Rollin’ in Dakar (Coeur de Lion)

Rollin’ in Dakar (Coeur de Lion)

Director: Armand Rupert Country: Senegal, USA, 27 mins Trailer: Synopsis: The Lion Heart Initiative is a non-profit endeavor to introduce, develop, and promote mixed martial arts (MMA) in West Africa.  The initiative aims to introduce West African urban youth to...
Soko Sonko (The Market King)

Soko Sonko (The Market King)

(Click here to buy tickets) Director: Ekwa Msangi Country: Kenya/USA, 2014, 23 mins Synopsis: When her mother falls sick, Kibibi’s father, Ed, is tasked with taking her to the market to get her hair braided before school begins. Soko Sonko is a hilarious,...
The Legend of Ngong Hills

The Legend of Ngong Hills

(Click here to buy tickets) Director: Kwame Nyong’o Country: Kenya, 2011 Synopsis: A perennial favourite, this lovingly told film is based upon a Maasai folktale, ‘The Legend of Ngong Hills’ is the creation story of this majestic mountain range that...
They Are We

They Are We

(Click here to buy tickets) Director: Emma Christopher Country: Cuba, 2014, 77 mins Synopsis: Can a family separated by the transatlantic slave trade sing and dance its way back together? In Perico, Cuba, is an Afro-Cuban group that have kept alive songs and dances...
When I Was Water

When I Was Water

(Click here to buy tickets) Director: David Forbes Country: South Africa, 84 mins Synopsis: When Marry-Ann was little, her mother hid her in a cupboard to stop South Africa’s apartheid soldiers chasing her to school during the education boycotts. She saw men...