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  • 93 Days


    American-Liberian diplomat Patrick Sawyer collapses on arrival at the international airport in Lagos, Nigeria. He thinks it must be...



  • Antananarivo


    While Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo is in a deep political crisis, filmmaker Hamy Ratovo is fighting the authorities that want...



  • Bar Bahar


    For some viewers, Palestinian-Israeli director Maysaloun Hamoud’s first feature will be a real eye-opener forcing them to radically adjust...



  • Belleza


    Each year, two girls meet in the city of Gibara. It’s a place filled with good and happy memories....



  • Blessed Benefit


    Jordanian director Mahmoud al Massad once saw a friend land in prison for a foolish offense. When he visited...



  • Chebet


    The pregnant Chebet picks tea in the Kenyan highlands. When she finds her alcoholic husband dead drunk on their...



  • El Hormiguero


    A quiet young woman is robbed in the slums of Havana where she lives. It’s not for the first...



  • El Pescador


    Tomas, a humble Cuban fisherman, is having a harsh winter at the open sea. For the sake of his family and...



  • El Proyecto


    “I return to the hallways inhabited by ghosts,” director Alejandro Alonso says in a whisper, meaning the hallways of...



  • El Sonido de las Cosas


    Ever since Costa Rican director Ariel Escalante saw Yasujirō Ozu’s masterpiece Tokyo Story, he told American film magazine Variety,...



  • El Último País


    A cathartic film, yet also a declaration of love for her native Cuba, pervaded by melancholy – with these...



  • Esteban


    Making the impossible possible against all odds: that’s what young Cuban director Jonal Cosculluela´s debut film is all about....



  • Félicité


    Félicité works as a singer in a bar in the chaotic metropolis of Kinshasa. She struggles to make ends...



  • Filmando en Cuba con Abbas Kiarostami


    In December 1986, Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, Cuban filmmakers Julio García Espinosa and Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, and Argentinian...



  • Frontières


    The opening film of this year’s Fespaco, Africa’s major film festival held in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso...



  • Gerreta


    When a young, destitute father goes looking for food for his family, he is accused of theft in the...



  • Green White Green


    Green, white, green are the colours of Nigeria’s national flag. With his witty coming-of-age comedy director Abba Makama aims...



  • Homage to Ousmane Sembene


    La Noire de...

    OUSMANE SEMBÈNE | SENEGAL | 1966 | 65' | FRENCH SPOKEN | ENGLISH SUBTITLES

    “An astonishing movie –...



  • Kedi


    Istanbul is a megacity in more than one way: millions of people live here, but the feline population is...



  • Knife in the Clear Water


    The quiet, heart-breaking story of loss and sacrifice in Chinese director Wang Xuebo’s directorial debut offers a rare glimpse...



  • La Novia del Desierto


    In 1840, Deolinda Correa set out into the Argentinian desert near San Juan with her new-born child to find...



  • La Rage


    Homage to Mathieu Kassovitz’ film LA HAINE. The topics of this 1995 film are still relevant today, as filmmakers...



  • Lodgers


    British-Nigerian comedy based on a serious issue: Africa’s brain drain to the West. Tony and Carol Oghenekharo, both thirty-something,...



  • Mawlana (The Preacher)


    A political thriller that drew long lines at cinemas in Egypt, though influential Islamic centre Al-Azhar’s religious authorities have...



  • Mrs Right Guy


    Her grandmother had told her time and again: don’t fall for that man. But pretty Gugu didn’t pay heed...



  • Newton


    Sometime in 2013, director Amit Masurkar had time on hand waiting for the post-production of his debut Sulemani Keeda ...



  • Paco y Lucía


    Paco and Lucía are co-renting an apartment. Though they are quite different, they manage to live together in reasonable...



  • Pendular


    In 2011, the film world was pleasantly surprised by Histórias que só existem quando lembradas, the fairytale-like, award-winning feature...



  • Reluctantly Queer


    In nearly still, almost poetic black and white images, a young Ghanaian man struggles to reconcile his love for...



  • Samedi Cinema


    Touching story of friendship and a love for film. In northern Senegal, two film-crazy friends try to think of...



  • Sepultura Endurance


    With its merciless thrash and death metal the music produced by the Brazilian band Sepultura (Portuguese for “grave”) isn’t...



  • Shai


    The past determines who and what you will be as a person. Hip-hop dancer Shailesh Bahoran explores how the...



  • Soko Sonko


    Kibibi’s mother is ill, so father Ed has to take his daughter to the market to have her hair...



  • Tess


    In South Africa, sexual violence is a daily occurrence. Director Meg Rickards’ first feature film shows how it has...



  • The Net


    South Korean director Kim Ki-duk barely needs introduction. His 23 films, including Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... and Spring,...



  • The Unseen


    African American actor Marcus, musician Anu and young rebellious Sara are looking for sense and meaning in their lives....



  • The Wedding Ring


    After having studied in Paris, the ravishing Tiyaa, a young woman from an aristocratic family, returns to her place...



  • The Wound


    Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has repeatedly made scathing remarks about gays. He views homosexuality as a symptom of Western...



  • Thina Sobabili: The Two of Us


    This film by director Ernest Nkosi, shot on a shoestring budget in one week, follows a teenage brother and...



  • Un Instante


    Two women live across from each other in apartment blocks once built by a workers’ cooperative. They resemble women...



  • Una Mujer Fantástica


    In 2013, World Cinema Amsterdam’s closing film was Gloria by Chilean director Sebastián Lelio - a loving ode to...



  • Vaya


    In this film Nigerian-born director Akin Omotoso, best known for his blockbuster Tell me Something Sweet, weaves together three...



  • Vazante


    As co-director of the 2016 Olympic Games’ opening ceremony, Daniela Thomas already showed that she had no intentions of...



  • Waiting for Hassana


    On 14 April 2014, members of terrorist group Boko Haram stormed a school in the village of Chibok in...



  • Wallay


    13-year-old Ady, son of a French mother and an African father, lives in a town near Lyon. He has...



  • We Live in Fear - A Human Rights Watch...


    Short film about the life and work of South African photographer and activist Zanele Muholi, commissioned by Human Rights...



  • Wùlu


    In 2012, a military coup led to even more chaos in Mali, a country already battling armed insurgencies by...