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ADHEN (Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, 2008)
A gentle comedy at the crossroads of manual labour and religious belief. ... On the outskirts of Paris, Algerian and French cultures clash in a bleak industrial zone, where stacks of pallets are prep… Read more

BUNNY CHOW (John Barker, 2006)
An MTV mix of debauchery, drugs, rampant sex, true love and conquering the rock stages. Bunny Chow: A type of South African cuisine where the inside of a loaf of bread is scooped out and replaced wi… Read more

BURNED HEARTS (Ahmed El Maanouni, 2007)
"Further proof of the richness and diversity of recent Moroccan cinema." - Variety ... Marking filmmaker Ahmed El Maanouni's return to fictional drama - his music doco Trances (1982) was restored and… Read more

CONGO RIVER: BEYOND DARKNESS (Thierry Michel, 2006)
The wild, natural beauty of the Congo and the people who call this river home are the subjects of Thierry Michel's exotic documentary. Journeying from the mouth to the source of the world's greatest… Read more

DREAMS OF DUST (Laurent Salgues, 2007)
“Depicting an African hell on Earth where ant-like men burrow deep into the desert and risk their lives to mine gold.” - Variety Mocktar, a Nigerian peasant travels to Burkina Faso to leave behi… Read more

DRY SEASON (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2006)
“An unassumingly political work that unfolds with the simplicity of a parable and the gravity of a Bible story.” - New York Times Dry Season deals with the aftermath of Chad's 40-year civil war.… Read more

END OF THE RAINBOW (Robert Nugent, 2007)
Where there is gold, there will be gold- diggers… ... The transportation of an entire industrial gold mine from one side of the world to a remote area of Guinea, West Africa, is an epic logist… Read more

JOHNNY MAD DOG (Jean Stephane Sauvaire, 2008)
Awarded the Prize of Hope at this year's Cannes Film Festival“It was primordial for me to work with ex-children soldiers, who seemed to be the only ones capable of giving a sincere testimony of thi… Read more

MAKING OF (Nouri Bouzid, 2006)
The tortured agitations of Tunisian youth are galvanised in this outspoken story about the making of a terrorist. Bahta is 25, young and restless. His one passion is breakdancing but the Tunisian po… Read more

MAPANTSULA (, )
Mapantsula was the first anti-apartheid feature film by, for and about black South Africans. Filmed inside Soweto, Mapantsula tells the story of Panic, a petty gangster who spends his days grafting … Read more

Menged (Daniel Taye Workou, 2006)
A lot can happen in the Ethiopian countryside on the long way to the market. A father and his son follow everybody's good advice…and come back to their senses. Adapted from a traditional Ethio… Read more

NIGHT OF TRUTH, THE (Fanta Régina Nacro, 2004)
Winner of Best Screenplay at San Sebastian Film Festival, the debut feature from female director Fanta Régina Nacro is a tale about the deep scars left by civil war. After a decade of bloody ethni… Read more

RETURN (Mahamet Saleh Haroun, Nacer Khemir, Idrissa Ouedraogo, 2008)
The 2008 Jeonju Digital Project continues to showcase innovative work of established filmmakers working in the digital format. This year the project brings us three shorts from the dark continent.Exp… Read more

RETURN TO GOREE (Pierre-Yves Borgeaud, 2006)
“The place where my fathers died, return to the land of Gorée, the place where my mothers cried, return to the land of Gorée.” - Harmony Harmoneers African singer Youssou N'Dour takes an epic … Read more

SLEEPING CHILD, THE (Yasmine Kassari, 2004)
A film about the African/European immigration issue as viewed from the other side of the equation - by the women left behind when their husbands leave to seek employment in Europe. Shortly following… Read more

SLEEPWALKING LAND (Teresa Prata, 2006)
“I was embarking on a journey that would kill the certainties of my childhood.” ... Adapted from Mia Couto's novel of the same name, Sleepwalking Land is ultimately a magical fantasy based on eve… Read more

VHS-KAHLOUCHA (Nejib Belkadhi, 2006)
Meet Moncef Kahloucha, Tunisia's very own Quentin Tarantino. Tunisia is not a country renowned for its film industry. Apparently, no one told this to Moncef Kahloucha. A charismatic, impassioned ho… Read more

WAITING FOR HAPPINESS (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2002)
The major African film of the decade. Set in a Mauritanian coastal town that functions as a transit point, filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako's Waiting for Happiness is a poignant and poetic reflection … Read more

WE ARE TOGETHER (Paul Taylor, 2006)
Filmed over three years, this remarkable story sees a group of children use soaring music to overcome hardship and loss. Life has not been easy for 12 year-old Slindile and her friends at the Agape… Read more

WELCOME TO NOLLYWOOD (Jamie Meltzer, )
The Nigerian film industry - aka Nollywood - is booming. By shooting all films on digital video, the industry has compressed production schedules into a matter of days. Taking films directly to Lagos… Read more

YELLOW HOUSE, THE (Amor Hakkar, 2007)
One man's efforts to repair his broken family with yellow paint and electricity. ... In the harsh landscape of Algeria, a poor Berber farming family is stunned by news of their son's death, who was k… Read more

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