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Festival films

Film Afrikana March 2010

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Awaiting for Men

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"En attendant les hommes" Saturday 27 / 16.45Dir: Katy Lena N’diaye (Sen/Be) 56 min 2007 English text Oualata, a red city on the far edge of the Sahara desert. In this haven, ...

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Barakat!

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Sunday 28 / 14.30 Dir: Djamila SAHRAOUI Drama – 2006, France – Algeria, French/Arabic Somewhere in Algeria, in the years 1990. Amel is a doctor at the hospital. She tries her best to e...

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Black Star: An African Football Odyssey

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Saturday 28 / 13.45 Dir:  Paul Yule  South Afrika,  2008,  54 min  English Black Star is a feature-length documentary film that pivots around the star-quality of Ghanaian Michael Essien – arguably the be...

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Ezra

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Sunday 28 / 18.00 Dir : Newton I. Aduaka, France/Nigeria/Austria, 2007 102 min English In the year 2000, it was alleged that some 300,000 children were serving as soldiers in armed conflicts in...

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FARO - Goddess of the Waters

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Faro, La Reine des Eaux Saturday 27 / 15.00 Dir: Salif Traore 96 min France/Canada/Mali/Burkina/Germany language : Bambaraor Bamanankan Zanga, a child born out of wedlock, is driven out of his village. After ...

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From a Whisper

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Friday 26 / 11.25 / 19.00Dir.Wanuri Kahui, Kenya, 100 min, English/Kiswahili, English text Abu (Ken Ambani) is a quiet and hardworking intelligence officer who keeps to himself. When he meets Tamani ...

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Good Hair

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Saturday 27 / 19.00Dir: Jeff Stilson Co-dir/co-writer: Chris Rock USA 96 min English   When Chris Rock’s daughter, Lola, came up to him crying and asked, “Daddy, how come I don’t have go...

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Kirikou og Trollkvinnen

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Sunday 28 / 11.00Dir. Michel Ocelot France/Guinea 1998, 74 min, Animation.  Norwegian dub A tiny voice is heard from inside the womb of a pregnant woman : "Mother, give birth to me...

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Men II Boyz

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Saturday 27 /18.00Dir: Morton Janks, US, 2009, 44 min. English Produced and directed by award winning documentarian and Founder/CEO of iYAGO Entertainment Janks Morton, Men II Boys is a 44-minute film fe...

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Mere-Bi / Mother

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Friday 26 / 18.00Dir: Ousmane William Mbaye (SEN), 2008, 55 min. French/Wollof. English text Senegal’s first journalist, now 82 rainy seasons old, Annette Mbaye d’Erneville has been very early, concerned by th...

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Motherland

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Thursday 25 / 18.25Dir: Owen Alik Shahadah, 120 min, English Motherland (Enat Hager) is a bold, epic documentary through Africa with a distinctive African voice. Fusing history, culture, politics, Motherland sweeps ac...

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My Secret Sky (Izulu Iami)

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Sunday 28 / 12:30 Dir: Madoda Ncayiyana, South Africa, 90 min,  Zulu, English text Ten-year-old Thembi and her eight-year-old brother, Khwezi, are left alone in their rural homestead when their mother dies. All ...

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Pastinha! Uma Vida pela Capoeira

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Saturday 27 / 12.00 Dir: - Antonio Carlos Muricy 70 minutes. Brazil. The film tells the story of the most important Capoeira master in the 20th century, known as "The Capoeira Angola Gu...

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Pumzi

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Thursday 25 / 18.00 – Friday 26 / 11.00Dir.Wanuri Kahui Kenya 22 min 2009 A 20 min Sc-Fi film about futuristic Africa, 35 years after World War III “The Water War”. As...

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Roaring Lion

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Saturday 27 / 20.45Dir: Ishmahil  Jamaica 57 min Engelsk Filmed in Jamaica, Roaring Lion charts the growth and development of the Rastafarian Movement and its founder, the former Garveyite Leonard Howell....

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Zanzibar Soccer Queens

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Sunday 28 / 16.15Dir: Florence Ayisi. Kam/UK 2006 87 min English Women's passion for soccer transcends gender boundaries and challenges the traditional image of women in Zanzibar, a predominantly Muslim society.The ...

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