African Pictures

SIFF is thrilled to present African Pictures, showcasing the best filmmaking happening in and about Africa today. This program will bring shorts and features, documentaries, and fiction films to American audiences who might never have the chance to see them otherwise. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to experience innovative and inspiring filmmaking from across the continent.

Juju Stories

Nigeria | 2021 | 84 min | Abba T Makama, C J ‘Fiery’ Obasi, Michael Omonua

April 14 - 24, 2022

From the cinema collective Surreal 16 comes an unsettling three-part anthology about the juju (magical) folklore of Nigeria.

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The Last Shelter

France | 2021 | 85 min | Ousmane Samassekou

April 14 - 24, 2022

A Malian rest stop on the edge of the Sahara is a refuge for African migrants struggling to make it to Algeria and Europe.

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Neptune Frost

Rwanda | 2021 | 105 min | Saul Williams, Anisia Uzeyman

April 14 - 24, 2022

An Afrofuturist sci-fi musical from poet-actor-composer Saul Williams about an intersex runaway hacker and a coltan miner.

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A Tale of Love and Desire

Tunisia | 2021 | 103 min | Leyla Bouzid

April 14 - 24, 2022

Literary classics and erotic Arabic poetry intersperse this seductive tale of the courtship between two literature students.

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Tug of War

Tanzania | 2021 | 90 min | Amil Shivji

April 14 - 24, 2022

A freedom fighter and an Indian-Zanzibari woman fall in love as the island protectorate struggles for independence.

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Feathers

Egypt | 2021 | 112 min | Omar El Zohairy

April 16 - 18, 2022

Egyptian patriarchy and misogyny are the targets and absurdism is the weapon as a man is transformed into a chicken.

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Blind Ambition

Australia | 2021 | 96 min | Warwick Ross, Robert Coe

April 19 - 24, 2022

An elite team of Zimbabwean migrant sommeliers compete in the Western Europe-dominated World Wine Tasting Championship.

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