2015 New African Film Festival

Happy Friday!!

It’s that time of the year again for the AFI New African Film Festival! I’ve been going since 2011. Click here to get a detailed description of each film and when it will be showing. Below is a list of the films and the countries they’re from {in order from top to bottom}. Opening night was yesterday!

Opening Night:
TRIANGLE – GOING TO AMERICA

STORIES OF OUR LIVES
FOUR CORNERS
BLACK NOVEMBER
NATIONAL DIPLOMA
RUN
THE SAMARITANS
BETI AND AMARE
B’ELLA
WHERE THE ROAD RUNS OUT
SOLEILS
WHITE SHADOW
VEVE

Ethiopia

Kenya
South Africa
Nigeria
Congo
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Ethiopia
Malawi
South Africa, Equatorial Guinea
Burkina Faso
Tanzania
Kenya

During last year’s festival, the only film I saw was Half of a Yellow Sun {based on the book}. The author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie signed my book as well as my BFF’s! See below. She said we had beautiful hair and that’s why she drew the smiley face with curly hair on my BFF’s book 🙂

half of a yellow sunThe movie was okay, pretty sad. The best movie I saw at the New Africa Film Festival was in 2012. I saw Mama Africa. A documentary about the late and great South African singer Mariam Makeba. I didn’t know anything about her beforehand and the documentary was so informative and entertaining. Another interesting film I saw at the 2012 festival was An African Election. It was a documentary chronicling Ghana’s 2008 presidential election. It was interesting to see how the election was done there. If you’re into African films and African documentaries, click on the links below. I listed below by film festival year  {starting from the first year I attended, 2011} the link to each year’s list of films. Some of the films from the previous years might be on You Tube or Netflix.

2011 New African Films Festival

2012 New African Films Festival

2013 New African Films Festival

2014 New African Films Festival

2015 New African Films Festival

Have a wonderful weekend!

~Amma Mama

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