These stories include Ouaga Girls, a new coming-of-age film from Burkina Faso that follows a group of women studying to become auto-mechanics.
Fire at Sea is an international story about a boy on an island, Lampedusa, crossed by thousands of migrants in the last 20 years in search of freedom. The film shows viewers what life is like in Lampedusa and the effect that migration has had on the island by focusing on Sameule, a local boy of 12.
When Voices Meet is the story of a 500-voice, multiracial children’s choir formed just after the release of Nelson Mandela. The film documents the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of the musician activists and young choir members. They performed together for seven years and then reunited again 20 years later.
The month ends with another new film from Ethiopia, Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas, which focuses on the issues of land and farming. The director of Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas, Joakim Demmer, adds, "Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas was triggered by a seemingly trivial scene at the airport in Addis Ababa, six years back. Waiting for my flight late at night, I happened to see some tired workers at the tarmac who were loading food products on an aeroplane destined for Europe."
Demmer adds, "At the same time, another team was busy unloading sacks with food aid from a second plane. It took some time to realise the real meaning of it – that this famine-struck country, where millions are dependent on food aid, is actually exporting food to us."
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