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The Lost Café

Nigeria - W. Africa

Kenneth Gyang | Release date: 30 Oct 2017

The Lost Café follows the story of a Nigerian girl’s struggle to overcome her dark family secrets and the culture shock of moving to a new county to live her dreams. While battling depression in Norway, she discovers a quaint coffee shop with a strange owner that makes the best coffee ...

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A Hotel Called Memory

Nigeria - W. Africa

Akin Omotoso | Release date: 29 Sep 2017

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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City of Joy

DR Congo - C. Africa

Madaleine Gavin | Release date: 8 Oct 2017

Devastated by 20 years of violence, the eastern part of The Democratic Republic of Congo is often referred to as “the worst place in the world to be a woman.” This film brings a different story from the region. City of Joy follows the first class of women at a revolutionary lea...

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Five Fingers for Marseilles

South Africa - S. Africa

Michael Matthews | Release date: 8 Sep 2017

Twenty years ago, the young ‘Five Fingers’ fought for the rural town of Marseilles, against brutal police oppression. Now, after fleeing in disgrace, freedom-fighter-turned-‘outlaw’ Tau returns to Marseilles, seeking only a peaceful pastoral life. When he finds the ...

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The Royal Hibiscus Hotel

Nigeria - W. Africa

Ishaya Bako | Release date: 9 Sep 2017

The Royal Hibiscus Hotel is a romantic comedy about a couple, Segun and Rose Adeniyi, who run a charming, but run-down, boutique hotel in Lagos, Nigeria. In desperation, Segun decides to sell the hotel without his wife’s knowledge, as a way of settling all their debts. Their daughter, Op...

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The Number

South Africa - S. Africa

Khalo Matabane | Release date: 8 Sep 2017

After a young protégé’s murder confirms a prison gang leader’s growing misgivings about his life inside, he joins a reform-minded warden’s efforts to improve the prison, eyeing it as a path to early release. Gaining fulfillment and self-worth, he becomes a valued partne...

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I Am Not A Witch

Zambia - S. Africa

Rungano Nyoni | Release date: 8 Sep 2017

Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp in the middle of a desert. At the camp she takes part in an initiation ceremony where she is shown t...

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Makala

DR Congo - C. Africa

Emmanuel Gras | Release date: 9 Sep 2017

Trials tribulation dreams and aspirations of a young farmer earning a living making and selling charcoal in Congo. “Movies are like a machine that generates empathy,” Roger Ebert once said. His sentiment is exemplified by Makala, a simple story of one man’s labour told ...

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Silas

Liberia - W. Africa

Hawa Essuman, Anjali Nayar | Release date: 7 Sep 2017

A profile of the life of Liberian activist Silas Siakor, a tireless crusader against illegal logging and a symbol of resistance for a new generation.

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Frontières

Burkina Faso - W. Africa

Apolline Traoré | Release date: 23 Aug 2017

Frontières (Borders) is about four women from different regions who develop friendships during a bus journey across West Africa, as they accomplish an everyday journey while facing the universal challenge of being independent women.

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