Generation Africa

A season of bold nonfiction by African directors from Niger, Mali,
Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic

Makongo

Dir: ELVIS SABIN NGAIBINO

André and Albert are two young Aka pygmies from Mongoumba, near the border with Congo and DRC. In spite of their financial difficulties and the stigma they face at school, André and Albert fight to study and bring themselves up to the level of other students. 

Zinder

Dir: Aïcha Macky

Filmmaker Aicha Macky returns to her hometown, Zinder, the second largest city in Niger, for an unflinching portrait of a young generation desperate for hope in their future.

For two decades, the victims of the Six-Day War in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been fighting for the recognition and compensation. Acclaimed director Dieudo Hamadi follows a group of injured survivors on an epic journey down the Congo River to Kinshasa, to voice their claims and seek justice at last.

At the southern edge of the Sahara desert stands The House of Migrants: a safe haven for traveller on their way to Europe, or those returning home. Here, Malian director Ousmane Samassékou meets wayfarers in exile, in transit, or transition, in a captivating meditation on movement, migration and desire to find home.