Lucky
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.

Yesterday
Darrell Roodt | 2004
South Africa | 96 min | 12+ years | Zulu with English subtitles

After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday’s one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school.

1/2 Revolution
Karim El Hakim, Omar Shargawi | 2011
Denmark | 72 min | 15+ years | Arabic with English subtitles | Subtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF12

A personal account of two filmmakers’ experiences in the streets of Cairo during the first days of the Arab Spring.

Granny’s Flags
Naziha Arebi | 2012
Scotland, United Kingdom | 4 min | Arabic with English subtitles | Subtitles

Haja Fatma, a mother of eight children, tells the tale of family life in Tripoli during the Libyan Revolution.