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QAFF 2020

Somethings got to give

Somethings got to give

Ghana In Africa, most traditions expect women to be married before 30 year old. But not everyone finds love before that age.

Never look at the sun

Never look at the sun

France “Ancestral patterns combined with modern prejudices and stigma explain skin bleaching” Baloji.

Reflexion

Reflexion

France When social distancing goes wrong...

Short tales with long titles

Short tales with long titles

Colombia Three short stories in animation. With absurd premises and surprising endings. Time travel, existencial coincidences, bakery dictatorships and more.

5:AM

5:AM

Nigeria A Silent Comedy about a young couple who decide to stop talking to each other and only communicate through phone chats. All hell eventually breaks loose.

Mthunzi

Mthunzi

South Africa The film follows Mthunzi walking home from the shops as he sees a lady go into seizures in her driveway - he is then asked to help carry her in by her niece and so becomes caught up in a world he does not belong.

Chaos

Chaos

Nigeria A Family comes together virtually to make an important decision that determines their fate. This short film was short during the full lockdown and all process was done virtually while maintaining social distancing.

The immortal

The immortal

Italy Vittorio is now in the grip of an evil spirit who commands him to kill mercilessly in order to be the single strongest fighter in the world. The spirit asks him a simple thing, first kill your combat brothers who are close to the woman with mystical power who lives in the woods.

Chande, the rhythm of my land

Chande, the rhythm of my land

Colombia The drum music known as Chandé, south of the department of Magdalena (Colombia) is the cultural essence of the territory and unfortunately has been declining.

E'Ville

E'Ville

RD Congo This film revisits a sporting circle of Gécamines today abandoned. On this desolate place of memory, crossed by ghosts, the snatches of the history of the Congo are drawn under the impulse of multiple voices and spectral bodies.

Minha historia e outra legenda

Minha historia e outra legenda

Brazil Is love between black women more than a love story? Niázia opens her house to share the most important layers in the search for this answer. Law student Leilane presents the challenges and possibilities of building a journey of affection with Camila.

TAB

TAB

South Africa Khanya and Sandiswa are left outside the local horse gambling arena by their father, under the strict instructions to not leave the car. Khanya receives her period and makes the decision to enter the arena, when she is caught by her father, the true confines of their delicate relationship come to light.

Mercurio Familia & Tierra

Mercurio Familia & Tierra

Colombia Mercurio “Familia y Tierra” es una película en la que el espectador acompaña a un padre de familia joven, aguerrido, con una férrea tradición ancestral en la valoración de la tierra como elemento simbiótico de vida entre humanos y su entorno desde un imaginario colectivo.

The Favor

The Favor

France CHRISTELLE works with PASCAL. They appreciate each other, are courteous to each other and are inclined to render each other mutually. But Christelle becomes strange, absent and bothered. One Sunday while Pascal is at home with his family, Christelle calls him and asks him to come because she has a problem.

Bablinga

Bablinga

Burkina Faso Moktar always said that when he will shut his bar Bablinga down, he will return to Burkina. This day has arrived, but he’s not really ready to leave. Despite himself, ghosts invite themselves to celebrate a last evening.

DONGO

DONGO

Côte d'Ivoire In an office, a man seems lost in thought. He goes over the journeys of his past before making a decisive decision for his future.

Jumper

Jumper

Nigeria Sade Adeyanju, a woman suffering from an anxiety disorder, depression and schizophrenia drives to a hotel where she plans to end all her pain and suffering.

Prisoner & Jailer

Prisoner & Jailer

Libya "Prisoner and Jailer" tells the story of two contrasting Libyans: a key official in the former regime and one of the most prominent figures of the post-revolutionary period in Libya. Through these two characters, we discover the circumstances surrounding one of the most influential events in modern Libyan history: The Abu Salim Prison Massacre.

Tithes & Offering

Tithes & Offering

Kenya A fraudulent Kenyan pastor accidentally performs a real miracle.

Invisibles

Invisibles

Namibia 2 individuals, feeling irrelevant to the world, run into each other at a low point in their lives. Instead of drowning together, they go on a journey to self-love and freedom. By traveling the majestic Namibian outback, the landscape of the psyche of a post-Apartheid nation and theirs, they find their place.

Mama Lova

Mama Lova

France Adèle has just lost her teenage son during a gang fight. Aimless by the slow progress of the investigation, she can not grieve and almost forgets her two other children. When after a violent altercation Adèle decides to take some boxing classes she will have to be brave and fight to protect her children.

Ismael

Ismael

Colombia Ismael is an African descent boy from Colombia, who due to family tradition is forced to work with his father and is unable to attend school.

Pelo Bonito

Pelo Bonito

Colombia Tres planos, tres voces, tres maneras de ser y sentirse negra: Marian y Benny son jóvenes mujeres nacidas en el Chocó pero hoy viviendo en Medellín que han enfrentado los estereotipos de belleza eurocéntrica. Durante su ritual de peinado, nos permiten entrar en su universo mientras reflexionan sobre las decisiones estéticas y políticas que han hecho sobre su pelo.

Meduse afro hair and other myths

Meduse afro hair and other myths

Senegal From London to Paris, Marseille to finish in Dakar, we start looking for various african neighborhood in order to film various types and techniques of hairdressing: braided braids, flat braids, plaited braids, weaving, straightening, afro.

Ultimate Ink

Ultimate Ink

Morocco Brahim, a calligrapher who runs an epitaph sculpture workshop, receives, in his absence, from a strange client, a paper containing information concerning a deceased man who has the same name as him.

Perifericu

Perifericu

Brazil Luz and Denise grow up in the midst of the adversities of being LGBT in the extreme south of the city of São Paulo. Between Vogue and poetry, from church to city access. The dreams and uncertainties of youth flood their existences.

Our Only Home

Our Only Home

Turkey Afro Turks were brought to the Ottoman Empire as a labour force in farms earliest in 15th and mostly in the 19th century from Africa. Afro Turks were employed as a labourer in Aegean regions farms and placed in the countryside.

Marielle's legacy will not die

Marielle's legacy will not die

Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 2019, artists and activists used the 2019 Carnival to call for justice for AfroBrazilian Councilwoman Marielle Franco, assassinated in March 2018. In the midst of social protest and rising fear over the Far Right Government of Jair Bolsonaro, Rio de Janeiro has become an active site of resistance and memorialization of Franco’s legacy. Black women and Lesbian activists invest the city to ask "who ordered Marielle Franco's murder?"

DA YIE

DA YIE

Ghana A foreigner in Ghana gets an assignment from his gang to find kids for a risky job that will take place later that evening. While spending the day with two energetic children, Prince and Matilda, he starts to question his decision and how it will affect their lives.

Riscados Pela Memoria

Riscados Pela Memoria

Brazil The owner of a second-hand record store amid a purchase of old LPs, is faced with something that goes far beyond a trivial acquisition.

Inkerson

Inkerson

RD Congo Around the Classico, through INKERSON, whose film bears the name which is bike taximan, DENIS, President of Staff Mufude, BENOIT, youth framer, or TEDDY, promoter of a school, this film paints a portrait of the Boyomais, inhabitants de Kisangani city located in the North East of the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as their dreams.

La Carreta Magica

La Carreta Magica

Colombia Martin, is a water seller who fights day by day for his daughter Esperanza and it is for her, that creates a magical world where the protagonists are a knight, a fairy and a magic cart that will fight Don Victor Hinojosa.

Entanglement

Entanglement

United States Joseph Mata is a Rwandan born, New York City immigration lawyer, struggling to find joy and human connection after surviving 1994 Rwandan genocide agaisnt. Emma Jones is on the precipice of a major life change, as the life she built disintegrates around her.

El Secreto del Rastro

El Secreto del Rastro

Colombia Yaira, a young Chocó healer, has the mission of confronting Dorodoro, a sorcerer, who is bewitching the people of various villages, to keep their gold; when she is close to catching him, the girl gets lost in the recesses of the road, until Dorodoro surprises her and puts an evil ointment in her eyes.

Henet Ward

Henet Ward

Egypt Halima, a Sudanese henna painter goes to Basma's, a young Egyptian bride to prepare her for her wedding: under the eyes of her daughter Ward, the encounter between the two women grows from complicity to suddenly unveiled tensions.

Till death do us part

Till death do us part

Poland Ugandan woman, Denise, fights against her husband’s will to marry a second woman. Her journey gets harder, when she figures that she is the only one in the family standing against the law that the culture still holds.

ARRIAGA

ARRIAGA

Portugal On the shores of Lisbon, Arriaga, a 25 years old boy from a middle-class family of emigrants walks alone through the silent and wrinkled streets by vices of the nightlife. Arriaga deals with his self-destructive alter ego to be accepted among the youth of his neighborhood.

Your Kid

Your Kid

Guadaloupe While being chased, Chris discovers on his stair landing a baby who seems to be intended for him. Doubtful of his paternity, he sets out to find the mother of the child.

Rasta

Rasta

France A young Rasta goes to war zone in search of a mysterious militiaman...

Half a Film

Half a Film

Tunisia Nour and Chahine, choose to live a world of addiction to drugs and sex to escape from the brutality of their past, but changed their life to a misery.

Divinas Melodias

Divinas Melodias

Colombia Pacho and Genaro are two farmers of African descent that live on the banks of the Guapi River, they are great musicians from the ´marimba’ ( balafon) tradition. One day, Pacho has to build a new instrument, for the burial rites of a little kid.

A new country

A new country

South Africa 25 years after its birth as a democratic country, South Africa remains the most unequal society in the world according to the World Bank. A country once considered a symbol of global progress and human possibility has become a cynical and divided nation, where today, South Africans carry extremes views that dominate mainstream thought.

Balole, The Golden Wolf

Balole, The Golden Wolf

Burkina Faso In the heart of Ouagadougou, a granite quarry where nearly 2,500 people, adults and children, work in dantesque conditions, on the sidelines of a society that refuses to see them. But in 2014, the revolution passed by and blew on the spirits, a wind of emancipation and hope. A certain audacity ...

TABLE 23

TABLE 23

RD Congo Méli finds Chirac again, the love of his life after a long absence from the country. They decide to make up for lost time in a city hotel room. Things get complicated when Chirac announces to Méli that he has returned to marry her.

Khartoum Offside

Khartoum Offside

Sudan A group of young ladies in Khartoum are determined to play football professionally. They are prepared to defy the ban imposed by Sudan’s Islamic Military government. Their battle to get officially recognized as Sudan’s National Woman’s team is fearless, courageous and often laughable.

Finding Sally

Finding Sally

Canada Sally was an aristocrat, a dignitary’s daughter, and an Embassy brat. Her father’s posting as an Ethiopian diplomat meant that the family lived in various countries before settling in Canada in 1968. Sally went to Carleton University in Ottawa and was a bright, outgoing young student with many friends.

Buried

Buried

Cameroon Four childhood friends nearing their forties gather in a reunion thanks to the initiative of the oldest of them, NDEWA, 39 years old. They have kept in touch for all these years and in the balance sheet of their current life, everything is bad.

Oga Bolaji

Oga Bolaji

Nigeria Oga Bolaji is a story that is centered around the simple happy-go-lucky life of a 40 year old retired musician (Gold Ikponmosa). His life takes a drastic turn when he crosses paths with a seven year old girl which could lead to the worst or best days of his life.

Duga, the scavengers

Duga, the scavengers

Burkina Faso At the corner of an alley, this news that old Na-Sali gives him: "Pierre, your friend has just died! And: "We must bury him in the city as soon as possible. His body can not be buried in the village, otherwise it would be misfortune. »

Becoming Black

Becoming Black

Germany Imagine that your parents are white but your skin colour is dark and they tell you that ‘s pure coincidence. This is what happened to a girl in East Berlin in the 1960s.

Oliver Black

Oliver Black

Morocco VENDREDI (Friday), a young african boy crosses the desert to reach Morocco, to make the art of circus, and ends up been in ISIS.

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