Films A-Z

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2 Weeks In Lagos (Nigeria)

Directed by Kathryn Fasegha

2 Weeks in Lagos captures the excitement, vibrancy, and complexity of everyday life in Lagos, a dynamic city where anything is possible in 2 Weeks.

Aboliçao (Brazil)

Directed by Sozimo Bulbul

Aboliçao is a startling look at the racial situation of Black Brazilians in contemporary Brazil. The director asks the following question to Black Brazilians from diverse walks of life — musicians,

Ali’s Comeback: The Untold Story (USA)

Directed by Art Jones

Opening Night film, Ali’s Comeback: The Untold Story by Art Jones, is a fascinating documentary that recounts the unsung saga that broke the boxing’s blacklist status of Muhammad Ali, the champion who said “no” to war and racism.

Baobab Flowers (Brazil, USA)

Directed by Gabriela Watson-Burkett

Baobab Flowers is a documentary that explores education inequality as a global issue in black communities. It shows the stories of two educators, leaders and mothers: Priscila in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Nyanza, in Philadelphia,

Black Dju (Cape Verde, Luxembourg)

Directed by Pol Cruchten

20-year-old Dju Dele Dibonga leaves the Cape Verde Island off the coast of Africa and travels to Luxembourg…

Black N Black (USA, Ghana, Ivory Coast)

Directed by Zadi Zokou

Black N Black is a documentary that explores the relationship between African Americans and African immigrants to the United States.

Blackn3ss (Brazil)

Directed by Diego Paulino

Between melanin and far away planets, Blackn3ss is a journey into the lives of Sao Paulo Black youth. An exploration of blackness, queerness and spatial aspirations for the children of the Diaspora.

Broken Island (Dominican Republic, Haiti)

Directed by Felix German

A Haitian boy escaping from poverty eyewitness the asssasination of his parents while crossing the Dominican border.

Childhood Destroyed (Chad)

Directed by Zara M. Yacoub

Eleven year old Mariam works as a domestic to provide for her guardian, her unemployed Uncle Djimet, and his family.

Dhalinyaro / Youth (Djibouti)

Directed by Lula Ali Ismail

A sensitive narrative that depicts the life of three young girls from Djibouti who must make important life choices as they transition from High School to College.

Egyptian Jeanne d’Arc (Egypt)

Directed by Iman Kamel

Egyptian Jeanne d’Arc follows in the footsteps of Cairo based filmmaker Iman Kamel in her journey to the Egyptian western deserts where she discovers a diary written by a Bedouin girl named Jehanne.

Elders (Australia)

Directed by Tony Briggs

Two Elders feel that their grandson is old enough to start learning vitally important lessons that will equip him with the necessary tools to maintain the future survival of his culture.

Enchained (Ethiopia)

Directed by Moges Tafesse

Gobeze is a timid, peace-loving young man in search of his young love Aleme, which was kidnapped from his arms.

Fallen Angels (Egypt)

Directed by Ossama Fawzi

A homeless man dies of a heart attack in a popular Cairo neighborhood. He was once an ideal husband and represented security for his family. Then one day, everything changed.

Fear No Gumbo (stop stealing our sh*t), (USA)

Directed by Kimberly Rivers- Roberts

Kimberly Rivers-Roberts knows the false hope and failure Black folks are experiencing because the community isn’t bouncing back fast enough from the devastation caused by Katrina.

Filling The Gap (USA)

Directed by Tyrone Young

Conceived as an effort to alter the way African-American children see themselves and their ancestors, this docu-drama highlights the inventive and inspired contributions of African-Americans in the 1840s, the period leading to the Civil War in American History.

Glorious Exit (Nigeria)

Directed by Kevin Merz

Jarreth Merz, a Swiss-Nigerian actor living in Los Angeles, is summoned to Nigeria to bury his father. Nigerian tradition mandates the eldest child to take charge of a father’s burial.

Bilatena / The Golden Child (Ethiopia)

Directed by Kinfe Banbu, Michael Ritchie

Bilatena tells us the story of Abi, a young boy who is representative of million of children in Africa who do not attend school and work to sustain their families. 

Goodbye Momo (Uruguay)

Directed by Leonardo Ricagni

Obdulio is an 11-year-old Afro-Uruguayan boy who lives with his grandmother and sells newspapers for a living while he cannot read or write.

Havana Habibi (USA, Cuba)

Directed by Tiffany Madera

In 2003, Tiffany Madera aka “Hanan,” enraged her Cuban family in Miami by getting on a plane to Havana to participate in an artistic exchange that led to the formation of Cuba’s first Arabic dance troupe…

Immobilia Crime Story (Egypt)

Directed by Khaled El Hagar

Immobilia Crime Story is a psycho drama that examines loneliness and the ways in which social media has taken control over our lives and relationships.

Jocelyne, Beroard at Heart (Martinique)

Directed by Maharaki

An iconic figure of KASSAV group, Jocelyne Beroard is one of the greatest artists of the West Indian and African communities.

Joy (USA, Nigeria)

Directed by Solomon Onita Jr

A Nigerian woman living in America, struggles to convince her traditionalist husband not to circumcise their ten-year-old daughter.

Kilikis The Town Of Owls (Morocco)

Directed by AZLARABE Alaoui

The Town of Owls is an isolated residential community situated in the High Atlas Mountains. It is inhabited by families and guards of a secret political prison camp…

Kinshasa Makambo (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Directed by Dieudo Hamadi

In January 2015, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, sought a constitutional amendment that would allow him to be elected president for a third time.

Kirikou And The Sorceress (France)

Directed by Michel Ocelot

This animated film exquisitely recounts the tale of tiny Kirikou born in an African village in which Karaba the Sorceress has placed a terrible curse.

La Playa D.C (Colombia)

Directed by Juan Andrés Arango Garcia

Screening 12/10/2019 at 11:00am at Cinema Village CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS AT CINEMA VILLAGE! Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled…

A Lady Doctor (USA)

Directed by Juney Smith

The inspirational story of Dr. Juanita Jenyons, who immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic as a child gifted with medical science…

Last Days (Nigeria)

Directed by Biodun Stephen

A widow with two children manages to raise money needed for breast cancer procedure but begins to question her faith after recurrence of her cancer.

The Last Tree (Nigeria, UK)

Directed by Shola Amoo

Femi, a British boy of Nigerian descent who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner London to live with his Nigerian mum.

Les Miserables (France)

Directed by Ladj Ly

Stephane, only just arrived from Cherbourg, joins the anti-criminality brigade of Montfermeil in a sensitive district of the Paris suburbs.

Made in Bangladesh (Bangladesh)

Directed by Rubaiyat Hossain

Shimu fled her village as a child when her stepmother threatened to marry her off to a middle-aged man.

Made In His Image (USA)

Directed by Anah Ambuchi

A true story of a young black girl who experiences bullying from her classmates. Hurt and confused, she later finds strength from her mother’s story.

The Magic of Nigeria (Nigeria)

Directed by Ola Balogun

This documentary explores the vitality of ancient African traditions regarding the links between life and death.

Maluala (Cuba)

Directed by Sergio Giral

Maluala takes us into a palenque, a settlement of escaped slaves hidden somewhere in Cuba’s eastern mountains, where…

Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba (South Africa)

Directed by Mira Kaurismäki

World-famous South African singer Miriam Makeba spent half a century travelling the world spreading her political message to fight racism, poverty and promote justice and peace.

Marighella (Brazil)

Directed by Wagner Moura

Marighella is a new Brazilian action drama set in 1969 based on the life of Afro-Brazilian politician and guerilla fighter Carlos Marighella.

Masai: The Rain Warriors (Kenya)

Directed by Pascal Plisson

After a lion kills the village leader, the expected rains fail to arrive, so a group of warriors are sent to hunt the lion down and kill it in hopes that the rains will come at last.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (USA)

Directed by Stanley Nelson

Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. Miles was a singular force of nature, the very embodiment of cool.

Naomi’s Journey (Germany, Peru)

Directed by Frieder Schlaich

Twenty-year old Naomi lives a simple life with her younger siblings in Peru. Only her big sister seems to live a life of fortune, being married in Germany. But now she is dead, murdered by her German husband.

The New Black (USA)

Directed by Yoruba Richen

The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights.

Nomads (Morocco, France)

Directed by Olivier COUSSEMACQ

Hossein, a teenage boy who is connected to the increasingly globalized world, dreams of a freer future far from his native Tangier, Morocco.

Oliver Tambo: Have You Heard From Johannesburg (South Africa, USA)

Directed by Connie Fields

The untold story of Oliver Tambo—who lived a life on the principles of ethics, compassion, inclusion, social justice and equality – the man behind the release of Nelson Mandela and the end of Apartheid in South Africa.

Panomundo Part 2: Pan Worldwide (Trinidad & Tobago)

Directed by Kieth Musaman Morton

From the innovative minds of the people from Trinidad & Tobago to the ends of the world! “Panomundo Part 2: Pan Worldwide.

Papa’s Song (Curacao, Netherlands)

Directed by Sander Francken

Papa’s song is a drama of domestic tension and cross-cultural misunderstanding focusing on a local Dutch judge who finds himself entangled in an intergenerational…

Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond The Mask (USA)

Directed by Frederick Lewis

Documentary on the life and legacy of the first African American to achieve national fame as a writer.

Pixelia (India)

Directed by Ratheesh Ravindran

Kumar, a bachelor in his thirties leaves his corporate job in Kochi to become a graphic novelist. He embarks on a new life as an Uber driver while working on his graphic novel titled ‘Pixelia’.

Quilombo (Brazil)

Directed by Carlos Diegues

After the slave revolt of 1641, groups of enslaved black Brazilians escaped to mountainous jungle strongholds where they formed self-governing communities.

The Republic of the Corrupt (Burkina Faso)

Directed by Salam Zampaligré

We are in a republic where all the machinations to conquer and manage power are implemented with no second thoughts.

Ruby Bridges (USA)

Directed by Euzhan Palcy

This film presents the real-life tale of young Ruby Bridges (Chaz Monet), one of the first African-American children to attend an integrated school in the Deep South.

Scheherazade, Tell Me A Story (Egypt)

Screening 12/11/2019 at 4:30pm at Cinema Village CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS AT CINEMA VILLAGE! Cairo, just before the 2011 Egyptian…

Shaihu Umar (Nigeria)

Directed by Adamu Halilu

Set in northern Nigeria towards the end of the 19th century, Shaihu Umar starts with a discussion between Islamic students and their renowned teacher, the wise man Shaihu Umar.

Sins Of The Flesh (Egypt)

Directed by Khaled el Haga

In his latest film, director Khaled El Hagar establishes a parallel narrative, in which an erotic and symbolic struggle for freedom plays out on a farm while the urban revolt serves as a backdrop.

The Souls of Black Girls (USA)

Directed by Daphne Valerious

Black women discuss how the media’s celebration of beauty affects their self-image.

Thicker Than Blood (USA)

Directed by Anthony L. Williams

Thicker Than Blood tells the story of Jordan, the youngest of two sons, who returns home for the first time in three years to celebrate his older brother’s promotion to partner in his law firm.

Trouble the Water (USA)

Directed by Carl Deal, Tia Lessin

A redemptive tale of an aspiring rap artist surviving failed levees and her own troubled past and seizing a chance for a new beginning

The White Line (Namibia)

Directed by Desiree Kahikopo

In 1959 in Old Location – an area segregated for Black residents of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia – an uprising took place that shook South West Africa.

Your Turn (Brazil)

Directed by Eliza Capai, Renato Manganello

When Brazil’s economic and social crisis deepened in the last decade, students protested and occupied hundreds of schools, demanding better public education and the end of austerity measures.

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