African FILM FESTIVAL New Zealand


Online Festival for entire Australasia 9th to 31 December 2021


Beshay – a man cured of leprosy – has never left the leper colony in the Egyptian desert where he has lived since childhood. Following the death of his wife, he finally decides to go in search of his roots. With his meagre possessions strapped to a donkey cart, he sets out. Quickly joined by […]

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Bigger Than Africa

When the slave boats docked in the Americas, Cuba and the Caribbean, hundreds of cultures and religions arrived with their passengers. But not all of them survived the plantations. Los Angeles-based director Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye travels through the U.S, West Africa, Brazil and Central America, to map the widespread influence of the Yoruba of northwest […]

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Supa Modo

Jo, a witty 9-year old terminally ill girl is taken back to her rural village to live out the rest of her short life. Her only comfort during these dull times are her dreams of being a Superhero, which prove to be something her rebellious teenage sister Mwix, over protective mother Kathryn and the entire […]

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Afrobeats (1&2)

Afrobeat is a multifaceted style of music with an eclectic range of musical influences from High Life to Fuji to Jazz and Funk. The legend FelaKuti played an integral role in the development of Afrobeats as his timeless recordings continues to transcend across borders and generations. Today, the modern term Afrobeats, is a sound that […]

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Adnan is a revolutionary war hero whose love for fi ghting and his AK-47 are rivalled only by his feelings for Lina, his long-suffering sweetheart. When Adnan is late to return to his military unit after leave, the army commander launches a “kasha” to round up truant soldiers. Distracted by Lina, Adnan is caught off […]

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Beauty and the Dogs

When Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, is raped by police officers after leaving a party, she is propelled into a harrowing night in which she must fight for her rights even though justice lies on the side of her tormentors. Employing impressive cinematic techniques and anchored by a tour-de-force performance from newcomer Mariam Al Ferjani, […]

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Burkinabè Rising

A new documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, showcases creative nonviolent resistance in Burkina Faso. A small, landlocked country in West Africa,Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists and engaged citizens, who provide an example of the type of political change that can be achieved when people come together. It is an […]

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Cook Off

Anesu is Zimbabwean single mother whose life is turned upside down when her sonenters her into a reality TV cooking competition. But will Anesu be able to competeagainst professional chefs and qualify for the show and a chance to win $10 000? Cook Off is a romantic comedy set in contemporary, middle-class Harare wherepeople struggle […]

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It’s the 80s rail service system, and the train is the only means of transport from the outskirts. A couple – BOI (AdjeteyAnang) and ATSWEI (Lydia Forson) is bent on delivering their first baby in Aketebut misses their first train. A wrong decision finds them in the middle of nowhere. Will they make it on […]

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Lost Warrior

Mohammed was three when he was sent away from Somalia with his two older sisters to get a better life in London.When he became a teenager, he was jailed on a drug charge and deported back to Somalia. Here he was adopted by the terror organisation Al-Shabaab. One day he meets Fathi, a young British-Somali […]

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Mabata Bata

Azarias is a young orphan shepherd, keeper of a herd of oxen, where the ox Mabata Bata stands out. The oxen will be the basis of the “lobolo” payment, a traditional dowry that his uncle Raul must payfor his own marriage. Azarias’ dream is to be a normal child, to go to school, gold that […]

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Computer whiz and prodigal son Zaid is on a quest for spiritual discovery. As an international aid worker, he lives as far away as possible from his father, Aziz Randera, a successful import-exporter, and occasional money launderer and loan shark. But when he is fired from his job in a refugee camp for ignoring the […]

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