Tag: English

  • Contained
  • Director: Mamadou Dia
    Country: USA
    Year: 2015
    Running Time:
    Language: English and French with English subtitles

    Sierra Leone, summer 2014. Abdu is quarantined because he is suspected of having Ebola. Contained alone, he starts to question his health and his … read more»

  • Some Bright Morning: The Art of Melvin Edwards

  • Director:
     Lydie Diakhaté
    Country: USA/France
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 82 min.
    Language: English

    Born in the American South of the late ’30s during segregation, Melvin Edwards is now a world-recognized sculptor. As a black internationalist, Pan-Africanist, and one of the … read more»

  • SEMBENE!
  • Director: Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman
    Country: Senegal/USA
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 82 min.
    Language: English and French with English subtitles

    In 1952, Ousmane Sembene, a Senegalese dockworker and fifth-grade dropout, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller … read more»

  • The Cursed Ones
  • Director: Nana Obiri Yeboah
    Countries: Ghana/UK
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 95min.
    Language: English

    A series of misfortunes lead a West African village to accuse a young girl, Asabi of witchcraft. Their Pastor insists that salvation lies in her exorcism and … read more»

  • Hex
  • Director: Clarence Peters
    Countries: Nigeria
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 26min.
    Language: English

    Five young people, on their way home after a night in town, accidentally knock down a mysterious hooded man. Bola, a final year medical student, is haunted by … read more»

  • AFRIPEDIA Series
  • Directors: Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft and Senay Berhe
    Countries: Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Sweden
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 140 min.
    Language: English, Portuguese, French and Wolof with English subtitles

    Angola

    Angola welcomes us to the home of heavy … read more»

  • Miners Shot Down
  • Director: Rehad Desai
    Countries: South Africa
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 86 min.
    Language: English

    In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days later, the police used live … read more»

  • Cuba: An African Odyssey
  • Director: Jihan El-Tahri
    Country: Egypt, South Africa, and France
    Year: 2006-2007
    Running Time: 118 min.
    Language: French, English, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish

    From Che Guevara’s military campaign to avenge Lumumba in the Congo up to the fall of apartheid in … read more»

  • Circus Without Borders
  • Director: Susan Gray
    Country: Canada/Guinea/USA
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 70 min.
    Language: English and French w/ English subtitles

    World-class acrobats and good friends Guillaume Saladin and Yamoussa Bangoura come from very different corners of the globe—the … read more»

  • The Shore Break
  • Director: Ryley Grunenwald
    Country:  South Africa/Pondo
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 90 min.
    Language: English and Xhosa

    Amid the tumult of the Arab Spring in Cairo, vendors in a small souk observe the political upheaval while seeking to preserve … read more»

  • Bus Nut
  • Director: Akosua Adoma Owusu
    Country: Ghana/USA
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 7 min.
    Language: English

    Bus Nut rearticulates the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, a political and social protest against U.S. racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama, and … read more»

  • Cuban Roots/Bronx Stories
  • Director: Pam Sporn
    Country: Cuba/USA
    Year: 2000
    Running Time: 57 mins
    Language: English and Spanish with English and Spanish subtitles

    Highlights the experience of a black Cuban American famiy, revealing that the Cuban-American experience is more diverse, racially and ideologically, … read more»

  • Annie
  • Director: Will Gluck
    Country: USA
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 118 min.
    Language: English

    Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie (Quvenzhané Wallis) has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all … read more»

  • The Road We Travel
  • Director: Aidan Belizaire
    Countries: Uganda/UK
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 38 min.
    Languages: English and Luganda with English subtitles

    After arriving in Uganda without any money, a downtrodden photographer befriends a local taxi driver who offers him a place to stay, … read more»

  • Portrait of a Lone Farmer
  • Director: Jide Akinleminu
    Countries: Nigeria/Denmark/Germany
    Year: 2013
    Running Time: 73 min.
    Languages: Yoruba, English and Danish with English subtitles

    Portrait of a Lone Farmer is a feature documentary about a Danish-Nigerian family torn apart by geography. When the filmmaker Jide, … read more»

  • Plot for Peace
  • Director: Carlos Agullo and Mandy Jacobson
    Countries: South Africa
    Year: 2013
    Running Time: 84 min.
    Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Afrikaans and Spanish with English subtitles

    In the new documentary thriller, Plot For Peace, heads of state, generals, diplomats, master … read more»

  • Pirating Pirates
  • Director: David Čálek
    Countries: Kenya/Somalia/Czech Republic
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 85 min.
    Languages: Czech, English and Somali with English subtitles

    Intending to make a film about the piracy in Somalia, the filmmakers of Pirating Pirates had no idea that they’d … read more»

  • Panic Button
  • Director: Elizabeth Dougherty
    Countries: South Africa
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 52 min.
    Languages: French with English subtitles

    When the safe life that Jenny has created for herself is intruded upon by a handsome and kind security guard, she begins to … read more»

  • Stories of Our Lives
  • Director: Jim Chuchu
    Countries: Kenya/South Africa
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 62 min.
    Languages: English and Swahili with English subtitles

    Created by the members of The NEST Collective, a Nairobi-based arts collaborative, this anthology of five short films dramatizes true stories … read more»