The festival spotlights new work from Africa and the African diaspora, including a new crop of documentaries.
The Longest Kiss
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Recommended for ages 6 & up
This gorgeously animated modern classic recounts the tale of little Kirikou, a brave newborn toddler who takes on an evil sorceress in order to save his village. Soundtrack by Youssou N’Dour.
A young man goes on the run after assassinating a politician in this picaresque coming-of-age tale, the first Ivorian feature screened at Cannes. Isaach de Bankolé (Night on Earth, White Material) costars.
Israel’s vibrant Ethiopian Jewish community—rarely portrayed on screen—is featured in this story of an elderly widower, inspired by King Lear.
Filmed during the split between Sudan and South Sudan, this poetic, hopeful, heartbreaking documentary introduces us to the people (and future) of the region. With Omani short Cholo.
The real-life fall of Timbuktu to Islamic militants in 2012 forms the basis of this political fable from Abderrahmane Sissako (Waiting for Happiness, Bamako). “An extraordinary film” (New Yorker).
Three shorts profile artists and movements making waves in Africa today, from urban culture in Nairobi and Accra (Afripedia: Kenya, Afripedia: Ghana) to photographer Fabrice Monteiro’s project on the environment in Senegal (The Prophecy).
A young Senegalese woman takes a job as a maid in the French Riviera but finds her dreams dashed against the ordinary racism of the bourgeoisie in this landmark work of postcolonial resistance.
Seven Brazilian teenagers from diverse backgrounds film their housemaids in this provocative work on race and class, an update to Black Girl.