• KWAKU
    The West African fable of Kwaku Ananse is combined with the story of Nyan, attending her estranged father’s funeral; Nyan’s father led two separate lives with two wives, one in Ghana, one in the United States; her ambivalence about her father’s double life is a reflection of a broader truth about the nature of our personal relationships.
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  • AYA DE YOPOUGON
    Based on the comic books by Marguerite Abouet, and set in the 1970s against a serene atmosphere of warm colours seasoned with popular songs, this breezy animation introduces us to Aya and her friends from the Ivory Coast suburb of Yopougon. Here, no matter what the circumstances are, people stay optimistic by relying on neighbourhood solidarity.
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  • OF GOOD REPORT
    So incendiary that it was banned, Of Good Report is a stylish nod to film noir; high school teacher Parker Sithole realises that his love for his student is forbidden; faced with a moral dilemma, he makes the wrong choice, with disastrous consequences. Shot in seductive monochrome, this film is a dizzying trip into a debased mind.
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  • SODIQ
    A rigorous and heartbreaking documentary about 20-year-old Sodiq Adeojo, a promising London teenager charged in 2012 with the gang-related shooting of a peer; With a scrupulous look at the evidence in the case, director Michael goes right to the heart of this tragic story, in which two promising futures were shattered in one stroke.
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  • LA PIROGUE
    Moussa Touré’s visually stunning and politically astute odyssey is among the best films to have emerged from Senegal in recent years. It tells the story of Baye Laye (Ndiaye), a retired boat captain who reluctantly agrees to take a group of 29 African men across the Atlantic Ocean to Spain aboard a small wooden fishing boat.
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  • Colonial Visions: Britain’s African Empire on Film
    A special programme of rarely seen colonial-era archive film, curated and introduced by Francis Gooding, Colonial Visions provides a rare chance to see Britain’s African colonies on film. The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion and Q & A session reflecting on the issues raised by the films.
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  • PAPER BOAT
    The Egyptian revolution awakened the of possibility of change for the Egyptian people; however, the social and political developments since the resignation of ex-President Mubarak left many frustrated; in this beautifully shot film, a man and a woman consider how to cope and what to do in the complex aftermath of the Egyptian revolution.
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  • LA NOIRE DE
    Ousmane Sembene’s first feature is a searing account of the isolation of a young black domestic servant working in Antibes. “For us, it was necessary to become political”, said Sembene, “to become involved in a struggle against all the ills… we have inherited from the colonial and neo-colonial systems.” His film uncompromisingly bears out this attitude.
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  • MILLE SOLEILS
    Mati Diop’s compelling mid-length essay film picks up the story of the two main characters from Touki Bouki, the cult film made by her late uncle Djibril Diop Mambety 40 years ago. Diop’s family is inextricably entangled with the dual histories of cinema and Senegal, and she uses this fact to merge temporalities to haunting effect.
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  • GRISGRIS
    Charming, visually lush, and consistently surprising, Grisgris is Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s most optimistic film to date; a powerful film that ingeniously tracks its hero’s journey as he overcomes all kinds of obstacles, including his disability and classic bad guys to present a dazzlingly beautiful and complex vision of living in Africa today.
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  • TOUKI BOUKI - 40th Anniversary Special Screening
    Mambéty’s mythical, freewheeling road-movie prefigured the spirit of punk and forged a new direction for sub-Saharan cinema; it tells the story of two young lovers plotting their escape route out of Senegal – with a cornucopia of stunning imagery, sonic dissonance and slyly political subtext. Touki Bouki is a stone-cold classic that’s not to be missed.
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  • COZ OF MONI 2
    Award-winning duo FOKN Bois, popularly known for giving the world its first ‘Pidgin Musical’ Coz Ov Moni and for their unconventional style and shocking lyrics. In this uproarious sequel to their first film the Bois are out for revenge on a machete-wielding gang that ambushed, wounded, robbed and left them for dead.
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