• Appreciation
  • Ruthan
  • Tab
  • Al-Sit
  • Algo-Rhythm

Women’s Stories: African Short Films

Women of all ages and backgrounds drive the narratives of these short films, whether in Senegal, Sudan, South Africa, or London. In Hlumela Matika’s Tab, a young South African girl comes into conflict with her gambling father, while a teenager in Sudan realizes her parents have arranged her marriage in Suzannah Mirghani’s Al-Sit. In Tomisin Adepeju’s Appreciation, an African Pentecostal pastor in London undergoes a life-changing event. Manu Luksch’s Algo-Rhythm investigates data analytics and manipulation through the musicians and poets of Senegal, while in the documentary Ruthan, an Arabi-Juba word meaning “language,” filmmaker Abul Ajak showcases her grandmothers’ stories to reflect on migration and culture.

Films in this Screening

Tab

Hlumela Matika, South Africa, 2019

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • English
  • Xhosa
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 13 mins
source
  • African Film Festival

Al-Sit

Suzannah Mirghani, Sudan, Qatar, 2020

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Arabic
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 20 mins
source
  • African Film Festival

Ruthan

Ruthan Abul Ajak, South Sudan, Uganda, South Africa, 2019

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • English
  • Tong-Jieng
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 12 mins
source
  • African Film Festival

Appreciation

Tomisin Adepeju, United Kingdom, 2019

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • English
  • Yoruba
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 14 mins
source
  • African Film Festival

Algo-Rhythm

Manu Luksch, Austria, Senegal, United Kingdom, 2019

Through the musicians and poets of Senegal, data analytics and manipulation are investigated.

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • English
  • French
  • Wolof
  • German
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 14 mins
source
  • African Film Festival