Ephraim is an Ethiopian boy whose father flees the effects of drought and goes to look for work in the city. He takes his son to live with distant cousins in an area unaffected by drought. Ephraim has difficulty adjusting to his new life, but he has a constant companion - a pet ewe who follows him everywhere he goes. One day, his uncle tells him he will have to let his ewe be slaughtered for the next religious feast. Ephraim resolves to do whatever it takes to save his only friend and make his way home.
Ladji a 20 ans. Il travaille dur comme apprenti-chauffeur à Bamako. Lorsqu’on lui refuse une promotion qu’il estime avoir largement méritée, il décide de contacter Driss, un dealer de drogue, qui lui doit une faveur. Avec deux compères, Ladji plonge dans l’univers du trafic de cocaïne...
- Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Belgium
For two decades, the victims of the Six-Day War have been fighting in Kisangani for the recognition of this bloody conflict and demanding compensation. Tired of unsuccessful pleas, they have finally decided to voice their claims in Kinshasa, after a long journey on the Congo River.
- France, Rwanda
1998, région du Kivu, à la frontière entre le Congo (ex-Zaïre) et le Rwanda. Alors que la deuxième guerre du Congo fait rage, le sergent Xavier, héros de guerre rwandais, et le jeune soldat Faustin perdent la trace de leur bataillon. Ils se retrouvent alors isolés et sans ressources pour faire face à la jungle la plus vaste, la plus dense, et la plus hostile du continent. Éprouvés par la faim, la soif et la maladie, ils devront faire face à leurs propres tourments, et à ceux d’un territoire ravagé par la violence.
- Adventure, Drama
Félicité, proud and free, is a night singer in a Kinshasa bar. Her life is turned on its head when her fourteen-year-old son is the victim of a motorbike accident. To save him, she throws herself into a reckless search for money, which takes her through the streets of an electrified Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. In the process, she crosses path with Tabu.
- Finland, Germany, France
Guled and Nasra are a loving couple, living in the outskirts of Djibouti city with their teenage son, Mahad. However, they are facing difficult times: Nasra urgently needs an expensive surgery to treat a chronic kidney disease. Guled is already working hard as a gravedigger to make ends meet: how can they find the money to save Nasra and keep the family together?
- France, Sudan, Chad
Brahim, Suleiman, Manar and Eltayeb have been friends for over 45 years. They left their homeland in the 1960s and 1970s to study film and have spent many years in exile. In 1989, they return and set up the Sudanese Film Group together in the hope of reviving cinema-going in Sudan. In the following countries, the film can only be screened on the premises of Alliances françaises or branches of the Institut français, and the rights-holders must be informed in advance: Bahrain, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Syria, Yemen, Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
- Sudan, France, Egypt, Germany, Norway, Qatar
Sudan, province of Aljazira, nowadays – Shortly after Muzamil was born, a prophecy by the holy man of the village predicts that he will die at age 20. Muzamil’s father cannot stand the curse and leaves home. Sakina raises her son as a single mother, with overly protection. One day, Muzamil turns 19...
After 7 years of crisis the country is on the brink of collapse. Elections, a new lease of life and two men who will embody the hope of saving their country from the grip it is under. Appointed by Alexis, Yanis will lead a merciless battle behind the scenes and between the closed doors of European power. Where the arbitrariness of imposed austerity takes precedence over humanity and compassion. Where pressure tactics will be used to divide the two men. Where the destiny of their people is at stake. A modern-day Greek tragedy.
In the largest slaughterhouse in Algiers, men live and work in closed to the throbbing rhythms of their tasks and their dreams. Hope, bitterness, love, paradise and hell, the football stories as of the Chaabi and Rai melodies that set their lives and their world.
Kairouan in Tunisia, shortly after the Arab Spring. Hedi is a sensible and reserved young man who is passionate about drawing. He works as a salesman and dislikes his job. Although his country is undergoing change, he still submits to social conventions and lets his family make decisions for him. While his mother actively prepares his wedding, Hedi is sent by his boss to Mahdia, a coastal town, in the search of new clients. Hedi encounters Rim there. Hedi is attracted to this independent woman, who is a hostess in a local hotel. For the first time in his life, he is tempted to take control of his own life.
- expired rights
Lors d'une fête étudiante, Mariam, jeune Tunisienne, croise le regard de Youssef. Quelques heures plus tard, Mariam erre dans la rue en état de choc. Commence pour elle une longue nuit durant laquelle elle va devoir lutter pour le respect de ses droits et de sa dignité. Mais comment peut-on obtenir justice quand celle-ci se trouve du côté des bourreaux ?
- France, Egypt
Amal is a feisty teenager growing up in postrevolution Egypt while they’re both undergoing a tremendous change. Within a constant political turmoil, Amal searches for her place, identity and sexuality in a patriarchal society. Amal, whose name literally translates to “hope”, is embarking on a 6 year compelling journey from childhood to adulthood. Along the way, she realizes her limited options as a woman living in an Arab police state.
- Biopic, Drama
- Central African Republic, France, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Saudi Arabia
Nestor, Aaron, Benjamin and Rafiki are economics undergraduates at the University of Bangui. Navigating between the overcrowded classrooms, the petty trades that allow students to survive, bribery lurking everywhere, Rafiki shows us what students lives are like in the Central African Republic, a shattered society where the youth keeps dreaming for a brighter future for their country.