Films Archive

The AFF Films Archive is a catalogue of titles presented by AFF since 1993, when AFF established the first New York African Film Festival, and includes titles specially selected for AFF programs each year. The Films Archive contains film synopses, linked to directors’ biographies and filmographies. Find a film, director, or actor using our website search form in the menu above. Sort the title listing below by alphabetical order or by selecting a letter key from the “tag cloud” to the side.


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  • 100 Days
  • Director: Nick Hughes
    Country: Rwanda, Kenya and UK
    Year: 2000
    Running Time: 96 min.
    Language: English

    In 1994, Josette, a beautiful, young Tutsi girl and her family struggle to survive the Rwandan government’s genocidal policy by taking refuge in a … read more»

  • 17 African Nations Celebrate Independence
  • Director: Archival Footage
    Country: USSR and Various African Nations
    Year: 1960
    Running Time: 70 min.
    Language: Russian

    17 African nations will celebrate 50 years of independence from colonial rule in 2010. Archival footage of African nations as they transition from … read more»

  • A Barber’s Wisdom
  • Director: Amaka Igwe
    Country: Nigeria
    Year: 2000
    Running Time: 30 min.
    Language: English

    Troubled by his dependence on his fish-seller wife, retired military man, Amadou decides to open a barbershop in the city. Amadou’s salon soars in popularity with fashionable … read more»

  • A Blues for Tiro
  • Director: Steve Kwena Mokwena
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 2007
    Running Time: 48 min
    Language: English and Setswana

    A poetic tribute to an extraordinary black consciousness activist and inspirational leader, who was murdered in 1974.

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