FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

Freda

Gessica Généus • Haiti • ’89 •

Synopsis: 

Freda lives with her family in a little neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Their small street parlour is how they make ends meet. Faced with precarious living conditions and the rise of violence in Haiti, each of them wonders whether to stay or leave. Freda wants to believe in the future of her country.

 
AFTT Youth Conversation 
In collaboration with The Black Consciousness Festival 
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Shorts Package | World Africa Day
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King David,  ’25, Walt Lovelace, Trinidad and Tobago
Call Me Neguinho, ‘9, Sélim Harbi,, Tunisia/Cape Verde
Dona Monica ‘7, Carlos Yuri Ceuninck, Cape Verde
The Audition ’17, Ayomide Adeleke, Nigeria
Ounje Ale ’11, Ozor Uche, Nigeria
Vulnerable ’11, Shea Best, Trinidad and Tobago

 
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NOLLYWOOD x CARIBBEAN EXCHANGE
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A tune away

Stanlee Ohikhuare (Drama / Romance), English, Nigeria, 100 min, 2021

Synopsis: 
Anita Da-Silva volunteers to help with caring for kids at a Therapeutic Boarding school for children living with Autism and helps to decipher one of the school's most important cases - Omon - who happens to be the son of the school's founder. Experiencing true care for the first time in a long while, Omon falls in love.

Night of The Kings

Philippe Lacôte, Drama / Fantasy, French/ Dyula,France/ Côte d'Ivoire/ Canada/ Senegal, 93 min, 2021

Synopsis: 
A young man is sent to an infamous prison, located in the middle of the Ivorian forest ruled by inmates. He is chosen to take part in a storytelling ritual just as a violent battle for control rises to the surface. After discovering his fate, Roman begins to narrate the mystical life of a legendary outlaw to make his story last until dawn and give himself any chance of survival. 

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This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection

Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, Drama, Lesotho/South Africa/ Italy, 120 min, 2019 

Synopsis: 
Amongst  the  pythonic  mountains of land-locked  Lesotho,  an 80  year  old widow  winds up her  earthly  affairs, makes arrangements  for  her  burial and prepares to die. But  when her  village  is  threatened with  forced  resettlement  due  to the construction  of  a  reservoir, she  finds  a  new  will  to  live  and ignites a collective spirit of defiance within  her  community. In the  final dramatic moments of her life, Mantoa’s legend is forged and made eternal.