Africa: African Encounters


Ruanda, Südafrika 2021 – Director: Claudine Ndimbira – Original with English subtitles

Refugee Akili Nadege has experienced terrible things: loss, imprisonment, torture. Women and men lend their voices to tell Akili’s story. The more the narrators take in, the more affected they are – and Akili regains her agency and her dignity. An impressive short film that demands and enacts compassion. Barbara Off

We present the world premiere of the film.


Writer: Don Edkins. Production: STEPS/BA UCURA PRODUCTIONS, ARTE France. Producer: Don Edkins. Length: 19 min. International Sales: STEPS


Gambia, Südafrika 2022 – Director: Babucarr Manka – Original with English subtitles

The journey to Europe has twice ended in failure. Back home in Gambia, 20 year-old Paabi is now set to establish a life for herself with the support of the International Organization for Migration. The conditions are harsh and the expectations of the extended family are high. In the end, Paabi gets back on a bus heading north. Barbara Off

We present the world premiere of the film.


Production: STEPS/STATE OF MIC MULTIMEDIA, ARTE France. Producer: Don Edkins. Length: 40 min. International Sales: STEPS

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