African Pictures

African Pictures showcases the best filmmaking happening in and about Africa today, bringing shorts, features, documentaries, and fiction films to American audiences. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to experience innovative and inspiring filmmaking from across the continent.

All the Colours of the World Are Between Black and White

Nigeria | 2023 | 92 min. | Babatunde Apalowo

An understated but heart-wrenching look at the love between two men in modern-day Nigeria, where such love is forbidden.

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The Blue Caftan

Morocco | 2022 | 122 min. | Maryam Touzani

A remarkable story of longing as a middle-aged couple who run a traditional caftan boutique hire a handsome young apprentice.

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Free Money

USA | 2022 | 75 min. | Sam Soko, Lauren DeFilippo

The concept of universal basic income and who it benefits, as an American charity tries out its experiment on a Kenyan village.

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France | 2022 | 88 min. | Lotfy Nathan

A young Tunisian petrol bootlegger is pushed to the brink by misfortune, injustice, and government corruption.

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MAMI WATA - A West Afrikan Folklore

Nigeria | 2023 | 107 min. | C.J. "Fiery" Obasi

The citizens of a fictional West African village have their faith in a water deity tested by forces from without and within.

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South Africa | 2023 | 128 min. | Milisuthando Bongela (Xhosa Nation)

Filmmaker Milisuthando Bongela tries to unpack the legacy of how South African history has informed her country and sense of self.

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