FILMS | Main Programme

May 23rd - 26th 2019
The Little Carib Theatre | $50.00

Our Main Programme features a week of diverse films from Ghana, Sudan, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nigeria and more, from May 23rd-26th at the Little Carib Theatre in Woodbrook. Travel halfway around the world right from your seat, as we explore the rich mosaic of lives in Africa.

My Friend Fela - AFTT Closing Film

My Friend Fela - AFTT Closing Film

Akasha - AFTT 2019

Akasha - AFTT 2019

Rafiki - AFTT 2019

Rafiki - AFTT 2019

Mayfair - AFTT 2019

Mayfair - AFTT 2019

Enjoying Songs _ AFTT 2019

Enjoying Songs _ AFTT 2019

State Of Mind - AFTT 2019

State Of Mind - AFTT 2019

Amanene - AFTT 2019

Amanene - AFTT 2019

 
 
 

Sylvia

4:00PM The Little Carib Theatre

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Daniel Oriahi | Nigeria | 2018 | '104 | 16+

Richard Okezie decides to leave Sylvia, his lifelong imaginary friend and lover for Gbemi a flesh-and-blood real woman, but complications arise when Sylvia decides to destroy Richard’s peaceful life.

Akasha

6:00PM The Little Carib Theatre

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Hajooj Kuka | Sudan | 2018 | '78 | 14+

Adnan is a Sudanese revolutionary who is considered a war hero. His love for his AK47 rifle is equalled only by his feelings for Lina, his long-suffering sweetheart. When Adnan is late to return to his military unit after his leave, army commander Blues launches a kasha: the rounding up and arresting of truant soldiers. Adnan is caught-off guard and makes a run for it with his friend Absi. The two unlikely friends plot ways to reunite Adnan with his gun – and with Lina – while avoiding their fellow soldiers. Through a series of wry and humorous incidents over 24 hours, we explore life and ideology in rebel-held areas of Sudan.

Baddness Doh Pay

8:00PM The Little Carib Theatre

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Shareed Mohammed | Trinidad & Tobago | 2019 | '94 | 18+

After realizing he's being lied to by society, a young bang bang turns to a life of crime. After serving 20 years in prison he returns to find his friends operating a crime organization that has links with a prominent government minister. 

Drowning In Sands

4:00PM The Little Carib Theatre

Friday, May 24, 2019

Lucy Provan | Sudan | 2018 | '31 | AA

Two Sudanese inventors determined to stop the desert from swallowing up their country. Despite international sanctions and a failing economy, they succeed in building Sudan’s first robot farmer and enter it into a national TV competition.

A Hotel Called Memory

4:00PM The Little Carib Theatre

Friday, May 24, 2019

Akin Omotoso | Nigeria | 2017 | '49 | 14+

Set in Lagos, Zanzibar and Cape Town, the film follows Lola as she grapples with an immense sense of failure from a broken marriage, while desperately holding on to the idea of love.

State Of Mind

6:00PM The Little Carib Theatre

Friday, May 24, 2019

Hopewell Rugoho-Chin’ono | Zimbabwe | 2018 | '93 | AA

State of Mind is a documentary film looking at mental illness in Zimbabwe and how the social and economic pressures in that country have manifested in a mental illness disorder increase. It captures four vivid and powerful stories of four Zimbabweans battling bipolar, schizophrenia, psychotic and depression disorders.

Rafiki

8:00PM The Little Carib Theatre

Friday, May 24, 2019

Wanuri Kahiu | Kenya | 2018 | '83 | 16+

Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

Amanene

2:00PM The Little Carib Theatre

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Maggie Mercier & Major Voices | South Africa/Canada | 2018 | '16 | AA

From the township of Khayelitsha to the downtown of Cape Town, the members of the A cappella band Major Voices open the doors of their daily life between contrasts. Assisting the director with the camera, they introduce us to their lifestyle and share their vision; nine young voices that spread hope, love and smiles to brighten the future. They take us to a colorful, rhythmic and authentic journey into a South African reality full of hope.

Sisters Of The Wilderness

4:00PM The Little Carib Theatre

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Karin Slater| South Africa | 2018 | '90 | PG

Set in the iMfolozi wilderness, South Africa, in the oldest game park in Africa, Sisters of the Wilderness tells the story of five young Zulu women from underprivileged backgrounds going into the wilderness for the first time in their lives on a self-discovery journey, which offers them an opportunity to grow and heal, and serves as a reminder that we are intimately linked to nature. On their journey they learn about the plight of this primordial wilderness which is severely threatened by an open-cast coal mine on its border, and the dire rhino poaching, in this park, which is now the epicentre of South Africa’s rhino poaching activity.

Sew The Winter To My Skin

5:00PM The Little Carib Theatre

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Jahmil X.T. Qubeka | South Africa | 2018 | '128 | PG13

 

A cinematic ballad of indigenous outlaw John Kepe,Sew the Winter to My Skin explores the true myth of a legendary black rebel folk hero in mid 20th centurySouth Africa, a time that foreshadowed Apartheid, one of the most viciously racist political regimes in human history.

PRIVATE SCREENING in collaboration with The South African High Commission

Measure Of A Woman

8:30PM The Little Carib Theatre

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Sara Blecher | South Africa | 2018 | '23 | 14+

World Rowing Championships 2018, an unknown South Africa wins the women single scull event, smashing through the field making all the others look like amateurs. It’s a great victory for South Africa, but dark clouds have been gathering around the athlete. Doping charges are red flagged, as they always are in such cases, but so too are allegations that the 19-year-old isn’t even a woman.

Mayfair

8:30PM The Little Carib Theatre

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Sara Blecher | South Africa | 2018 | '91 | 14+

Fired from a refugee camp, prodigal son Zaid Randera returns home to Mayfair where his overbearing father Aziz – a businessman and occasional money launderer – is facing death threats. Bitter at his father and unwilling to get his hands dirty, how far will Zaid go to protect his family?

Keteke

12PM The Little Carib Theatre

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Peter Sedufia | Ghana | 2018 | '98 | PG

KETEKE” tells a story focused on the 1980s rail service system in Ghana. A couple, BOI (Adjetey Anang) and ATSWEI (Lydia Forson), living in Puna, is bent on delivering their first baby in their home town Akete. Very close to the childbirth, the couple heads to Akete. Unfortunately, they miss the train, and the train service is the only means of transport from the outskirts to the town. In their haste to get there, they compound their situation with a wrong decision and they find themselves in the middle of nowhere. Now, will the couple make it on time for the delivery, or, risk losing the baby and mother?

Choices

2:00PM The Little Carib Theatre

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Stephen Iosun | Nigeria | 2017 | '4 | AA 

Two girls; Becky and Fiona must decide on the best means to achieve their desires.

Wallay

2:00PM The Little Carib Theatre

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Berni Goldblat ​| Bukina Faso | 2017 | '84 | 14+

Ady, a 13 years old boy, no longer listens to his father who raises him alone. The latter, running out of resources, decides to entrust Ady to his uncle Amadou for the summer. Uncle Amadou and his family live on the other side of the Mediterranean sea... in Burkina Faso! There, at 13 years, one must become a man but Ady, persuaded to go on holidays, understands things differently...

Sidney & Friends

4:00PM The Little Carib Theatre

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Tristan Aitchison | Kenya | 2018 | '75 | 16+

When his family tries to kill him, Sidney, who is intersex, flees to Nairobi where he meets a group of transgender friends. Together, they fight discrimination and discover life, love and self-worth.

A Season In France

6:00PM The Little Carib Theatre

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | Chad/France | 2017 | '101 | 14+

An African teacher flees his violent country for France, where he falls in love with a local woman.

Enjoying Songs

8:00PM The Little Carib Theatre

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Sitraka Raheriarivony | Madagascar | 2017 | '4 | PG

A man is relaxing by listening to his favorite songs when a friend's messages remind him of the harsh reality.

My Friend Fela

8:00PM The Little Carib Theatre

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Joel Zito Araujo | Brazil | 2019 | '94 | 14+

MY FRIEND FELA is unlike any previous narrative about the Nigerian musical genius Fela Kuti. Most often portrayed as an eccentric African pop idol of the ghetto, Fela is rarely presented as the strong political leader he was. Through the eyes of his close friend and official biographer, the African-Cuban intellectual Carlos Moore, this documentary is devoted to unravel the complexity of Fela’s life. As the story unfolds, it reveals the glories and tragedies that shaped the lives of the pan-African generation as well as Fela’s.

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Screenings at The Little Carib Theatre: $50.00:
AFTT JR. | AFTT Main Programme
Tickets available at The Little Carib Box Office from Thursday  (May 23) - Sun (May 26) 11AM-8PM
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