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The Boy From Geita - An Albino in Africa
Hunted for their body parts -- which are believed to have magic power -- children with albinism in Tanzania face danger on a daily basis. Such is the story of Adam, also known as "Zero Zero" (translated literally as "nothing").…
General Idi Amin Dada
In 1971, the small African nation of Uganda was taken over by self-styled dictator General Idi Amin Dada, beginning an eight-year reign of terror that would result in the deaths of hundreds of thousands. In this chilling yet darkly comic…
Living in Emergency
Bosnia. Rwanda. Kosovo. Sierra Leone. Pakistan. Just a few of the world's humanitarian and political crises in the past years. Whether the result of war or nature, these disasters devastate populations and cripple health systems. Despite the immense dangers and…
The Father
THE FATHER offers a critical look at the relationship between fathers and their children in contemporary Africa. The patriarch in question is ultimately the military dictatorship which terrorized Ethiopia in the '70s and '80s. The critique of fathers is reminiscent…
Peace in Our Pockets - Kenyans Using Mobile Phones and SMS to Build Peace and Prevent Violence
The film follows inspirational Kenyan activists as they promote civic engagement, build democracy, and defuse violence in the lead up to historic 2013 national elections. With cutting-edge SMS text-messaging, mobile phones, and people-to-people organizing, the peacebuilders transform the very meaning…
White Shadow
In this stylish Ryan Gosling-produced drama, Alias, a young albino boy, goes on the run when witch doctors arrive to harvest his organs for their potions. Winner of the Luigi De Laurentiis Award at the Venice Film Festival . Nominated…
These Hands
Offering one of the most unforgettable and rewarding experiences of recent African cinema, Flora M'mbugu-Schelling's quiet tribute to women at the very bottom of the international economic order ultimately deepens into a mediation on human labor itself. THESE HANDS will…
Kenya Boran Part 1
Part of the Series: Kenya / Faces of Change collection
In the midst of a traditional herding territory, a growing town and a new road encroach upon a once-isolated desert people. The complexities brought about by this modernization are shown as two fathers and their sons confront difficult choices between…
Kenya Boran Part 2
Part of the Series: Kenya / Faces of Change collection
The film focuses on the life of Peter Boru, a sixteen-year-old former herdsboy who has become a boarding school student. Peter's life is juxtaposed to a traditional herdsboy, Dokata. The question, "Education for what?" is posed when both tradition and…
Fishers of Dar
Samaki wa Dar es Salaam/Fishers of Dar is an ethnographic film about the fishermen and women of downtown Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It explores the continuity and integrity of traditional fishing practices in new, contemporary settings. Dar es Salaam is…
The Mseyas
The Mseyas are Alberina, Maria, Amos and Orselina. A family of four siblings in Tanzania, they have been Orphaned by AIDS, like so many other young people in Africa. Their lives are a daily struggle to survive without parental or…
A Blooming Business - The Flower Factories of Kenya
The roses we enjoy may come with more thorns than we realize. Delving deep into the heart of the global flower industry, A BLOOMING BUSINESS shows us the difficult reality behind the pretty flowers. In Kenya, giant flower factories use…