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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  • 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 ...
  • 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...
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 … read more»

You Laugh But It's True
  • You Laugh But It’s True
  • Director: David Paul Meyer
    Countries: South Africa / USA
    Year: 2011
    Running Time: 84 min.
    Language: English

    As the child of an interracial couple, a union that was illegal in South Africa at the time of his birth, Trevor Noah’s … read more»