Films from Africa
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.
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 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 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.
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.
SYNOPSIS 34 miners were killed in South Africa in 2012. A police cover-up was suspected.
WHAT The film explores the events that led to the “Marikana Massacre” by featuring the POV of three miners.
WHY It won an International Emmy in 2015.