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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  • Not Nollywood: An Interview with Nigerian Filmmaker Tunde Kelani
  • By Marissa Moorman
  • Tunde Kelani is a seasoned Nigerian filmmaker wrapping up his sixteenth film, Dazzling Mirage.On the film’s website Mainframe Movies, his production company founded in 1991, promotes this as a “movie and a movement.” This is not Nollywood. Observers, scholars, and critics usually …
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  • Mugabe: Villain or Hero?
  • Director: Roy Agyemang Country: UK Year: 2012 Running Time: 116 min. Language: English Is there more to Mugabe than is being shown by the foreign press? What is the true extent of Mugabe’s support inside Zimbabwe? These questions and others …
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  • Touba
  • Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi Countries: Senegal / USA Year: 2013 Running Time: 83 min. Language: Wolof Touba chronicles the Grand Magaal pilgrimage of one million Sufi Muslims to the holy city of Touba, Senegal. This observational film takes us inside …
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Footprints of My Other
  • Footprints of My Other
  • Also Known As: Noire ici, blanche là-bas Director: Claude Haffner Countries: Congo / France Year: 2011 Running Time: 52 min. Language: French Claude Haffner, daughter of a French father and Congolese mother, sets off for Congo in search of her …
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