21-year-old Afro-hipster and artist Ayanda (Fulu Mugovhani) is the child of a Nigerian father and South African mother. Since the death of her father, she’s been thrown into a world of greasy overalls, gender stereotypes and abandoned cars as she struggles to keep his dwindling garage business afloat. When her uncle announces that the garage is to be sold.............
‘Atang Mokoenya leaves the slums of Johannesburg to return to his ancestral home of Lesotho, where he must bury his estranged father in the remote, mountainous village where he was born. Stirred by memories of his youth, he falls in love with his childhood friend, Dineo, now a radiant young school teacher. Through her, Atang is drawn toward the mystical beauty and hardships of the people and land he had forgotten, and faces his own bittersweet reckoning.’
Starring Nadine Marshall and Idris Elba, BAFTA award-winning director and playwright Debbie Tucker Green’s bold feature debut Second Coming asks a massive ‘what if?’. Set in present day London, Jackie (Nadine Marshall) is pregnant and knows it’s not her husband’s (Idris Elba). She says she hasn’t slept with anybody else and now she doesn’t know if she is losing her mind. Over the course of a year the film follows the couple and their 11 year old son JJ (Kai Francis Lewis) as Jackie struggles to explain her pregnancy and accusations start to fly.
ROCKERS is a classic Jamaican film and tale of redemption.
Starring Leroy "Hoursemouth" Wallace and Richard "Dirty Harry" Hall, ROCKERS is a Robin Hood style story of oppresed Jamaican musicians getting even with the 'mafia types' in the business. Featuring Burning Spear, Bunny Wailer, Third World, Peter Tosh, Jacob Miller, Gregory Isaacs, Kiddus I, Junior Murvin, Inner Circle, The Heptones and Abyssinians. ROCKERS includes acting roles and appearances by Jacob Miller, Gregory Isaacs, Burning Spear, Kiddus I, Leroy Smart and more...
Bernadette, a single mother in Paris, tries to provide her daughters with everything. She is thrilled when her eldest daughter, Elza, is the first in the family to graduate from college earning a master's degree summa cum laude. But Elza breaks her mother's heart by running away to their native Guadeloupe in search of a distant childhood memory: the father she barely remembers. This feature debut by writer/director Mariette Monpierre offers an unusual insider's view of lush island culture as she captures the passion and contradictions of this family.
Ava DuVernay’s first major feature film: Maye is a success. Hot career. Hot boyfriend. But when her world is turned upside down by tragedy, she must struggle to keep her balance. I Will Follow chronicles a day in the life of a woman at a crossroads, and the twelve people who help her move forward into a brave, new world.
Shot on location in Trinidad & Tobago 'HOME AGAIN' is the story of three Jamaicans raised abroad who get deported from Canada, the US and England. Each quickly discovers a very different Jamaica from the idyllic paradise seen in vacation ads or from their vague childhood memories. When they land in Kingston without a compass of any kind, each of them embarks on a journey that pushes their endurance beyond measure and forces them to discover who they truly are.
Adenike and Ayodele (The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira and veteran actor Isaach De Bankolé) are a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn. Following the joyous celebration of their wedding, complications arise out of their inability to conceive a child – a problem that devastates their family and defies cultural expectations, leading Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save her family or destroy it. Acclaimed director Andrew Dosunmu (Restless City) captures the nuances of this unique and fascinating culture by creating a beautiful, vibrant, and moving portrait of a couple whose joys and struggles are at once intimate and universal.
Despite a paralysed leg, 25-year-old Grigris has hopes of becoming a professional dancer, making some extra cash putting his killer moves to good use on the dance floor of his local club every weekend. His dreams are tested when his step-father falls critically ill and he's forced to risk his future by smuggling oil to pay the hospital bills. When he befriends Mimi, a beautiful but damaged prostitute, the two will try to start a new life together. But as bad decisions begin to catch up with them, they'll have to run for their lives.