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Afronauts

USA | 2014 | 15 minutes | Frances Bodomo

Shortly after achieving independence, Zambia seeks to become the first country to launch a woman into space.

Columbite Tantalite

United Kingdom | 2013 | 13 minutes | Chiwetel Ejiofor

A postcolonial parable about the west's hunger for African mineral wealth, and about Congo's struggle to come to terms with its past created as part of the YV Shorts, inspired by productions at the Young Vic.

The Goat

South Africa | 2014 | 13 minutes | John Trengove

Ritualistic isolation is said to be the cure for homosexuality and the path to manhood in some parts of Africa. The question is how will one boy come out of it?

Koweit Market

Democratic Republic of Congo | 2013 | 13 minutes | Paul Shemisi

Experience the Koweit Market in downtown Kinshasa.

Security

South Africa | 2013 | 15 minutes | Mark Middlewick

A lonely security guard, working the graveyard shift in a colossal Johannesburg shopping mall, finds solace and security in a storefront mannequin.

Twaaga

Burkina Faso | 2013 | 30 minutes | Cedric Ido

2014 Short Live Action: Grand Jury Prize

Eight-year-old Manu loves comics and dreams of becoming a superhero, to be a driving force for change just like President Thomas Sankara.

Walk With Me

Uganda | 2014 | 12 minutes | Johan Oettinger, Peter Muhumuza Tukei

Daydreams become animated toys in this playful journey through childhood’s vivid imaginary world.