Inspirational and heartbreaking stories of connecting, belonging and identity. Discover new African shorts from around the continent! The screening was curated in collaboration with Think Africa and Ubuntu Film Club.
On the day of the Egúngún festival, Salewa returns to Lagos to bury her mother. At the funeral, she encounters an acquaintance who forces her to confront old wounds. Masquerade is a meditation on memory, identity and duty, on the many versions of ourselves that haunt and heal us.
While awaiting the results of his mothers visa renewal request, a teenage boy from Texas is forced to confront memories he so desperately wanted to leave behind in Uganda.
Khadiga, a young mother of 17, lives alone with her baby after her husband left for work in a remote city. On an ordinary day, she makes her way through the hustle of Cairo streets to do some visits where she feels uncomfortable with the surroundings.
Upon turning 16, Sarah receives flowers from her mother, but not the kind she wants. This motivates her to go searching for a flower nursery located in historic Cairo to seek out the roses she has been desiring all her life.
Rokhaya, a young director returns to her home in Dakar to make a film about a local historical figure. Throughout her research, which consists of interviews with local personalities, discussions with her team and fictional scenes shot on location, we discover the story of Aline Sitoe Diatta.