Emerging African Filmmakers
In Kindil el Bahr, Nfissa, a young mother luxuriating in the freedom and sensuality of the sea, swims far offshore where a group of young men surround her. Her disappearance alarms her family, and when mysterious events begin to occur at the same beach, everyone panics. An imaginative and visually stunning tale of societal shunning, blame, and revenge.
In Arabic with English subtitles.
(Suitable for age 14+)
SUKUT / SILENCE (Rwanda, 2017, 4 min.) directed by Ganza Moise A girl who is coming of age is determined to regain her voice in a community where silence is expected of women and children. In Arabic with English subtitles.
WINTRY SPRING (Egypt, 2015, 15 min.) directed by Mohamed Kamel A girl, whose mother died when she was younger, and her father find it difficult to communicate with each other. In Arabic with English subtitles.
TAMALA (Tanzania, 2017, 11 min.) directed by Zagamba Junior After her parents die, Tamala (15) is taken from the village to work in the city where she struggles with violence and sexual harassment. She fights to return to her grandmother in the village. In Kiswahili with English subtitles.
BOXING GIRL (Senegal, 2016, 26 min.) directed by Iman Djionne After getting hit by a motorbike, Adama, a bored 17-year-old hairdresser, finds boxing gloves. They mysteriously take her on a journey all over the city of Dakar. In Wolof with English subtitles.
All films are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please take a moment to fill out the festival evaluation.View All Films