African Moot (2022)

In her new documentary African Moot, human-rights law specialist and filmmaker Shameela Seedat (Whispering Truth to Power) focuses on a group of young, aspiring lawyers gathering for one week in Gaborone, Botswana’s capital, to take part in the annual African Human Rights Moot Court Competition. (…) Every year, thousands of law students from a number of African universities join the competition, and each university chooses its two best orators to argue a fictional court case. Moreover, the participants will argue the case for both sides – as applicant and respondent. This time around, the focus is on the rights of refugees.

Davide Abbatescianni, Cineuropa

The camera captures young African excellence nervously walking across clean, fluorescent halls. These halls become the place where they argue real interfaith and interethnic quandaries as they do the fake one. The documentary also has archive footage that it juxtaposes with details of the moot case.

Paolo Kagaoan, In the Seats

The screening is free of charge. However, a free ticket must be purchased before the screening. 

  • Language: English, Portuguese, French, Swahili
  • Subtitles: English
  • Distribution: Tuffi Films

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