to forget the past and move on with her life. Easier said than done.

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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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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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‘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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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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