African FILM FESTIVAL New Zealand

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

Children Of The Mountain

Against the picturesque Ghanaian backdrop, Children of the Mountain is an honest exploration of a mother’s will in the face of much adversity. When her baby is born with a cleft lip, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome, Essuman is led to believe that she has a ‘dirty womb.’ Her promising future as a wife and […]

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Kati Kati

Kaleche, a young woman, wanders into the otherworldly village of Kati Kati, not knowing who she is or how she got there. She finds a community of eccentrics led by the charismatic Thoma, to whom she is inexplicably drawn. As the residents begin to discover what is keeping them there, and the living and the […]

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Sans Regret

Gaston, a hard worker and honest man, is on the verge of poverty. To provide for his family with dignity, he takes his chances with mutual funds, loans, and borrowing. Then one day, as he’s returning home, Gaston is mobbed and stripped of everything. Relentlessly, he goes after his attackers. As he delves into the […]

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Nigeria’s middle belt, 1976. Respected army officer Captain Joseph Dewa and his wife, Suzy, who is from the south eastern part of Nigeria, eagerly anticipate their first child. Suzy’s family adamantly disapproves of her intercultural marriage. At the same time, rebellious soldiers on Joseph’s base attempt to recruit him into a coup plot to assassinate […]

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Between the alleys of the poor neighbourhood and the roads leading to the villas of the luxury compound, Nawara goes back and forth everyday on her way to work, Carrying in her journey between these two worlds the worries of the people of her neighbourhood and their simple dreams. Nawara didn’t know that the spring […]

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In a vibrant and diverse Johannesburg community, 21-year-old Afro-hipster Ayanda has a knack for taking neglected pieces of furniture and “bringing them back to love”. Eight years after her father’s death, she is determined to revive his prized garage business, which is in deep debt and in danger of being sold. The film crackles with […]

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Black Girl

The first major work of Senegalese director Ousmane Sembéne, this 1966 film is widely recognised as one of the founding works of African cinema. What starts out as a deceptively simple story about a young Senegalese woman, Diouana, who works as a nanny, and whose hopes of an exciting life in France are dashed when […]

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