HD-DCP - 2011 - Germany, Finland, South Africa - 90 min - Color / Black & White
Mama Africa (original title)
A film by Mika Kaurismäki
The many voices of Miriam Makeba !
The story of the late incredible and charismatic South African musical icon, Miriam Makeba.
She traveled the world delivering a message against racism and poverty and fighting for equality and peace. MAMA AFRICA is a vibrant homage to this wonderful artist and civil rights activist.
DCP- HD - 2015 - French - 53 Min - Color / Black & White
Trop noire pour être française? (original title)
A film by Isabelle Boni-Claverie
Filmmaker Isabelle Boni-Claverie, a black woman who grew up in a privileged environment, has none of the supposed social handicaps that could impede social integration. And yet, she is often an object of discrimination. Has the Republic lied to her?
A brazen question illuminated by the analysis of Eric Fassin, Pap Ndiaye and Achille Mbembe regarding the inequalities of our society.
DCP- HD - 2016 - Italy - 68 Min - Color
Our War (original title)
A film by Benedetta Argentieri, Bruno Chiaravalloti, Claudio Jampaglia
“Sometimes in your life, you just got to fight, fight for what’s right”
Who fights against ISIS? Three westerners joined the Kurds of the People Protection Units (YPG) of Rojava, in Northern Syria, to fight the self-declared Islamic State. The documentary has original footage from the Syrian battlefield, which blends in with the protagonist's daily life in USA, Italy, Sweden.
The three characters talk about choices, nightmares, hopes, comrades and friends lost and their continuous support the Rojava’s struggle and democratic dream.
In volunteering to fight in a war so distant from their daily life the question is, what are they fighting for?
DCP-HD - 2016 - Spain - 55 Min - Color / Black & White
Bolingo. The forest of Love. (original title)
A film by Alejandro G. Salgado
BOLINGO, THE FOREST OF LOVE tells the journey made by several women from the heart of Africa to North Morocco looking for the “European dream”. This journey will get them into a trip to motherhood at Bolingo or some other awaiting camp settled next to the Moroccan-Spanish border.
Bolingo means love in Lingala; a language used by a group of Congolese migrants giving humanity to the migrants’ drama in North Africa. They created a camp where migrant women could live with their children until circumstances allowed them to cross the border to Europe.
BOLINGO, THE FOREST OF LOVE shows mothers fighting for survival and raising their children in hostile circumstances.
DCP - HD - 2016 - USA, France, Belgium, Switzerland - 93 Min - Color / Black & White
Je ne suis pas votre nègre (original title)
A film by Raoul Peck
With the voice of Samuel L. Jackson
Told entirely in the words of James Baldwin, through both personal appearances and the text of his final unfinished book project, Director Raoul Peck's I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO touches on the tragic deaths of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evers to bring powerful clarity to how the image (and reality) of Blacks in America today is fabricated and enforced.
DCP & HD - 2011 - France - 62 min - Color
Honk! (original title)
A film by Arnaud Gaillard & Florent Vassault
At nightfall, on the outskirts of Salt Lake City, surrounded by his family, a grandmother will attend the execution of her husband's murderer.
In Oklahoma, a former death row inmate exonerated after 22 years in prison tells his amazing story.
In Texas, a woman struggles against the criminal justice system for his son to survive, while he is awaiting his execution for 14 years.
In Huntsville, a small provincial town in eastern Texas, the Department of correction performs the executions by lethal injection almost as a weekly ritual.
Based on the numerous absurdities of the death penalty, the film shows through these three characters how this death sentence generates pain, unfairness, violence and inefficiency in the heart of the American society.