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2 Weeks In Lagos (Nigeria)

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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…
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A Lady Doctor (USA)

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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…
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Aboliçao (Brazil)

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Aboliçao (Brazil)

Directed by Sozimo Bulbul
Aboliçao is a startling look at the racial situation of Black Brazilians in contemporary Brazil. The director asks…
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Ali’s Comeback: The Untold Story (USA)

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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…
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Baobab Flowers (Brazil, USA)

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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…
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Bilatena / The Golden Child (Ethiopia)

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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…
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Black Dju (Cape Verde, Luxembourg)

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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...
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Black N Black (USA, Ghana, Ivory Coast)

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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…
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Blackn3ss (Brazil)

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Blackn3ss (Brazil)

Directed by Diego Paulino
Between melanin and far away planets, Blackn3ss is a journey into the lives of Sao Paulo Black youth.…
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Broken Island (Dominican Republic, Haiti)

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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.
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Childhood Destroyed (Chad)

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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…
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Dhalinyaro / Youth (Djibouti)

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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…
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Egyptian Jeanne d’Arc (Egypt)

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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…
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Elders (Australia)

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Elders (Australia)

Directed by Tony Briggs
Two Elders feel that their grandson is old enough to start learning vitally important lessons that will equip…
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Enchained (Ethiopia)

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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…
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Fallen Angels (Egypt)

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

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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…
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Filling The Gap (USA)

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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…
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Glorious Exit (Nigeria)

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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…
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Goodbye Momo (Uruguay)

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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…
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Havana Habibi (USA, Cuba)

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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…
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Immobilia Crime Story (Egypt)

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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…
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Jocelyne, Beroard at Heart (Martinique)

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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…
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Joy (USA, Nigeria)

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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.
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Kilikis The Town Of Owls (Morocco)

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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…
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Kinshasa Makambo (Democratic Republic of Congo)

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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…
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Kirikou And The Sorceress (France)

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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…
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La Playa D.C (Colombia)

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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...
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Last Days (Nigeria)

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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…
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Les Miserables (France)

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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…
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Made in Bangladesh (Bangladesh)

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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…
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Made In His Image (USA)

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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…
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Maluala (Cuba)

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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...
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Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba (South Africa)

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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…
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Marighella (Brazil)

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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…
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Masai: The Rain Warriors (Kenya)

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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…
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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (USA)

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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.
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Naomi’s Journey (Germany, Peru)

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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…
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Nomads (Morocco, France)

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

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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…
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Panomundo Part 2: Pan Worldwide (Trinidad & Tobago)

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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…
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Papa’s Song (Curacao, Netherlands)

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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…
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Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond The Mask (USA)

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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.
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Pixelia (India)

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Pixelia (India)

Directed by Ratheesh Ravindran
Kumar, a bachelor in his thirties leaves his corporate job in Kochi to become a graphic novelist. He…
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Quilombo (Brazil)

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Quilombo (Brazil)

Directed by Carlos Diegues
After the slave revolt of 1641, groups of enslaved black Brazilians escaped to mountainous jungle strongholds where they…
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Ruby Bridges (USA)

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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…
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Scheherazade, Tell Me A Story (Egypt)

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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...
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Shaihu Umar (Nigeria)

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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…
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Sins Of The Flesh (Egypt)

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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…
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The Last Tree (Nigeria, UK)

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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…
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The Magic of Nigeria (Nigeria)

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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.
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The New Black (USA)

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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…
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The Republic of the Corrupt (Burkina Faso)

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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…
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The Souls of Black Girls (USA)

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The Souls of Black Girls (USA)

Directed by Daphne Valerious
Black women discuss how the media's celebration of beauty affects their self-image.

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The White Line (Namibia)

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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…
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Thicker Than Blood (USA)

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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…
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Trouble the Water (USA)

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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…
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Your Turn (Brazil)

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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,…