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Documentary: Short

Kbela

Kbela
Kbela
(Portuguese / English subtitles)
15 minutes / 2016
Documentary Short
Director: Yasmin Thayná
Country: Brazil
A sensitive look at the experience of racism suffered by black women in Brazil. Beautifully photographed and packed with symbolism, song and movement, Kbela invokes the ancestral powers and beauty of Mama Africa as expressed in the natural hair of the black woman. It invites us on a transformational journey of self discovery, self-representation and empowerment.

From the Roots to the Tips

From the Roots
From the Roots to the Tips (Portuguese / English subtitles)
20 minutes / 2015
Documentary Short
Director: Flora Egécia
Country: Brazil
Despite the country’s image of accepting all types of people, racism is a daily occurrence in Brazil that affects black peoples."From the Roots to the Tips,” speaks of the acceptance of curly hair as a statement of black identity in the country.

Khayalami (My Home)

Khayalami
Khayalami (My Home)
15 minutes / 2015
Documentary Short
Director: Denise Khumalo
Country: Zimbabwe
A story about an African woman’s struggle to keep her traditions and customs alive while living in an increasingly Western world.
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Arthur

Arthur
Arthur
24 minutes / 2016
Documentary Short
Director: Ndawula Jordan "Braise"
Country: Uganda
This is a story of a creative artist who uses art to uplift the lives of children living in Katanga, the largest slum in Uganda.

Grown Up Man

Grown Up Man
Grown Up Man
12 minutes / 2016
Documentary Short
Director: Kamogelo Mabizela
Country: South Africa
Sello Mofokeng is a 46 years old father of two boys and an ex-convict who grew up as an orphan after his mother was murdered by his step father at age 6. This situation contributed to the adversities he encountered in his life, yet he tries to reclaim his life after 14 years in prison. We go through his journey as hope and faith keeps him alive.

Oswenka (Dignity in a three piece suit)

Oswenka
Oswenka (Dignity in a three piece suit)
17 minutes / 2016
Documentary Short
Director: Nondumiso Buthelezi
Country: South Africa
The film looks at a tradition started by Zulu migrant workers in the 1950’s called “Oswenka" where on Saturday nights, they’d exchange their overalls and boots for tailored suits and compete for the best dressed man.

Fastest Woman in Africa - Rwanda's First Female Cyclist

Fastest Woman Cyclist
Fastest Woman in Africa - Rwanda's First Female Cyclist
14 minutes / 2016
Documentary Short
Director: Faustin Niyigena
Country: Rwanda
21 year-old girl, Jeanne d'Arc Girubuntu, from the low class family in the eastern of Rwanda, a country devastated by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, made history of being the first black African woman to compete in the 2015 UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, VA and in February 2016 she emerged second in the African Continental Championships Individual Time Trial in Morocco.
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A new rhythm for Mozambique

A new rhythm for Mozambique
A new rhythm for Mozambique (Portuguese / English subtitles)
20 minutes / 2014
Documentary Short
Director: Débora Silva
Country: Mozambique / Brazil
Mozambique ranks 180th out of 188 countries in the United Nations’ Human Development Report. In a country with such low HDI, it is not surprising to find that the women endure conditions that are in direct violation of their rights. But changes are underway. A New Rhythm for Mozambique is a story about a new generation of Mozambican females who are paving the way for improved life conditions.
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Time’s Destiny

Times Destiny
Time’s Destiny (Arabic / English subtitles)
17 minutes / 2016
Documentary Short
Director: Ahmed Said Kadiri
Country: Morocco
Two singers of two different generations talking about freedom. One of them was an activist during the early seventies when he sufferd a lot. He has even been obliged not to sing a song (Time's Destiny). Andaloussi the old man will give Hamid the Young man the song to sing it. A lot of emotions and special moments while they are drinking a cup of menthe tea prepared by Andaloussi
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Chimwemwe Ndichani? (What is Happiness?)

Chimwemwe Ndichani
Chimwemwe Ndichani? (What is Happiness?)
4 minutes / 2016
Documentary Short
Director: Nyembezi Phiri
Country: Malawi
First time director gets people to define what “happiness” truly means to them.

#iAmHannah

iAmHannah
#iAmHannah
16 minutes / 2016
Documentary Short
Director: Marianne Maasai
Country: Kenya
#iAmHannah will screen at NIMHAFF FESTIVAL in May 2016 for the first time ever! And has been accepted at Ekurhuleni International Film Festival!  Mental illness is a not often talked subject within the African society. In Kenya, its a tabooed topic hence persons suffering are subjected to harassment and abuse in-which , some are denied medication, others locked indoors away from public eye. Some are beaten while others are even raped for they have no voice.

Community Voices from Lake Turkana ("Come and Count Our Bones")

Community Voices Lake
Community Voices from Lake Turkana ("Come and Count Our Bones")
6 minutes / 2016
Documentary Short
Director: Narissa Allibhai
Country: Kenya
Lake Turkana, in Kenya, is the world's largest desert lake and a lifeline for 300,000 people. The lake and dependent communities are in danger due to a series of dams and large commercial plantations being developed on Ethiopia's Omo River, which feeds Lake Turkana with 90% of its water. This short film amplifies the voices of the marginalized peoples around the lake, as they express their dependence on it, their fears, and their anger.

The land of my art

The land of my art
The land of my art (French, Swahili / English subtitles)
17 minutes / 2015
Documentary Short
Director: Alif Buterinote
Country: Congo DRC
The Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo long considered as a red zone, is full of artistic potential and cultural values so deafened by the sound of bursting bombs and crackling balls. In this murderous music over 20 years, films, poems, songs, dance, drawing, and other forms of art are constantly denouncing the wealth of this region as the basic of all these wars repeating in this Congolese region and these wars are supported financially and materially by western countries. But apart from these, the African culture came out victorious by resisting to these wars.
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I am Congo

I am Congo
I am Congo (French / English subtitles)
25 minutes / 2016
Documentary Short
Director: David M'Boussou & Juan Ignacio Davila
Country: Congo
From Brazzaville to the heart of the Congo Basin, the film takes us to meet characters such as the famous Congolese fighters, wrestlers, artists and musicians, sinners, and of course youth. I am Congo is a real visual experience,aesthetic and poetic journey through a country that full of talent, singularities of these everyday heroes.
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Oustaz

Oustaz
Oustaz (Arabic / English subtitles)
20 minutes / 2016
Documentary Short
Director: Bentley Brown
Country: Chad
Dispersed around the world, two filmmakers revisit home video of when they first started making films together as teenagers in Chad, and explore the death of their artistic mentor, Oustaz. Nominated for Golden Bear at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival.