From being swindled by a immigration officer to fighting with a hairdresser. I’m Living in Ghana Get Me Out OF HERE are short stories about the filmmakers experience migrating from London to Ghana.
This documentary is about the loss of identity and its systemic impact on black males. By exploring the complexities of mental slavery, Sankofa calls its audience to free themselves from the system in which they were born.
Sankofa means “it is not taboo to fetch what is at risk of being left behind” in the Twi language of Ghana. The present is a result of the past, so what can we do now to better the future?
He was forced to leave Nigeria to save himself and his love. The journey of a gay African refugee seeking asylum in Germany.
A sequence shoot filmed on one of the most dangerous neighbourhoods in Gualey in the Dominican Republic, but you wouldn’t know it from the locals’ joyous applause at the end of the video, who eagerly lined the streets to be a part of Melymel’s vision.
“Proclamation Punctuation” is an enthralling fashion film centered on a fabulously fascinating woman reciting a short soliloquy paying homage to her love for using exclamation points in her missives. Periods are so period, where as an exclamation point livens up a sentence! There is simply nothing worse than a long dragged out sentence ending in an uninspiring dull dot! So when exclamation points are your philosophy on life, one must always keep it on the upbeat!!
In an isolated village where people lived happily the monotonous routine of their daily lives leads the inhabitants to venture outside the boundary of the village.
Battledream Chronicle is a sci-fi/drama animated series created by Alain Bidard, based on his ground breaking multi-award winning feature film story of Syanna, a young slave who is trying to regain her freedom in a futuristic world where plantations are video games.
What does the immigrant fantasy feel like? Adeyemi Michael reimagines his mother’s idea of moving from Nigeria to Peckham in Entitled, a short film about leaving your country of origin. Adeyemi Michael Fantasy Documentary ‘Entitled’ for Channel 4’s Random Acts screened at BFI London Film Festival (2018) and London Short Film Fest and won Best Short Film at the Screen Nation Awards (2019).
‘The Date’ is a romantic comedy about two modern 30 something Namibian women, Lahja & Niki, who set up their friend, Hawa, on a blind date, the first date she’s been on in years. ‘The Date’ starts off simple enough when Hawa meets her blind date, Chris (Bret Kamwi) but the tables soon turn resulting in unexpected and comical mayhem for everyone involved.
Alienation, confusion, academic prejudice and resistance – The real price to pay for a PHD. This experimental short film tackles feelings of racial prejudice and alienation, through the real life PhD thesis of TC Smith.
Slavery may have been the catalyst, but culture and passion formed this sound in Trinidad & Tobago. The steelpan (steel drum) can take the claim of being the only acoustic instrument invented in the 20th century. However, this sound not only moves people today, but it paralleled the island’s history of colonization and the demand for independence. The film highlights the precursors of the steelpan and the creation of the instrument until it gained international recognition in Britain in 1951. Interviews from steelpan legends, such as Ellie Mannette, Sterling Betancourt, Cliff Alexis and Ray.
DC-native Sabrina Heard survives drug addiction and an HIV diagnosis. Over the last seventeen years, her life has made a 360-degree turn. This short film was nominated for an Emmy by The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Madu Dube is a 23 year-old filmmaker from the East rand, Johannesburg. “Birth of a nation” is her first feature documentary. In 2019 it was selected for the prize of the Flemish commission competition of UNESCO at Africa film festival (in Belgium).
Cristina is an anti-migrant activist, full of racial prejudice. An incident involving a kenté cloth brings Cristina and Hikima together. Cristina doesn’t imagine that Hikima is a refugee because she is an English speaker and doesn’t look like a homeless girl. Cristina thinks that she is a tourist. I am kenté refers to a « no meeting », the kenté (traditional fabric from Ghana) is the only link between them. This fabric reminds Hikima her country and give her hope for the future.
Set in fifteenth-century West Africa, Malika: Warrior Queen follows the exploits of Queen and military commander, Malika, who struggles to keep the peace in her ever-expanding empire. Growing up as a prodigy, Malika inherited the crown from her father in the most unusual of circumstances, splitting the Kingdom of Azzaz in half. But expansion would not come without its costs. Enemies begin to rise within her council. Malika fights to win the clandestine civil war within the walls of her empire, turning her attention to an indomitable and treacherous foe that plans to vanquish her entire people.
Sembène’s account of a young Senegalese woman who takes a job in the home of a bourgeois French family recalls Jean Rouch’s tales of everyday struggle in urban West Africa. But, crucially, the perspective is completely that of the African, not the Africanist (who Sembène once accused of ‘looking at us like insects’).
Leave or Remain’ is filmed on one of the thousands of migrant boats that have attempted to reach Europe, containing passengers fleeing poverty, war and persecution. Shipwrecked migrant boats and migrant deaths have been recorded in European waters since1988, for 31 years.
The true number of migrant deaths at sea is unknown as many of the bodies are never found.
This haunting, docu-film speaks to the tragedy of forced migration, positing echoes of colonisation.
“Raised in Tottenham, North London, Zena Edwards has become known as one the most unique voices of performance poetry to come out of London. She is published in several anthologies including Dance the Guns to Silence (Flippedeye publishing). Her passion involves writing poems, articles and blogs for social and environmental issues, race and power and has been mentoring young and emerging artists in professional artists development and creative campaigning for social justice since 2010. As a multidisciplinary collaborator, Zena has worked with internationally acclaimed choreographer and dancer Akram Khan (Xenos), Visual Artist – Theaster Gates (Soul Manufacturing Company) and radical Film Maker Fahim Alam, (Riots Reframed), and The Last Poets.
The little Fish and the Crocodile is a fable from the rainforest in the Odzala National Park in the Republic of Congo. A story set in the second largest rain forest in the world and told by the children of the Sanza Mobimba Kindergarden. This beautiful and captivating short film, forms a part of the Tales Of Us project, an ongoing multimedia series that offers a new approach to communicating the urgency of protecting the world’s most powerful and fragile ecosystems and the people who call them home.