Monthly Archives: March 2013

  • Charlie Vundla
  • Biography: Charlie Vundla is a South African Movie Director. He started his career as a soccer reporter. Vundla is a native New Yorker. He moved to Johannesburg as a child, and then returned to America to complete his tertiary education. … read more»

  • Ingrid Martens
  • Biography: While attaining her Masters Degree in Culture and Media Studies, Ingrid Martens documented the beginning of Regional Television in South Africa. During the process she trained with various journalists and found her passion for telling stories in a powerful … read more»

  • Zelalem Woldemariam
  • Biography: Born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Zelalem Woldemariam started his career as a Marketing Professional gathering over 10 years experience in different organizations. In 2006 he wrote, directed and produced a full-length feature film entitled The 11th Hourread more»

  • Microphone
  • Director: Ahmad Abdalla
    Country: Egypt
    Year: 2010
    Running Time: 120 min.
    Language: Arabic

    Microphone is a sparkling mash-up of shooting styles that tells the story of Khaled, who returns to his native Alexandria after a long stay in the United … read more»

  • Monica Wangu Wamwere: The Unbroken Spirit
  • Director: Jane Murago-Munene
    Country: Kenya
    Year: 2010
    Running Time: 71 min.
    Languages: English / Kikuyu

    Monica Wangu Wamwere: The Unbroken Spirit explores the search for justice by a mother for her three sons and forty nine other detainees locked up … read more»

  • Tey
  • Also Known As: Aujourd’hui
    Director: Alain Gomis
    Countries: France / Senegal / USA
    Year: 2012
    Running Time: 86 min.
    Languages: French / Wolof

    Today is the last day of Satché’s life. Though he is strong and in good health, he … read more»

  • Zarafa
  • Directors: Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie
    Countries: Belgium / France
    Year: 2012
    Running Time: 78 min.
    Language: French

    An old man gathers his grandchildren to tell them the story of 10-year-old Maki, who is kidnapped by slave traders. He quickly … read more»

  • How to Steal 2 Million
  • Director: Charlie Vundla
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 2011
    Running Time: 85 min.
    Languages: English / Zulu

    While Jack served 5 years in prison for robbery, his friend and partner Twala never got caught and proved treacherous by marrying Jack’s fiancé … read more»

  • Black Africa, White Marble
  • Director: Clemente Bicocchi
    Countries: Italy / USA
    Year: 2011
    Running Time: 77 min.
    Languages: English / French / Italian

    In the Republic of Congo, the long-time dictator plans to sweep aside the country’s most revered spiritual leader. The capital Brazzaville … read more»

  • Our Beloved Sudan
  • Director: Taghreed Elsanhouri
    Countries: Sudan / UK
    Year: 2011
    Running Time: 92 min.
    Languages: Arabic / English

    Our beloved Sudan takes the historical trajectory of a nation from birth in 1956 to its death or transmutation into two separate states … read more»

  • Farewell Exile
  • Also Known As: Salam Ghourba
    Director: Lamia Alami
    Country: Morocco
    Year: 2011
    Running Time: 15 min.
    Language: Arabic

    In the midst of an underprivileged Moroccan neighborhood, Fatima, 30, is waiting anxiously to join her husband who migrated to France over … read more»

  • Africa Shafted: Under One Roof
  • Director: Ingrid Martens
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 2011
    Running Time: 55 min.
    Language: English

    Filmed in Africa’s tallest residential building located downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, that housed more than 4,000 people, this is a serious, poignant, humorous, and uplifting universal … read more»

  • Ishaya Bako
  • Biography: Ishaya Bako (born 30 December 1986) is a Nigerian film director and screenwriter. He was born in Kaduna, where he lived all his life and later moved to London, where he studied at the London Film School. After attending … read more»

  • Frances Bodomo
  • Also Known As: Nuotama Frances Bodomo

    Biography: Nuotama Frances Bodomo is a Ghanaian filmmaker based in New York City. She grew up on four continents—in Ghana, Norway, California, and Hong Kong—before moving to New York to attend Columbia University as … read more»

  • Claudia Palazzi and Clio Sozzani
  • Biography: Claudia Palazzi is a sociologist and a filmmaker. In 2005 she directed two documentaries (In Benito’s Land. Predappio and Memories of Crespi d’Adda), selected in various international festivals. Since 2006, she has supervised the scriptwriting of historical … read more»

  • Hugo Berkeley and Osvalde Lewat-Hallade
  • Biography: Hugo Berkeley is a half-British, half-American film director based in London. His directing credits include: Land Rush, a film for the Why Poverty? series about industrial vs. small-scale farming in Africa; The Market Maker for PBS/WNET about agricultural … read more»

  • The First Grader
  • Director: Justin Chadwick
    Countries: Kenya / UK / USA
    Year: 2010
    Running Time: 103 min.
    Language: English

    Set in a mountain village in Kenya, the film tells the remarkable true and uplifting story of a proud old Mau Mau veteran … read more»

  • Judy Kibinge
  • Biography: Judy Kibinge is a Kenyan writer and filmmaker. After creating numerous commercials during her eight years in advertising (three as creative director of Pan-African brands such as Coca-Cola North Africa Division, Unilever, and Kenya Breweries), she decided to pursue … read more»

  • Viva Frelimo!
  • Directors: Leonid Maksimov / Yuri Yegorov
    Country: USSR
    Year: 1971
    Running Time: 13 min.

    A document of the struggle of the people of Mozambique for independence and the history and activities of the organization Frelimo: Front for the Liberation of … read more»

  • Yuri Yegorov
  • Biography: Russian director Yuri Yegorov graduated from Moscow’s V.G.I.K. in 1944 after studying film direction under Sergei Gerasimov. While in school, Yegorov worked as both an assistant director and actor for Gerasimov on Molodaya Gvardiya (The Young Guard). … read more»