My Mother’s Songs

Language: Swahili with English subtitles. My Mother’s Songs, is set in an African landscape that examines inter-generational trauma. The film depicts a collection of traumatic experiences through the eyes of several young women desperately trying to make sense of their existence. This theme is connected to Africa’s history of brutal…
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Troublemaker

Found via 10and5 Troublemaker is the recent released music video by Haezer. Described as an Afro-Thriller the video features South African rapper Tumi. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7Sf891yNZE Troublemaker' is an Afro-Thriller set in the townships of South Africa where four young children with destructive super powers wreak havoc on their town. With the…
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The African Cypher

Nominated and award winning documentary by Fly on The Wall. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqSW6rKEkQw Synopsis Street dance in South Africa is a complex, convoluted underworld; that, like most sub-cultures, exists as a sum of its participants.  In Mapetla, Soweto if you steal phones and hand bags you will not live long. The community…
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Big Daddy

Not for the fainthearted, Big Daddy is a short film written and directed by Chris Ihidero and produced by Amaka Igwe. The film is about rape and sexual abuse in Nigeria addressing the frightening statistic that 20% of Nigerian women experience emotional, physical and sexual violence. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15irYd4KR-g We decided to make…
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Kwaku Ananse

Short film by Ghanaian American filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu. Synopsis “Kwaku Ananse” is an intensely personal project which draws upon the rich mythology of Ghana. The short film combines semi-autobiographical elements with the tale of Kwaku Ananse, a trickster in West African stories who appears as both spider and man. Ananse…
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30% Women and Politics in Sierra Leone

Beautiful animated trailer for the film 30% Women and Politics in Sierra Leone. director/producer/editor Anna Cady animation/cinematography/writer Jenny Cuffe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahqBtMKiDSw Film Synopsis. Whistling, kidnap and a bottle of tippex all feature in this part animated documentary which looks at the violence and corruption women face when entering the male dominated…
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Boneshaker

written and directed by Frances Bodomo 12 min / Super16mm / Colour Boneshaker follows a Ghanaian immigrant family taking a road trip to a Pentecostal church in Louisiana to cure its problem child. As the family journeys to a tent revival at the ends of the levee-less Louisiana delta, they…
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Applied Theories of Expanding Minds

A fanatic group of individuals in Kenya have a mission to create an alternative to the existing society by letting the Earth’s magnetic fields run their lives. The film follows their rituals and ceremonies in a society that for a long time has been controlled by China. 2011 Jennifer Rainsford,…
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God Loves Uganda

Controversial film selected for Sundance film festival 2013. The feature length documentary God Loves Uganda is a powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to change African culture with values imported from America’s Christian Right. The film follows American and Ugandan religious leaders fighting “sexual immorality” and missionaries trying to convince…
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Afrikamera

From 13th to 18th November, the fifth edition of the film festival AFRIKAMERA took place in Berlin. As suggested in its subtitle African women on and behind the screen, this year the festival focused on women in African cinema and presented to a Berlin audience a diverse range of contemporary…
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Kinshasa Mboka Te [FR]

Sights, sounds and culture of Kinshasa. Found via Africa is a Country. Coproduction: Antenne A (Kinshasa), DL Multimédia (Lubumbashi), Sens Uniek Raffi Aghekian(Bruxelles) Producteur: Raffi Aghekian Réalisateur: Douglas Ntimasiemi Kinshasa 2012. Nous sommes au Congo. Au coeur de la capitale mythique. Chaque matin, toute une vie s’organise, tout un système se met en…
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The Blind Photographer

Take a look at this creative project by one of our community members. Carl Houston Mcmillan's short film really begs the question Does Art really bring awareness and promote change? McMillan explains... As a keen photographer my self I have always questioned my wondering eye, questioning what it perceives to…
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Dear Mandela

Film screening part of the ongoing Film Africa Festival in London, November 1-11. SCREENING:  MON, 5 NOVEMBER 2012, 6:30PM VENUE:  HACKNEY PICTUREHOUSE Almost two decades after the end of formal apartheid, the ANC promises of ‘housing for all’ have failed to materialize, and informal settlements have mushroomed; 12 million South…
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