Port of Little Africa (Portuguese / English subtitles)
77 minutes / 2014
Director: Claudia Mattos
The origins of Rio de Janeiro's Port Area, nicknamed Little Africa. A place of strong African cultural heritage, where samba, football, many important social and workers rebellions, Rio's bohemian lifestyle and the city's first favela were born. Little Africa taught Rio how to be carioca.
52 minutes / 2016
Director: Michael Dorfling
Country: South Africa
After Rhodes University silenced the Chapter 2.12 campaign (which drew attention to rape culture on university campuses), students felt like their concerns were not heard. Tired of not being listened to, students decide to take matters into their own hands and compile a list of alleged rapists on campus. The list goes viral, and this sparks two weeks of protests and disruption including barricading the university, protesting topless to make a point, and police firing rubber bullets at and arresting students.
50 minutes / 2016
Director: Arthur Musah
Dreaming of shaking up education in Nigeria, a team of Nigerian and Nigerian-American MIT students heads home one summer to teach technology to high-schoolers through a competitive robotics camp in Lagos. As they seek to contribute to a new and better Nigeria, their ideals are tested by reality.
Maono Ya Mc Kah (The Vision Of Mc Kah)
47 minutes / 2016
Director: Robert A Bresson
Samuel Kangethe Ngigi AKA MC KAH grew up in DANDORA one of Nairobi’s toughest Inner City Estates. As a Teenager MC KAH was attracted to Acrobatics, Poetry, & Music and became part of one of Kenya’s Biggest Hip Hop Crews “UKOFULANI MAU MAU”. The Groups music hit the Kenyan and the World Music Scene by Storm and with their success came Money & Fame. While many in the Group used their earnings to better themselves materially, MC Kah used his own Money, Music and Exposure to help the Youth in his area by starting a Cultural Centre & Youth Movement called “MAONO “(The Vision). With the aim of nurturing, training & Exposing the Talent of the Youth around him. The Documentary Film “MAONO WA MC KAH” is a first person account of the rise of Hip Hop culture in Nairobi as well as the story of his vision to establish and run The Maono Cultural Centre and Sauti Ya Mitaa Recording Studios.
Fe Gui Box (English & Spanish)
90 minutes / 2016
Country: Equatorial Guinea
Salvador is a rising star in the national boxing team of Equatorial Guinea. He embodies the chance for the African team to finally take part in the Olympics but has to struggle with a life of poverty with his girlfriend Luna and his own lack of discipline.
Migrants (Arabic / English subtitles)
44 minutes / 2016
Director: Shehab Fahmy
Egypt is a centralized country and so it's hard for people who live away from the capital to find work opportunities especially in the field of journalism, art and human rights. Migrants is a film that tells the stories of young women who were able challenge the established traditions which do not accept the idea of them (as young women) living on their own, away from their families. They decide to leave their families (in upper Egypt and in Delta) and settle in Cairo on their own to fulfill their dreams notwithstanding the difficult financial and social circumstances.