African FILM FESTIVAL New Zealand


Online Festival for entire Australasia 9th to 31 December 2021

Dream of Salt + Photocopy

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. Photocopy In a way, Mahmoud’s life is a ‘photocopy’ of millions of others: He has worked for 30 years in […]

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Climb with Remi: Kilimanjaro for IDPs + Maasai Remix

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 […]

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Women Hold Up the Sky + The Cemetery Of Elephants

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. […]

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Obsolescence + Fig Tree

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 […]

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Back into the Wild + Duga, The Scavengers

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 […]

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Juma + Fish Out Of Water

Juma Child mortality from malaria is a serious problem in Africa. Juma with his superpowers becomes the saviour by destroying the mosquitoes. Fish Out Of Water ‘Fish Out Of Water’ is a local feature film starring Namibian model and reality TV personality, Maria Nepembe and the film ‘Katutura’ lead, actress and socialite Tjuna Kauapirurua. The […]

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Part Of The Pack + Parkour(s) Aka Reset

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 […]

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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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Parkour(s) Aka RESET

In a small city in North Africa, three women are heading to a marriage hall, Sonia to sing, Salima to work in the kitchen and Kamila to get married to a local rich businessman. When Youcef, a Parkour sportsman and desperate high school sweetheart of Kamila, takes a day off work to attend the wedding, […]

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Fig Tree

During the Ethiopian civil war, a Jewish teenager struggles to keep her beloved Christian boyfriend from being drafted, as she resists the pressure of leaving with her family to go to Israel without him. Set at a traumatic time in Ethiopia’s history, the film poses questions integral to the current international immigration debate: When war […]

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