Film Selection

  • Half-brothers, Joel and Régis have in common that they barely know their father.

  • For decades he’s been Black Velvet, a soul singer scraping by in Brooklyn’s projects with small club gigs in the evenings and odd jobs by day.

  • FEB 16th

    An uplifting story of the trials and tribulations of a young man whose dreams of football fame and fortune are jeopardised by an impulsive mistake.

  • Based on true events… A set of everyday Nigerian travelers’s board the last Flamingo Airways flight scheduled to fly from Lagos to Abuja on a fateful Friday night in 2006.

  • Sophie underwent genital mutilation in Africa at the age of four and then immigrated to Quebec.

  • FEB 15th

    Simon,11, a black adopted boy and soccer enthusiast, travels with his Danish mother to his country of origin, Kenya.

  • FEB 16th

    How could a recently orphaned, 10-year old homeless South African boy ever be called Lucky?

  • A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city.

  • Scott and Kara have an interesting and loving relationship that is a mixture of being “best friends” and “best enemies.”

  • FEB 16th

    Jason Lawrence returns home to find he is estranged from his wife and son.

  • FEB 15th

    South Africa, 1988. Three Zulu Boys discover surfing as an escape from the harshness of apartheid.

  • FEB 14th

    Akin and Mary meet for the first time at an airport where they accidentally bump into each other and mistakenly swap their identical phones .

  • This documentary challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation.

  • FEB 14th

    This is the true story of a remarkable love between two ordinary people: Rika, a typical Dutch mother of four, and Waldemar, a Surinamese man 17 years her junior.

  • FEB 15th

    A compelling story of complacence, karma, ethnic prejudice, moral justifications and redemption.

  • FEB 15th

    A disillusioned Johannesburg street thug rescues an orphaned child with uncontrollable supernatural powers.

  • KOMONA , a 14 year old girl, tells her unborn child the story of how she became a rebel.

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