African FILM FESTIVAL New zealand

AUCKLAND 2-12 APRIL 2020 | WELLINGTON 6-10 MAY 2020

Climb with Remi: Kilimanjaro for IDPs

In an attempt to get the public to care, four Nigerian women take on a symbolic adventure to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for the plight of millions of women and children living in deplorable conditions in camps set up for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) children who have lost their homes and […]

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Women Hold Up the Sky

In the world of mining and big dam construction, women are the first to be affected by the pollution, loss of land and displacement. This is the story of women in Congo DR, Uganda and South Africa standing up for their rights against the multinationals destroying their environment and livelihood. Journeying between these three countries, […]

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Obsolescence

In an electronic garbage dump in Africa, there is still a child who hopes to restore the splendour of the past to his village. An elderly witch with whom he lives will help him to achieve it through a small seed, triggering a series of events that interconnect past and present, revealing to the child […]

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Juma

Child mortality from malaria is a serious problem in Africa. Juma with his superpowers becomes the saviour by destroying the mosquitoes. […]

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Siren of the Mediterranean Islands

The siren of the island is a female character who will be part of a visual tour tracing the curiosities of the island-inspired by legends to show viewers the specific artistic, craft and heritage of the island. […]

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Zanzibar Saves Its Sea

The ocean covers the major part of our planet, accommodating a quarter of all known species, influencing our climate and offering a coastal habitat for half of the world’s population – and despite this, we are destroying it. The overuse of the ocean leads to the destruction of the ecological balance. Simultaneously the coastal populations […]

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Vanilla, the Hunt for the Brown Gold

The price of vanilla has increased exponentially in recent years. The demand too. A fight for the world’s most expensive spice has broken out. A film that takes you into the fascinating world of vanilla, but also shows the dark sides of this wonderful spice. […]

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Flight to Extinction

The Grey Crowned Crane is an iconic symbol for Uganda, appearing on its flag, and coat of arms. The national football team is even called the “Uganda Cranes,” in honour of the towering birds’ strength and invincibility. But sadly, this spectacular bird is now on IUCN’s Red Data list and if nothing is done, it’s […]

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Dream of Salt

A dream can’t be seen by the eyes as it resides in the world of imagination Nabil Herbawy’s dream lit up his sightless eyes to allow him to illuminate the dreamers’ lives. […]

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Back into the Wild

A troop of 14 bonobos is on the verge of being released into the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Congolese conservation group Amis des Bonobos du Congo (ABC) is working to make sure the communities surrounding the release site feel invested in the project. This will be the second group to be […]

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Part of the Pack

This film will educate the public on an endangered species in their country that no one knows or is talking about. We will look at what makes an African Wild Dog so unique and give insight on how they are as a species with regards to their social dynamics and hunting techniques as a pack. […]

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Photocopy

In a way, Mahmoud’s life is a ‘photocopy’ of millions of others: He has worked for 30 years in the same government job, as a data-entry typist for the State-owned newspaper. He has never married, and he’s never even been with a woman. When he settles for early retirement, he buys a nearby Storefront and […]

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