African cinema has a surprisingly great diversity and themes. We will show this during the focus programme Actual Africa. No matter how different all the films from the festival are a number of themes recur remarkably often. Urgent themes that reflect the current state of affairs in the world. The search for a better life elsewhere is such a theme.
Actual Africa consists of nine feature films and a special compilation of short films:
Baamum Nafi with short film Un air de Kora
The Mercy of the Jungle
Burkinabe with short film Zombies
Ghana for You with short film I'm Living in Ghana Get Me Out of Here
Aloe Vera with short film Peau de chagrin - Bleu de nuit
Ntarabana with short film Machini
Us in Between
African Shorts by Female Directors - compilation of short films.
World Cinema Classic
At the first edition of the Festival panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou, held in Burkina Faso in 1969, La femme au couteau by Ivorian director/actor/writer Timité Bassori made its world premiere. The classic is restored in 2019 and can be seen during WCA.