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Viewing films where section is Africa & Middle East
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Eyimofe (This is My Desire)

Eyimofe (This is My Desire)

An elegant, neorealist debut that captures the beating heart of Lagos in the stories of two local dreamers struggling with their city’s Kafkaesque capitalism.

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Gaza Mon Amour

Gaza Mon Amour

Palestine’s entry for the Best International Feature Film Oscar is an offbeat Gaza-set romance that finds an unlikely hero in an older man determined to live his fullest life.
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The Gravedigger's Wife

The Gravedigger's Wife

A man’s devotion to his wife is put to the ultimate test in this rare cinematic venture into the Horn of Africa.

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Let It Be Morning

Let It Be Morning

A Palestinian man’s relationship with his homeland is put to the test in this Un Certain Regard–premiering film from the award-winning director of The Band’s Visit.

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Memory Box

Memory Box

A mysterious package reopens old wounds and breaks down walls of intergenerational silence in this drama about mothers and daughters, history and time.

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Moffie

Moffie

This bruising, tender queer drama reminiscent of Beau Travail explores homophobia and repressed desire in the Apartheid-era South African military.

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Nafi’s Father

Nafi’s Father

Director Mamadou Dia

Two brothers with diametrically opposed approaches to their faith are pitted against one another in this tense family drama.

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Night of the Kings

Night of the Kings

A young prison inmate is transformed into a modern-day Scheherazade in this electrifying tribute to the power of storytelling.

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Souad

Souad

Director Ayten Amin

Tradition and technology meet head-on in this tense coming-of-age drama about two Egyptian teens and a web of deceptions.