Film Africa 2022: Yoon

Dir: Pedro Figueiredo Neto & Ricardo Falcão

Mbaye Sow is a one-man Amazon store. In his mostly trusty Peugeot 504, he receives orders and delivers merchandise along the 4000km that separate the two places he calls home, Portugal and Senegal.

The spectacular Fire of Love tells the story of intrepid French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft, who died in a volcanic explosion doing the very thing that brought them together: unraveling the mysteries of our planet.

Free Chol Soo Lee

Dir: Julie Ha & Eugene Yi

Sentenced to death for a lurid 1973 San Francisco murder, Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee was set free after a pan-Asian solidarity movement of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese Americans helped to overturn his conviction.

Fadia's Tree

Dir: Sarah Beddington

When Fadia, a Palestinian refugee in living in Lebanon, meets director Sarah Beddington, she challenges her to visit the place that Fadia cannot travel to, but longs for beyond all else - her ancestral homeland.

He was born illegally—a second child in one-child-policy China. After years of guilt and alienation, director Louis Hothothot tries to find his place in a family that seems to have moved on without him.

A spiritual journey into the highlands of Harar, immersed in the rituals of khat, a leaf Sufi Muslims chewed for centuries for religious meditations – and Ethiopia’s most lucrative cash crop today.

Flee

Dir: Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Flee tells the story of Amin Nawabi as he grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon to be husband

F@ck This Job

Dir: Vera Krichevskaya

F@ck This Job follows independent Russian news channel 'Dozhd TV' and its fearless founder Natasha Sindeeva as they struggle to resist mounting pressure from the Kremlin, a lone island for political and sexual freedom amidst state-run media.

Exploring the life and work of renegade neuroscientist Dr Phil Kennedy, Father of the Cyborgs examines the ethics of self-experimentation and the prospect of a future where technology and human brains seamlessly combine.

With the daffodils and crocuses slowly raising their sleepy heads out of the cold earth, and the songbirds’ choruses sounding out both a little earlier and later each day, the warmth of our memories and desires for normality can also start to stir a little in the spring rain.

FOR SAMA

Dir: Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts

A letter from young mother Waad al-Kateab to her baby daughter Sama, to whom she gave birth on the front line of cataclysmic conflict in Aleppo.