Section

Francophone Cinema

Films presenting stories produced by French and Francophone countries

Francophone Cinema, Slate Three

The Mali-Cuba Connection

Film

The Mali-Cuba Connection

Directed by Edouard Salier, Richard Minier
In the midst of the Cold War, ten young promising musicians from Mali are sent to Cuba to…
Francophone Cinema, Slate Two

A Son

Film

A Son

Directed by Mehdi Barsaoui
11 year old Aziz needs a liver transplant after being seriously injured during a terrorist ambush while on…
Francophone Cinema, Slate Three

Bezness

Film

Bezness

Directed by Nouri Bouzid
Bezness takes place in one of Tunisia's beautiful coastline tourist cities. it tells the contemporary story of a…
Francophone Cinema, Slate One

Buried

Film

Buried

Directed by Françoise Ellong
Childhood friends meet for the first time in many years and start “a game” that unexpectedly brings out…
Francophone Cinema, Slate Two

Fevers

Film

Fevers

Directed by Hicham Ayouch
Benjamin is a child in war against the world, he has known violence and social care homes. One…
Francophone Cinema, Slate One

Kafe Negro

Film

Kafe Negro

Directed by Mario Delatour
Kafe Negro tells the story of migrations around a small grain that has become the second most important…
Francophone Cinema

Kirikou and the Sorceress

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Kirikou and the Sorceress

Directed by Michel Ocelot
This animated film exquisitely recounts the tale of tiny Kirikou born in an African village in which Karaba…
Francophone Cinema, Slate Two

Kuessipan

Film

Kuessipan

Directed by Myriam Verreault
Adapted from Naomi Fontaine's acclaimed novel, Kuessipan is Myriam Verreault's first narrative feature.
Francophone Cinema, Slate One

La Playa DC

Film

La Playa DC

Directed by Juan Andrés Arango Garcia
La Playa D.C. from Colombia (Official Selection, Cannes 2012 and 2013 Colombia Oscar submission) is about an Afro-Colombian…
Francophone Cinema, Slate Three

Lil’ Buck: Real Swan – CLOSING NIGHT FILM

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Lil’ Buck: Real Swan – CLOSING NIGHT FILM

Directed by Louis Wallecan
Bringing his experience in the ballet world with him, Lil Buck heads back to South Memphis to teach…
Francophone Cinema

Minga And The Broken Spoon

Film

Minga And The Broken Spoon

Directed by Claye Edou
Minga is an orphaned girl living with her stepmother Mami Kaba and her stepsister Abena.
Francophone Cinema, Slate Three

Myopia

Film

Myopia

Directed by Sanae Akroud
Fatem, sixth month pregnant, leaves her village perched in the mountains, to fill a frame with empty glasses…
Francophone Cinema, Slate Three

Nafi’s Father

Film

Nafi’s Father

Directed by Mamadou Dia
A fight between an Imam and his powerful brother over their childrens' marriage. At stake: how a small…
Francophone Cinema, Slate Three

Return To Goree

Film

Return To Goree

Directed by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud
A musical road movie, Return to Gorée follows Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour’s historical journey tracing the trail left...
Francophone Cinema, Slate One

The Esmeraldas Beach

Film

The Esmeraldas Beach

Directed by Patrice Raynal
In today’s Ecuador, the black population, the descendants of slaves, continue to experience strong social discrimination.
Francophone Cinema, Slate Two

Three Blades

Film

Three Blades

Directed by Matthieu Maunier-Rossi
A day in the life of a family of three in contemporary Haiti. Child, adolescent, man – each…
Francophone Cinema, Slate Two

Thus Spoke The Sea

Film

Thus Spoke The Sea

Directed by Arnold Antonin
The Haitian Sea, as you’ve never seen or heard it before: the sea tells the story of its…
Francophone Cinema, Slate One

Upon The Shadow

Film

Upon The Shadow

Directed by Nada Mezni Hafaiedh
Exploring the daily life of Amina Sboui as she provides shelter for those rejected by family and society.…