Letter to Sasha
Javier Reverte, Andoni Jaen | 2012
Algeria, Spain | 15 min | 8+ years | Arabic with English subtitles

Fatma, a refugee living in the Algerian desert gets a great idea after listening to the news – to contact one of President Obama’s daughters

Avie Luthra | 2011
South Africa | 100 min | 12+ years | English, Hindi with English subtitles

A 10-year-old South African orphan leaves his village to make his own life in the city, only to find no one will help him, except a formidable Indian woman.

Safi Faye | 1996
Senegal | 115 min

In this stunning Senegalese drama, a beautiful village girl finds herself torn between potential husbands, and between tradition and modernity.

Mwansa the Great
Rungano Nyoni | 2011
United Kingdom, Zambia | 24 min | English

A moving insight into childhood where fantasy jostles with reality as a young boy’s imagination transforms and empowers everyday life

Not Your Bride: A Woman’s Constitution
Tapiwa Gambura | 2016
Zimbabwe | 6 min | 12+ years | Subtitles

Once a child bride, Ruvimbo decided to take a stand against the Zimbabwean Constitution and illegalise child marriages in Zimbabwe. Now, she is the founder of the Topodzi Foundation Trust that aims to eradicate child marriages forever and uplift Women’s Rights.

Oil and Water
All Equal? Shared Planet Sisters
Anjali Nayar | 2020
Canada | 14 min | 12+ years | Closed CaptionsSubtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF20

In a drought-prone, oil-rich area in Northern Kenya, a community’s ancestral land has been taken for oil extraction. When the women in the community — who traditionally have no say in things related to land — realise that the promise of jobs, money and reliable irrigation will never materialise, they rally together to protect their future and fight greed, patriarchy and corrupt politics.

This film is part of the programme ‘The Land Beneath Their Feet’.

Prison for Profit
All Equal? Truth To Power
Ilse van Velzen, Femke Van Velzen | 2019
Netherlands | 84 min | 15+ years | English, Afrikaans with English subtitles | Closed CaptionsSubtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF20

This hard-hitting investigation of a private prison in South Africa uncovers what happens when public services are ruled by market forces.

Topics: Human Rights
The Prosecutors
Sisters Truth To Power
Leslie Thomas | 2018
United States | 96 min | 15+ years | English, Bosnian, French... with English subtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF19

Often considered collateral damage instead of a war crime, sexual violence has, for centuries, been instrumentalised to control and terrorise entire communities in conflict zones. Can we end the use of this insidious tool of war, and how effective are legal frameworks in prosecuting culprits?