SYNOPSIS An Afro-noir film taking place in the heart of Ghana. A crime family have to clean up their act before the government shuts down their private lounge.
WHAT Gold Coast Lounge uses gangster movie tropes to address the nation's history of civil war.
WHY Won 8 awards including ‘Best Director,’ ‘Best Lead Actor,’ ‘Best Picture’ and ‘Best Supporting Actress’ at 2019 Ghana Movie Awards.
A glimmer of hope and the power of films. Dadaab is the world’s largest refugee camp and it is situated in the Kenyan desert. The camp consists of hundreds of thousands of refugees that have fled from Somalia and other war-torn African countries. Abdika Mohamed Ibrahim’s solution to hopelessness is stories – he runs a ”cinema” at the camp consisting of two TV screens side by side. The films help keep dreams alive: they create hope and broaden the worldview of those refugees.
SYNOPSIS Political activist Boniface "Softie" Mwangi runs for office in a regional Kenyan election, which puts pressure on his young family and his convictions.
WHAT Boniface Mwangi is daring and audacious, and recognized as Kenya's most provocative photojournalist.
WHY This is director Sam Soko's first feature documentary, that started out as a 5 minute activism manual.
Winner of the Critics’ Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Oliver Laxe’s stunning new film, Mimosas, is a breathtakingly shot Western that follows a mysterious caravan carrying a dying sheikh into the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. Somewhere in the desert, a caravan is escorting an elderly sheik to the village where he was born. His last wish is to be buried with his loved ones. But death does not wait. Without their leader, the company grows fearful.
Set in the African capital city Dakar, this series highlights Commander Souleymane Sakho (Issaka Sawadogo) and Lieutenant Basile Mangane (Yann Gael), a duo of police officers with polar opposite personalities and radically different policing methods. Under the command of Mama Ba, Sakho and Mangane are forced to work together to solve bizarre supernatural crimes which often involve black magic. This is a 100% African production with a team of three directors from Congo, Senegal and Mali.
SYNOPSIS A young woman In a provincial town in Senegal is caught in a fight between her father, a religious leader, and his fundamentalist brother.
WHAT A gripping and devastating film about he dangers of religious fundamentalism.
WHY Senegal’s submission for “Best International Feature” Oscar in 2021.
SYNOPSIS Everyone has gift: Every gift has a price.
WHAT A film based on the true life story of a young man who becomes a storyteller in jail.
WHY Official submission of South Africa for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017.
SYNOPSIS The Love For Her Family Held No Curfew. Needed No Permit. Had No Boundaries.
WHAT A story about human rights and a mother’s determination and courage at a time when the country was on the brink of upheaval.
WHY Based on the acclaimed novel by Elsa Joubert, which is regarded as one of the best African novels of the 20th century.
When Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, is raped by police officers after leaving a party, she is propelled into a harrowing night in which she must fight for her rights even though justice lies on the side of her tormentors. Anchored by a tour-de-force performance from newcomer Mariam Al Ferjani, Kaouther Ben Hania's film tells an important story head-on. A rare, startling film from a female Tunisian director, it’s a striking critique on a repressive society and a forcefully feminist rallying cry.