African FILM FESTIVAL New Zealand

Online Festival for entire Australasia 10 December 2021 to 7 January 2022

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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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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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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Mayfair

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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Mercy of the Jungle

At the outbreak of the Second Congo War, Sergeant Xavier and young private Faustin, are accidentally left behind in the jungle. With only each other to count on, they embarkon an odyssey across the most violent forest on earth, facing the depths of their own war-torn souls. […]

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Of Skin and Men

Amel (Hafsia Herzi), a young photographer, has just lost her husband Nabil in an accident. Her happiness, living with her beloved husband in a beautiful family apartment, has turned to grief. Her father-in-law, Taïeb, encourages her to re-engage herself in her photography and she begins shooting a series of erotic scenes of male. Amel truly […]

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Subira

A free-spirited young girl, in Lamu struggles to live out her unique dream of swimming in the ocean, against local customs and an arranged upper-class marriage. Does Subira have the courage to take her dream on, against all odds? […]

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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 Wedding Ring

Recently returned to her home in the Sultanate of Zinder after completing her degree abroad, Tiyaa, a young woman suffering from the pain of lost love, finds renewal while awaiting the mystical promise of a new moon. Rahmatou Keïta’s second feature slowly reveals itself as a story of female empowerment that also doesn’t shirk from […]

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No Harm

No Harm is a short film that shows the “Never Ending” clashes between western armies and Terror organisations around the world and how the conflict affects the people of each side in particular and the whole world in general. No Harm has a peaceful message inspired by Prophet Muhamnad statement […]

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Ben And Ara

Ben, a passionately agnostic PhD student, falls behind in his dissertation and is surprised to find a muse in Ara, a devout Muslim. Ben and Ara soon fall in love but grapple with differences in their core beliefs and lifestyle choices. They discover that when two cultures touch each other, the consequences can be magical […]

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