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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Soleils

An old man is entrusted with curing a young girl struck by amnesia. He takes her on a healing trip, eccentric and joyous, to Ouagadougou – by way of the Cape, Berlin, Mali, Belgium… In a series of travels full of surprises, they meet characters both remarkable and luminous – or ignorant, with set ideas; […]

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The Pearl Of Africa

Cleopatra Kambugu’s humour and warmth belie her circumstance. As a transgender woman living in Uganda, everyday life is tough. Uganda is a country blessed with beauty and biodiversity, yet the diversity of its people is shunned by many. This is typified by a notorious bill threatening life imprisonment for homosexuality. When she is outed on […]

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The Train of Salt and Sugar

In 1989, Mozambique is a country ruined by civil war. The train that connects Nampula to Malawi is the only hope for people willing to risk their lives to exchange a few bags of salt for sugar. Running slowly over sabotaged tracks, the journey is filled with obstacles and violence. Mariamu, a frequent traveler, shares […]

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