Melbourne International African Film Festival

‘Mama Africa’

A documentary on the amazing life of Miriam Makeba

Germany / South Africa / Finland 2011, 91 min


Mika Kaurismäki


Miriam Makeba
Zenzi Monique Lee
Nelson Lumumba Lee
Hugh Masekela
Angélique Kidjo

‘Call Me Kuchu’, Gay rights in Africa.

This documentary is about the life of Ugandan gay rights Activists David Kato.

USA 2012, 87 min

English, Luganda


Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Katherine Fairfax Wright


David Kato Kisule
Naome Ruzindana
Stosh Mugisha


‘Man On Ground’

The film inspired by a wave of xenophobic attacks in post-Apartheid South Africa in May 2008 which led to the tragic death of Mozambican Ernesto Nhamuave.

South Africa 2011, 80 min

English, Zulu, Yoruba


Akin Omotoso


Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Fabian Adeoye Lojede
Fana Mokoena


‘Words of Witness’

One of the many documentary films that will be made about the Arab spring, ‘Words of Witness’ tell the story of Heba Afify, a…

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